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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

Doctor Strange plays second fiddle in his second film.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is not a Doctor Strange movie

By Jessica Lin, Feature Editor May 27, 2022

[Spoiler Alert: This review contains spoilers for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse and previous Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) properties.] Spider-Man managed to get a whole trilogy in the time it...

Everything Everywhere All At Once is sci-fi multiversal acid trip, which would have benefited from an epilepsy warning, challenges Asian family dynamics and tells a very human story.

Everything Everywhere All At Once: A lesson on living life without regrets

By Jessica Lin, Feature Editor April 19, 2022

Spoiler Alert: This review contains spoilers for Everything Everywhere All At Once. However, the plot is so hard to explain that these spoilers probably don't even matter. When I walked into the movie...

Brittany, the first female robot of the CVHS robotics team, wears her signature bow.

Robotics team unveils female robots to solve gender issues

By Jessica Lin, Feature Editor March 31, 2022

Only 23% of VEX Robotics (a worldwide robotics program for students) participants are female, and the percentage on the CVHS robotic team is even lower. To address complaints of gender inequality in the...

A prescription pill bottle for hydrocodone and a flyer that warns of opioids dangers.

Op-Ed: Vilifying prescription opioids has harmed patients

By Jessica Lin, Feature Editor March 9, 2022

Hydrocodone-acetamin 10-325 mg, Jessica Lin. The pharmacist might as well have handed me a bomb. I had spent my pandemic doing research about prescription opioids and writing a novel about addiction. After...

Cabral (left) and Fernandez (right) show off the Little Free Library located in the courtyard.

Little Free Library encourages Carnegie readers

By Jessica Lin, Feature Editor February 22, 2022

Colorful paintings of popular books decorate the outside of a house-like box standing atop a pole in the middle of the courtyard. 1984. The Tell-Tale Heart. Pride and Prejudice. The house's door opens...

CVHS students and staff struggle with six-week cycles and await a return to the previous schedule.

HISD changes calendar for upcoming school year, students and staff disapprove of 6-week cycles

By Jessica Lin, Feature Editor February 2, 2022

HISD Superintendent Millard House II recently sent out a survey to staff with two 2022-2023 calendar versions. Both options show that the school year will revert back to the semester ending right at winter...

Scientists want to bring woolly mammoths back from the past.

Op-Ed: Bringing back the woolly mammoths is a colossal mistake

By Jessica Lin, Feature Editor December 8, 2021

The novel Jurassic Park brought readers a glimpse of a fantastical world: a theme park full of dinosaurs. The gigantic creatures, once only limited to the imagination, became reality through technology....

Marvels superhero movie Shang-Chi makes strides to break stereotypes of Asian-Americans.

Shang-Chi: a superhero to fight the Asian monomyth

By Jessica Lin, Feature Editor November 8, 2021

As a fourth-grade Marvel fangirl needing a Halloween costume, I scoured the web for Asian superheroes. However, most of the lists resulted in obscure heroes that I hadn’t even heard of, so I eventually...

Junior Gabe Foys blood is taken to check for the prevalence of antibodies from the vaccine.

Junior Gabe Foy participates in COVID-19 vaccine trials

By Jessica Lin, Feature Editor October 24, 2021

As the eldest of five siblings, the pandemic was hard for CVHS Junior Gabe Foy. Having to help his siblings with technology made it extremely difficult to focus in class. His house was also filled...

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