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The student news site of iUniversity Prep in Grapevine, Texas

iHoot

The student news site of iUniversity Prep in Grapevine, Texas

iHoot

2021-2022 Staff

Eve Bamber
Editor-in-Chief

Eve Bamber

My name is Eve Bamber, and I’m a sophomore here at iUniversity Prep. I’ll be one of your Editor-in-Chief's for this year at iHoot! After growing up in Australia and then moving halfway across the world to Texas, I'm fortunate...

Natalie McLaren
Editor-in-Chief

Natalie McLaren

Hello! My name is Natalie McLaren, and I am one of the Co-Editor in Chief's this year for iHoot! I'm a Junior at iUPrep, and this is my second year here. I love helping people and I love writing, making iHoot a perfect fit for...

Emily DeMotte
Associate Editor

Emily DeMotte

Hi! My name is Emily and I'll be the Associate Editor for iHoot this year. I am in 11th grade and this will be my 4th year at iUniversity Prep and second year with iHoot. Outside of school, you'll find me at the dance studio or...

Ali Omar
Business Manager

Ali Omar

Hi, my name is Ali Omar. I am in 11th grade and this is my first year at IUP. I like to do a variety of things, such as traveling, hanging out with my friends, playing games, watching sports, playing with my family and dog, and...

Alessandra Gonzalez
Photo/Graphic Editor

Alessandra Gonzalez

Hello everyone! My name is Alessandra Gonzalez and I am an eleventh-grader at iUniversity Prep. This will be my 5th year attending online school. I love to write articles and be a part of the journalism community. I am so grateful...

Brooke Bolinger
Eyes on Owls Section Editor

Brooke Bolinger

Hey, y'all! My name is Brooke Bolinger and I am in 10th grade here at iUP! This is my second year here and I can say that this is by far the BEST school EVER!! This year I am the Eyes on Owls Section Editor and cannot wait to read and h...

Feature Section Editor

Keeley Wilhelm

Hi, my name is Keeley and I'm in 11th grade at iUniversity Prep; this is my first year at here. I enjoy learning languages, reading, and writing. I'm excited to be a part of iHoot this year as a Staff Writer.

Marcus Bamber
Sports Section Editor

Marcus Bamber

My name is Marcus and I'm in ninth grade. This is my 2nd year at IUP and iHoot. Outside of school, I love to solve Rubik's cubes, including the 4x4 and megaminx. I also love to work out and do long-distance running. I am really...

Sammantha Brischke
Staff Assistant

Sammantha Brischke

Hello! My name is Sammantha and I'm a freshman at iUniversity Prep. This is my 1st year at iUPrep and everything seems amazing. I love going on thrill rides, trying different foods, walking my dog, and reading while listening...

Leah Robbins
Staff Assistant

Leah Robbins

Hello, my name is Leah Robbins and I'm in 7th grade at iUniversity Prep. This is my 1st year at iUPrep! One of my hobbies is Volleyball. Outside of school, I enjoy spending my time roller-skating around my house. I'm excited to...

Dawson Baker
Staff Assistant

Dawson Baker

This is my 2nd year at iUPrep! Some hobbies of mine include fishing. Outside of school, I enjoy spending my time Fishing and friends. Also, I love competition! I'm excited to be a part of iHoot this year as a Staff Assistant!

Curtis Bamber
Staff Assistant

Curtis Bamber

This is my second year at iUP and iHoot. I love being here. Some of my hobbies are working out, making graphic designs, and Rubix cubing. I love learning new things and I enjoy my time at iHoot a lot. I am super excited for another...

Samantha Anderson
Staff Writer

Samantha Anderson

Hello, My name is Samantha Anderson and I am a Senior at iUniversity Prep. This year is my third and final year at iUP and it has been one of the best experiences of my life! In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with friends and...

Tessa Bradley
Staff Writer

Tessa Bradley

Hi, my name is Tessa Bradley. I am a thirteen-year-old (fourteen if you're reading this on or after December 14) Sith Lord, and I am in eighth grade. I intend to write various fiction and non-fiction in this newspaper. Outside...

Avery Davenport
Staff Writer

Avery Davenport

This is my 1st year at iUPrep! Some of my hobbies include writing and listening to music. Outside of school, I enjoy spending my time running. Also, I love horror movies, musical theatre, and debate.

Anika Goswami
Staff Writer

Anika Goswami

Hi! My name is Anika, and I'm a 6th grader at iUniversity Prep. This is my first year at iUPrep, and I am excited to be a member of iHoot. My hobbies include reading books, playing computer games and badminton, riding my scooter,...

