2023-2024 Staff

Leo Nichols
writer

Leo Nichols

  My name is Leo. I’m 14 and will be turning 15 in December. Some things I enjoy doing are playing basketball, football or baseball, and skating. However, I don’t play basketball as much as I did before because I ...

Serenity Borunda
Writer and editor

Serenity Borunda

My name is Serenity Borunda, and I am president of Journalism this year. I am also a senior here at Independence. I enjoy making poems, playing video games and writing for our patriots!

Adreanna Vanderpoel
Writer

Adreanna Vanderpoel

I am Adreanna Vanderpoel, and  I am in 9th grade. Some things I like to do are listen to music, sleep and read. My favorite things to do on the daily is to hangout with my friends and play games.

Preston Mackey
Writer

Preston Mackey

Hi my name Preston Mackey, and I'm 17 years old, a senior at independence high school. After high school I plan on going to college and major in business and minor in pre-law. After school, I do homework and play video games....

Jesus Ramirez
Writer

Jesus Ramirez

My name is Jesus Ramirez, and I am a senior at IHS. I am a small artist with interest in animation, photography, music, comics, and story writing. After High school, I look forward to writing comics or being in the animation indus...

Dorian Pimentel
Writer

Dorian Pimentel

My name is Dorian Pimentel, and I am a freshman. My favorite activities are writing and listening to music. I want to be a psychologist when I am older and hopefully attend ASU. I love cats and KitKats. ...

Israel Orozco
Writer

Israel Orozco

My name is Israel Orozco, and I am 17 years old. I was born and raised in Glendale, AZ. I am currently a student at Independence High School. Some of my favorite hobbies are exercising, playing video games and listening to mu...

Lucero Banda
Writer

Lucero Banda

My name is Lucero Banda. I am 17 years old, and I am a Senior here at Independence High School. I have four siblings, and I enjoy listening to music and hanging out with my friends. After I graduate high school, I would like to ge...

Angel Castro
Writer

Angel Castro

My name is Angel Castro. I am fourteen years old and a freshman at Independence High School. My interests are fashion, exercise, video games and music. I enjoy spending time with my friends after school or online....

Alma Ibarra
Writer

Alma Ibarra

Hi, I am Alma Ibarra. I am a 9th grader at IHS. I like to read books without pictures, and I love to cook for myself. My favorite show is Elite on Netflix.

Maria Bustos
Writer

Maria Bustos

Hi My name is Maria Bustos, and I am a senior here at independence high school. Some things that interest me are I swim, run track, and play volleyball. I like music, but the only music that I listen to is K-pop.  This is my first...

Alyssa Carrizosa,
Writer

Alyssa Carrizosa,

Hello my name is Alyssa Carrizosa, and I am a freshman at IHS. My favorite subject is theater. I've been in three plays, Aladdin, Newsies and, Catch me if You Can. I love taking long walks by myself at night and just listening to ...

Tatyana Laguna
Writer and editor

Tatyana Laguna

My name is Tatyana Laguna. I am 17 years old, and I will be turning 18 In January. I am a senior at Independence High School. I am also an Aquarius. I love listening to music. I also love to  play with my dogs. I love driving ar...

Jaretzy Marquez Campos
Writer

Jaretzy Marquez Campos

My name is Jaretzy Marquez Campos, and I am a Senior at Independence High School. I’m 17 years old. I enjoy photography and joking around with my friends. My favorite show is Stranger Things. Once I graduate, I want to dedi...

Brie’Jhea Scott
Writer

Brie’Jhea Scott

Hello, I am Brie’Jhea Scott. I'm a freshman this year and new to highschool. I like art and reading; they're my main hobbies I enjoy. I am very happy to be here this year, and I hope to have wonderful experiences....

Kevin Wiley
Writer

Kevin Wiley

My name is Kevin Wiley, and I am in the freshman class of high school. My interests are Basketball and playing video games.

Marilyn Rivard
Writer

Marilyn Rivard

My name is Marilyn Rivard, and I am in the graduating class of 2025. I enjoy anything music related, so I joined choir my freshman year and plan of becoming a 4 year choir student. I love to sing and also play guitar in my free...

Brent Munyakazi
Writer

Brent Munyakazi

My name is Brent Munyakazi. I am 15 years old, and I like to play basketball in my free time.

Stefany Aguilar
Writer

Stefany Aguilar

My name is Stefany Aguilar, and I am currently a senior here at IHS. I am also a West-MEC student where I study Medical Assisting. My favorite thing to do is play Roblox, but I also enjoy playing tennis and dancing. After I gra...

Christian Buenrostro,
Writer

Christian Buenrostro,

My name is Christian Buenrostro. I am 16 years old, and I am a Junior here at Independence High School.  I enjoy listening to music and crocheting. I like the winter compared to the summer and love going to the movies....

Alexia Alcala,
Writer

Alexia Alcala,

My name is Alexia Alcala, and I am currently 17 years old and a senior at Independence High School. I love to go out on the weekends. I enjoy shopping and hanging out with my friends. After high school, I plan on going to GCC ...

Ava Cieslak
Writer

Ava Cieslak

Hi, my name is Ava Cieslak, and I’m a sophomore at Independence High school. I’m 15 years old, and I'm the oldest child in my family. I like to draw and listen to music. My birthday is December 4th. I love my dog and would li...

Troy Edwards
Writer

Troy Edwards

Hello, My name is Troy Edwards, and I’m a Junior at Independence High School. This is my first year in the district since moving from Wisconsin, and I have loved my time in the school thus far. I enjoy playing basketball, vid...

Merna Hadi
Writer

Merna Hadi

My name is Merna Hadi, and I am a sophomore at Independence high school. I enjoy playing volleyball with friends, and I value spending time with my family. I am dedicated and always determined to achieve my goals and dreams. On...

Samantha Hernandez
Writer

Samantha Hernandez

Hi! My name is Samantha Hernandez. I am a Freshman and 14 years old. I love listening to Lana Del Rey and watching Spider-Man movies.

Vanessa Hernandez
Writer

Vanessa Hernandez

My name is Vanessa Hernandez. I’m 15 years old and a freshman at Independence High school. I enjoy listening to music and doing nails in my free time.

Andres Loza Jr
Writer

Andres Loza Jr

I am Andres Loza Jr. I am 17 years old, and this is my senior year from Independence High School. Some of my interests include drawing, playing video games, music, and watching combat sports. After high school I plan on attending...

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