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Student News for Horizon Honors Secondary School

The Horizon Sun

Student News for Horizon Honors Secondary School

The Horizon Sun

Alexa Geidel

Alexa Geidel, Editor-In-Chief

Alexa Geidel is a senior attending her fourteenth year at Horizon Honors. Since Pre-K, Alexa has been a leader and example student in the Horizon Honors community. Her first semester last year in Journalism was inspired by her essay “You Don’t Look Mexican”. She wrote the essay for an online English 101 class at South Mountain Community College. The Horizon Sun, The South Mountain Review, and The Ahwatukee Foothills News published it as a guest contribution, gathering attention from around the country. Her work has been professionally reviewed and edited by a writer for ABC and The Huffington Post. Writing is a passion of Alexa’s to say the least, and beginning to shape the path on which she will continue the rest of her life.

In addition to writing, Alexa finds her niche in the world of the performing arts. She has studied piano for eight years, sang in All-State choirs and performed in The Nutcracker Ballet. She is a member of the Dance Studio 111 Performance Company Team and the Artistic Director’s Assistant for the Ahwatukee Foothill’s Nutcracker Ballet. She volunteers at her studio teaching young ballerinas. She is president of the ACED club at Horizon Honors. Alexa is in the process of applying to universities across the country for next year.

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Junior Raheem Sabella has three photographs featured in Gilberts Art Intersections fifth-annual Emerge exhibition.

Sabella Emerges in World of Photo

Horizon Honors photography student, Raheem Sabella, will have three photos featured in the Emerge exhibition at Gilbert’s Art Intersection.
Alexa Geidel, Editor-In-Chief
April 10, 2015
Horizon Sun Leaders Part of Elite Group to Attend ASUs Cronkite Summer Institute

Horizon Sun Leaders Part of Elite Group to Attend ASU’s Cronkite Summer Institute

Zach Asato, Natori Cruz, & Kelleigh Hogan will represent the Horizon Honors Journalism Program at ASU, learning new and innovative journalistic skills from some of the industry's leading professionals.
Alexa Geidel, Editor-In-Chief
April 8, 2015

Golden Examples From The Golden Globes

Take a hint from the stars of the red carpet for this homecoming season.
Alexa Geidel, Editor-In-Chief
January 19, 2015
Popular for a reason, my top ten beauty tools of 2014 will shine next year too.

Best In Beauty: 2014

2014 was the year I became a full-fledged beauty addict; these are some of my favorite buys of the year.
Alexa Geidel, Editor-In-Chief
January 4, 2015
“People Keep Talking” flew off the shelves with 30,246 copies sold in the premiere week. The album transpired at number eight on the Billboard Top 200.

Word of Mouth: “People Keep Talking” Album Review

The newest crop of songs from rapper Hoodie Allen is definitely something worth talking about.
Alexa Geidel, Editor-In-Chief
November 4, 2014
Karma wants attention (and gets it by winning Homecoming court as a fake lesbian), Amy wants to be left alone, and Liam just wants to meet a lesbian (and is under the impression that Karma is his answer). Looks like MTV isn’t that different from Karma, they’ll both do anything for attention, even if that means putting out a perfunctory teen rom-com.

“Faking It” Just Isn’t Making It

MTV’s attempt at a hit run by instead of supported by token gay characters has fell flat on it’s face. “Faking It” can’t hide its mediocrity much longer.
Alexa Geidel, Editor-In-Chief
October 21, 2014
Things haven’t taken a turn for the better yet in the regions flanked by Ebola, but the amount of hyper-awareness has skyrocketed. Here, a man in the Ivory Coast reads a PSA cautioning citizens of the virus; his homeland shares a border with two of the infected nations.

An Epidemic

With a death count nearing 2,000, the Ebola virus has truly plagued West Africa, and isn’t stopping there.
Alexa Geidel, Editor-In-Chief
August 30, 2014
Embrace your lenses and learn how to cater your eye makeup to your accesories. Its all about making your eyes pop.

Five Secrets To Four-Eyed Beauty

Alexa Geidel, Editor-In-Chief
August 10, 2014
(L to R) Stars O’Brien, Sprayberry, and Posey play video games in the Nintendo Lounge at San Diego Comic Con. Producer Davis announced the renewal of the show at SDCC on Thursday.

20 More Moondays

Teen Wolf fans rejoice; the series has just been renewed for a fifth season.
Alexa Geidel, Editor-In-Chief
July 26, 2014
Andrea Villalobos performs the traditional folklorico Jarabe Tapatio dance for elementary students on Cinco De Mayo. The Villalobos ladies are seasoned members of the dance team, Cualquati Folklorico, in Maricopa.

Cinco de Mayo

Alexa Geidel, Editor-In-Chief
May 13, 2014
Wood proudly brandishes the poster for the New York City Broadway and the Arts 2015 tour. The brand new tour was announced for high schoolers this week.

New Trip, New York

Alexa Geidel, Editor-In-Chief
May 5, 2014
Over-tabbed, coffee-stained, and pre-owned, my college textbooks serve as my weapon of choice in winning an ‘A’ in my current English online class. College courses are a hard battle to fight, but they can only help you grow as a person and student.

Hunger Games 102

Alexa Geidel , Editor-In-Chief
April 29, 2014
A makeup collection should be eclectic. Makeup is about experimenting not only with colors and techniques, but brands and styles also.

To Splurge Or Not To Splurge

Alexa Geidel , Editor-In-Chief
April 25, 2014
Going to prom shouldn’t be stressful, but whatever choice you make, make sure you know you’re doing the right thing for you. Spot the difference: my freshman prom, 2014; my mother’s freshman prom, Shenandoah High School, Albany, New York, 1973.

It’s Raining On Prom Night

Alexa Geidel , Editor-In-Chief
April 14, 2014
Students fall victim to the pressures of preparing for the SAT. Hopefully, the changes being made to the exam will alleviate some of the stress.

Back To The Future

Alexa Geidel , Editor-In-Chief
March 17, 2014
Make Your Spectacles A Spectacle

Make Your Spectacles A Spectacle

Alexa Geidel, Editor-In-Chief
February 24, 2014
Sixth grader Bella Gregg strikes a pose with two of her dancers. Gregg and her friends pictured here competed at last weekend’s Young Choreographer’s Competition.

Catch Up With a Young Choreographer

Alexa Geidel, Editor-In-Chief
February 9, 2014

People Help People

Alexa Geidel, Editor-In-Chief
January 30, 2014
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