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The Student-Run News Site of Carnegie Vanguard High School

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As more young adults come to terms with their childhood  trauma, many of them realize that their parents are the root cause of it. (iStock, edits by Manizeh Rahman)

Op-Ed: It’s okay to not forgive your parents

By Manizeh Rahman, Staff Writer April 24, 2023

In August 2022, “iCarly” actress Jennette McCurdy released “I’m Glad My Mom Died,” a memoir which details the abuse she suffered at the hands of her mother, who caused her to develop severe eating...

What is the secrete to college admissions? Read and find out! (Creds: Nicole Rodil Suarez)

The actual secret to getting into college

By Manizeh Rahman and Nicole Rodil Suarez April 1, 2023

There is something that many people do not realize about college admissions. Of course, we know there are two standardized entrance exams that one must study for extensively. We also know that college...

After seniors spent their off-campus periods in the library, that privilege was revoked.

Why are off-campus privileges revoked?

By Manizeh Rahman and Naadiya Walji March 10, 2023

Every year, CVHS seniors look forward to certain freedoms that come with being in the graduating class. They offer a source of relief for seniors after taking three years’ worth of rigorous courses....

A message to my parents in 2018 using my Minecraft world. Since I have such a deep love for them, I wanted to be creative with how I showed that. This is one of these instances.

Personal Column: My greatest treasure

By Manizeh Rahman, Staff Writer February 17, 2023

Boom. "Sesame Street" plays on the TV. I’m happily eating the aloo bhaji, roti, and eggs my dad made for me. The sofa is set to where I have my little nook, closed off from the rest of the couch....

Avatar: The Way of Water focuses largely on the strength of family bonds. Here, Jake Sully is teaching his older son, Neteyam, how to use a bow and arrow. (20th Century Studios)

“Avatar: The Way of Water” review: A wholesome story despite its flaws

By Manizeh Rahman, Staff Writer January 27, 2023

WARNING: This review contains spoilers for "Avatar" and "Avatar: The Way of Water." When my dad asked me to point out the obvious indigenous stereotypes I noticed in the 2009 film "Avatar," I gave him...

Many Muslim women around the world are perceived as oppressed because of the intense coverage of terrorist groups and oppressive regimes in the Middle East.

Op-Ed: The anti-hijab rhetoric is misplaced

By Manizeh Rahman and Nicole Rodil Suarez December 13, 2022

On September 16, 2022, Mahsa Amini was killed by Iran’s morality police because, according to them, her hijab wasn’t being worn properly. This sparked protests throughout Iran and the rest of the world....

The principal cast of 20th Century Girl. Clockwise from top to bottom: Kim Yoo-jung, Park Jung-woo, Roh Yoon-seo, and Byeon Woo-seok.

“20th Century Girl” is a reminder that life is too short to wait

By Manizeh Rahman and Nicole Rodil Suarez November 14, 2022

WARNING: This article contains spoilers for "20th Century Girl." As I sit down to write this review, my eyes burn. So many thoughts rush through my head. As I comb through them, connecting them by string,...

Chavez with hot pink makeup in an outfit he wore in the beginning of 11th grade, what he considers his most “iconic” look.

Junior Julian Chavez is all glitter and glam

By Manizeh Rahman and Ivan Salazar October 20, 2022

He stood there, an eyeshadow brush pinned against his eye. Determination gazed back at him from the mirror. He arrived at this stage thanks to social media, family and a strong desire to express himself....

Rowan Willard and Andr Escobedo carry a piece of wood used for the set as Kate Seabrook walks in the background.

CVHS theater department develops Native Son production

By Manizeh Rahman and Nicole Rodil Suarez September 23, 2022

The Carnegie Theatre Company is putting on a production of Native Son this fall. The play, written by Nambi E. Kelley and adapted from the original novel by Richard Wright, is set to open December...

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