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The IHS Color Guard performing their show, “And Then There Was One,” at Frisco High School’s Frisco Flag Night on Feb. 23. From the student-designed floor to the synchronized choreography, the show conveys the message of teamwork, illustrating how individuals work together as one to achieve their shared goals.

District color guard showcase brings community together

Ruchira Prasad, Reporter March 1, 2024

Colorful flags flow in unison. Dancers move in synchronized groups. The audience cheers as a guard member throws a prop rifle into the air.  Through a blend of art and athleticism, color guard is a...

A professional ESports team plays League of Legends at a national tournament. (Riot Games)

IHS ESports competes at rising phenomenon

Ibrahim Ali, Reporter February 13, 2024

Video Gaming is the biggest juggernaut in modern entertainment, with a projected value this year of $282 billion and over 3 billion gamers across the globe.  However, some players take their passions...

Students in the class learning how to build fires using flint and steel for their camping unit in Nov. 2023 (Colt Klipfel).

Students learn survival skills through IHS class

Ruchira Prasad, Reporter December 19, 2023

Leaves crunch against your shoes. A cold wind blows through the air as you trek through the woods. You need to find shelter— and quick—to avoid the chill of the night. You rack your brain, trying...

(Left to right): Vaishnavi Pavuluri, junior, Dhriti Kundu, junior, Maialane Hughes, and Raygan Stair at the Panther Invitational at Hillcrest High School on Nov. 10, 2023  (Vaishnavi Pavuluri)

Beating odds: Girls’ wrestling at IHS

Ruchira Prasad, Reporter November 17, 2023

Of the nearly 300,000 high school wrestlers in the United States in 2023, 16 percent are female. However, as the sport gains traction, a growing number of female wrestlers are finding ways to overcome...

Team members carrying coolers of Gatorade to distribute to the athletes at a football game on Sept. 15, in the Kuykendall Stadium (Kiara Uppal)

“The team behind the team”: How sports medicine is influencing IHS athletics

Ruchira Prasad, Reporter October 16, 2023

“The team behind the team.” That’s how athletic trainer and sports-medicine teacher, Alexis Davis, describes the sports-med team at IHS.  The sports-medicine team, which is composed of around...

Varsity tennis player, Meghana Tummala, is photographed at Independence on Aug. 5, after winning a match against Abilene High School. (Instagram/@ihsknightstennis)

IHS athletics students combat Texas heat

Riya Vatti, Editor-in-Chief September 25, 2023

The summer of 2023 saw record-breaking temperatures in Texas, topping 110 degrees. This poses a challenge for certain athletics students who hold their practices and events outside. Tennis For...

The athletes work out on the turf, where they are split into different groups to maximize connection between different sports (Zachary Stokes)

How the “All Sports” workouts are impacting IHS athletics

Ruchira Prasad, Reporter September 25, 2023

Home to over 15 athletic teams, Independence has established a strong sports culture over the years– with athletes and coaches working together to represent the school.  However, due to the wide...

In Fall of 2024, NBC Sports Next’s SportsEngine Introduced FriscoSportsLive.com in order to broadcast FISD Athletics. (FriscoSportsLive.com)

NBC Sports Next’s SportsEngine broadcasts FISD Athletics

Riya Vatti, Editor-in-Chief September 5, 2023

With around 12,000 athletes and 74 playoff teams, the need to make Athletics more available to students, families, and coaches is at an all-time high. In order to fully highlight program successes and...

(Charlie Riedel/AP Photo)

Kansas City Chiefs win Super Bowl LVII

Saisha Agarwal, Executive Producer, Reporter February 13, 2023

After a spirited comeback victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII, the Kansas City Chiefs became Super Bowl champions for the second time in four years.  It was a back-and-forth battle....

Victoria Ciriaco poses with her Region medals on Feb. 7, 2023.

Junior advances to State for 200 IM swim

Riya Vatti, Editor-in-Chief February 13, 2023

In a sport where every second can determine whether you win or lose, sticking to consistent training, hard work, and mindset is inevitable. Many swimmers even consider it necessary for success in competition.  This...

FIFA World Cup faces controversies

FIFA World Cup faces controversies

Ibrahim Ali, Reporter December 17, 2022

As the World Cup comes to a close this Sunday, several controversies ranging from government corruption to international politics, have emerged. These issues begin with the host of this year’s tournament. Qatar  On...

The freshman girls volleyball team getting their picture taken in the gym. (Aanika Dewan)

Volleyball teammates take court

Hansi Komanapalli September 8, 2022

The transition from middle school to high school isn’t easy for anyone, including the girls on the freshman girl’s volleyball team.  “I feel like transitioning coaches is the biggest thing, just...

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