Makenna Horne
Staff Writer

Makenna Horne

My name is Makenna Horne and I am in 11th grade. This will be my 5th year at IUP and my first year apart of iHoot! ...

Adelina Jackson
Staff Writer

Adelina Jackson

Hi! My name is Adelina, and I'm in 6th grade at iUPrep. This is my 1st year at iUPrep and iHoot! I love trying new things, but my favorite things to do are dance, baking, creating, and hanging with friends! I am excited to be...

Yadiz Martinez
Staff Writer

Yadiz Martinez

Hi! My name is Yadiz and I'm in 7th grade and this is my first year at iUniversity Prep. Some hobbies of mine include bike-riding, baking, puzzles, and playing the Keyboard! Outside of school, I enjoy my time by reading, bike-riding,...

Ayaan Moledina
Staff Writer

Ayaan Moledina

My name is Ayaan Moledina. I am in 7th grade here at iUPrep! I love politics and how the government works. I feel that politics goes hand-in-hand with journalism. They can both help people and hurt people. My goal is to make sure that w...

Jordyn Morgan
Staff Writer

Jordyn Morgan

Hello, my name is Jordyn and I'm in 11th grade at iUniversity Prep. This is my 4th year at iUPrep! I enjoy speaking French and painting. Outside of school, I spend my time by doing gymnastics. I also enjoy listening to music and...

Juliana Mun
Special Section Editor

Juliana Mun

Hi, my name is Juliana Mun and I'm in tenth grade at iUniversity Prep. This is my first year at iUPrep. Some hobbies of mine are writing, shopping, and hanging out with friends. Outside of school, I enjoy spending my time making...

Kendall Myers
Staff Writer

Kendall Myers

Hi there! My name is Kendall. This is my first year as an iUniversity Prep student as well as an iHoot Staff Writer! I am in 6th grade. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and my dog, Chloe. I also enjoy researching...

Hayden Rockaway
Staff Writer

Hayden Rockaway

Hey there, my name is Hayden Rockaway. I'm in 7th Grade and this is my second year at iUniversity. Some of my hobbies include reading, writing, drawing, and participating in agility with my two corgis. I also love food and the...

Ayush Sachdeva
Staff Writer

Ayush Sachdeva

My name is Ayush Sachdeva, and I'm currently in 7th grade. This is my 2nd year at iUniversity Prep, and I am very excited about my classes this year. Some things I like to do include playing sports like basketball and badminton....

Harrisen Smith
Staff Writer

Harrisen Smith

Hello, my name is Harrisen Smith and I am in 11th grade at iUniversity Prep. This is my second year attending iUniversity Prep. In my free time, I enjoy skateboarding, playing guitar, and playing video games with my friends. Currently,...

Sophia Sokoll
Staff Writer

Sophia Sokoll

Hi! I'm Sophia. This is my second year at iUP, and I'm in 7th grade. I love horseback riding and playing volleyball. I also really like baking and cooking. I have 1 Labrador, her name is Lily and she is just about a year and a...

Katelyn Solis
Staff Writer

Katelyn Solis

Hi! My name is Katelyn Solis. I am in 5th grade at iUP(iUniversity Prep). This is my 1st year at iUPrep. I like to play on the Nintendo; Minecraft, and Animal Crossing New Horizons are my favorites. Outside of school, I enjoy...

Hannah Zabiepour
Clubs and Activities Section Editor

Hannah Zabiepour

My name is Hannah Zabiepour, and I'm in the 11th grade! My hobbies include conducting physics research at the University of Texas Dallas, reading, and painting. This is my first year at iUniversity Prep, and I'm super excited...

Jacob Rutledge
Staff Writer

Jacob Rutledge

Hello, my name is Jacob Rutledge and I'm in 5th grade at iUniversity Prep. This is my 1st year at iUPrep! Some hobbies of mine include programming and video games. Outside of school, I enjoy spending my time working on my hobbies...

Kalen Wright
Staff Writer

Kalen Wright

Hello, my name is Kalen and I'm a 9th Grade student at iUniversity Prep. I enjoy ballet, drawing, cooking, baking, writing, and reading. I really enjoy writing and I am super excited to be a part of iHoot this year as a Staff...

Evangeline Smith
Staff Writer

Evangeline Smith

Hi! I am Evangeline Smith. I am a 9th-grade student who loves to write and be involved! This is my 2nd year at iUP and I love it! I like to play music and cook! I am so excited to be part of iHoot this year!

Eleni Verven
Staff Writer

Eleni Verven

Hi, my name is Eleni. I am in 6th grade at iUP, and this is my 1st year at iUP. I enjoy spending time doing crafts, drawing, playing softball, and reading comics. Also, I love to try different types of food.

