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A poster above Ms.Englands room celebrate Hans Day.

Junior scores perfect 1600 on SAT

Ibrahim Ali, Reporter March 5, 2024

Every year, nearly 2 million students in America and across the globe take the SAT, the world’s most widely used test for college admissions. The students who strive for the highest level of success...

IHS senior pursues passion for space at Cornell

IHS senior pursues passion for space at Cornell

Srihansika Komanapalli March 1, 2024

From dressing up as a rocket scientist in elementary school to dreaming of working in space exploration, Deepti Kousik, IHS senior, is pursuing Cornell University’s Mechanical Engineering degree in hopes...

FASCA members teaching residents at the Highland Springs Senior Living Community how to use chopsticks and other aspects of Taiwanese culture at their Chinese New Year celebration on Feb. 17, 2024 (Isabella Feng).

Organization preserves Taiwanese culture in the DFW area

Ruchira Prasad, Reporter February 26, 2024

From the Mid-Autumn festival celebrating the moon to traditional fan dancing, Taiwan’s rich history culminates in its intricate culture.  As the global community becomes more interconnected, many...

Culinary I students manage the center’s bake sale, where they gain experience interacting with customers.

CTE programs ensure students are “future ready” for their industry

Ruchira Prasad, Reporter January 23, 2024

A mouse clicks. Keys clatter on the keyboard. Students zoom into digital models of brightly-colored characters.   These are the typical sights and sounds you can expect to find at FISD’s Career...

Students at the pumpkin party on Oct. 24, painting pumpkins and forming connections in the flex lab (Knight Buddies Instagram).

Best Buddies celebrates Halloween

Ruchira Prasad, Reporter November 1, 2023

From the breezy autumn air to pumpkin decorations, Halloween is a popular holiday for many. However, making sure the celebration is accessible to everyone can present a challenge. Fortunately, Best...

Students share passion for food through student-operated restaurant, Saveur

Ruchira Prasad and Vineez Sevilla October 26, 2023

An oven dings. The smell of freshly baked bread wafts through the air. Students rush around, calling out order names and ingredients over the clatter of pots and pans.  These are the sights and sounds...

Stephanie Keen (left) and Aditya Nimbalagundi (right) take a picture after winning Texas All-State Choir in 2023 at Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) where the competition was held.

Journey to All-State: Aditya Nimbalgundi

Srihansika Komanapalli, Knight News Reporter October 26, 2023

Aditya Nimbalagundi remembers car rides with his mom filled with radio music of all kinds of genres. This inspired his pursuit for music within high school. Little did he know that this inspiration...

IHS celebrates its 10th anniversary from its inception in 2014. 
(Nadia Eimandoust/Wikipedia)

IHS celebrates 10th anniversary

Ruchira Prasad, Reporter August 23, 2023

From the Aloha pep rally to the concept of “HIME”, Independence has formed a variety of traditions over the years.  Originally with a graduating class size of just 325 students back in 2014, IHS...

Martin Luther King Jr. imaged in 1963 (Associated Press)

IHS student’s remember Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy

Saisha Agarwal, Executive Producer, Reporter January 16, 2023

On the third Monday of every year, America remembers the social activist who led the way for equal rights in the United States. Martin Luther King Jr. day (MLK day) commemorates the life, legacy, and efforts...

Preschoolers learn how to light a menorah for Hanukkah on, Nov. 30, 2018 at Adas Israel Congregation. 
Photo Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images

IHS students celebrate winter holidays

Saisha Agarwal, Executive Producer, Reporter December 14, 2022

December hosts a variety of religious and cultural holidays across the globe. This year, Knight News explored five holidays celebrated in December and discovered what some of them represent for IHS students,...

Sophie Kent (left), Adam Montefalcon (middle) Matthew Goldman (right) photographed at Best Buddies event (Sophie Kent/IHS)

Servant Leader: Sophie Kent

Saisha Agarwal, Executive Producer, Reporter December 14, 2022

At IHS, officers of clubs and organizations hold leadership positions for a variety of different purposes. For one leader, the purpose is to entirely serve the greater good.  Leadership which sprouts...

IHS band performed “Birds of Paradise” at the Plano East Marching Invitational on Oct. 1 2022 at Plano East. (Youtube/@Shannon Kilburn)

FISD awarded “Best Community for Music Education” title for sixth time

Riya Vatti, Editor-in-Chief December 13, 2022

FISD was named the “Best Community for Music Education (BCME) for the sixth time in a row on Dec. 7, 2022.  The BCME Award is given to districts by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM)...

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