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How to College: First Gen’s Intern – Shree Kamani

In addition to her internship with How to College: First Gen, Shree works with the March for Our Lives, Students for Refugees, Red Cross, and more advocacy and activism work.
November 12, 2020

        The situation was every man for himself. Hours of work put into building an academic stronghold could collapse at the expense of one failure. Performance status...

Standardized Testing While Social Distancing: CVHS Prepares for Testing Season

Students and teachers are expected to wear their masks during standardized testing.
October 14, 2020

CVHS is officially in test day countdown. From October 27th through October 29th, the school will host the College Board’s PSAT for freshmen and juniors, and the SAT for seniors. Given the COVID-19 circumstances,...

HISD Adopts New Grading Guidelines as Schools Close

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

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.
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...

When Masks are Nowhere to be Found

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

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.
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...

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.
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...

Monica Balakrishnan- Junior Olympic Fencer

Monica Balakrishnan fencing with her opponent at the convention center.
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...

Behind the Lens of a Student Photographer’s Passion

London Fashion Week, June 6th-12th
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...

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