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The Common Sense

The Common Sense is Independence High School's official student newspaper, representing the voice of IHS students.  It is entirely written, edited, and designed by students in IHS's Journalism class.

  • To read and/or download the entire, multi-page PDF of the school newspaper, please click here.
  • You can access the latest edition of The Common Sense at any time by going to

We welcome and value your feedback and correspondence. If you have an opinion about any of our coverage, or wish to bring attention to an important issue facing our campus community, please email