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‘Work that poll!’ Senior Adjoa Asare Recounts Her Experience as a Poll Worker for the 2020 Elections

Adjoa Asare working as a high school tech Electronic Support Specialist at a Harris County polling site.
November 12, 2020

  Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church in the Heights neighborhood of Houston, Texas: long lines, hundreds of people, and flag-flying protestors from either side, standing the mandated...

Students Demand HISD Promote an Anti-Racist Curriculum and Environment Following Summer of Black Lives Matter Protests

Black Lives Matter protests have inspired students all over the country to demand racial justice in school curriculum and policing.
October 14, 2020

Following a summer of protests in the name of racial justice, students and teachers are now informing themselves, and taking up the gauntlet to bring demands for racial justice to HISD schools. Integrating...

Race and Coronavirus in America

The virus that
Being Black in America might make you more susceptible to COVID-19
May 13, 2020

COVID-19 and it’s rising death toll have become matters of concern for every person on Earth, after achieving pandemic status. Unfortunately, in America, the concern is greater for some groups of people...

“The Perfect Remix” Live- How a Father and Son Work to Beat the Instagram Algorithm

“The Perfect Remix” Live- How a Father and Son Work to Beat the Instagram Algorithm
April 28, 2020

Among the many things our society has lost because of COVID-19--including the ability for some to go to work, and black lives at a disproportionate rate--one aspect of life we have had to improvise is...

Quarantined for the Better

A view of my goal-setting wall during the pandemic keeps me motivated to use this time productively.
April 16, 2020

There’s a soft bang that comes from my bedroom. Then there’s another. My mom calls me from her room downstairs, probably to ask what all the noise I’m making is, but I ignore the call. Frustrated,...

Political Discussions Need to Be Regulated on School Campuses to Prevent Hate Speech

This picture shows Kaitlin Bennett on a school campus interviewing students.
March 6, 2020

Free speech is heavily discussed in our country today. Of course, we are well versed with our First Amendment Rights. Our First Amendment gives all people the right to freely express themselves without...

My List of the Top 5 Most Influential Movies to Watch During Black History Month

My List of the Top 5 Most Influential Movies to Watch During Black History Month
February 27, 2020

As you may know, this month, February, is America’s Black History Month, where we honor the struggles and accomplishments of Black people in America and in the world. This month stands to appreciate...

A Bellaire High School Student’s Perspective on the Shooting

**ADVANCE FOR MONDAY, OCT. 20**A student makes his way into Bellaire High School Friday, Oct. 27, 2006  in Bellaire, Texas. Bellaire High School graduates scores of National Merit finalists every year and is rated among the very top of U.S. high Schools however the federal government said Bellaire doesn't meet standards. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
February 12, 2020

Minds were shocked and hearts broken on the 14th of this month, when Cesar Cortes, a senior at Bellaire High School, was killed by an accidental shot from another student. Students were evacuated, teachers...

2 CVHS students give tips on how to score a near perfect SAT/ PSAT score

2 CVHS students give tips on how to score a near perfect SAT/ PSAT score
November 6, 2019

At the end of October, Carnegie students were tasked with taking the Practice SATs or PSATs, an exam that students use to gauge their readiness for the actual SAT their junior year.  “A 1520”,...

CVHS Student Population Increases to 862 as Additional Budget Cuts Loom

2019 Open House, the number of parents has doubled in size in comparison of the year prior to 2018.
September 27, 2019

The dismissal bell rings at CVHS. Students pour out of their classes in waves. The hallway is crowded and stuffy. A student trips over another person’s first day of school shoes. Freshman boys run up...

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