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Glee? More like Gloom!

Glee? More like Gloom!

Alex Dockery, Columnist, 2012-2013

April 30, 2013


Filed under Student Opinion

Anyone that knows me knows that I have an extremely complicated and unhealthy relationship with the show "Glee." I have invested precious time, sweat, and tears into it. I’m the type of person who finds something that they like, be it book, movie, show, band, and gets extremely invested in it. If I ...

Acoustic vs Electric

Acoustic vs Electric

Evan Rosser, Columnist

April 26, 2013


Filed under Student Opinion

Both acoustic and electric instruments fulfill important niches in music. But the question is, which one is better? Is there even a “better”? It’s a matter of opinion, what music you play, and how you play. Within almost every type of instrument there is an acoustic with electric counterpart, ...

Misconceptions on Anime

Misconceptions on Anime

Ethan Price, Features/Extras Editor

April 22, 2013


Filed under Showcase, Student Opinion

The unique art and cultural style of anime has one of the world’s most popular fandoms, and you likely know who loves the stuff too. However, there are some fairly negative stigmas that have been attached to anime over the years and this can sometimes be enough to keep people away from it completel...

Religious Affliation Declining

Religious Affliation Declining

Kai Farley, Columnist

April 15, 2013


Filed under Showcase, Student Opinion

A recent survey by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life has found a decline in the number of people who practice religion. From 1991 to 2000, believers of all faiths were at a consistent increase, but that’s declined in recent years. Now one in five Americans now claim to be agnostic, atheist, or ...

Death Penalty: Should It Be Allowed To Live?

Evan Rosser, Columnist

April 15, 2013


Filed under Student Opinion

Capital punishment (death penalty) is a legal process that puts a person to death by the state as punishment for a capital crime. Judicial Decree calls it a death sentence, whereas many others will call it an execution, which sparks a lot of debate about the morality in using the death penalty. Capital punishment ...

Pushy Parenting

Pushy Parenting

Tiara Chakkaw, Associate Editor, Features and Extras, 2012-2013; Columnist, 2011-2012

March 3, 2013


Filed under Student Opinion

Motivating kids is part of effective parenting, but when does it become too much? They have boundaries and abilities, and the constant pushing and nagging most parents use on their children can reduce motivation, increase arguments and anger, and lead to low-self esteem and cheating. When parents are al...

Changes to Math: Not Terrifying?

Changes to Math: Not Terrifying?

Marty Rhey, Senior Columnist/Technology Coordinator

February 27, 2013


Filed under Student Opinion

Math is one of those subjects that most high schoolers groan about when it’s spoken of. We sit in class, trying to absorb as many of the formulas and concepts that you can, and try to at least pass that looming math test so we can move on with our lives. Especially at Horizon Honors, where we ta...

Inside the Mind of an Iceskater

Inside the Mind of an Iceskater

Tiara Chakkaw, Associate Editor, Features and Extras, 2012-2013; Columnist, 2011-2012

February 26, 2013


Filed under Showcase, Student Opinion

When you think of ice skating, what comes to mind? Sparkly rhinestone embellished dresses, glittery hair in perfect buns, and graceful maneuvers, but what’s behind those cheeky smiles figure skaters flash on their faces? Landing that axel or flip didn’t come overnight; falling, bruising and injuries...

YOLO and Youth: Using Your Capital

YOLO and Youth:  Using Your Capital

Ja'han Jones, Guest Columnist

February 15, 2013


Filed under Student Opinion

The language of Hip-Hop is, perhaps, one of the most transcendent languages in human history. The language of Hip-Hop knows no geographic barriers; it knows no age barriers; it knows no ethnic barriers. Words spoken in Hip-Hop are words with universal meanings, and as such, they spread frantically throughout...

Senior Advice for Freshmen

Colton Peters, Columnist, 2012-2013

January 18, 2013


Filed under Student Opinion

Change can be a frightening thing, and for teenagers, one of the most frightening changes is the transition from middle to high school.  When I became a freshman, I was too frightened to ask anyone what I should expect and just struggled through it, figuring out how to handle it as I went along. The...

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