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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

Debt Collectors demand the cancellation of all student debt and access to a tuition free college.

The student debt crisis impacts college choices

By Judith Carrizales and Rugveda Patil April 20, 2022

Biden’s administration announced a series of new student loan relief plans to cancel a minimum of $10,000 of student debt per person. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a pause in student debt...

People begin purchase mass quantities of energy and caffeinated products after recent studies reveal the immunity to FDA-approved energy drinks.

Battery acid isn’t bad — you’re just doing it wrong

By Nadia Talanker and Judith Carrizales March 31, 2022

A recent study conducted by the School for Sleep Deprivation and Coffee Bean Craftery reveals that teenage students have grown immune to the majority of FDA-approved caffeinated drinks. With an overload...

The official movie poster for Uncharted, starring Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg

Movie review of Uncharted: Even Hollywood’s golden boy can’t save a bad movie

By Judith Carrizales and Abigail Nunez March 9, 2022

[WARNING: UNCHARTED SPOILERS AHEAD] Uncharted, starring English Actor Tom Holland as Nathan Drake, was released in American theaters on February 18th. Holland is well known for his role as Spider-Man...

Emmery Nguyen using her Denjis chainsaw mask from Chainsaw Man cosplay during spirit week

CVHS Junior Emmery Nguyen turns cosplay hobby into TPSP project

By Judith Carrizales and Nadia Talanker February 22, 2022

The first time CVHS junior Emmery Nguyen started sharing her cosplays was in middle school. Cosplay is a hobby of creating costumes relating to or reflecting a character from fictional media. Cosplays...

CVHS girls basketball team attend their last game of the season following new HISD protocols

HISD, CVHS cancel or postpone extracurricular activities amid COVID surge

By Judith Carrizales and Abigail Nunez January 31, 2022

In the first week of school, 45,515 students or nearly a quarter of the district student population were absent on Monday. 26,259 were absent on the first Tuesday of the new year, while 2240 of those students...

Distorted photo of a women. In one side they show to the word that they are fine but in reality they a breaking inside.

Personal Column: Philophobia – an overwhelming and unreasonable fear of falling in love

December 8, 2021

At the age of 9, I received my very first award. A shiny gold medal. I was so proud. But yet, I still craved validation from my parents. My naïve young self went home flashing my shiny gold medal and...

Outside view of One of Houstons best Donut Shops, Voodoo Doughnuts

The Best Donut Shops Around Houston

By Judith Carrizales, News Editor November 8, 2021

Growing up, my family never had a lot of money. My father was the only working adult in the household. Making ends meet was always a difficult task. Even so, my mom and dad always tried to give us the...

Cayla Gottesman protest the abortion ban by sitting for the Texas Pledge.

CVHS junior Cayla Gottesman begins a protest against the Texas abortion ban

By Judith Carrizales and Abigail Nunez October 24, 2021

CVHS junior Cayla Gottesman never felt right about standing up for the Texas pledge. Everytime she stood, all the injustices, brutality, and inequality that happened in the country she stood on, the...

The HISD COVID-19 dashboard reports a total of 2,693 positive cases as of September 23.

District and state COVID-protection plans remain unchanged while HISD’s COVID cases increase by more than 100% in last week

By Judith Carrizales and Abigail Nunez September 28, 2021

A week after August 23rd when HISD opened schools for the 2021-22 school year, the district reported 493 student and staff COVID cases. In the third week, the district reported 1,235 cases, representing...

Section in Barnes & Noble dedicated to popular books on BookTok

BookTok Books- From the gut-wrenching to the yawn-inducing predictable

By Judith Carrizales, News Editor June 1, 2021

After hours of scrolling through my TikTok "For You" page, I came across BookTok. I noticed there was a trend of books being recommended to read. This raised the question- Do BookTok books live up to their...

Shannon Duncan has had an adventurous journey before coming to CVHS as the campus new nurse.

Polyglot, teacher, and ICU nurse- new nurse Shannon Duncan shares her path before CVHS

By Judith Carrizales, News Editor April 30, 2021

On school mornings, CVHS students, barely awake and trudging through the doors will find an upbeat and smiling Shannon Duncan greeting them to take their temperature at the door. Duncan, the campus'...

CVHS Algebra I and II teacher Julea Brode receives the schools 2021 Teacher of the Year Award

For the love of math-CVHS’ Algebra I and II teacher Julea Brode receives the school’s 2021 Teacher of the Year Award

By Judith Carrizales, News Editor April 9, 2021

CVHS's 2021 Teacher of the Year Ms. Julea Brode didn't always know she would end up teaching. But she always knew she would always be working in the field of mathematics. Brode grew up in the Clear...

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