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Student News for Horizon Honors Secondary School

The Horizon Sun

Rodgers injury might destroy the Jets chance at success.
Will the Jets be Able to Succeed Without Rodgers?
Ryder Cameron, Columnist • September 28, 2023

Aaron Rodgers has spent 17 years in the NFL playing for the Green Bay Packers, but during this offseason...

Drakes promo picture for Slime You Out featuring Halle Berry
Is Old Drake Back?
Maya Zappa, Columnist • September 28, 2023

Drake is one of the most popular rap and blue (R&B) artists around the world. He is originally from...

Border conflict between the two countries are starting to cool down.
Tensions Cool Between Afghanistan and Pakistan
Canon Grant, Columnist • September 28, 2023

After nine tense days following a clash between Pakistan security forces and the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan...

Indycar driver Romain Grosjean using his at-home simulator.
How Sim Racing is Succeeding
Jameson Kowalski, Columnist • September 28, 2023

Simulator racing, otherwise known as sim racing, has heavily affected real life racing. Sim racing is...

A map of the states that are actively working to support student press freedoms.
Free Press after the Schoolhouse Gate
Kalyn McLeod and Carsten OyerAugust 22, 2023

The First Amendment guarantees that journalists around the country retain the freedom of the press. For...

The Horizon Sun Goes on Vacation
The Horizon Sun Goes on Vacation
May 26, 2023

With the 2022-2023 school year coming to a close, the Horizon Sun will pause all publications for summer...

Journalism Moment
Journalism Moment
Allister McLeod, Editor of Student Opinion • May 25, 2023

When I was growing up, I was never particularly interested in coming of age stories. It wasn't until...

Weather Data Source: 30 tage Phoenix wetter

Do You Know George Lopez?

Christi Britt

Last Friday I met George Lopez. It may not be the George Lopez you are thinking of, but nonetheless, his first name was George and his last name was Lopez; he even showed me proof on his high school ID and driver’s license. I was scanning the aisle for project supplies with my mother at the Dollar Store when a man wearing a helmet approached us saying, “You know, I am lucky to be alive.” He pulled out a box with what looked like a magnet inside. He showed us how the magnet moved along the metal bracket, and then proceeded to remove his bike helmet and move it along his face – the magnet moved in the same way. He shared with us how half his face was a metal plate, which made sense because it seemed like he had a couple screws loose. He had been in a rollover accident and the truck smashed his face “like a pancake,” as he described it. He pulled out his wallet and retrieved a 15-year-old photo of his wife and made sure we understood that “she looked exactly the same.” He followed it with another story about how he acquired yet another scar on his left arm, promptly followed with a dance lesson that he learned at his cousin’s wedding five or six years ago. After about a good 20 minutes of his life stories, we regretfully had to cut him off. He shook our hands and gave us each a big hug. “Thank you for listening,” he said.  I looked around and noticed how all the other customers on the next aisle seem to be fascinated with the selection on toy dolls and toilet paper. It bothered me that no one else would take the time to talk to this man, who turned out to be an exceptional conversationalist, but they would listen to the ‘poor soul’ who was sucked in. Strange as it may seem, this happens frequently and each person I encounter expands my knowledge on all topics.  Before we parted ways, he said something I will always remember.  He looked me straight in the eye with the biggest smile I have seen on a person, and said, “Now you can say you’ve met George Lopez.”



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