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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

A photo of actress Ariana DeBose performing at the 74th British Academy Film Awards.

Ariana DeBose’s BAFTAs Rap Review: Contrary to media uproar, it was not the worst awards show moment ever

By Sasha Cabral, Entertainment Editor March 10, 2023

Feb. 19 marked the broadcast of the 76th British Academy Film Awards, more popularly referred to as the BAFTAs. The coveted award is often said to hold the same weight as an American Oscar. Although notable...

Photo of CVHS Community Voices for Public Education (CVPE) interest meeting on February 7th, led by trust members sophomore Layla Chowdhury, sophomore Eliut Delgado, junior Bela Jotwani, junior Caoilin Krathaus and sophomore Hira Malik.

Texas bill to ban groups and citizens from North Korea, China, Iran and Russia from buying land in Texas

By Sasha Cabral and My-Tran Vo February 17, 2023

In November 2022, state Sen. Lois Kolkhorst (R-18) proposed Senate Bill 147; a bill that would prohibit government entities, businesses and citizens from North Korea, Russia, China and Iran from buying...

A Yo no sabo kid, derived from the incorrect conjugation of saber, is a negative slang term referring to a Latino who does not speak Spanish.

Personal Column: Proving Latinidad

By Sasha Cabral, Entertainment Editor December 13, 2022

It was Saturday morning. It was every summer Saturday morning. It's always muggy and scorching hot, but just not as hot as it will be later on in the day. Our shirts stick to our bodies from the sheer...

The movie poster for the Disney+ streaming release of Hocus Pocus 2.

“Hocus Pocus 2” lacks the magic of the original

By Sasha Cabral, Entertainment Editor November 14, 2022

Warning: The following article contains spoilers for both “Hocus Pocus” and “Hocus Pocus 2.”  The witches are back, but they are not here to stay, we think. (More on that later.) Regardless,...

Mrs. Thao lecturing to her freshman pre-AP biology students in second period

New biology teacher Mrs. Thao prepares and inspires students for college life and beyond

By Sasha Cabral, Entertainment Editor October 20, 2022

During lunch, Pre-AP and AP Biology teacher Mrs. Thao sits down behind her computer, the top of her head just visible over the monitor. Students are scattered throughout the grouped desks in the bright,...

English teacher Max Ostrovskys advocacy class during the Pledge of Allegiance and Texas Pledge.

Student poll reports 17.3% of students regularly stand for Texas Pledge

By Sasha Cabral, Joseph Mutagaya, and Audrey Piczak September 23, 2022

According to a recent survey of 104 CVHS students, 20.2% of students report standing for the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance regularly with 15.4% standing occasionally, and 17.3% of students report standing...

The cover, which showcases Ukraines national flower, the sunflower, of Pink Floyds recently released protest song Hey Hey Rise Up

Pink Floyd reunites to release “Hey Hey Rise Up” in response to war in Ukraine

By Sasha Cabral, Entertainment Editor May 27, 2022

On April 8th, legendary rock band Pink Floyd ended its 28-year long music drought, which started in 1994 with the Division Bell album’s release. While Pink Floyd’s “Hey Hey Rise Up” was greeted...

Jon Batiste receives the 2022 Grammy Award for Best Album of the Year

Jon Batiste’s We Are album deserved the Grammy Award for Album of the Year, CVHS students disagree

By Sasha Cabral, Entertainment Editor April 19, 2022

On April 3rd, 2022, the Grammy Award for Best Album of the Year weighed Jon Batiste’s soulful and jazzy We Are album against some of the biggest household names in the pop industry: Billie Eilish, Olivia...

As of March 6th, 2022, TikTok implemented restrictions on users in Russia

Without access to Tiktok, droves of Russian teens admitted to mental hospitals

By Sasha Cabral, Entertainment Editor March 31, 2022

In response to Russia’s “fake news” law, TikTok has placed restrictions on the country’s users as of March 6th, 2022. Users in Russia no longer have access to live streams and new content, which,...

The poster that announced Dr. Charlotte Haney as CVHSs 2021-2022 Teacher of the Year

Dr. Charlotte Haney is CVHS’s Teacher of the Year

By Sasha Cabral, Entertainment Editor March 9, 2022

Colorful balloons gently bumped the doorway as Mrs. Matsu, Dean of Instruction and AP Coordinator, made her way into Dr. Charlotte Haney’s room with flowers in hand. The PTO gifted Haney a generous gift...

The cover for Muses new song Wont Stand Down

Back to their roots: Muse releases new song “Won’t Stand Down”

By Sasha Cabral, Entertainment Editor February 20, 2022

January 13, 2022, marked the premiere of "Won't Stand Down." This is the most recent song released since the 2019 synth and 80's movie reference-ridden album Simulation Theory, a stark contrast from previous...

A flyer used to promote Operation Music Class, both physically and digitally online

Students seek to implement a music class at CVHS

By Sasha Cabral, Entertainment Editor January 28, 2022

As of January 27, 2022, Operation Music Class, which started last December, has fulfilled the unofficial minimum number of students needed for the administration to find a certified teacher to institute...

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