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Invisible Illness: Anosmia

Invisible Illness: Anosmia

By Mae Bruce, A&E Editor

March 19, 2018

When you think of a sense that is absolutely necessary to function, your mind immediately jumps to hearing or sight or touch. Not smell. And while smell may not be completely necessary for us to live, the loss of smell can have an incredible impact on how you live your day-to-day life. A student at W...

OPINION: How Missing Warning Signs Can Lead to a National Tragedy

OPINION:  How Missing Warning Signs Can Lead to a National Tragedy

By Nisha Desai, Reporter

March 6, 2018

I remember where I was when I first heard about the Florida high school shooting.  I got up from my chair during all-state choir rehearsal break and checked my phone, only to see a bright notification flashing on the screen.  I contemplated opening the article for a few seconds before just sighing...

OPINION: Winter Olympics, The Rise of the Teenager

OPINION: Winter Olympics, The Rise of the Teenager

By Clementine Larrouilh, Horizon Editor in Chief

March 6, 2018

While most teenagers stress about doing well in school or getting into college, most won’t ever face the type of pressure that Team USA’s younger competitors face on a daily basis while competing in the 2018 Olympic Games at Pyeongchang. These athletes don’t buckle under the pressure, in fact, th...

OPINION: An Open Letter to Anti-Gun Control

OPINION: An Open Letter to Anti-Gun Control

By Haley Haverda, Reporter

March 2, 2018

This is for every one of you who hasn't stepped foot in a public high school in over 40 years, 30 years, 20 years, or even if you just graduated last year. You simply do not understand the fear that is instilled in everyone of us as we walk the halls day after day. You simply do not, and can not, bec...

OPINION: We Need to Talk About Depression

OPINION: We Need to Talk About Depression

By Catherine Wiesehuegel and Alex Reece

February 28, 2018

In the wake of Logan Paul’s awful attempt at “awareness”, suicide continues to be a crippling end result of depression around the world, but it is simultaneously the one thing that nobody seems to want to talk about in the depth that it requires. Especially in a time where certain terms such a...

Invisible Illness: Orthorexia

Invisible Illness: Orthorexia

By Mae Bruce, A&E Editor

February 21, 2018

Every 62 minutes, at least one person dies of a direct cause of an eating disorder. Modern culture romanticizes mental illness in a way never seen before, and people are dying as a direct result of this strive to be perfect. Being skinny has become the ultimate achievement for young girls and women, c...

OPINION: I’m Exhausted by #MeToo

OPINION: I’m Exhausted by #MeToo

By Kate Lee, Voices Editor

February 14, 2018

I’m exhausted by #MeToo. Don’t get me wrong; I’ve never been prouder of women speaking up for their rights. Like most others, I teared up watching Oprah’s Golden Globes speech and witnessing the testimonials against Larry Nassar, the abusive USA Gymnastics doctor. I’ve called myself an ard...

OPINION: Elon Musk, The World’s Most Eccentric Billionaire

OPINION: Elon Musk, The World’s Most Eccentric Billionaire

By Connor Cowman, Community & World Editor

February 14, 2018

Owner of Tesla, SpaceX, and SolarCity. The “real life Tony Stark”. Flamethrower salesman. The man who put his car into space and wants to colonize Mars. All of these descriptors fit the eccentric billionaire Elon Musk. A South African-born Canadian American business magnate, Elon Musk has recently ...

OPINION: President Trump and the Divided State of the Union

OPINION: President Trump and the Divided State of the Union

By Clementine Larrouilh, Horizon Editor in Chief

February 14, 2018

If there’s one thing Donald Trump isn’t known for, it’s being unifying. But, that’s exactly the type of reaction he was hoping to get out of his first State of the Union speech. The speech which lasted an hour and thirty minutes on January 30th, was very Trump-like. Which is to say, full of nation...

OPINION: How School Shootings Have Become The Norm In Society

OPINION: How School Shootings Have Become The Norm In Society

By Sarah Wang, Heritage Photo Editor

February 8, 2018

It’s only been 2018 for a little more than a month now, and already a staggeringly high number of 12 school shootings have occured.  Although a few were products of attempted suicides, and others were threats that escalated, they are still categorized as school shootings. And yet many haven’t given a ...

OPINION: Larry Nassar and A Heartbreaking Case of Power Abuse

OPINION: Larry Nassar and A Heartbreaking Case of Power Abuse

By Nisha Desai, Reporter

February 6, 2018

Tears streaming down faces.  Shaking hands.  Trembling shoulders.  These were just some of the most heartbreaking events unfolding in court at the Larry Nassar trials.  I sat in the living room, my eyes glued to the screen with an equal mix of apprehension and horror as hundreds of young women step...

OPINION: Oprah 2020, Joke or Possibility?

OPINION: Oprah 2020, Joke or Possibility?

By Clementine Larrouilh, Horizon Editor in Chief

January 29, 2018

The night of the Golden Globes was historic to say the least, with calls for change, surprising wins, and...A possible presidential candidate? The night started out with a joke from the host, comedian Seth Meyers, as he hinted towards a joke he made during the White House Correspondents Dinner, w...