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The Student-Run News Site of Carnegie Vanguard High School

Upstream News

The Student-Run News Site of Carnegie Vanguard High School

Upstream News

Marvels portrayal of DID in the new show Moon Knight

Dissociative Identity Disorder in Moon Knight

By Alex Samano, Staff Writer May 27, 2022

[Moon Knight spoilers] One of the latest additions to the Marvel universe, Moon Knight recently, premiered on Disney Plus. Released weekly from March 30, 2022, through May 4, 2022, Moon Knight showcases...

Carnegie Theatre Companys One Act Play participants (Courtesy of Savannah Santibanez)

Carnegie Theatre Company advances to UIL One Act Play’s 6A Regionals

By Alex Samano and Brooke J Ferrell April 20, 2022

On Friday, April 1st, Carnegie Theatre Company advanced to UIL One-Act Play’s 6A Regionals following their most recent performance of Sally Abbott’s I Think We Are Alone, originally performed by Frantic...

Why each subject in school is utterly useless

Why each subject in school is utterly useless

By Alex Samano, Staff Writer March 29, 2022

History. TIME TRAVEL WAS INVENTED?! Oh. It wasn’t. Then why do I need to know about the past if it isn’t a part of a government plan to blend into any time period I need in order to preserve the...

Attack on Titan Season 4 closes the hit anime series with its disturbed heroes.

Anime Review: Attack on Titan and its infuriating characters

By Alex Samano, Staff Writer March 9, 2022

Spoilers for Attack on Titan (Anime) Humans are naturally drawn to deeply flawed heroes, characters we love to hate. The anime series Attack on Titan is no exception.  On January 10 the long-awaited...

Starting next school year, CVHS athletics will compete in Division 5A.

CVHS athletics switches from UIL Division 6A to 5A

By Alex Samano, Staff Writer February 22, 2022

On February 10, it was announced that CVHS athletic teams are now switching from 6A to 5A UIL divisions for the 2022-2023 school year. Carnegie switched UIL divisions from 5A to 6A over eight years ago...

Identity labeling detracts from the message of Encanto

Identity labeling detracts from the message of Encanto

By Alex Samano, Staff Writer February 2, 2022

Spoiler Warning for the movie Encanto Encanto, at its core, is a movie that somehow combines generational trauma and magical powers with beautiful Colombian representation at every turn. Colombian...

Personal Column: The Hair

Personal Column: The Hair

By Alex Samano, Staff Writer December 8, 2021

Snip.  Strands of the hair slowly fall onto the floor. Each cut felt like it wasn’t enough. I remembered how the long brown hair flowed down to my waist, not in the stereotypically graceful way,...

Minecraft Live mob votes keep longtime players engaged.

Growing With Minecraft

By Alex Samano, Staff Writer November 8, 2021

Open game. Load a new world.  Just like that. You are transported into the blocky world of Minecraft, where you can do anything. Minecraft is a game that I have been attached to since 2015, when I...

Trisha Young poses with the transgender pride flag during CVHSs celebration of National Coming Out Day.

Sophomore Trisha Young shares her journey as a transgender student

By Alex Samano and Brooke J Ferrell October 24, 2021

The red wig sat awkwardly on her scalp. It rubbed in all the wrong places. But the brush of hair at the base of her scalp gave her a grace she'd been unable to grasp with cold wind biting her skin. Suddenly,...

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