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LGBT+ Student Shares Experiences

LGBT+ Student Shares Experiences

By Mackenzie Farkus, Editor in Chief March 9, 2015

Being in high school is tough for most anyone, but identifying as LGBT+* can lead to unique obstacles many peers won’t ever have to experience. For Cierra Ochoa ‘17, however, the high school experience...

Playlist of the Week

Playlist of the Week

By Shreya Dasari, Editor in Chief March 6, 2015

The Horizon staff is proud to present the newest addition to our site, the Playlist of the Week. The songs from this playlist were accumulated via randomized poll and include choices from all different...

Student Creates App for Latino Community

Student Creates App for Latino Community

By Shefali Arimilli, Managing Editor December 9, 2014

Danny Lang ‘16 had a very busy but successful summer. He attended the Junior Summer Program held by the National Hispanic Institute called the Lorenzo de Zavala Youth Legislative Session. Lang first...

Patel attends the 2014 Fall Fest in Canyon Creek to sell cookies. She donated about $100							to ADAPT.

Student Raises “Cookies 4A Cause”

By Devika Patel, Heritage Portraits & Ads Editor October 29, 2014

This past weekend at the Canyon Creek Fall Fest, Khira Patel ‘18 raised about $100 through her organization, Cookies 4A Cause, for the American Disabled for Accessible Public Transit (ADAPT) organization. She...

Student Wins $10,000 Nordstrom Scholarship

Student Wins $10,000 Nordstrom Scholarship

By Khira Patel, Heritage Portraits & Ads Editor October 23, 2014

Out of 10,000 initial applicants, Nitya Rayapati ‘15 rose to the top, taking home a $10,000 Nordstrom scholarship to help fund her college tuition. Inspired by a friend who had won two years before,...

Special Olympics Athlete Receives Varsity Jacket

Special Olympics Athlete Receives Varsity Jacket

By Shefali Arimilli, Managing Editor October 14, 2014

Sept. 26 was a very rewarding day for Josh Budd ‘15. After competing in five area tournaments and three state competitions, Budd earned himself a Letterman jacket. Budd placed first in track and field...

Student Excels at Composition

Student Excels at Composition

By Emily Chang, Executive Editor September 15, 2014

Contributions by Shruti Patil Dvorak began playing the violin at age six; Bach began studying music at ten; Mozart began composing music at four. Although her name is not yet amongst the legends, junior...

Trick or Treat?

By Shreya Dasari, Editor in Chief October 31, 2013

Almost everyone celebrates Halloween in one fashion or another but few people know its significance. Most of our traditions today come from past practices. The Gaelic and Welsh believed that this time...

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