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The Unexpected, but Temporary, Benefit to Lockdown

African penguins roaming the streets of Cape Town

By Katherine Linares, Managing Editor

May 15, 2020

As people all around the world are tucked away in their homes in lockdown, the world around us is growing greener and cleaner. The animals all around the world are starting to come out, African penguins are parading the streets of Cape Town, deer are gathering around shops in Japan, and pigeons have ta...

All your artists out there- Join the Quarantine Art Club!

This is a colection of the works of other artist who have participated in this challenge.

By Katherine Linares, Managing Editor

April 28, 2020

In this time of fear and confusion, we have all needed a way to take our minds off of the crisis that surrounds us. So what a better way to lighten up the mood than with art? Recently, with quarantine keeping us locked inside our homes, many artists have taken to Instagram and other platforms to start...

COVID-19 Front Line Soldier

A photo of Cynthia Linares after getting off of work.

By Katherine Linares, Managing Editor

April 15, 2020

Cynthia Linares has to prepare herself mentally every day, setting her fear aside to help the injured. She fears going to work every day, she fears coming home in the scrubs she has worked in all day, fearing that they might have a strand of COVID-19 on them. This is the fear that Cynthia Linares, my s...

Get Out There and Get Some Experience! (Ongoing)

By Katherine Linares and Yamen El-Refaie

March 5, 2020

Katherine Linares It’s the time of year again, with the summer coming up in a few months, internships and volunteer opportunities are starting to open up. The Upstream news team has compiled a shortlist of Opportunities so that you don’t have to! Check back often to see the new opportunities as...

Meet CVHS’ Award-Winning Writers Asmita Ahuja and Naomi Canny

Scholastic Gold-Key Winners in writing, Naomi Canny on the left, Asmita Ahuja on the right.

By Katherine Linares, Managing Editor

February 15, 2020

Every year, hundreds of thousands of students all around the US send writing into scholastic competitions, which choose a selected few to advance into the regional competition, those are the gold key winners. Two of which are CVHS sophomores Naomi Canny and Asmita Ahuja. Canny with 3 gold keys and Ah...

CVHS to Hire A Dedicated Mental Health Counselor Amid Calls for More Support

42 percent of students suffering from mental health issues indicate academic pressures as a cause.

By Katherine Linares and Hilary Nguyen

February 7, 2020

*Lily has a rubber band she uses to snap herself out of her anxiety attacks, moments when her workload accumulates and consumes her. Otherwise, she pinches or scratches herself. "If I'm in stressful situations, I don't handle them very quickly and my mind just starts racing and being like, 'this wen...

National Scholastic Art & Writing Award Recognize 5 CVHS Sophomores in Photography

By Andrew T Mai, Staff Writer

February 4, 2020

Scholastic Art and Writing recently announced winners for student photography. Among the winners in this nationwide contest are CVHS' sophomore Asmita Ajuja, sophomore Chloe Beaudreau, sophomore Shriya Bengre, sophomore Andrea Erkal, and sophomore Humza Hanif. View their winning works of photography...

From the Silk Road to Houston’s WHAP Students

The Moroccan, a Qur'an Manuscript

By Katherine Linares, Managing Editor

November 6, 2019

“Arts of the Islamic Lands” is currently exhibiting at the Houston Art Museum until the end of this year. Having learned about medieval Islamic culture in World History, I decided to stop by. When I arrived, I found myself in a trance, unable to look away, the elaborate designs. I was filled with...

For CVHS Immigrant Students, New Public Charge Policy Means Greater Hardships

Photo credit: Getty/Bryan R. Smith

By Katherine Linares and Maria Angelica Amaya

October 21, 2019

Anxiety peeks, precautions are always taken, the fear of being pulled over haunts CVHS junior Rebecca every time she gets in the driver's seat. Every time she passes a stop sign, every time she runs a light, every time she goes a mile over the speed limit. These are all mistakes for which she can be p...

Can the boy’s cross country team catch up to the girl’s?

CVHS Cross Country team had their 1st meet of the season

By Jonathon Morales, Staff Writer

September 24, 2019

Better in placement, better performance, better overall. The girl’s cross country team at CVHS has outperformed the boy’s team over the history of the cross country teams here at CVHS. “The girls always show much better in the meets and place higher than the guys typically do,” cross country coach Ja...

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