The Horizon Sun

How Young is Too Young for a Phone?

Evelyn Streit, Columnist

May 18, 2018

Filed under Features, Student Opinion, Technology

More and more kids are getting their own mobile devices early on in their lives, and adults have to figure out when exactly the right age is to get kids their own phones. Cellphones, in certain circumstances, can prove to be helpful. In a day and age where children stuff their schedules with school, ex...

Protectionism in the Modern World

Griffin Sonnemann-Creed, Columnist

May 2, 2018

Filed under Features, Student Opinion, World

As the decade comes to a close, one need only look back just a few years to see the staggering changes that have come and gone. Terrorism in the Middle East, federalization of the European Union, the rise of China, and the election of Donald Trump are all events which will be remembered for years to...

Keep Your Friends Close

Emily Christian, Columnist

April 26, 2018

Filed under Student Opinion

With eighth grade coming to a close, more and more of my friends have decided that they won’t return to Horizon Honors for high school. For me, receiving this news is always heartbreaking. I don’t want them to leave, as the majority of the time I see them is at school. But this time, I intend to make...

Sadly, Sequels

Reese Bennett, Columnist

April 6, 2018

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Movies, Student Opinion

It is rare for me to find a sequel of decent quality. It doesn’t help when there are movies using older content and twisting it in a way it was not meant to be twisted, and, although there’s no doubt about it that there have been well-made movies that have been produced recently, it seems as though ma...

Guess Who

Evelyn Streit, Columnist

April 4, 2018

Filed under Student Opinion

The internet: a steadily growing system that connects devices all around the world that is becoming more and more popular worldwide. However, with this popularity and convenience comes many drawbacks as well. One such obstacle has to do with if who you are outside of the screens is who you are online: ...

Tiny Erasers: Big Mistake

Max Larsen, Columnist

March 15, 2018

Filed under Student Opinion

During the school year, students must have some type of pencil. After all, they are the main tool during school. But there is one thing that completes a pencil, and that is the eraser. For some reason, many newer pencils are equipped with much more downsized erasers than the slightly older models. It...

Street Art(form)

Evelyn Streit, Columnist

March 15, 2018

Filed under Student Opinion

Graffiti has been around for a long time. Think back to before there were any cities or even buildings to draw on. Think back to the Stone Age, where cavemen would paint and scratch at cave walls to create images. What other purpose could these pictures have served other than a way to convey emotion an...

Raiders of the Lost Art

Meghan Tuzzolino, Columnist

March 15, 2018

Filed under Campus Life, Student Opinion

School arts, such as choir, drama, theatre, and band can shape the future of a student’s life and career. The main reason behind their importance is the self expression and confidence gained through participation. According to PBS, nearly 70 percent of students who joined school activities, arts in parti...

Teacher Appreciation

Reese Bennett, Columnist

March 15, 2018

Filed under Student Opinion

When was the last time you said thank you to your teacher? The last time you listened to their directions? Hopefully, that was recently. Unfortunately, I think a good chunk of students haven’t been respectful recently, and their rude behavior needs to be adjusted immediately. Countless times, I have se...

Teachers Are Raising the Standard, So Why Not a Raise?

Savannah Selin, Columnist

March 10, 2018

Filed under Student Opinion

There has been much unnecessary controversy over teachers’ salaries, but in reality there is no reason why they don’t deserve a raise. I, personally, find it disgusting and disappointing that, for all their hard work, society has refused to acknowledge the imbalance of their pay. They are faced wi...

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