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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

Social media continues to impact how people perceive themselves whilst setting unreasonable and harmful standards. No matter who you are, social media has something to critique. | Photo credits: Zoe Florida

Media cinches standards of beauty

By Nadia Talanker, Opinion Editor May 27, 2022

Content warning: the following article discusses both body image (in great detail) and eating disorders. Looking into fogged up mirrors with my own eyes clouded as I pointed out every single distinction...

Kelly Baskin, a well-known voice actor from Tennessee, highlights her life as a voice actor for popular media. Image credits: Shoutout LA

Kelly Baskin: what it’s like to be a voice actor

By Nadia Talanker, Opinion Editor April 19, 2022

Voice acting has become an incredibly popular occupation due to recent interest in skyrocketing voiced-over content - specifically anime, video games, and podcasts. Voice actors professionally work with...

Kamila Valievas free skating amongst doping scandal left many with faulty and harmful opinions.

Why Kamila Valieva Stopped Fighting

By Nadia Talanker, Opinion Editor March 9, 2022

Kamila Valieva, a Russian figure skater who became the first woman to surpass the 170 points barrier in a free skate, holds the current Rostelecom Cup world record, and became the first woman to break...

Chinese voice actress Guiniang restricts her chat due to an onslaught of hate and threats after a character she voiced was received poorly by the community.

The Reality in 2D: Harassment of Voice Actors

By Nadia Talanker, Opinion Editor February 2, 2022

It's not unusual for livestream chats to fly by faster than interpretable, most viewers only managing a fragment of understanding in regards to the dozens of conversations happening simultaneously. However,...

Photo Credits: teachershelp.ru | A collection of Russian stereotypes, all frequently seen in Western medias.

Op-Ed: Ushankas & vodka & bears, oh my! – How politics affect stereotypes against Russians

By Nadia Talanker, Opinion Editor December 9, 2021

It had been a busy workday, one that was far from ending. Gathered around the round table, staff members had been discussing for what seemed like hours now before slowly drifting off topic - specifically,...

After a long wait, Deltarunes chapter 2 is finally out. Nows the time to ask the question - does it live up to Undertales reputation?

A review on Toby Fox’s most recent game

By Nadia Talanker, Opinion Editor November 8, 2021

{{Disclaimer: Minimal spoilers for DELTARUNE chapters one and two, but possibly major spoilers for UNDERTALE ahead.}} It's a beautiful day outside; birds are singing, flowers are blooming - on days...

Junior Fatima Ahmed runs a baking company that sells a variety of delectable goods all while dealing with the stresses of being a student at Carnegie.

Flavored by Fatima – A Carnegie born business

By Nadia Talanker, Opinion Editor October 24, 2021

Two days, six orders. Six orders of mixed baked goods glared back from the Flavored by Fatima website - each due in exactly two days and equally time-consuming. Fatima had to somehow manage to make...

Carnegie Vanguards campus reflects the principals of its students.

CVHS nearing 10 years at its historical campus

By Nadia Talanker, Opinion Editor September 28, 2021

Nearly ten years ago on October 2012, CVHS building was constructed as a solution to a worn-down campus, coupled with its own distinctive history and design. Next year will be the 20th-year anniversary...

Keeping Large Exotic Pets - Hobby Or Abuse?

Keeping Large Exotic Pets – Hobby Or Abuse?

By Nadia Talanker, Opinion Editor June 1, 2021

On May 9th, a Bengal tiger was seen thousands of miles from its natural habitat when it appeared on a Houston lawn, only to disappear days later. The 9-month-old male tiger, named India, was found again...

A slate of bills on the table of the 87th State Legislature threaten to take away the rights of transgender students and money away from already cash-strapped districts.

Texas State Legislature vs. Texas Students

By Nadia Talanker, Opinion Editor April 30, 2021

Students all throughout the state of Texas may be affected by upcoming bills that most of us aren’t even aware of.  However, with a plethora of bills, some newly introduced and others that have been...

NASAs 2020 Mars Rover is named Perseverance

The Mars Rover is a Test of Ingenuity and Perseverance

By Nadia Talanker, Opinion Editor April 9, 2021

Perseverance is a NASA mission, which has the objective of exploring Mars’ habitability as well as looking for past, microbial life on Mars. This mission is one of NASA’s most recent adventures, and...

Rain is the main protagonist in the most recent psychological thriller, Fear of Rain.

Facing The Stigma – How Movies Like “Words on Bathroom Walls” and “Glass” Hurt the Mentally Ill

By Nadia Talanker, Opinion Editor March 8, 2021

Earlier this month, the movie Fear of Rain was released. It used the main character’s auditory and visual hallucinations due to schizophrenia, a mental disorder that alters the way a person thinks, feels,...

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