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Harshini Dhanasekar’s piece, titled “Disheveled,” revolves around the beauty in imperfection. Dhanasekar hopes the piece allows viewers to embrace their flaws and recognize where true beauty lies.

IHS art program advances to VASE state

Ruchira Prasad, Reporter March 25, 2024

As students explore their passions for artistic fields, the Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) is providing students with the opportunity to showcase their artwork across the community. On Feb. 24,...

Celebrating Black Scholars: An Age Old Rivalry of Influential Educators

Celebrating Black Scholars: An Age Old Rivalry of Influential Educators

Addison Williams, Lead Anchor March 1, 2024

During the month of February, Black History Month is celebrated to honor and commemorate the achievements and milestones set by Black inventors, activists, authors, doctors, entrepreneurs, and many more.  In...

A picture of Amelia Earhart and the sonar image released by Deep Sea Vision side by side. (Deep Sea Vision/Getty Images)

Sonar image may help solve Amelia Earhart mystery

Srihansika Komanapalli, Reporter February 26, 2024

A sonar image taken more than 16,000 feet underwater displayed an outline of what seemed to be Amelia Earhart’s missing aircraft.  Deep Sea Vision, the exploration company that released this image,...

King answers student-submitted question while band directors attempt Hot Ones challenge for the Band holiday party on Dec. 15, 2023.

Band directors take on “Hot Ones” challenge

Ibrahim Ali, Reporter December 22, 2023

A cafeteria stage transformed into a viral sensation, a challenge boldly attempted, and laughter erupting as chicken wings turned into instruments of both torment and triumph. This was the situation Independence’s...

Angel tree Christmas wishes displayed at Eglin Air Force Base, taken by writer and photographer Samuel King Jr.

Angel Tree Magic: FISD spreads holiday cheer

Addison Williams, Lead Anchor December 21, 2023

Thamara Millan brought non-profit organization, The Small World Angel Tree program, to FISD in order to help impoverished students in need.  Millan began her career in the Frisco Independent School...

From left to right: Annabeth (Leah Sava Jeffries), Grover (Aryan Simhadri), and Percy (Walker Scobell), who play the main trio of the series (Disney).

Review: “Percy Jackson and the Olympians”

Ruchira Prasad, Reporter December 21, 2023

With over 180 million copies sold, Rick Riordan’s book series “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” is one of the most successful Greek-mythology-inspired franchises, and remains a lasting icon of the...

Wonka  legacy continues

“Wonka” legacy continues

Riya Vatti and Saisha Agarwal December 19, 2023

Just over 51 years ago, “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory'' (1971) debuted on the silver screen. The story, made famous by its original writer Roald Dahl, resonated with audiences across the...

Animated films, “Rapunzel”,“Moana”, and “Frozen” feature a similar 3D art style. (Disney/Josh Spiegel)

Disney Animated films have taken a downfall

Riya Vatti, Editor-in-Chief December 17, 2023

Although the release of the animated film “Wish” (2023) is meant to be an ode to Disney’s older movies, in reality it represents everything wrong with the Disney Animated studio. Homogenization Since...

Platforms, such as Soundraw or Boomy, enable users to create music using AI. Some AI technologies include an image-to-music feature, where users can upload media of their choice, and the AI will create music inspired by the image (Production Music Live).

Technology vs. Creative Expression: AI enters the music industry

Ruchira Prasad, Reporter December 5, 2023

As Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning steadily expand, their latest impact is on the realm of music.  With a few clicks of the keyboard, users can craft music that’s tailored to their...

An image of 1989 (Taylor’s Version) new           
album cover on Oct. 27, 2023.

Review of 1989 (Taylor’s Version)

Srihansika Komanapalli, Knight News Reporter November 8, 2023

1989 marked Taylor Swift’s entry into pop music, a genre she dominated after this album's release. Exactly nine years later, 1989 (Taylor’s Version) set the record for most streams in one day on Spotify. Named...

Disney’s Studio Logo features a reimagined visual of the Cinderella castle, announced at Disney’s bi-annual D23 event in 2022  to celebrate 100 years since the company’s founding. (Walt Disney Company)

Disney celebrates 100 year anniversary

Ibrahim Ali, Reporter November 3, 2023

100 years ago, a pre-fame 21-year-old Walter Elias Disney (known mainly as Walt) and his older brother Roy founded the Disney Brothers Studio on Oct. 18, 1923. In the century since, that company, now...

During dress rehearsals on Oct. 24, the cast and crew run through the show at the auditorium. This scene is set in the Puffs’ common room, while a character tells a story.

Review: “Puffs”: IHS Theatre’s latest production

Ruchira Prasad, Reporter October 27, 2023

After months of preparing, Independence’s first play of the school year, “Puffs'' is finally here, and for fans of J.K. Rowling’s  “Harry Potter” franchise, the performance is a must-see.  Written...

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