2019-2020 Staff

Ismael Miranda

Writer

I’m Ismael Miranda, and I am a senior at Independence High School. My favorite thing to do during my spare time is to draw and listen to music.

Alize Quiroz

Writer

My name is Alize Quiroz and I’m currently a junior at Independence High School. I enjoy doing make up and hanging out with friends and family. This school year I want to be a manager for the boys or girl’s basketball team...

Briana Ha

Writer and editor

I’m Briana Ha, a 15-year old sophomore at Independence High School. In addition to being editor of our newspaper, I also love being a part of Interact and Debate Club! In my free time, my favorite things to do are discovering ne...

Matthew D. Hernandez

Writer

I am a senior  I am an ambidextrous baseball player, and I have been on the high-school team since freshman year. I was on varsity golf for two years and the captain my last year . I was on the chess team all four years an...

Danna Arreola

Writer

Greetings! I am Danna Arreola, a freshman at Independence High School. I am an aspiring fictional novelist. I love to read and write in my spare time. I am hispanic. I am addicted to candy because of my HUGE sweet tooth I have d...

Naomy Montoya Rosas

Writer

My name is Naomy Montoya Rosas. I am 16 years-old. I am currently a Junior at Independence High School. When I grow up I want to be a business woman.  My friends describe me as out-going and fun. My favorite hobby  is  going...

Trinity Barber

Writer

Hi! I am Trinity Barber and I am a senior at Independence High School. This is my first year in Journalism and I am really enjoying it so far! On my free time, I enjoy riding ATV’s and watching Youtube videos. ...

David Rios Fuentes

Writer and Sports editor

I am Junior David Rios Fuentes, I am the Journalism co- Vice President, and I love to play soccer and socialize with people. I'm a very optimistic person.

Martha Aramburo

Writer

I am a senior at Independence High School. I enjoy listening to music because it gives emotion and has a story for the person listening. I also love October and horror movies. The reason I love horror movies is also because t...

Celeste Cortez

Writer

My name is Celeste Cortez, and I am a Sophomore at Independence High School. I am currently in Swim & Dive, Dance, and Journalism. I love writing and spending time with my friends after school. 

Jasiel Tapia

Writer

My name is Jasiel Tapia. I am a senior, and I’ve been going to Independence all 4 years. I love to wrestle and my dream is to become a state champ.

Paola Nolasco

Writer

Hello, my name is Paola Nolasco, a junior at Independence High school. I enjoy reading and my favorite subject -- you guessed it -- is English. I love watching Netflix when I’m bored as well as traveling, but I’m afraid of ...

Cynthia Torrealva

Writer

Cynthia Torrealva is a Senior (17 years older) and is in her second year of journalism. On her free time, she loves to play soccer, listen to Mexican music and go truck racing.

Azaria Williams

Writer

My name is Azaria Williams and I am an IHS sophomore. I’m 15 years old and I am a Journalism 3-4 student. I am passionate about writing and playing piano. In my opinion, I am very outgoing and sweet. My friends say I am tale...

Ariana Andrews

Writer

Hi, my name is Ariana Andrews, but my friends know me by Yazzy. I am 14 years-old and a Freshman at Independence High School. My hobbies include playing the cello and piano, drawing, and ballet dancing. I make friends really ...

Anazey Vega

Writer

 I’m Anazey Vega and I am a 16-year-old junior here at Independence High School. I joined journalism to become more confident in myself and to open myself up because I am a shy person and want to change that. I enjoy listeni...

Bryan Diaz

Writer

My name is Bryan Diaz , I’m a 17 year old senior at Independence High School. A couple things about me are that I am social when I want to be, and I’m a creative person who sees the details in anything I observe.  I’m ...

Natalie Miller

Writer and editor

I am Natalie Miller, a junior at IHS. I am the Journalism President and a Varsity Badminton player. I am really nice and easy to approach. After high school, I’d like to attend ASU for the Mary Lou Folton teaching program. ...

Shalom Lara

Writer

My name is Shalom Lara, and I am a 15 year old sophomore. I am currently Treasurer for Journalism, and a member of Empowerment Club, and a member of Interact Club. I plan to graduate with an Honors Diploma and go to ASU to become...

Frank Bell

Writer

My name is Frank Bell. I am 17 and a Junior at IHS. This is my third year in journalism. I am the secretary for journalism, and I am currently on the wrestling team.  I'm a hard worker. My friends would describe me as funny, fun...

Quinn Cortez

Writer

Hello, My name is Quinn Cortez and I’m fifteen years old. I'm currently a sophomore at Independence High school. I enjoy doing my makeup and hair.  I also enjoy hanging out with family and friends. I am so honored to be part of t...

Mia Garcia

Writer

My name is Mia Garcia, and I’m a sophomore. I love scary movies, but comedies are a close second. I listen to a lot of different genres of music, but my favorite is Oldies. I have the humor of an 8-year-old, but I take my as...

Romeo Raymundo Rodriguez

Writer

My name is Romeo Raymundo Rodriguez and I am a senior at Independence High School. I am 17 years old student who is really upbeat, likes to have fun, and gets along with everyone. I like to hangout with my family and my friends i...

Tiffany Bui

Writer

Hi, I'm Tiffany Bui. I'm 14 and a sophomore at Independence High School. I enjoy reading and playing volleyball in my spare time. My favorite movie is How to Train your Dragon 1, and my favorite book is Island of the Blur Dolphins...

Ashley Acosta

Writer

My name is Ashley Acosta, I’m 14 years old, as a freshman at Independence High School. I first chose to be in journalism because I wanted to improve my writing, and I  enjoy it because we have more freedom with our writing...

Karissa Hayes

Writer

Karissa Hayes is a 16-year old sophomore, and joined journalism because she enjoys writing about current events. In her free time she likes to paint and watch YouTube videos.

Naysin Rosales

Writer

Naysin Rosales, a senior(17) at Independence High School, enjoys being in journalism, as well as playing softball and dancing.

Staff