The Horizon Sun

Changes to Math: Not Terrifying?

Changes to Math: Not Terrifying?

Marty Rhey, Senior Columnist/Technology Coordinator

February 27, 2013

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

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

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

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...

Political Debates in America

Political Debates in America

Luis Quintanilla

December 12, 2012

Our generation of youth does not seem to care for politics. We perceive politicians as lost leaders and greedy children. They pout and throw a fit resembling an adolescent; resulting in our generation to ban them from our society. It is because politicians have raged over the simplest solutions, and turned t...

The Rise of D.I.Y. Culture

The Rise of D.I.Y. Culture

Jaime Faulkner, Editor In Chief, 2012-2013

November 29, 2012

 [portfolio_slideshow id=800] Author Maxine Hong Kingston once said, “In a time of destruction, create something.” Our generation has taken this to heart, and in spite of rising global tension and an uncertain future, we are daring to create. “Do-It-Yourself” (D.I.Y) culture is re-emerging from i...

Myth of the Superhero, Reality of Imperfection

Myth of the Superhero, Reality of Imperfection

Jaime Faulkner, Editor In Chief, 2012-2013

November 15, 2012

One of the most powerful things about humankind is our ability to share stories. As long as we’ve been around, we’ve passed down information through storytelling, and it’s been key to the preservation of our history and, indeed, to our survival as a species.  As this tool of communication was refined ...

A Life Well Lived

Connor Descheemaker

October 27, 2010

With this first article, in the first issue of the newspaper, I must address what is dear.  I must address what matters.  It is the reason behind this paper, which exists inside this class, which exists inside this classroom, which is taught by this teacher, who is a part of this staff, who together ...

Integrity of a Good Book

Josh Garrett

April 26, 2010

Countless book reviews, like ones previously penned by yours truly, are inundated with overzealous adjectives like “amazing,” “life-changing,” or “profound.” Certainly there are many books that deserve these descriptors, or, contrarily, should be adorned with words like “atrociously bor...

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