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The Student-Run News Site of Carnegie Vanguard High School

Upstream News

Isabeau Levito received a standing ovation after her outstanding free skate during the 2023 US Championships earlier this week. Image credit: Josie Lepe/Associated Press

2023 US Figure Skating Championships: Debuting and senior skaters’ shared prosperity

By Nadia Talanker, Contributing Writer January 26, 2023

January holds two of the most influential and crucial non-international skating competitions — the United States Figure Skating Championships and the European Figure Skating Championships.  The...

Ghost, a supporting character in the newest CoD game, recently underwent a surge in popularity among social media. | Image credits: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II

Op-Ed: Playing Call of Duty and reveling in sexism

By Nadia Talanker, Contributing Writer December 13, 2022

Call of Duty (CoD) is the self-denominated “world's best-selling video game franchise” - it’s known amidst the gaming circle as a trailblazer for first-person shooter (FPS) games, with the community...

Kaori Sakamoto at her short program for the 2022 Grand Prix Final. The event concluded on the 11th of December, the results leaving many figure skating aficionados in shock. | Photo credit: Iana Saveleva

2022 Grand Prix of Figure Skating: A defiance of expectations

By Nadia Talanker, Contributing Writer December 12, 2022

This weekend, the final for the ISU Grand Prix took place in Torino, Italy. After a few weeks of buildup in the form of qualification competitions, the finalized competitors took the ice one last time. Furthermore,...

Ilia Malinin at the Skate America 2022 competition after putting on a gold medal-winning performance.

2022 Skate America: This year’s top performers

By Nadia Talanker, Contributing Writer November 14, 2022

As the crowd looked on towards the handful of skaters beginning their warm ups, it seemed almost impossible for a single person to utilize all that the grand expanse of ice offered them. However, each...

Photo credit: Netflix/Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story ; edits by Nadia Talanker. | A new docu-series about American serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer sweeps the media with a wave of mixed emotion.

Monster: Turning trauma into public entertainment

By Nadia Talanker, Contributing Writer October 20, 2022

Content warning: Crimes themselves will not be discussed in detail, nor will there be any mentions of gore. However, criminal offenses are listed. Please read on in caution. June 25th, 1979. A surreal...

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, Contributing Writer 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, Contributing Writer 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, Contributing Writer 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, Contributing Writer 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: | 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, Contributing Writer 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, Contributing Writer 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, Contributing Writer 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...

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