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Upstream News

The Student-Run News Site of Carnegie Vanguard High School

Upstream News

Taylor Swift sang the national anthem at the Yankee Stadium in 2008 and recently received an honorary doctorate from NYU at the same stadium. Photo courtesy of Getty Images and Stephen Yang.

Staying with Taylor Swift: a lesson in perspective shifts

By Hilary Nguyen and Nicki Anahita May 27, 2022

With the series of surprise re-recordings of past albums, Taylor Swift has made it clear that she is not the same hometown country singer she used to be. She is an ever-evolving person whose perspective...

The second season of Netflixs Bridgerton, starring Jonathan Bailey, Simone Ashley, and Charithra Chandran, dropped on the streaming platform on March 25. Photo courtesy of Netflix

Netflix’s “Bridgerton” romanticizes colonialism

By Hilary Nguyen, Opinion Editor April 20, 2022

Orchestral renditions of Rihanna and Madonna’s music. Lavish parties in colossal estates. One viscount intertwined with two sisters. March 25 marked the return of Netflix’s hit series  “Bridgerton”. The...

10 Best places to cry on campus

10 Best places to cry on campus

By Hilary Nguyen, Opinion Editor March 31, 2022

Crying on campus is arguably a quintessential part of the CVHS experience. There’s no shame in the game- crying is self-soothing; it takes away pain and allows for you to restore emotional balance. So...

Thi Buis debut graphic novel documents the life of her family during the Vietnam War and their eventual move to America.

Thi Bui’s ‘The Best We Could Do’ shows the scope of the Vietnam War

By Hilary Nguyen, Opinion Editor March 9, 2022

I am a rather simple reader; if my favorite comedian recommends a book, I will read it. Among Ali Wong’s six summer book picks was Thi Bui’s The Best We Could Do. I had originally intended to read...

Elizabeth Holmes, and the downfall of Theranos, shines a light on Silicon Valleys move fast and break things culture.

Op-Ed: Elizabeth Holmes girlbossed too close to the sun

By Hilary Nguyen, Opinion Editor February 22, 2022

An audacious entrepreneur dressed in all-black, nine billion dollars in value, and one Thomas Edison-esque machine that promised to change the biotechnology market. This is the case of Elizabeth Holmes...

In 2021, I read over 50 books! The following three made my year a little more than “barely tolerable”: Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, Writers & Lovers, and Pride and Prejudice.

Letters to the best books of a relentless year

By Hilary Nguyen, Opinion Editor February 2, 2022

2021 was undoubtedly one of the stranger years of my adolescence; it was unexpected, lonely, but also enlightening. With more leisure time than ever due to online school, I set out to find new hobbies....

While many wealthy nations have returned to pre-pandemic life, vaccine desert-countries continue to struggle with containing COVID19.

Editorial: COVID19 TRIPS waiver and the hypocrisy of American pharmaceuticals

By Hilary Nguyen, Opinion Editor December 8, 2021

In December 2020, the FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer COVID vaccine; the Moderna and Janssen vaccines were issued EUAs shortly after. In May, the CDC announced that fully...

Catharsis and kimchi can be found for readers in Michelle Zauners book Crying in H-Mart

Crying in H Mart: tears with a side of ink

By Hilary Nguyen, Opinion Editor November 8, 2021

Crying in H Mart is ineffable. I have never read a book that has made me go from craving Korean food to catharsis-crying in just pages. Japanese Breakfast indie rockstar Michelle Zauner’s Crying in...

Hannah Fernandez (left) on graduation day in May 2021 at the University of Virginia. Michelle Nguyen (right) is currently a sophomore in college.

The right match: CVHS alumni share their journeys as Posse finalists

By Sarah Fernandez and Hilary Nguyen October 24, 2021

Four years ago, Hannah Fernandez graduated from CVHS. Three years later, Michelle Nguyen graduated from CVHS. Both students were Posse finalists. However, the schools they were selected finalists for changed...

Students were able to sign up for clubs at the CVHS club fair September 1.

Carnegie’s Club Fair: Exploring 83 Clubs in 90 Minutes

By Sarah Fernandez and Hilary Nguyen September 28, 2021

During advocacy on September 1, students had the opportunity to explore and sign up for various clubs at Carnegie. Over 80 clubs set up tables around campus to advertise and recruit prospective...

Many families visit Buddhist temples every Sunday for seven weeks after they have lost a loved one to fully honor the deceaseds soul and to help them transition into their next life.

What It Means to Pass Away During COVID-19 As a Buddhist

By Hilary Nguyen, Opinion Editor May 18, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to spread around the nation, the number of deaths continues to increase. Generally, one’s death is followed by a funeral. However, due to social distancing, many are not able to...

A scene from Crash Landing on You, the third highest-rated Korean drama in cable television.

Crash Landing on My Sleep Schedule

By Hilary Nguyen, Opinion Editor April 28, 2020

Normally, during the school year, I find myself staying up late to do homework. While these are not normal times, I still find myself staying up late. The only difference is that this time, I am staying...

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