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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 very...

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...

Students testified at the April 2020 State Board of Education meeting to approve an African-American Studies course for the state curriculum.

CVHS adds African American Studies to the elective curriculum for the 2021-2022 school year

By Judith Carrizales, News Editor March 8, 2021

It was April 2020 when the Texas State Board of Education had approved African American Studies as an elective for Texas high school students. After the hard work of the African Students Association, at...

President Donald Trump boards Marine One as he departs the White House.

Trump has left the White House- but he still has not been punished for his crimes

By Judith Carrizales and Marcos Delgadillo January 22, 2021

Wednesday, January 6th's attack on the Capitol was a tragic but predictable result of white supremacy in the United States fueled by President Donald Trump, the man who promised to make "America Great...

Your Pizza Pie storefront on Main Street

Food Review: Your Pie Pizza

By Judith Carrizales, News Editor December 17, 2020

As a kid, My family would always throw me birthday parties and invite all my school “friends” and their families. One party I remember is when I was 6 or 7 and my parents bought around 10 or more boxes...

Javier Rodriguez displays his congratulatory email letter from Questbridge Scholarship, showing he is a 2020 recipient.

Senior Javier Rodriguez- Son of Immigrants- Is Awarded a Full Ride as a Questbridge Scholar

By Judith Carrizales and Roxell Bonilla November 12, 2020

October 21st was a typical Wednesday for most students, but for senior Javier Rodriguez, it was the day that determined the path he would take towards college and beyond. Emails were sent out to Questbridge...

HISD distributes 36,298 hotspots to students without internet

HISD distributes 36,298 hotspots to students without internet

By Judith Carrizales and Roxell Bonilla October 14, 2020

On September 8 when HISD schools started virtually, 68,000 students were absent because they did not have the technology to attend virtual classes. At the October 8 HISD board meeting, Superintendent Lathan...

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