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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

    Civil Rights Defenders Bracelet

    Civil Rights Defenders bracelet, used with permission by Civil Rights Defenders.

    Civil rights and aid workers risk their lives every day, especially when they are placed in countries or situations that are hostile. Civil Rights Defenders, an organization that works to defend people’s rights, has been working to create a system using bracelets to ensure the protection and safety of the workers in the organization.

    The organization began working on the bracelets in 2009, when one of their workers, Natalia Estemirova, was kidnapped and murdered. She disappeared without a trace and the company hopes that the creation of the bracelets will help protect people from something similar happening in the future. The bracelet has GPS and GSM technology, allowing the wearer to send messages to social media sites, and other workers in the area. The messages sent out will contain information about the worker and where their location. With the help of social media sites, the organization hopes to rally world-wide support for workers in danger while the messages sent to other workers will allow for faster reaction times.

    The bracelet will send messages out manually if the bracelet is forcefully removed, then an automatic message will be sent. The main goal of the bracelets will be to scare off the idea of kidnapping or jailing a worker. Bracelets are currently being handed out, and by 2014 a total of 55 bracelets will be in use. Civil Rights Defenders will continue to look for ways to keep their workers safe.

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