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Race and Coronavirus in America

The virus that

By Ashton Brown, Staff Writer

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 than others. Recently, networks like CNN have been casting segments of slideshows, displaying some ...

“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

By Ashton Brown, Staff Writer

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 a way to entertain ourselves while stuck at home. In the face of this, we look to DJs and other entert...

Quarantined for the Better

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

By Ashton Brown, Staff Writer

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, she makes her way upstairs to my room, busting open my door, only to see me with my headphones in...

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

This picture shows Kaitlin Bennett on a school campus interviewing students.

By Ashton Brown, Staff Writer

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 government persecution. However, with the openness of the news, it has turned everyone into a poli...

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

By Ashton Brown, Staff Writer

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 all the feats black people have overcome and are still overcoming. Black History Month is where we come ...

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)

By Ashton Brown, Staff Writer

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 were filled with confusion. Gun violence has been an epidemic in our country, affecting almo...

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

By Ashton Brown, Staff Writer

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”, Jessica replied, when asked what score she received on her PSAT.  This was a perfect score, one ...

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.

By Ashton Brown, Staff Writer

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 and down the hall, pushing each other, yelling at the top of their lungs. Juniors descend into dis...

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