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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...

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    Justice for Aurora Gunman

    James Holmes, the convicted murderer of 12 people, currently has prosecutors and DA George  Brauchler pushing for him to receive the death penalty.

    Holmes was the lone gunman in a mass shooting that occurred at a Century movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, during a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises. Holmes bought a ticket and about twenty minutes into the film he exited via the emergency exit. He re-entered the theater wearing black clothing, a gas mask, load-bearing vest, and a ballistic helmet. Holmes then proceeded to throw multiple gas grenades into the aisles, causing the audience members’ vision to blur and their skin to become irritated. He then fired multiple weapons into the audience, killing 12 and injuring 58 others.

    Moral code invariably demands some sort of punishment. The question remains, how should he be punished? Prosecutors are so intent on getting Holmes the death penalty, that they rejected a plea offer from Holmes’ lawyers, which stated that he would be sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole. “For James Eagan Holmes, justice is death,” said Arapahoe County district attorney, George Brauchler. Regardless of what the prosecution decides, one thing is certain: Holmes will be punished justly and accordingly. Despite his punishment, it cannot change the fact that lives were lost, and that friends and family of the victims will forever be affected.

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