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Student News for Horizon Honors Secondary School

The Horizon Sun

Student News for Horizon Honors Secondary School

The Horizon Sun

Canon Grant

Canon Grant, Political Analyst

Canon Grant is a senior at Horizon Honors and a columnist for The Horizon Sun. Grant has lived in Ahwatukee Foothills Village for 11 years, and is passionate about local issues and the people of his community. He has a strong interest in all things historical, anthropological, and political, and loves to write student opinion. Grant is an avid mountain biker and is part of the Tempe Union Composite team. As a film and book buff, he loves "Star Wars," "The Belgariad," and "Lord of the Rings." This is Grant’s second year as a journalist, and he looks forward to finishing off his high school career strong.

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Canon Grant, Political Analyst
May 24, 2024
Protesters confront police.

The Rights and Responsibilities of Those Battling Injustice

As pro-Palestinian demonstrations become increasingly common, the question is begged: what are the rights and responsibilities of those exercising freedom of speech?
Canon Grant, Political Analyst
May 9, 2024
Protesters clash with police.

University Campuses Become Battlegrounds as Tensions over Gaza Rise

As college administrators put their feet down, pro-Palestinian protesters continue their demonstrations.
Canon Grant, Political Analyst
April 29, 2024
Biden announces his cancellation of student debt.

Biden Unveils New Student Loan Forgiveness Plan

On April 12, President Joe Biden announced that he would relieve the debt of 277,000 borrowers despite opposition to his new SAVE Plan.
Canon Grant, Political Analyst
April 19, 2024
Ukrainian forces survey damage.

Republican Rep. Confident Ukraine Aid Will Make It to House Floor

Republican Rep. Mike Lawler is confident the Ukraine aid bill will make it to the House floor despite far-right outrage.
Canon Grant, Political Analyst
April 5, 2024
Trump is celebrating after defeating Haley in the Republican primary election.

Trump Victory Knocks Haley Out after Super Tuesday

Haley, unable to capitalize on D.C. victory, lost all but one state on Super Tuesday, leaving former president Donald Trump to rematch Joe Biden.
Canon Grant, Political Analyst
March 8, 2024
The Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

Supreme Court to Decide on Trump Ballot Eligibility

The Supreme Court is deciding whether or not Section 3 of the 14th Amendment disqualifies Trump from running for President. America can only hope they make the right decision.
Canon Grant, Political Analyst
February 16, 2024
Addressing the U.S-Mexico border is just one provision in the failed bill.

Bipartisan Border Bill Set to Fail in the House

After months of cooperation, a bipartisan bill concerning border security and military aid to Ukraine and Israel fails amid House Republican backlash.
Canon Grant, Political Analyst
February 12, 2024
Generative AI comes with dangers of abuse.

Legislators Work to Implement Law Restricting Deepfake and AI Technology

After a deepfake attack on pop singer Taylor Swift, laws restricting artificial intelligence are gaining traction.
Canon Grant, Political Analyst
February 2, 2024
Trump takes advantage of a narrowed campaign field.

Donald Trump Beats Nikki Haley in the Granite State

Trump beats Nikki Haley in New Hampshire after Ron Desantis dropped out.
Canon Grant, Political Analyst
January 25, 2024
Trump on the campaign trail in Iowa.

Iowa Caucuses Set Stage for GOP Primaries

As Iowa kicks off the 2024 primary elections, many candidates start to feel the pressure of the campaign.
Canon Grant, Political Analyst
January 23, 2024
The Artemis rocket launch went sideways.

Artemis Rocket Has Difficulty in Orbit

The Jan. 8 launch of the Artemis II rocket was met with trouble when the propulsion system failed.
Canon Grant, Political Analyst
January 17, 2024
Sweet potato casserole made by this recipe.

Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet potato casserole is a versatile dish for the holiday season.
Canon Grant, Political Analyst
November 22, 2023
Holden Weinburg during a Tempe Union race.

Tempe Union Composite Team Ends Season with a Bang

At the Arizona Cycling Association Championship at Fort Huachuca, the Tempe Union Composite Team ended the season on a high note and looks forward to the next one.
Canon Grant, Political Analyst
November 16, 2023
New Speaker Mike Johnson makes his debut.

Mike Johnson’s Election to Speaker ends Chaos in the House

After three weeks of chaos following the removal of former speaker Kevin McCarthy, GOP elects Louisiana representative, Mike Johnson, to the speakership.
Canon Grant, Political Analyst
November 3, 2023
Protests continue as conflicts rise in Israel.

Tensions Rise Across the West as Hamas-Israel War Heats Up

As the war in the Gaza Strip intensifies, controversy and tensions surrounding the subject have begun to flair up.
Canon Grant, Political Analyst
October 26, 2023
The news can be depressing. Thats bad for your mental health.

Media Burnout and Strategies for Addressing It

With news becoming more and more accessible, media-related stress and anxiety is becoming a reality for many.
Canon Grant, Political Analyst
October 20, 2023
Border conflict between the two countries are starting to cool down.

Tensions Cool Between Afghanistan and Pakistan

The Afghanistan-Pakistan border opens up after a skirmish and nine tense days.
Canon Grant, Political Analyst
September 28, 2023
Title 42 has officially expired.

Title 42 Ends While the Biden Administration Ramps up Border Restrictions

As a controversial border policy ends, more restrictions on immigration are being initiated.
Canon Grant, Political Analyst
May 17, 2023
Disney has sued DeSantis over action in response to the Dont Say Gay bill.

DeSantis v. Disney: A War in the Sunshine State

There is no battleground where the great American Culture Wars are more apparent than in Florida, as Disney and DeSantis duke it out in the legal ring.
Canon Grant, Political Analyst
May 8, 2023
Carlsons firing ends a tumultuous relationship with his network.

Tucker Carlson and Fox News Part Ways after Dominion Lawsuit

Nightly news personality Tucker Carlson parted ways with Fox News on April 24.
Canon Grant, Political Analyst
April 27, 2023

An Ode to “The Star Spangled Banner”

Although it has flaws, “The Star Spangled Banner” should be kept as the national anthem.
Canon Grant, Political Analyst
April 19, 2023
Nikki Haleys presidential campaign remains a question of compromises.

Nikki Haley Is Running for President, but Does She Have a Chance?

Nikki Haley announced her bid for the presidency on Feb. 14, but she has a hard fight ahead of her.
Canon Grant, Political Analyst
March 24, 2023
After three train derailments, America is looking for answers.

Norfolk Southern Goes Off the Rails After a Third Train Derailment

A month after the train wreck in East Palestine, worried citizens continue to fear the consequences.
Canon Grant, Political Analyst
March 10, 2023
He Gets Us isnt the terrible organization its been made out to be.

He Gets Us Causes Mass Controversy: The Criticism Is Unwarranted

Ads for Jesus were run that promoted kindness, respect, and love for everyone, and the heat it has received is highly unfair.
Canon Grant, Political Analyst
February 22, 2023
A California community mourns as investigations continue.

Eleven Dead in Monterey Park Shooting

While a celebration of the Lunar New Year was in full swing, a man entered a dance hall and shot into the crowd.
Canon Grant, Political Analyst
January 31, 2023
Qatar hosting the World Cup brings to light the issues with its regime.

Qatar, the Middle East, and Sportswashing

With many more Middle Eastern countries participating in global sporting events, the abuses of these states are coming into focus.
Canon Grant, Political Analyst
December 15, 2022
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