• April 10No prom tickets will be sold after April 18.

  • April 10Charging in the cafeteria will stop on May 1.

  • April 10Baseball plays at 6:30 P.M. at home April 10.

  • April 10Caps and gowns will be handed out April 23.

  • April 10Yearbooks can still be purchased for $100 in B118.

  • March 21Deadline to apply to the Sara Lynn Murphy Memorial Scholarship is April 15

  • March 21Lost and found will be donated March 23

  • March 9Prom tickets will be for sale one March 21 for $35

  • January 10Seniors: Check the board next to the counseling office for scholarship opportunities.

  • December 4Senior yard signs will be on sale for $20 until April 6.

An Open Letter to the Class of 2018

Mia Laub, Contributor

April 4, 2018

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To My Fellow Seniors,     As 13 years of preparation come to a close, I ask you to take it all in. Our whole lives we were told that we have to work hard to get what we want, and as most of you, all I want is to graduate. In our Williamson County bubble, it can be hard to grasp how difficult it can be to make it to May 18. So, kudos for making as far as you have. Mental breakdowns, anxiety, and tears are just a few ...

Is College Really Worth It?

Zack McCoy, Contributor

April 4, 2018

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Many students are excited about moving out of their parents house and starting a new part of their life when they head off to college; however, there are many other factors that must be considered. Many students are deterred from attending college because it is so expensive. The average cost of college tuition is now at a high of $20,403 per year, and for many people this seems like too much. Although there are scholarsh...

Famous Cil

Rachel Hill, Contributor

March 22, 2018

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One of the most underutilized sources of compelling stories and first-hand accounts of America’s history lies in the elderly population nowadays. I stumbled upon Carpenter for a writing assignment last summer and was told the incredible story below. Doris “Famous Cil” Carpenter is a card-carrying member of the generation who lived through the seismic decade known as the 1960s. Carpenter, in a time of national tragedies ...

Time Flies

Sydney Stapleton, Contributor

March 15, 2018

Filed under IndyInk

It feels like yesterday when I took my first steps into Independence High School. Now, I am in the process of preparing for my senior year. When we were younger, I’m sure most of our parents probably told us, “Life goes by faster the older that you get.” It hasn’t been until this year that I began to believe that statement. This summer, I was blessed with the opportunity to embark on a 12-day adventure across some...

Twenty Dollars Never Cost so Much

Nicholas Ginest, Contributor

March 2, 2018

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The Tennessee State Thespian Conference, also known as "thescon," is one of the biggest high school theatre events in the nation. A predicted 1,200  students from all over the state were supposed to attend it recently, that was, until it was cancelled due to snow and ice. This was devastating to the  hundreds of students who put the time and effort into preparing for the fun-filled weekend. From the student board that spe...

“The Apocalypse Will Blossom” on the Red Carpet

“The Apocalypse Will Blossom” on the Red Carpet

February 20, 2018

 “Rejoice! Our times are intolerable. Take courage, for the worst is a harbinger of the best. Only dire circumstance can precipitate the overthrow of oppressors. The old and corrupt must be laid to waste...

Fourth Grade

Amelia Scott, Editor

February 7, 2018

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My friends don’t see me on the days when they’re blind it happens often enough that sometimes I wonder if I’m the one who can’t see I’ve realized I base every friend off you and none of them come close to your wonder. They can’t live up to the fiction I remember of a brightened friend who matched me step for step unlike those with me now...

Hide It All

Amelia Scott, Editor

November 8, 2017

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The thoughts jumble and mix in my head spikes of emotion light up- one, two, three- the list goes on. Not knowing what is inside of me a barrier set between me, myself, and I. Butterflies do not show fear that one is much deeper than voiced. Falling apart at the seams chips- to cracks- to breaks. Hidden on the inside it festers thousands of teardrops lost in the dark. Alone, invisible, unwanted, unneeded, ...

Never Ending

Amelia Scott, Editor

November 8, 2017

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We met in the sunlight, So bright darkness could not pursue Souls linked by minds Thoughts shared by hearts. My loneliness disappeared with you And hope took it's place, The fear of nothing was lost to the wind. Words are shamed as minds intertwine in their own dance....


Jared Frazier, Contributor

September 18, 2017

Filed under IndyInk, Poems

A thud against the unforgiving earth howling Winds rushes forth from already punctured lungs and thus begins rebirth. As the twisting forest of ashen metal mockingly salutes the tumble from on high their thin gray branches howl back -- politely matching the shrill pitch of the ringing Winds. Winds continues in this way -- reverberating against the ugly trunks. Until an ashen fog rolls slothfully in ...


Amelia Scott, Staff Writer

August 30, 2017

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Let's go find our minds, in a place that tells no time. We left them far behind, when we sat and watched the sky. Clouds few by in the blue, while we looked for something new.   Me, and me, and me. You, and you, and you. we only have our minds, to fight against the time. We keep them close at hand, while we sit but won't understand. Shapes pass us up in the sky, blindly we see them go by.   You, a...


Emily Brown, Contributor

April 21, 2017

Filed under IndyInk, Short Stories

Youth is filled with discovery, adventure, whimsy and wonder. It is filled with the ones you love and the ones you lose, the things you learn and the things you forget. Sadly, as you grow, the discoveries of play time, the adventure of pretend pirate games, the whimsy of stuffed bears and toys and the wonders of imagination- they all seem to disappear. You forget how to be carefree; you forget how to travel to Narn...

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