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Texas Association of Journalism Education Awards Upstream News Staff Members Recognition in “Best of Texas” Contest for Scholastic Journalism

April 16, 2021

Congratulations to these Upstream News staff members for being recognized for their journalistic writings in the statewide Texas Association of Journalism Education's Best of Texas contest. News Category Judith...

Only recently has anti-Asian hate and violence been in the media. For years, Asian families have had to suffer that xenophobia in isolation.

I experience anti-Asian racism in internal isolation

By Hilary Nguyen, Opinion Editor April 9, 2021

On the evening of March 18, my parents sat me and my siblings down and told us that we need to be even more careful when going out now and that we are no longer in the clear. We had a similar talk around...

CVHS club announcement board offers a variety of student-run activities for the campus to join, even from their homes.

CVHS Clubs Experience a Mix of Obstacles and Success Online

By Nicole Rodil Suarez and Leslie Reyes October 14, 2020

Looking at the CVHS clubs announcement board can be quite dizzying for some students. There are currently 93 student-run clubs listed on CVHS' website and usually in full swing during lunch times on a...

This 30-Day Art Challenge allowed me to capture the ups and downs Ive experienced throughout this pandemic. This piece Missing You was in response to the challenges prompt for the day Loving from Afar.

30 Days of Art for 30 Days of Quarantine

By Ema Wilson, Staff Writer April 28, 2020

As we are at home during quarantine, it can be a struggle to try and find something to do. Oftentimes we resort to just working on school work to keep our minds busy, but what about the creative side?...

My grandfather Ryozo Shintani with his pet cat before being hospitalized in Hiroshima, Japan.

Supporting sick family members from afar

By Ema Wilson, Staff Writer April 27, 2020

My heart skipped a beat as I sat down to see my mother in tears and my father with a serious expression. I quietly edged forward to ask what was wrong but my brain was already spelling out the possibility...

An incomplete puzzle on a dark table

Photos from the Lives of CVHS Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 14, 2020

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College Boards’ Threats Against PSAT Memes Ineffective

By Maria Angelica Amaya, Staff Writer November 13, 2019

You’re in your room, lying comfortably while scrolling through twitter. You start seeing memes and they just keep coming. Meme culture has become something embedded into the teen culture to...

My Family’s Views on Reparations

By Ashton Brown, Staff Writer October 20, 2019

"It's impossible to imagine America without the inheritance of slavery," saidTa-Nehisi Coates to Congress during a hearing on the importance and the need for reparations. As an African-American, I can...

Brad Pitt stars in the intergalatic cinematic journey Ad Astra

Ad Astra: A Man’s Descent Into Madness, Poorly Performed

By David Bonnen, Staff Writer October 7, 2019

Ad Astra is a new take on a timeless story. In the near future, a skilled astronaut (Brad Pitt) must embark on a mission to the farthest planet in our solar system, Neptune, to destroy a malfunctioning...

The German Parliament Building The Reichstag- Site of My Internship in Berlin

A Taste of the Real World- Praktikum

By Leo Bader, Staff Writer October 7, 2019

EDITOR’S NOTE: Follow CVHS sophomore Leo Bader in an ongoing column series as he spends this year as an exchange student navigating the differences between the lives of youth in Berlin and Houston. Today...

Get those volunteer hours while exploring your interests

By Ari Knight, Contributing Writer September 26, 2019

Wondering how to get volunteer hours? We can help! Here is a list of some volunteer opportunities across Houston! Some extremely helpful sites are, and, for those with...

A photo of Leo Baner on the infamous Berlin Wall

Column: From Berlin to Houston

By Leo Bader, Staff Writer September 26, 2019

EDITOR'S NOTE: Follow CVHS sophomore Leo Bader in an ongoing column series as he spends this year as an exchange student navigating the differences between the lives of youth in Berlin and Houston. Most...

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