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The Horizon Sun

Student News for Horizon Honors Secondary School

The Horizon Sun

Student News for Horizon Honors Secondary School

The Horizon Sun

My Fondest Farewell
My Fondest Farewell
Carsten Oyer, Editor-in-Chief • May 24, 2024

Five years ago I entered the computer lab here on campus for the first time. I was attending the class...

My Last Article
My Last Article
Canon Grant, Political Analyst • May 24, 2024

Dear Horizon Honors, In Journalism, farewell articles are reserved for those who have spent a significant...

Daniel Duggan is under suspicion of betraying the U.S.
Former U.S. Marine Arrested in Australia after Unknowingly Working with a Chinese Hacker
Joey Miller, Columnist • May 21, 2024

A former United States Marine pilot fighting extradition from Australia to the U.S. was charged with...

Mary Alice Pultz has been identified as a dead body found decades ago.
Authorities in Florida Identify Remains of Woman Last Seen 40 Years Ago
Ethan Fulton, Columnist • May 21, 2024

In 1985, human remains were found on a beach in St. Johns County, Florida. On May 12, police were able...

Israels actions in the Gaza Strip are worthy of being called genocidal.
Israel Has Chosen Criminality
Carsten Oyer, Editor-in-Chief • May 21, 2024

It would be disingenuous to say that the Oct. 7, 2023 terror attack on Israel sparked the current war...

The aurora borealis could be seen in Arizona recently.
Aurora Borealis Visible in Arizona
Eli Geist, Columnist • May 21, 2024

Many travel far north just to get a glimpse of the aurora borealis; however, recently the amazing spectacle...

Squad Busters is a new game from Supercell.
New Supercell Game: “Squad Busters”
Matthew Greco, Columnist • May 21, 2024

The popular mobile game company Supercell just announced a new game currently in development called “Squad...

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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