Category: Horizons

College not quite as expected

I open my eyes, groggy from a night of restless sleep, waking up to an unfamiliar scene, and for a moment wonder, “where am I?” My usual view of photos on the walls, a windowsill full of plants, a closet bursting at the seams and the usual smells of homey candles are nowhere to be found; instead a half-decorated cinder […]

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A walk through nature

Trudging through the terrain of rough, dusty stones, crunching leaves, fine sand and large rocks, I make my way along the trail with the goal of reaching the outlook over Cedar Brakes National Monument. I pull my jacket closer to me, as the cool mountain air only drops in temperature as the climb continues. Tugging my zipper higher and shoving […]

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Time of ‘Rona hasn’t been all negative

This summer has been utterly strange and something I’ve never experienced, with things going on that will make history textbooks and having to wear a mask to go to Target. With the wild reality I’m living, I’ve found things that are very ordinary bringing me joy. The musical Hamilton just came out on Disney+, which I am sure many people […]

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In the wake of coronavirus, summer is coming

Spring, beautiful weather and bright colors everywhere are in full swing, and summer is just around the corner. Even though we are living in a difficult time with many hard and scary things, there is a lot to be thankful for and to look forward to. I am thankful that Coronavirus is happening in spring and not the dead of […]

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‘Rona disrupts senior year, all is good

In the last month, I cheered for the last time, sat in class with my teachers for the last time, talked in the halls with my friends for the last time and walked out of my high school for the last time, all without knowing those would be my last times. I might not get a prom or a graduation. […]

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Reflecting on time as a cheerleader

As my last few games where I get to be a cheerleader quickly approach I am becoming more and more sad, but I am left with the best memories and experiences. I tried out for cheer at the end of my sophomore year, and these last two years I have never felt more fulfilled as an athlete. Cheer has brought […]

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Recycling is something that needs to be addressed in the county

It has come to the attention of the citizens and administration of our community that our recycling has been, since the beginning of December, being sent to the landfill instead of being recycled. When Hillsboro started the curbside recycling program many people, including myself, were very excited at the opportunity to do our part in helping the environment and being […]

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Big things ahead for senior in high school

And just like that, a decade is over and a new one has begun. 2020 has finally arrived, and even though it is just another new year, the same as every other time the year changes, this one feels different. For me and my generation, this will be the decade that we grow up. The years that we go to […]

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Autoimmune diseases are complicated

The topic of autoimmune diseases has sparked my interest recently. My mom has been having symptoms of autoimmune diseases, and I also became more curious when I interviewed local woman, Jennifer Rector, for an essay at school. Last month in my college English class I wrote a paper on food deserts, and I took the angle that even though Hillsboro […]

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Columnist is ready for the fall season

Autumn has officially arrived. If you know me or have been reading my articles for a long time, you will know that fall is my absolute favorite thing. The temperature is just right for sweaters, but not so cold you can’t enjoy being outside. There are so many fun things going on in fall like Halloween and football games. It’s […]

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