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Mira Garas

Mira Garas

I'm the new Arab girl that recently moved continents. Yes, it's strange that I've never seen the pyramids as an Egyptian, and I know you're astonished that my English isn't the worst in the world, and no we didn't ride camels ba...

Brianna Correa

Brianna Correa

My name is Brianna Correa, and I am 16 years old. I like listening to a lot of music and would like to learn how to play an instrument. I’m the oldest sibling in my family and still cannot drive. My favorite things to do are to...

Arianna Angulo

Arianna Angulo

Hi my name is Arianna Aurora Angulo, and I am a 14 year old freshman at IHS. I have two siblings that live here and one in California. I like to make rubber band bracelets or earrings during my free time.  I also like to rea...

Nivea Causey

Nivea Causey

My name is Nivea, I'm 15 and a Sophomore here at Independence.  I’m Oregon born, Arizona raised and in my free time I enjoy reading. I have a passion for acting and enjoy anything that requires social interaction....

Regina Monge

Regina Monge

My name is Regina Monge, I am 14 years old and I was born on December 29th 2006.I’m a Freshman in Independence high school in Glendale. My favorite subjects are science, reading, and, journalism.  ...

Layne Madril

Layne Madril

My name is Layne Madril, and Im a Senior at Independence Highschool. I am a second generation immigrant from Cananea, Mexico. In the future I would like to work in the music industry or in the sports analytics industry one way or a...

Leah Luque

Leah Luque

My name is Leah Luque, and I’m 17 years old. I am a senior at Independence High School. After graduation I plan on attending GCC/ASU where I'll pursue a career in Film or writing. I have an orange tabby cat named Ame. He’s lit...

Isabella DeLeon- Ponce

Isabella DeLeon- Ponce

My name is Isabella DeLeon-Ponce. I'm 14 years old. I will be graduating In 2025. My zodiac sign is Aries. I'm a freshman here at IHS. I’m a dancer. I’m a nice person, but if we are really close friends I get a little feisty m...

Joseline Bojorquez

Joseline Bojorquez

My name is Joseline Bojorquez. I am 18 years old, and I am a Scorpio. I love to go on walks with my dog, try new places with my friends, try new food and do lashes!  I am into spirituality and self-care! I love conspirac...

Stephanie Mata

Stephanie Mata

Hi my name is Stephanie Mata.  I'm 15 years old.  I'm a sophomore.  My birthday is on March 2, 2006.  One of my favorite hobbies is to play soccer. I also love to go shopping. 

Serenity Borunda

Serenity Borunda

Hi! My name is Serenity E. Borunda. I am a 16 year old Sophomore as of 2021. I like to write poetry, and I like to read if I have an interesting book. I enjoy being in Journalism because I find it interesting how different pe...

Raul Sandoval

Raul Sandoval

Hello! My name is Raul Sandoval, and I am part of the Journalism class.  I am currently a sophomore in IHS. I like video games and photography. I like shows like The Office and Utopia.  I am a cancer.  I hope to meet you al...

Alora Smith

Alora Smith

Hello, my name is Alora Smith and I am 17 years old.  I am currently a senior at IHS, and I recently got admitted to NAU. In my free time I like to read short stories or watch tv. My favorite show at the moment is called ‘M...

Brandon Martinez

Brandon Martinez

My name is Brandon Martinez. I go to Independence high school. One of my hobbies is playing soccer. Another interesting thing about me is that I work at QuikTrip which I have been working there for 5 months...

Pike Mathis

Pike Mathis

I am Pike Mathis! I am 16 years old, and I graduate in the year 2023! I'm a Capricorn, and I'm a junior here at Independence. I came here from Discovery, and I’ve been here since freshman year! I'm an artist that is currently...

Alexis Acosta
Writer

Alexis Acosta

Hey! My name is Alexis Acosta. I am a student of the graduating class of 22’. I am currently 18 years old, and I have been attending IHS for the past 4 years. During my free time, I like to watch romcoms and Marvel movies while...

Bailey Wells

Bailey Wells

Hi, My name is Bailey Wells, and I am a Senior at IHS. My favorite color is green. I write, draw  and love books. 

Gonzalo Gonzalez

Gonzalo Gonzalez

Hello, my name is Gonzalo Gonzalez, but I go by Junior. I am 17 years old, and I was born in Garfield, California. I have lived my whole life here in Phoenix, Arizona. I go to Independence High School.  This is my fourth yea...

Devin Chau

Devin Chau

My name is Devin, and I’m 15. I like to play basketball and chew gum. I go through 3-4 pieces of gum a day! I’m from Phoenix, Arizona, but my family is all types of diverse. Kinda weird, but my dad is Vietnamese and my mom...

Mia Garcia

Mia Garcia

My name is Mia Garcia, and I am a senior at IHS. Journalism has been one of my favorite memories, nothing can compare to the feeling of a great teacher and fun classmates. After high school, I plan on going to college because I h...

Karissa Hayes

Karissa Hayes

Hello! My name is Karissa Hayes. I am a senior and Vice President of Journalism. I have been attending for three wonderful years, and I am proud of all the friendships and accomplishments that I have had throughout my time her...

Shalom Lara

Shalom Lara

Hello, my name is Shalom Lara. I am the president of journalism this year, and it is my third year taking the elective. I am currently seventeen-years-old and I am a senior this school year. I’m glad to be in journalism becaus...

Nathalee Osuna

Nathalee Osuna

My name is Nathalee Osuna, and I am 17 years old. I am currently a senior at IHS and I hope to major in astronomy. I enjoy watching TV and spending time with my friends. My favorite show as of now is Daredevil. I also have 3 oth...

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