The student news site of Independence High School in Frisco, Texas
  • Changes in the debate program

    Changes in the debate program

    Chelseia Blair, Reporter

    November 11, 2016

    The 2015-2016 school year was one to remember for the Knight Debate Team. “We were able to win sweepstakes at Wylie High School's tournament and that was an amazing win for us and we’re looking forward to doing it again this year,” senior Simarleen Gulati said. The debate team is going int... READ MORE »»

    Independence Knight Debate team after their tournament on October 8th at Wylie High School.

  • Meet Pop Choir

    Meet Pop Choir

    Kaitlyn Taylor, Reporter

    November 9, 2016

    Many may know about the show “Glee” or the movie “Pitch Perfect.” What these realistic fictions have in common is not just singing, but students performing popular songs of this generation. Independence High School has a club very similar called Pop Choir. What these realistic fictions hav... READ MORE »»

    Christine Crane, Paige Romero, Elyssa Davis, Morgan Wooley, and Sydney Copeland are practicing songs for their upcoming performance.

  • The Royals’ familial bond

    The Royals’ familial bond

    Chloe McIntosh, Reporter

    November 3, 2016

    From high-kicks and jump splits to just hanging out on the weekends, the Royals seem to have a strong familial bond. The Royals are Independence High School’s drill team. These dancers have grown so close through their performances, they’re practically family. “We do hang out on the wee... READ MORE »»

    Grace Bacino and Sarah Melton eat their lunch together along with other Royals.

  • Health side effects of lack of sleep

    Health side effects of lack of sleep

    Taylor Calhoun, Reporter/Web Editor

    November 1, 2016

    As kids, some despised bedtimes. However, going to bed at 8:30 PM for some teens sounds like a dream. According to some teens with school work, extracurricular activities, and the maintenance of maintaining Snapchat streaks, going to bed at a decent hour is a bit farfetched. A few hours of blissfu... READ MORE »»

    Sophomore Sakayla Ruiz places her head down to take a mental break.

  • Coach Phillips joins volleyball coaching staff

    Coach Phillips joins volleyball coaching staff

    Parker Shipley, Reporter

    October 28, 2016

    This summer, Independence was left with what appeared to be several empty job positions. Michelle Tucker left the roles of a teen leadership teacher and a varsity volleyball coach empty for the 2016-2017 school year. The positions were filled by Ms. Shannon Phillips who is coming to us from Stafford ... READ MORE »»

    Coach Phillips giving a pep talk to Jordyn Carswell and the rest of the varsity team.

Health side effects of lack of sleep

Health side effects of lack of sleep

Taylor Calhoun, Reporter/Web Editor

As kids, some despised bedtimes. However, going to bed at 8:30 PM for some teens sounds like a dream. According to some teens with school work, extracurricular activities, and the maintenance of maintaining Snapchat strea...  Read More »

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Snacking and learning: Should they go together?

Snacking and learning: Should they go together?

Rebecca Robinson, Lead Reporter

You may see the signs posted outside of some rooms that say “SNACK FREE CLASSROOM”. But, why are some classrooms snack free and some aren’t? There are two ways a classroom becomes snack free. “Teacher discretion...  Read More »

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Discovering the uses of activity period

Discovering the uses of activity period

Megan Linn, Reporter

The first six weeks has ended and students are now understanding what it takes to pass their classes. A majority of teachers believe that preparation and time are a big part of succeeding, and that there are other, more ...  Read More »

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Coach Phillips joins volleyball coaching staff

Coach Phillips joins volleyball coaching staff

Parker Shipley, Reporter

This summer, Independence was left with what appeared to be several empty job positions. Michelle Tucker left the roles of a teen leadership teacher and a varsity volleyball coach empty for the 2016-2017 school year. Th...  Read More »

Oct 28 • No Comments

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Changes in the debate program

Changes in the debate program

Chelseia Blair, Reporter

The 2015-2016 school year was one to remember for the Knight Debate Team. “We were able to win sweepstakes at Wylie High School's tournament and that was an amazing win for us and we’re looking forw...  Read More »

Nov 11 • No Comments

Meet Pop Choir

Meet Pop Choir

November 9, 2016

The Royals’ familial bond

The Royals’ familial bond

November 3, 2016

Coach Phillips joins volleyball coaching staff

Coach Phillips joins volleyball coaching staff

October 28, 2016

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The student news site of Independence High School in Frisco, Texas
The student news site of Independence High School in Frisco, Texas