Human Growth & Development: Beyond the Awkward

Noah Stults, Columnist

December 3, 2018

Human Growth and Development (HG&D) is a series of courses that teach you about your physical and emotional development as an adolescent to an adult. Many students did not appreciate the course and couldn’t find the value in the content, but it can actually be extremely helpful in various ways. Throug...

Too Much Hype for Hydro

Elizabeth Stover, Columnist

November 2, 2018

Hydro Flask is one of the fastest growing brands, with over 1 million sales in its first two years of business, according to the Hydro Flask company. They sell seven types of insulated containers including water bottles, coffee flasks, food thermoses, and coolers. Their products number over 100, with ...

Anatomy of a Sandwich

Noah Stults, Columnist

October 29, 2018

Sandwiches which have become a classic centerpiece of lunch, deriving their popularity from their convenience and ease of preparation. While it’s very simple to pull one out and start sinking your teeth into the soft bread, the next time you eat one, you should take more time to appreciate and ful...

Itsy, Bitsy Spider

The face of your newest friend.

Helena Ochoa, Columnist

October 19, 2018

Any animal can be intimidating. There are many cats and dogs that are cute, but also some that can be loud and scary and give you the urge to walk in the opposite direction. The same can be true for spiders. We all know about the venomous spiders like black widows, but they give harmless spiders a ba...

Cut Out Common Core

Reese Bennett, Columnist

June 6, 2018

Have you recently watched the “Incredibles 2” trailer? Trust me, it’s relevant. One clip from the trailer features Robert Parr a.k.a. Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) attempting to help Dash (Huck Milner), his son, with his math homework (at 0:59 here). Dash tells his father that he isn’t su...

Don’t Shame the Shades

Max Larsen, Columnist

May 18, 2018

Recently, I had a substitute teacher come to class. Usually, I just think of them as another teacher and continue with class. But something made him different, cooler, and yet, so intimidating. He was wearing sunglasses. It is clear to see that the first Chuck Norris is way cooler and way more intimidating. The...

How Young is Too Young for a Phone?

Evelyn Streit, Columnist

May 18, 2018

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

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

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

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...