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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

These states have passed laws that target transgender students, while other states have proposed such laws.

Transgender rights under attack across the country- here’s what Carnegie students have to say

By Brooke J Ferrell, Entertainment Editor May 27, 2022

On May 13, the Texas Supreme Court cleared the way for families who allow gender-affirming care for their transgender children to be investigated for child abuse. This decision backed Texas Governor Greg...

How to escape a cult, or not

How to escape a cult, or not

By Brooke J Ferrell and Brooke Bushong March 31, 2022

Dark blood slips down my arm. It pricks between discomfort and pain, swirling sensations together until I can’t distinguish any thoughts besides a desire for more. I squeeze my fingers together, and...

When competition goes too far: Criticism of Name That Book

When competition goes too far: Criticism of Name That Book

By Brooke J Ferrell, Entertainment Editor March 9, 2022

TW: Discussion of suicide, homophobia, eating disorders, human trafficking, abuse, and death I click through the new list of titles, each plot bringing a fresh drop of nausea to the horror rolling in...

Brooke J Ferrell hanging from a boulder at Momentum Silver Street. (Photo/Brooke J Ferrell)

Bouldering: an exciting alternative to exercise

By Brooke J Ferrell, Entertainment Editor February 22, 2022

Exercise is, let’s be honest, not particularly appealing. A treadmill is the exact same every step. Machines in a gym can be intimidating to the uninitiated, and most workouts are just several sets of...

Personal Column: Just Asexual

Personal Column: Just Asexual

By Brooke J Ferrell, Entertainment Editor December 9, 2021

“I’m not kissing my best friend.” My acting coach stared at me, incomprehension on her face. I’d been working in this studio for months, building fragile trust with new coaches, but I’d never...

Prop guns used in Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play.

The “Rust” Incident: Lessons for Carnegie Theatre

By Brooke J Ferrell, Entertainment Editor November 8, 2021

“There are fourteen guns on this stage,” I announced. “Twelve cap guns and two rubber guns. None of them should ever be with anyone except the actor they are assigned to, or me or Nicki.” My...

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