The Horizon Sun

The Year of Atlanta

Kylee Golden, Columnist

February 10, 2017

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Features, Showcase, Sports, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

This past weekend the Atlanta Falcons went to Houston, Texas and represented their hometown in Georgia while competing against the New England Patriots but sadly lost the battle. Even though this was heartbreaking and disappointing for the city, there are still many positive things for Atlanta to look forw...

Trump Dumps Immigrants and Refugees

Pradyoth Velagapudi, Columnist

February 2, 2017

Filed under Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

On Jan. 27, President Donald J. Trump implemented an “immigration ban” that effectively blocks all refugees and most immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen) from entering the United States. This was an almost overnight order which left many...

High School Sports Teams Losing Players to Club Teams

Kylee Golden, Columnist

January 27, 2017

Filed under Showcase, Sports, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

As a high school athlete, I am beginning to notice that club teams are starting to take over and dominate over high school sports. I am a lacrosse player who plays club in addition to high school. However, I find it fascinating that some club players are not taking high school season as seriously. ...

Application Fee Fears

Kelleigh Hogan, Editor-in-Chief

December 9, 2016

Filed under Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

It’s my senior year, and I’m applying to college. Yes, that means there’s a lot on my mind, including living on my own and covering the insurmountable costs of college. However, I have a more immediate financial concern: college application fees. Let’s say I am applying to a college. I ha...

Eating Disorders and Thanksgiving: A Guide from Me to You

Selina Fluty, Editor of Student Opinion

November 23, 2016

Filed under Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

A Twitter survey by the Food Network in 2013 said 71 percent of people believed food was the best part of Thanksgiving. And, for a lot of people, that isn’t exactly wrong: most people love being with friends, family, and plates upon plates of steaming hot food. But this is the definition of torture fo...

Spending Quality Time With Family

Jenny Park, Columnist

June 2, 2016

Filed under Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

It’s important to spend time with family; that time spent together becomes a collection of essential moments in a child’s life. Family is a child’s first teacher and role model and it is a long-lasting relationship that sustains a bond. Everyone belongs to a family and it’s family who keeps us ...

Gorilla vs. Three-Year-Old: Do You See What I Mean?

Olivia Doyle, Columnist

June 2, 2016

Filed under Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

On Saturday, May 28, a three-year-old boy and his mother went to the Cincinnati Zoo. Upon visiting Gorilla World, the boy slipped under a rail and through some wires into the enclosure. His mother was not paying attention, and she didn’t notice that he had gone in until he fell 10 to 12 feet into the ...

The Bikini Body Bias

Selina Fluty, Columnist

June 2, 2016

Filed under Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

Welcome to summer break - sunburns, vacations, beaches, and bikini bodies. The bikini body: a mysterious creature that anyone who wants to wear bikinis desires to own. The bikini body: an ideal that seems impossible for bikini-wearing individuals to attain, yet so close, if they don’t eat that burger...

Disabled Promposals

Jennifer Park, Columnist

May 28, 2016

Filed under Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

As prom season has passed, disabled promposals are going viral, gaining support as well as pity and exploitation. Many people are reacting to this as insulting or inspiring, but I myself believe that people with disabilities deserve the same opportunity that a non-handicapped person is capable of having wit...

Finals Pressure Doesn’t Create Diamonds

Taylor Terreri, Columnist

May 27, 2016

Filed under Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

Weighted finals can make or break a grade. It’s the one test that can transform your B into an A, or turn your A into a C. I have relied on doing well on finals to ensure that I get an A in certain classes before. But this could also mean that a stellar student, who maintained an A all year, could...

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