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Knight Theatre's "Thanks, Awfully" Promo
Layla Ajjeh September 22, 2021

IHS Weekly Update- 9/20/21
September 20, 2021
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FFA heads to Texas State Fair
Student Life
FFA heads to Texas State Fair
Addison Williams

The Future Farmers of America club (FFA) is getting ready for the annual Texas State Fair. This date falls on Agriculture Awareness Day, where FFA students participate in fun activities and celebrate...

Knights grow new garden
Student Life
Knights grow new garden
Suhas Konijeti

The outdoor education (outdoor ed) class is creating a new garden on the Independence High School (IHS) campus.  Currently led by Ms. Kristy Guerrieri and Mr. Colt Klipfel, the outdoor ed classes will...

TSA: Newest Club at IHS
Student Life
TSA: Newest Club at IHS
Soumya Dharani

Independence High School started the Technology Student Association (TSA) club for students interested in the various aspects of technology. Members of the club will engage in different activities, such...

Sophomore percussionist Ryan Jones poses and holds up a sign with other band students at an IHS event.
Student Life
Pep rallies make comeback
Addison Williams

Independence High School (IHS) is officially hosting their first pep rally of the school year on August 27. The pep rally will include performances from cheer, the band, the Royals and other performing...

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Alauna Richardson stands by Coach Yeatman after winning first place at regionals for discus on Friday, April 23, 2021. (Knight Press/Alauna Richardsons Twitter)
Richardson throws out competition and heads to state
Kendall Sproat May 7, 2021

The filled stadium eyes glare down to focus on Independence Junior Alauna Richardson, who is smiling from ear to ear. She is standing in front of the first place sign with her coach after winning regionals for the discus...

Coaches Jennifer Paine and Daniel Olivares stand alongside the boys doubles state qualifiers.
Varsity Tennis boys doubles head to State Tournament
Megan Navarro May 7, 2021

  Varsity Tennis players Sansh Kumar & Sanjaya Kodali  finished at regionals as runner-ups in the boys doubles and have qualified for the State Tournament. The Boys Doubles state tournament will take place...

Mystery Behind April Fools Day
Mystery Behind April Fool's Day
Francesca Giacobbo April 1, 2021

April Fool’s Day , also known as “All Fools Day”, has been celebrated on April 1 for several centuries by many different cultures.  Many people have memories pranking their own family and friends on the only day...

Savion Gordon, working on his essay for English IV, in Mr. Lillie’s class. From March 1-March 15, senior Knights in English IV had to write an essay and multimedia presentation, around a current turbulent issue such as obesity, beauty standards, and others. (Jackson Cole/Knight Press).
The Pen or Hand
Jackson Cole March 19, 2021

As a hand, pen, or pencil moves on canvases and mediums, from simple paper to typing on the keyboard to any text site or digital program, there is the use of alphabets: Writing. Writing is used through the basis of self-expression,...

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Knight Theatre's "Thanks, Awfully" Promo
Layla Ajjeh September 22, 2021

Knight Theatre rehearses for Thanks,Awfully on September, 4 2021. Photo from Knight Theatre Twitter.
Knight Theatre prepares for first show of school year
Ananya Sirigneedi September 14, 2021

Independence High School (IHS) Knight Theatre is gearing up for their first show of the year. They will be performing, “Thanks, Awfully” on September 23-25.   “This...

Action/Adventure Movies set to release in 2021
Action/Adventure Movies set to release in 2021
Brianna Lannerd April 19, 2021

Film production is beginning to resume and movies that were supposed to set to release this last year are finally being released now. This year is going to be full of anticipated...

VASE Competition
Emma McCoy April 12, 2021

The Independence High School Art department had 74 students participate at this year’s Regional Virtual Visual Art Scholastic Event. 21 of the participants at IHS were selected...

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Meet the Staff
Phillip Soliz
Phillip Soliz
Knight TV News- Reporter

Philip Soliz is a junior at IHS. His hobbies include playing video games on the weekends, sleeping until 1 p.m. and swimming with his family. Soliz has interest pursuing broadcast journalism.

Ronav Aviur
Ronav Aviur
The Knight Press- Reporter

Ronav Aviur is a junior at IHS. Aviur plays tennis for the Knights, and has been playing since he was 8 years-old. He enjoys writing a variety of different articles and plans to become at least a part...

Samuel Rainey
Samuel Rainey
Knight TV News- Reporter, Lead Producer

Sam Rainey is a junior at IHS. Rainey is a cornerback for the Knights football team. In his spare time, Rainey plays Madden with his brother. Rainey plans on going to college to study Broadcast Journalism...

Layla Ajjeh
Layla Ajjeh
Knight TV News- Reporter, Social Media Manager

Layla Ajjeh is a sophomore at IHS. She loves to play basketball, listen to music, and draw. Ajjehh enjoys spending time outside with her friends and family. In the future, Ajjehh sees herself in the medical...

Suhas Konijeti
Suhas Konijeti
The Knight Press- Reporter

Suhas Konijeti is a sophmore at IHS. Konijeti recently moved from Nebraska and is excited to start his life in Texas. In his spare time, Konijeti enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He plans...