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The winning team of the Knight Theater Games, Demon Barber, shouts their victory chant on the road, during the morning of the event.
Student Life
Knight Theater hosts competitive annual games
Ananyaa Candula

The sweat trickled down their faces, and their hearts were racing as they prepared to battle their rivals. Each wall shook with the screams of their excitement. From the intense challenges to the pride...

Friscos next high school set to open
Student Life
Frisco's next high school set to open
Rhea Bhattarai

It’s not every day you wake up and you find out you're moving high schools. When Memorial High School (MHS) freshman Charvi Saxena heard that her home was rezoned to a new high school in Frisco, Panther...

IHS has its very own GSA club, supporting lgbtq+ students who need a safe space. Check out “IHS GSA club” by Suhas Konijeti.
Student Life
IHS Gay-Straight Alliance club
Suhas Konijeti, Reporter

Students at Independence High School (IHS) are welcome to join the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) club, a support club for students who need a safe space to talk. The GSA club focuses on LGBTQIA+ teens who...

IHS students create prayer club
Student Life
IHS students create prayer club
Suhas Konijeti, Knight Reporter

Students at Independence High School (IHS) can join the newly established Christian-based Prayer Club, a social support club for students who seek to feel welcomed, cared and loved.  The prayer club...

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Laura Newell in the classroom, helping students better understand concepts.
Local teacher's efforts support Zambian education
Ananyaa Candula April 26, 2022

For her, no distance is too great to cross. Not even if the desired location is 8,704 miles. Laura Newell is a second grade teacher at Norris Elementary, and she plans to use a great portion of her $1,000  prize money...

IHS student cooks up new business
IHS student cooks up new business
Suhas Konijeti, Reporter • April 26, 2022

At Independence High School (IHS), a small business known as LOVE & FLOUR is admired by many teachers and students as the go-to place for bakery items. IHS sophomore Tanvi Muppala officially launched LOVE & FLOUR...

Making it to the Ivy League: Meghana Anam
Making it to the Ivy League: Meghana Anam
Ananya Sirigineedi April 15, 2022

Many students around the world work tirelessly to get into an Ivy League school throughout their high school careers, hoping they are one of the estimated 9% of applicants around the world who get in. One of those 9% selected...

A teachers impact: Kathryn Mcdowell
A teacher's impact: Kathryn Mcdowell
Suhas Konijeti, Reporter • April 1, 2022

If you walk into room B232 at Independence High school (IHS) you’ll see Kathryn McDowell, one of the most admired teachers at IHS. Last year, during my freshman year at IHS, I had McDowell as my teacher for Business Information...

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Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. (Marvel)
Review: 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness'
Ibrahim Ali May 12, 2022

The wait is finally over as the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s (MCU) newest movie, 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness', has arrived in theaters. It was not the...

IHS Choir and Orchestra ensembles received “Best in Festival” awards at a music festival in San Antonio, Texas on April 8, 2022.
Orchestra and choir students earn "Best in Festival" award
Soumya Dharani May 2, 2022

It’s a rewarding feeling for most teachers to see their students’ considerable time and effort lead them to success. However, helping every student progress can prove...

Danielle Yoon plays the cello at the Christ Methodist Church on January 8th, 2022.
Sophomore awarded $10,000 for orchestra
Riya Vatti April 21, 2022

For many people, winning a $10,000 orchestra grant is an impossible feat. However, IHS sophomore, Danielle Yoon, was able to exceed her own expectations. Yoon was awarded...

Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, and Diahann Carroll in Paris, France, 1960.
April celebrates national jazz appreciation month
Addison Williams April 19, 2022

April is national jazz appreciation month, and Knight Press is celebrating the impact that jazz music has across the world, as well as appreciating some of the most talented...

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Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. (Marvel)
Opinion
Review: 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness'
Ibrahim Ali May 12, 2022

The wait is finally over as the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s (MCU) newest movie, 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness', has arrived...

Ketanji Brown Jackson is confirmed as the newest Supreme Court Justice on April 7, 2022.  (Credit: Kevin Lamarque/ AFP/ Getty Images)
Opinion
Brown Jackson confirmed as new Supreme Court Justice
Avanee Walker April 21, 2022

She has made history by being the first black woman to serve as a Supreme Court Justice.  Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed as the newest...

Wordle: a fun game for all
Opinion
Wordle: a fun game for all
Ronav Aviur April 21, 2022

From 90 players in November, to 300,000 players in January, to over 2 million players today, ‘Wordle’ is currently one of the fastest growing...

Importance of representation in Disney
Opinion
Importance of representation in Disney
Ananya Sirigineedi April 19, 2022

With the release of movies such as “Encanto”, “Turning Red” and “Shang-Chi” this past year, people of color and minorities from all...

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