The Horizon Sun

The Fall of Turkish Democracy

Griffin Sonnemann-Creed, Columnist

March 9, 2018

In the modern day and age, the Middle East is often perceived as a backwater, ultra-religious region of the world. However, one state has stood out among the rest for being one of the few functional democracies in this war-torn area. The Republic of Turkey, founded in 1923 by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk,...

Spread Fame To the Games

Allyssa Gauer, Columnist

March 9, 2018

As the future becomes the present, the world has had to progress with it. Advancements in knowledge have lead to new and improved technology and purposes of these devices. It is fairly obvious that technology has its pros and cons; it is known that these tools can be used for evil as well as for good. V...

Homegrown Terrorism and the American Condition

Selina Fluty, Editor of Student Opinion

March 9, 2018

I was born in March of 2002, several months after the tragedy of September 11. Since then, there’s been some form of tragedy every year in the news. I am no longer overwhelmingly outraged by bombings in Syria, bloodshed in Afghanistan, political corruption in our own country, or the rise of homegro...

It’s Not Funny Anymore

Reese Bennett, Columnist

March 9, 2018

Even though it’s just barely 2018, multiple tragedies have occurred. One of the most recent ones currently is the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, which took place on Valentine’s Day. But despite the disaster that had just happened, despite the lives that were lost ...

Taking a Stand Against Suicide

Meghan Tuzzolino, Columnist

March 9, 2018

Every year, approximately one million people die from suicide. That is about 3,000 deaths due to suicide each day, according to WHO. Huge numbers like this show us the severity of this issue. However, suicide is commonly thought of as a problem of the past, even though the rate of suicide is much hig...

Cutting Edge is Cutting Skill

Evelyn Streit, Columnist

March 9, 2018

Whether you currently participate in a sport or just like to watch it, you can understand how the love of the game can spark some divisive arguments. One such controversy relates to whether technology used in some sports is beneficial to the players or if it takes away from the game and its purpose. ...

It’s Not Horsing Around

Allyssa Gauer, Columnist

February 23, 2018

Some may think that sports aren’t considered sports unless they have a ball. Some may imagine that some sports are incredibly easy to do. Both of these appear in many minds when I bring up horse back riding. However, this sport goes far beyond that. Have you ever been on an animal you trust with you...

Me vs. OCD: Fighting Anxiety Disorders

Selina Fluty, Editor of Student Opinion

February 16, 2018

One of my earliest memories is lining up my toys in a row. I got my little sister in on the deal, and I made my collection of stuffed animals, plastic horses, Webkinz dogs, and anything else I labeled “toy” in my head stand one after the other throughout the house, winding and twisting and double...

Infinity War Is the End

Brandon Bybee, Columnist

February 14, 2018

Over the past ten years, Marvel Studios has brought countless names and films to the screen, such as Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, and Mark Ruffalo as Hulk. Along the way, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) gained many fans that are what help the franchise grow and thrive. ...

Zaibatsu to Monopoly: The Rise of the Modern Megacorp

Griffin Sonnemann-Creed, Columnist

February 11, 2018

With the rapid advancement of technology and business in the western world, one might think that humanity is set on a path to greatness. Already, many agree that we are living in one of the most innovative and peaceful eras in history. However, behind this bright facade is the possibility of a far dir...

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