2018-2019 Staff

Abriel Carrasco

writer

I am Abriel Carrasco (basically Gabriel without the “G”) and I’m a Senior at Independence High School. One of my favorite hobbies is to procrastinate and play video games, but I always end up doing my my school work with...

Frank Bell

writer

My name is Frank Bell. I am a Sophomore, and I enjoy hanging out with my friends. My favorite subject in school is history because I like learning about the past. I also enjoy writing argumentative essays  because they make me t...

Hannah Seligman

writer

My name is Hannah Seligman and I am a freshman. I have two dogs, Lucci and Diego. I like to go to football and basketball games. J’ naime pas travailler.

Azaria Williams

writer

My name is Azaria Williams and I’m a Freshman. I am a very creative writer,  and my favorite class is Journalism. Another talent of mine is that I can play the piano. 

Natalie Miller

writer

I’m Natalie Miller, a Sophomore at Independence High School. I am a nice and caring person. I am easy to talk to.

Hailey Reyna

writer

I am Hailey Reyna. I´m 16 years old and a junior at IHS. I am in the class of 2020.  I hope to study cosmetology, but also do business management. I currently am looking into schools after high school. I enjoy time with my fa...

Leslie Orendain

writer

I’m Leslie Orendain. I am 15 years old and I’m a freshman at Independence High School. I am an only child. I love trying new things and just taking a risk in life. I am also Mexican. I love all kinds of Mexican food, and ...

Matthew Hernandez

writer

I am a junior at IHS. I enjoy playing baseball, playing golf, and chess. I am an ambidextrous baseball player who can throw with both arms. Also, I am in NHS (National Honors Society), I also participate in the Academic Decathlon re...

Da-Tavon Gaines

writer

Hi, my name is Da-Tavon Gaines, and I am a senior at Independence High School. I am one out of the four captains of the boy’s Varsity basketball team. I am the third tallest on the team. I plan to attend GCC then after go to ...

Erika Martinez

writer

Erika Martinez is a senior at Independence High School who enjoys the company of her friends and family. She loves to go out and have a good time no matter what mood she’s in.

Belen Escobedo

writer

Belen Escobedo is a Sophomore at Independence High School . She spends most of her time listening to music and doing homework. She is working hard to graduate with a good GPA to get a scholarship. She currently does not have any...

David Rios

writer

My name is David Rios. I am a sophomore at Independence High School. I play soccer and have been playing at Independence for the past 2 years. I’m a very funny and optimistic person who loves to talk with people and have co...

Priscilla Ramos

writer

My name is Priscilla Ramos, Sophomore, and I attend Independence High School. In my free time I enjoy just taking pictures of nature. I enjoy going to the park, or where there is trees just to take pictures of the amazing living ...

Hannah Press

writer

Sophomore Hannah Press is an artistic musician who loves animals and playing the guitar. She enjoys nature and painting and you may see her walking around campus with paint streaked pants.

Valeria Abril

writer

Valeria Abril is a Senior at Independence High School. She works really hard to balance her school work and friends while having a job. She is currently working harder at school so that she can graduate. She is responsible an...

Shalom Lara

writer

My name is Shalom Lara. I am 15 years old and originally from Moreno Valley, CA. I am a Freshman and a student athlete. I play JV Badminton and I am a Boys’ Basketball Manager. I really enjoy writing stories and being activ...

Morgan Sharkey

writer

My name is Morgan Rebecca Sharkey, I’m 17, and I’m a senior.  I enjoy watching makeup tutorials and learning from them. I love shoes and fashion, I like to collect different types of shoes, and I love to express my person...

Evelyn Montoya Rosas

writer

Evelyn Montoya Rosas is currently a senior at Independence High School. She is seen as a fun, caring, and loving person. Evelyn believes that family is the most important thing ever. A bond like that can’t be found anywhere ...

Stella Reese

writer

My name is Stella Reese, and I am a 17 year old senior. I would describe myself as a one of a kind, goody, playful, and childish person. I'm a very enthusiastic person, and I've very self driven. I'm the type of person who does...

Dezirae Carrion

writer

Dezirae Carrion is a senior at Independence High School. She enjoys going out with her family and friends. The presence of her niece gives her comfort. After high school she wishes to go to college to not only have a career in th...

Ariel Cabrera

writer

I’m Ariel Cabrera, Senior at Independence High School. I am 17, almost 18 years old, and I love to read, write and photograph almost everything. I am a hardworking student both inside and outside of school. I’m vice president...

Teresa Salcido

writer

My name is Teresa Salcido and I am currently a junior at Independence High School. I enjoy being challenged with new tasks and test my limits. I enjoy playing softball and I hope to attend the University of Arizona in Tucson to study H...

Brandon Allison

writer

I am Brandon Allison, Senior at Independence High School. I was Varsity Football captain and a new member of the Journalism team. I am 17 years old and will study sports business at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona S...

Briana Ha

writer and editor

Hello! My name is Briana Ha! I’m a freshman and I spend my days either watching Netflix or Youtube videos. I also love finding new songs and practicing calligraphy!

Jenny Nguyen

writer and editor

Hello, my name is Jenny Nguyen! I am a freshman and I am also the Journalism editor for the paper. Some of my hobbies include creative writing and listening to music. I love meeting new people and making bonds, so don’t feel a...

Citlalli Ramirez

writer and editor

I am a senior at Independence High School and joined Journalism this year. I spend most of my time on my homework and also running miles at soccer practice. I have been balancing being an athlete and a student throughout high s...

Fabrice Tuyizere

writer and sports editor

My name is Fabrice Tuyizere and I am a student athlete at Independence High School. I believe I was put on this earth to spread positivity through the opportunities I’m given. I’ve been given the opportunity to be the journ...

Jasiel Tapia

writer and photographer

My name is Jasiel Tapia. I'm a junior at Independence high school. I participate in three sports throughout the school year: football, wrestling, and tennis. I'm a very competitive person and set high standards for myself. I’...

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