The Independence was founded in 2014 by Kyle Cloud, with the permission of the Heritage Academy Mesa Campus administration. Other early members who played major roles in its establishment include Ethan Berglund, Katie Hill, Sarah West, Kyle Cloud, and Daniel Pang. Benjamin Hill serves as the current Editor in Chief.
It is the mission of the Independence to keep our community from a state of ignorance. Independence will promote learning through the essays of Heritage Academy scholars, which are shared to promote ideas of freedom and American ideals.