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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

Personal Column: Hacked

Personal Column: Hacked

By Ava Lim, Staff Writer May 27, 2022

I’m lying about who I am. Or at least, that’s what Instagram says. I’d been scrolling with half my brain for the last half hour, when suddenly, a red error message: You have been logged out.  Hm....

Image courtesy of Hulu.

Ugly Feminism: ‘The Dropout’ Series Review

By Ava Lim, Staff Writer April 20, 2022

Spoilers for The Dropout ahead. Trigger warning for mention of sexual assault.   A woman, clothed head to toe in black. Black eyeliner widens the slightly terrifying stare she's burning into...

Ted Cruz calls out racist babies.

Ted Cruz (impressively) wastes time of college-educated, supreme court justice nominee Kentanji Brown

By Ava Lim, Staff Writer March 31, 2022

On March 22, Texas governor Ted Cruz questioned attorney, jurist, and Supreme Court nominee Kentanji Brown Jackson about her values as a woman, mother, and person with self-respect. Cruz opened with...

Texans protest Governor Greg Abbott after he issued an order for the TX Department of Family and Protective Services to investigate  child abuse claims against parents who support gender-affirming care for their children.

Abbott orders investigations for child abuse against parents who support gender-affirming care for their children

By Ava Lim and Roxell Bonilla March 9, 2022

On February 22, Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordered the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) to investigate parents for child abuse if they allowed their children to receive gender-affirming...

Harris County issues a red COVID alert while HISD resumes school as usual.

Op-Ed: HISD needs to return to remote learning before its “return to normal”

By Ava Lim and Brooke J Ferrell February 2, 2022

Imagine breathing through a narrow straw. For a second. For five seconds. For five minutes. Five hours. Five days. A tight band is wrapped around your chest and every breath brings a new wave of fire into...

The crochet bee is one of my many creations from my small business that consumes me.

Personal Column: Running a small business: a new flavor of burnout

By Ava Lim, Staff Writer December 8, 2021

Normally, I wouldn’t consider myself prone to injury. But in the last month, I’ve strained my wrist, several fingers, twisted my neck with something akin to pinching a nerve, and began waking...

The claw clip has been making a comeback since it appeared in fashion designer Alexander Wangs show.

Claw clips, hair sticks – what’s the best way to hold up thick hair?

By Ava Lim, Staff Writer November 8, 2021

Hair accessories have been making their rounds through the trend cycle recently. Today, the claw clip prevails when taming hair with comfort, style, and ease. The clips come in a variety of shapes and...

22% of CVHS students reported using non-traditional pronouns in a recent survey.

Recent survey reveals teachers lag behind student desire to identify gender pronouns

By Ava Lim and Brooke J Ferrell September 28, 2021
In an Upstream News survey with 120 participating CVHS students, 90.8% of students believed it to be important to ask for others’ pronouns and 22% of students reported using non-traditional pronouns--but only 3.3% of students reported all of their teachers inquiring about their pronouns in the first week of school. 
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