Alyssa Topping
I have attended Independence from my sixth grade year to halfway through my eighth grade year. I moved to Shady Spring Middle school to finish off eighth grade. Shady Spring High School is where I spent my entire freshman year. I love to write, type, and keep track of events in the world. I have five brothers and two sisters (step, half, and biological). I have grown up in Coal City and Daniels, but I spend around three months a year in Ohio to visit my dad. I am excited to be back at Independence, and I can’t wait to see where the  school takes me! 

Alyssa Topping, Reporter

Dec 19, 2019
App Review: Mario Kart (Story)
Dec 19, 2019
Titanic: The Museum (Story)
Dec 19, 2019
Origin of Christmas  (Story)
Dec 16, 2019
New Exam Dates (Story)
Dec 16, 2019
Are Teens Who Spend More Time on Social Media More Likely to Suffer Anxiety and Depression? (Story)
Dec 16, 2019
Making the Most of High School  (Story)
Dec 16, 2019
Shooting on Florida Military Base  (Story)
Dec 16, 2019
Sandbox (Story)
Dec 16, 2019
My Thanksgiving Break (Story)
Nov 22, 2019
Too Many Snow Days? (Story)
Nov 22, 2019
MaKamey Manor (Story)
Nov 22, 2019
Reimagined Assignments (Story)
Nov 22, 2019
Are Our Phones Making Us Addicts? (Story)
Nov 22, 2019
Is It Too Early to Decorate for Christmas?  (Story)
Nov 22, 2019
End of the Semester (Story)
Nov 22, 2019
My Brother is a Marine (Story)
Nov 22, 2019
Clear Fear (Story)
Nov 07, 2019
Is Cheating Getting Worse? (Story)
Nov 07, 2019
Grey’s Anatomy (Story)
Nov 07, 2019
Movie Review of Countdown (Story)
Nov 04, 2019
Is Drinking and Driving Still a Problem for Teenagers? (Story)
Nov 04, 2019
Should Students Be Allowed to Skip Senior Year? (Story)
Nov 01, 2019
Freshman Student of the Month: Makenzie Bragg (Story)
Oct 18, 2019
West Virginia’s Period of Drought (Story)
Oct 18, 2019
Who Has Billboard’s Top Secret? (Story)
Oct 18, 2019
Shane Dawson’s Makeup Palette (Story)
Oct 18, 2019
Effects of Energy Drinks (Story)
Oct 18, 2019
Have Curse Words Become So Common That They Have Lost Shock Value? (Story)
Oct 18, 2019
Is It More Important to Be Honest or Nice? (Story)
Oct 04, 2019
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum (Story)
Oct 04, 2019
Can Graffiti Ever Be Considered Art? (Story)
Oct 04, 2019
Is a Longer School Calendar a Good Idea? (Story)
Oct 04, 2019
How Much Pressure Do Boys Face to Have the Perfect Body? (Story)
Oct 04, 2019
VSCO Girls: What Are They? (Story)
Oct 04, 2019
The Story of Ted Bundy (Story)
Sep 23, 2019
Apple’s Newest Addition (Story)
Sep 23, 2019
Effects of Bullying (Story)
Sep 23, 2019
Are Naps Helpful or Harmful? (Story)
Sep 16, 2019
Do You Think Life Exists–Or Has Ever Existed–Somewhere Besides Earth? (Story)
Sep 16, 2019
Do Violent Video Games Make People Violent in Real Life? (Story)
Sep 16, 2019
Is There Too Much Pressure on Girls to Have “Perfect” Bodies? (Story)
Sep 13, 2019
Nick Worix : September Sophomore of the Month (Story)
Aug 30, 2019
Is Cheerleading a Sport? (Story)
Alyssa Topping