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Student News for Horizon Honors Secondary School

The Horizon Sun

Brandon Dosen

Brandon Dosen, Columnist

Brandon Dosen is a 13-year-old who is currently in the eighth grade. He is attending Horizon Honors for his seventh year, and his first year as a columnist. He is excited to be able to write for the school and discuss events and topics. Outside of school, Dosen attends a martial arts school, where he is a first degree blackbelt in taekwondo. He likes to play basketball, read, and enjoys being with his friends and family. Dosen also loves to play with his dog named Butterscotch, who is currently four years old. More things that he likes to do outside of school is traveling and visiting new places, wanting to visit all fifty of the states. So far, he has accomplished traveling to seven of the states, and is about to travel to his eighth state, Utah. Interested in video editing and writing, he is trying to learn the ups and downs of both during school; doing it in his spare time as well. This interest led him to pursue Journalism, where he is trying to improve his skills as a writer. While taking Journalism, he is in his second year in the Middle School Student Council, where he plans and sets up the middle school socials and events. 

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The Horizon Honors Stock War

The Horizon Honors Stock War

The world has been turned upside down with the crazy events of the year, and the stock market has not been an exception. To the Horizon Honors eighth grade students, nothing is more crazy and eventful than the Stock War.
Brandon Dosen, Columnist
June 8, 2021
Dogecoins Doge.


After the mass success of Bitcoin, many seek the cryptocurrency Dogecoin for financial success.
Brandon Dosen, Columnist
May 28, 2021
One example of the poorly edited images.

Censored Memories

With the end of the school year, every student looks forward to seeing their school yearbook and remembering the year. However, one school has students seeing something different.
Brandon Dosen, Columnist
May 28, 2021
WandaVisions un-Marvel beginning was a major draw for the audience.

WandaVision Review

As the first of Marvel’s television series ends, fans are split on whether or not WandaVision met the quota. Warning: spoilers ahead.
Brandon Dosen, Columnist
May 17, 2021
2020 Census Changes

2020 Census Changes

Brandon Dosen, Columnist
May 14, 2021
The Earth has several odd conspiracies surrounding it.

The Geographical Conspiracy

Over the course of human history, people and governments have been documenting parts of the world to piece together Earth, the place we call home. But something as small as a simple blob called Australia, and as big as the whole Earth has caused thousands to question the world we live in.
Brandon Dosen, Columnist
April 30, 2021
Apple Park in the Silicon Valley.

Change in the Silicon Valley

As times change, it seems that epicenters do too. After decades of being crowned the capital of technology, it seems that it’s finally being dethroned.
Brandon Dosen, Columnist
April 12, 2021
Despite being practically the same, the U.S. and U.K. versions of The Office have several differences.

Battle of the Nations, A.K.A “The Office”

Ever since the United States of America was formed and the 13 colonies gained independence from Britain, our two nations have fought, but no battle is more important than the battle between the U.K. and U.S. versions of “The Office.”
Brandon Dosen, Columnist
April 2, 2021
Consoles may have made the gaming industry, but there time is coming to a close.

The Doomed Console Market

Consoles have helped to create the large gaming industry we know today, but it seems that gaming might leave these beloved consoles behind entirely.
Brandon Dosen, Columnist
March 22, 2021
Despite some fun news, the most recent Nintendo Direct fell flat for several reasons.

A Disappointing Nintendo Direct

For the first time in over a year, Nintendo has released a Nintendo Direct; however, it has received a lot of hate and disappointment.
Brandon Dosen, Columnist
March 3, 2021
Tom Brady has become a legend of football with his latest Super Bowl win.

21 Years of Football Greatness

After being with the Patriots for 20 years, Tom Brady proved that he can do his magic anywhere.
Brandon Dosen, Columnist
February 12, 2021
A small group of Redditors shifted the tide of Wall Street against hedge funds.

How Reddit Broke the Stock Market

The stock market fell hard because of a large group of people that used social media to reach out and boost GameStop stocks up.
Brandon Dosen, Columnist
February 5, 2021
The world will remember legendary journalist Larry King.

The Legacy of Larry King

The death of Larry King is tragic to all, but his legacy will continue to inspire people around the world.
Brandon Dosen, Columnist
January 29, 2021
The far away celestial object may have major implications for the scientific community.

A Massive Discovery

More than 13 billion lightyears away, a supermassive black hole is leading scientists to second guess their past “facts” on the matter.
Brandon Dosen, Columnist
January 25, 2021
Elon Musk is currently the wealthiest person in the world.

Richest Man in the World

The man rose up the ranks by turning his ideas into reality and taking chances.
Brandon Dosen, Columnist
January 15, 2021
Among Us can owe its short-lived popularity to quarantine boredom.

A New Legend Among Us?

With the whole world in quarantine, a new game has risen up to the top of the most played games.
Brandon Dosen, Columnist
January 10, 2021
More recent Batman movies can take a page out of the book of the Dark Knight Trilogy.

Dark Knight Influence

The movies in the Dark Knight trilogy were very successful, more so than recent DC films. What can the DC movies of today take away from these beloved older films?
Brandon Dosen, Columnist
January 8, 2021
The reasoning behind our laughter is complex.

The Mysterious Laugh

Laughing is something everyone does. But have you ever stopped to think about why you laugh?
Brandon Dosen, Columnist
December 19, 2020
Gratitude in the Pandemic

Gratitude in the Pandemic

Even in these difficult times, it’s important to remember all the good in your life.
Brandon Dosen, Columnist
November 30, 2020
Halo Infinite, which can be played on the Xbox Series X and Series S.

A New Wave of Consoles

As the holidays roll in, both Sony and Microsoft are taking the next step to the future.
Brandon Dosen, Columnist
November 18, 2020
Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith

The Prequel Trilogy: Is It Really That Bad?

Everyone’s heard that the Star Wars prequel trilogy is home to the worst Star Wars films, but do they really deserve the bad rap?
Brandon Dosen, Columnist
November 15, 2020
Rick Astleys song Never Gonna Give You Up lives on through meme culture.

The History of Rickrolling

Brandon Dosen, Columnist
November 9, 2020
Though it is a basic reality of existence, the concept of time is much more confusing than at first glance.

Confusing Time

Most people would think that every second is the same length, and that the length of time can never change, but just your thoughts can change everything.
Brandon Dosen, Columnist
November 6, 2020
Shows like Friends use the laugh track religiously.

The Laugh Track, Genius or a Mockery?

The laughing track has been a part of our lives, being one of the most popular features on sitcoms and comedy shows. But why was it added, was it really effective, and why did some shows choose not to use it?
Brandon Dosen, Columnist
October 30, 2020
A nano gauntlet created by Mitran Raja over quarantine.

Quarantine Hobbies

Brandon Dosen, Columnist
October 28, 2020
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