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Dance and Cheerleading Team Rev Up the Crowd in Mardi Gras Pep Rally

Talia Mogh, Jada Thomas, Kamylle Gill preforming to

By Ema Wilson, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

Students cheer as Mardi-Gras beads are thrown to them at the end of a long field trip to the zoo; gold, green and purple flashing with black accents all around the cafeteria which has been transformed into a place full of Mardi- Gras spirit. Tuesday, February 25, CVHS hosted its second pep-rally during th...

Love’s in the Air- CVHS couples share their dating advice

Maggie Tran and Dylan Green out on their monthly date to the park.

By Ema Wilson and Alvaro Alvarez

February 17, 2020

Walking down the halls on Valentine’s Day, you can feel the love in the air. Couples holding hands, giving each other gifts, exchanging quick kisses, and in general being very lovey-dovey! The month of February is full of love and new relationships blooming, so Upstream News has gotten the latest scoo...

LGBTQ+ club, Spectrum, revitalized

Ribbon from Alley Week that the Spectrum Club gives out every year.

By Ema Wilson, Staff Writer

February 3, 2020

The CVHS LGBTQ+ club, Spectrum, is now revitalized and back in action! After a long awaited semester, the club has reincarnated back into life with new leaders, club name, and activities! Spectrum offers a broad array of activities, such as LGBTQ+ art dissections and video chatting the LGBTQ+ role models...

Where to Give Back this Thanksgiving Holiday

CVHS students volunteering at the Houston Food Bank

By Ema Wilson, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

It's Thanksgiving Break. And to celebrate this time and remember its true purpose, to show gratitude and remember those in need, there are a number of places to show thanks and offer your help this holiday. Here are just a few: 1. Houston Food Bank  There are many programs for teens to volunteer with Houston Fo...

Atatiana Jefferson Shooting- A Grim Reminder That Racial Profiling of Black Teens Could Turn Violent

Atatiana Jefferson Shooting- A Grim Reminder That Racial Profiling of Black Teens Could Turn Violent

By Ema Wilson, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

Sirens blare in the background, blue and red flashes blur freshman Kiki's vision. She can hear the walkie talkie sound coming from the police car. Kiki could only imagine why such a commotion would stir up due to skin color. Kiki's father was accused of speeding and then searched for no reason. On...

Amid Potential State Takeover of HISD, Two Students Explore Inequality at Neighborhood School

Amid Potential State Takeover of HISD, Two Students Explore Inequality at Neighborhood School

By Ema Wilson and Cameron Hart

October 21, 2019

CVHS freshman Sha takes the loud, crowded bus every day from CVHS in Montrose to her stop in Gulfton, a largely low-income community of color. She quickly gets off, starting to walk to her apartment. The cloudy skies looming overhead and the rest of the barren streets come to her as a blur. Now she ...

Climate change, gun law reform, and immigration- CVHS students top election concerns

Word art of al the most discussed political issues

By Ema Wilson, Matthew Manders, and Cameron Hart

September 23, 2019

Upstream News surveyed 285 CVHS students from different grade levels, asking them to rank the 2020 Elections platform issues in order of their priority concerns. CVHS Upstream News asked students what three topics were most important to them. In addition, the survey asked how aware the students were abo...

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