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30 Days of Art for 30 Days of Quarantine

This 30-Day Art Challenge allowed me to capture the ups and downs I've experienced throughout this pandemic. This piece

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? That’s why the 30 Day Art For Home Challenge is a perfect way to destress and allow your creative juices ...

Supporting sick family members from afar

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

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 of what had happened. Finally she looked up to me and said the words that I dreaded to hear: “You ...

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 that point it has become a way that we talk and communicate, like a secret language that only teens reall...

My Family’s Views on Reparations

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 guarantee that slavery has been prevalent in my bloodline. With the lack of documentation of slaves,...

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

Brad Pitt stars in the intergalatic cinematic journey Ad Astra

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 space station commanded by his famous father. (Tommy Lee Jones) The punctuated structure of the pl...

A Taste of the Real World- Praktikum

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

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 starts like any other weekday morning. I eat, get dressed, brush my teeth, and then grab my...

Get those volunteer hours while exploring your interests

Come and volunteer!

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 serveforgood.org, and volunteermatch.org, for those with specific interests or want to work in a certain kind of group. You can use the search bar and check t...

Column: From Berlin to Houston

A photo of Leo Baner on the infamous Berlin Wall

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 of us grow up surrounded by a set of similar points of view: reading from the same set of news...

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