Shivaanshi Patidar
Staff Writer

Shivaanshi Patidar

Hi! I'm Shivaanshi Patidar and I'm in 6th grade. I love harry potter and Lord of the Rings, I love writing short stories and I am making my first chapter book right now. I love drawing and sketching as well. I love reading!!!

Callen Hidenbrand
Staff Writer

Callen Hidenbrand

Hello, I'm Callen and I'm in 5th grade at iUniversity Prep. This is my 1st year at iUPrep. Some of my hobbies are riding my bike, playing video games, and drawing comics. Outside of school I enjoy building with Lego's, because...

Henry Warren
Staff Writer

Henry Warren

My name is Henry, I know a lot about animals! I'm in the 6th grade and I'm proud to be a part of iHoot!

Sadie Howe
Staff Writer

Sadie Howe

My name is Sadie Howe, and I'm in eighth grade. This is my fourth year at iUP and my first year contributing to iHoot. I enjoy writing in the creative and informative genres and am looking forward to being a Staff Writer. ...

Danny Hall
Staff Writer

Danny Hall

Hello, my name is Danny Hall and I'm in 8th grade at iUniversity Prep. This is my 1st year at iUPrep! Some hobbies of mine include writing, drawing, and watching TV. Outside of school, I enjoy spending my time just sitting around and...

Nina Gameros
Staff Writer

Nina Gameros

Hi, I'm Nina Gameros I'm in 7th grade. This is my 2nd year here at iUP! My hobbies include Swords /Swordplay, Biking, and Skateboarding. I also love baking and playing games with my siblings.

Maryam Syeda
Staff Writer

Maryam Syeda

Hello, my name is Maryam Syeda and I'm in 6th grade at iUniversity Prep. This is my 1st year at iUPrep! Some hobbies of mine include art, taekwondo, and basketball. Outside of school, I enjoy spending my time studying, playing,...

Sulaiman Shaik
Staff Writer

Sulaiman Shaik

Hello, my name is Sulaiman and I'm in 7th Grade grade at iUniversity Prep. This is my 1st year at iUPrep! Some hobbies of mine include Making Videos, Making Video Games, and being History Buff (Wanna be!). Outside of school, I...

Chloe Pittard
Staff Writer

Chloe Pittard

Hi! My name is Chloe Pittard. I'm in 10th grade at iUniversity Prep. This is my 1st year at iUPrep! I am very passionate about God, and I love spending time with friends and family! I have danced all my life on teams and at studios,...

Kinley Petzold
Staff Writer

Kinley Petzold

Hi, my name is Kinley and I'm in 7th grade at iUPrep. This is my 3rd year at iUPrep! I like to draw and take photos! I am also a level 8 gymnast at Impact gymnastics!

McKinnley Rupp
Staff Writer

McKinnley Rupp

I am in 7th grade, I have 3 dogs and this is my second year here at IUP and I love it, some of my hobbies are crocheting, playing with my dogs, and also riding my bike. lastly, a couple of fun facts about me are I was born in...

JoElle Coats
Travel Section Editor

JoElle Coats

Hello, My name is JoElle and I'm in 11th grade at iUniversity Prep. This is my 5th year here at this school! My hobbies are learning Chinese, watching foreign dramas, writing, and eating. I also enjoy working at ASI Gymnastics...

Kayla Thomas
Staff Writer

Kayla Thomas

Hi, I’m Kayla. This is my 2nd year at IUP. I’m in 6th grade. I like to read and draw. I also like to play tennis. Right now, my family is traveling so I'm not in the USA. I'm excited to be a part of iHoot this year a...

Avika Taneja
Staff Writer

Avika Taneja

Hello, my name is Avika Taneja and I'm in 6th grade at iUniversity Prep. This is my 2nd year at iUPrep and iHoot! Some hobbies of mine include acting, singing, and dancing. Outside of school, I enjoy spending my time coding, acting, ...

Kathryn Russell
Staff Writer

Kathryn Russell

My name is Kat, I am in 10th grade, I enjoy wake-surfing snow skiing, hanging out with friends! Also, I love to travel!

Addison Bartek
Staff Writer

Addison Bartek

Hi! My name is Addison Bartek and I'm in 10th grade. This is my 4th year at iUPrep and my 3rd year at iHoot! I like to read, do creative writing, play video games, and my favorite subject is Science. I also love to go swimming...

Thanh-Xuan Nguyen
College Corner Section Editor

Thanh-Xuan Nguyen

Hey! My name is Xuan Nguyen and will be the College Corner Section Editor this year. This is my 2nd year in iHoot but my 4th and final year at iUprep. Senior year is a bit busy but when I get some free time, some of my favorite hobbies ...

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