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HISD Adopts New Grading Guidelines as Schools Close

Since schools have closed, students, like Vincent Huynh, have been required to participate in online classes.

By Vivian Huynh, Staff Writer

May 13, 2020

While COVID-19 puts enormous stress on families and students, HISD has taken steps to alleviate the weight by implementing more lenient grading guidelines.  Ever since March 13, HISD announced that schools were to be closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, affecting education and gr...

Virtual Dinner: Minecraft Style

My friends and I attempted a Minecraft virtual dinner; while it satisfy my hunger, it did satisfy my need for friends and fun during this pandemic.

By Vivian Huynh, Staff Writer

April 28, 2020

As students adjust to quarantine, they devise new ways to keep in touch, stay creative, and enjoy themselves as they usually wouldn’t in their hectic lives. While many try online challenges, such as the fitness challenge and the virtual 5K Race, others look to simple ones like virtual dinners and b...

When Masks are Nowhere to be Found

Several masks that my aunt made when her business was shut down.

By Vivian Huynh, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

My aunt, Duyen Tran, is a salesperson at High Fashion Fabrics and since March 23, the business has shut down because of COVID-19. WIth no money coming in, she forms ways to help her family.  Since before the pandemic emerged, sales have been solely for the purpose of sewing clothes. But now, the...

CVHS seniors vote for the first time- but young voter turnout in TX down 20% from 2016

Harris County voters line up for the poll at Gregory Lincoln School.

By Vivian Huynh and Sharon Vera

March 5, 2020

On March 3, CVHS seniors were able to vote for the first time on Super Tuesday, during the primary season of presidential elections. However, young voter turnout (ages 18 to 24) was disappointingly low across the county, Texas, and the nation.  According to the Harvard Institute of Politics, ...

History Within History; Teachers and Students Provide Feedback to the AP World History Course

The Princeton Review book for WHAP is often used by students to help review for the AP test.

By Vivian Huynh and Esha Sharma

February 27, 2020

World History AP (WHAP) is a rigorous college-level course that sophomores endure to prove their knowledge of world history through analytical reading and writing. Yet, students question the effectiveness of WHAP due to the multiple hours they put into their WHAP studies per week. Over an average sc...

Monica Balakrishnan- Junior Olympic Fencer

Monica Balakrishnan fencing with her opponent at the convention center.

By Vivian Huynh, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

Sophomore Monica Balakrishnan rose early in the morning on February 15, 2019 to get ready for her fencing competition. When she found out that she met the requirements to get into this competition, she was delighted. However this was not just any normal fencing competition, this was the Junior Olympics. ...

Behind the Lens of a Student Photographer’s Passion

London Fashion Week, June 6th-12th

By Vivian Huynh, Staff Writer

October 7, 2019

While most CVHS students were engaging in internships, hanging out with friends, or vacationing with their parents over the summer, CVHS sophomore Humza Hanif was working angles at a fashion show, he spotted intense-looking models and knew he needed a shot of them. With his mindset on capturing the mo...

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