The Horizon Sun

“Pay to Win” Video Games are Taking Over the Gaming World

Xander Sharpe, Columnist

November 19, 2017

Video games are a huge part of many people’s lives these days. According to Polygon, who surveyed 4,000 households nationwide, “63 percent of U.S. households surveyed include at least one frequent gamer.” This is a huge amount of people that play video games and just proves how much video games ar...

On Gratitude and Employees

Reese Bennett, Columnist

November 19, 2017

As with many holidays, Thanksgiving weekend has stores expecting to be packed with customers. Employees from a wide range of stores will be staying to work the busy days of Thanksgiving and Black Friday, and a good chunk will likely not be happy about it. Everybody has probably had at least one empl...

NCAA Cheats Student Athletes and Plays Itself

Ethan Hurlburt, Columnist

November 1, 2017

As Adidas and University of Louisville are involved in a bribery case that has so far resulted in the firing of Rick Pitino, college basketball coach, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is embroiled in scandal yet again. Last week, federal prosecutors, including the Federal Bureau of...

Sports Fans Could Use A Few Chill Pills

Reese Bennett, Columnist

October 29, 2017

Sports are known worldwide, and they’re something almost everyone can relate to. However, some people need to take a serious chill pill when it comes to watching and supporting their favorite teams. The sports fan zeal comes from the brain. A hormone called testosterone rises by 20 percent when...

The Bone-Chilling Clown Craze

A discarded clown mask found in the street during 2017.

Reese Bennett, Columnist

October 6, 2017

When you walk into the theater to watch a horror movie, you know what’s coming. However, people are not usually prepared for a real life encounter. A terrifying event that occurred last year was the multiple eerie clown sightings that began to pop up around Halloween-time. They hid in corn mazes, chased ...

Caffeine: Life Saver or Life Taker?

Justin Kelliher, Columnist

May 31, 2017

Davis Cripe was a healthy 16-year-old teen who overdosed on caffeine. Cripe collapsed at his high school and died at a hospital after consuming a large soft drink, a latte, and an energy drink over a period of three to four hours. This is a prime example of what happens when you consume caffeine prod...

Slurs in Sports: Native American Sports Team Names and Mascots

Pradyoth Velagapudi, Columnist

May 31, 2017

As you cheer on your favorite major league or school sports teams, have you ever thought about how so many are named for Native Americans? Some of these names are extremely controversial, but many people don’t want them changed; most people don’t consider that sort of thing racist. Today, I ask, ...

Acknowledge the Community College

Haylee Haupt, Columnist

May 18, 2017

Most high school juniors right now have to start looking into where they’re planning on going for college, and that can be an extremely stressful task. You have to figure out what major you want to study, which colleges carry the courses you need, and find an affordable location. Hours upon hours are ...

If It Ain’t Book, Don’t Fix It!

Pradyoth Velagapudi, Columnist

May 18, 2017

Book to movie adaptations. The movies where people are bound to comment that movie was not as good as the book or that the character’s hair is different. I usually look at the movie adaptation not as the same story as the book, but as a standalone portrayal of a similar, but different story; still, I c...

Violence on Facebook Live Presents Censorship Problem

Ethan Hurlburt, Columnist

March 13, 2017

As live streaming might be seen as the future of social media, it’s gaining attention for some violent, disturbing acts occurring through a popular live-streaming outlet Facebook Live. Facebook Live, as seen in a TV ad campaign, gives users with a phone a way to share live video with Facebook’s 1...

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