2022-2023 Staff

Evoni Hughes
writer

E’voni Hughes

Hey, I'm E'voni Hughes. I am a freshman at Independence High School, and I am 15 years old. I like spending my weekends watching Netflix and Hulu with my stuffed animal bear and binge-eating food. I like rainy weather and thunderstorms....

Ashley Acosta
Writer

Ashley Acosta

My name is Ashley Acosta, and I’m a senior at Independence High School. I’m 17 years old and enjoy listening to music and shopping in my free time. My favorite part of journalism is being able to write a news story about any...

Nevaeh Ortega
Writer

Nevaeh Ortega

Hi, my name is Nevaeh Ortega. I am 15 years old, and I’m a freshman at IHS. My favorite color is orange, and I like spending time with my family.

Arabel Perez
Writer

Arabel Perez

Hi, my name is Arabel Perez. I am a junior, and I am 16 years old. I love listening to Eminem and hanging out with my friends. I am also a cheerleader here at Independence. After high school, I plan on attending UCLA and becoming...

Genesis Stokes
Writer

Genesis Stokes

Hello! My name is Genesis Stokes (or Gen), and I’m a freshman at Independence. I have a lot of hobbies including writing, listening to music and watching movies. I’ve always loved telling stories and hope to continue to tell...

Nathan Esparza
Writer

Nathan Esparza

Hello. I’m Nathan Esparza, and I’m a senior at Independence High School (shocking, I know). I enjoy listening to metal music, reading, and playing video games. I’m planning to study Environmental Engineering at ASU, and...

Ana Jeromy Soto Soto
Writer

Ana Jeromy Soto Soto

Hi, my name is Ana Soto, and I am a 17 year old junior at Independence High School. I’m Hispanic, can’t reach the top of the shelves most of the time,  have a couple friends, and I can be sarcastic at times. I want to go...

Ciara Chavarin
Writer

Ciara Chavarin

My name is Ciara Chavarin, and I am 17 and a senior at Independence. I am the youngest in the family and hope to pursue a career in the Veterinary Field. I am currently also a student at West-MEC doing the Veterinary Science program....

Jadelyne Cruz
Writer

Jadelyne Cruz

Hi my name is Jadelyne Cruz, and I am 14 years old. I love listening to music, being around my friends, and my dog. I am really quiet but nice to know when I warm up.

Serenity Borunda
Writer

Serenity Borunda

Hello! My name is Serenity Borunda! I have been in Journalism for two years now, this year being my third. I like writing poems and short stories (almost all of which never get finished) and listening to music. I also enjoy writing...

Jazlyn Reyes Hernandez
Writer

Jazlyn Reyes Hernandez

Hi, My name is Jazlyn Reyes. I’m 14 year old freshmen in 2022. I love to write and listen to music. I love to hang out with my family and friends all the time.

Yoslin Marquez Galvez
Writer

Yoslin Marquez Galvez

Hi. My name is Yoselin Marquez, and I am a sophomore. I look forward to being a successful anesthesiologist. I enjoy playing sports during my free time. After high school, I plan on attending ASU. Next year I plan on attending...

Ana Paula Soto Saldivar
Writer

Ana Paula Soto Saldivar

Hello ! My name is Ana Paula Soto Saldivar . I’m 14 years old, and my birthday is on August 30th. I’m the oldest child in my family. I like to listen to music , hang with friends , sleep , and go out or stay in, either one....

Tierra Jones
Writer

Tierra Jones

My name is Tierra Jones, and I’m 15 years old. My birthday is May 25,2007. I am a Sophomore here at Independence High School. I like to spend my free time cooking, reading, and painting. After high school, I plan to pursue my...

Xia Ruiz
Writer

Xia Ruiz

Hi my name is Xia Ruiz, and I am a senior here at Independence.  I have been playing soccer since I was little and enjoy listening to Daniel Caesar. I will be attending NAU in the fall of 2023 to become a pediatrician. I don...

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