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Knight TV News, April 26, 2021
April 26, 2021

Knight TV News congratulates the state wrestlers, says goodbye to the senior baseball players, let's you escape to an IHS percussion performance, plus more.

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Aloha Pep Rally 2021
Student Life
Aloha Pep Rally 2021

Aloha, IHS! Check out our virtual Aloha Pep Rally. Class of 2021 we can't wait to continue celebrating you this upcoming week and all of your accomplishments. Class of 2025, we can't wait to meet you!

Knight Academy leaves lasting impact on students
Student Life
Knight Academy leaves lasting impact on students
Leonie Manafa, Journalist

The Independence High School Knight Academy has been helping students acquire the credits they need to graduate. The program began in 2018 and has since aided in the completion of well over 200 credits...

Student Life
Senior Prom: The Knight Gala 2021
Jackson Cole

Near this certain event, girls may voyage for the ideal dress from different stores, while young men cocoon themselves with Axe body spray behind a suit for this celebration: Prom. The Senior Knight...

Student Life
Independence High School Band Nutcracker Concert

Over winter break, results were released for the band All-Region auditions. IHS had 25 students earn a place in one of the ensembles, including a record seven students who qualified for the area level....

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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 Richardson
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 Fool
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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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...

Though it has been difficult to continue fine art activities due to the pandemic, Knight Theatre hasn’t let having masks on during their performance in the UIL competition stop them from being on the stage. “The best thing about theatre is it can still work in a pandemic, we are making it work and adjusting accordingly,” said theatre teacher Mrs.Mcclung.(Photo: Nicki Behm)
Knight theatre advances to second round of UIL competition
Kayla Moraes March 19, 2021

Knight Theatre performed the one act play (OAP) "Eurydice" on Wednesday, March 17. The theatre group impressed the judges and are advancing to the district competition. The...

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2021 Grammy winner results
Brianna Lannerd March 17, 2021

On Sunday, March 14th, the 63rd annual Grammy award show took place. 2020 was a difficult year for many, but music made coping with the pandemic easier.  This is an anticipated...

How to build a wire bonsai tree
How to build a wire bonsai tree
Sariah Ferguson March 16, 2021

If you enjoy plants and greenery in your home but can't keep them alive, then this is the craft for you! I've been creating these for a while now and have figured out the...

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Meet the Staff
Leonie Manafa
Leonie Manafa
The Knight Press- Reporter

Leonie Manafa is a Freshman at IHS. She loves music and writing. Manafa's hobbies include playing her french horn and growing her ring collection. She isn’t sure what college she wants to go to, but...

Paarth Dewan
Paarth Dewan
Knight TV News- Reporter

Isabelle Smith
Isabelle Smith
Knight TV News- Lead Producer/ Reporter

Isabelle Smith or "Izzy," is a Freshman at IHS. Smith loves to do theatre and ballet in her spare time, but wants to pursue a degree in Journalism in college. 

Emma McCoy
Emma McCoy
The Knight Press- Reporter

Emma McCoy is a freshman at IHS. McCoy is a figure skater at the Allen skating rink. In her spare time, McCoy draws and watches anime. McCoy plans on doing something in the psychology field and is thinking...

Dylan Wilson
Dylan Wilson
Knight TV News- Reporter

Dylan Wilson is a junior at IHS. Wilson hopes to be an overall hybrid on staff this year whether or not that means editing, anchoring, recording, etc. If you get to know him you’ll find out he has a...