Category Archives: LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

The real repercussions of fake news

By Kai Vieira da Rosa

Las Vegas witnessed the largest mass shooting in recent American history Oct 1, 2017. Within hours, hundreds of reports had been uploaded or printed to the web. Some stories contained false news that could have endangered even more people. Fake news has always been around but after the recent shooting it’s more relevant than ever.

The increase probably has to do with readers immediately posting fake stories on social media before checking if their sources are credible or not. Continue reading The real repercussions of fake news


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Seeking truth of the Sikh

By Alex Moreno

Are you sure you know the differences between a Sikh and Muslim individual and their ideologies?
At the Horizon we found ourselves debating and assuming varying ideas about the Sikh religion and its members.
“Nearly 60 percent of Americans admit knowing nothing at all about Sikhs,” NPR’s Why American Sikhs Think They Need a Publicity Campaign said.

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France votes for the new and the EU

By Alex Moreno

On May 7, 2017 the French elected new president Emmanuel Macron over opposing president elect Marine Le Pen. Macron is the youngest president in France’s history, has never held an elected government position, describes himself as neither left nor right, and founded his own political party in 2016.

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Letter from the Editor: What time is it?

Photo by Katie Linton
Photo by Katie Linton

Benjamin Franklin wrote a letter in 1784 with the idea that if our country were to set our clocks forward one hour so that the sun will set later in the day, everyone would save on candles and lantern oil. Also, people would be able to work deeper into the evenings outside because it was brighter.
Fast forward to 2017 and approximately 81 countries change their clocks to daylight saving time (DST) around the world according to TimeAndDate.com. In 1966, Congress passed the Uniform Time Act, creating one specific times for Americans to change their clocks.

 

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