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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

The authors hugging the vending machine, it smiles back affectionately.

Before you choose a vending machine snack… read this

By Nina Nguyen and Bao Nguyen November 14, 2022

On the second floor sits CVHS's vending machine: a friend and a foe. One test can ruin your day, but to make up for it, the vending machine is an angel in disguise. After taking an emotionally scarring...

Taylor Swifts new album Midnight is a journey of emotional turmoil and turbulence.

Life is emotionally abusive and so is Taylor Swift’s album “Midnights”

By Brooke Bushong, Katheryn Consuegra, and Neela Ravi November 14, 2022

Taylor Swift is the best friend we’ve never met, except at midnight.  Her 10th studio album, “Midnights” made history as Spotify’s most streamed album in one day on Oct. 21, and the new tracks...

A school laptop shows its scratches and scuffs, its scars of war .

The school laptops actually aren’t terrible

By Jerry Fan, Copy Editor November 14, 2022
Everyone hates the school laptops, but are they really that bad?
Rosaline: Retelling of Shakespeare play Romeo and Juliet. Hulus Rosaline show the embodiment of Gen-Z.

“Rosaline”: Hulu’s guide to turning an independent woman to a damsel in distress

By Judith Carrizales, News Editor November 14, 2022

This review will contain spoilers for “Rosaline.” During my freshman year at CVHS, I remember reading Shakespeare's “Romeo and Juliet” and absolutely hating it. Nothing anyone ever told me made...

The principal cast of 20th Century Girl. Clockwise from top to bottom: Kim Yoo-jung, Park Jung-woo, Roh Yoon-seo, and Byeon Woo-seok.

20th Century Girl is a reminder that life is too short to wait

By Manizeh Rahman and Nicole Rodil Suarez November 14, 2022

WARNING: This article contains spoilers for 20th Century Girl. As I sit down to write this review, my eyes burn. So many thoughts rush through my head. As I comb through them, connecting them by string,...

Nike Air Force 1s, Dunk Highs, Blazer Mids, and Travis Lows (left to right)

Review: The best athletic brands to sport at school

By Cindy Cui, Staff writer November 14, 2022

Not a day passes at CVHS where I, an avid people watcher, do not spend at least 10 solid minutes noticing and carefully evaluating the outfits of my fellow peers. I can’t say I’ve had many, or any,...

MAVIs torn between fame and family in his new album, “Laughing So Hard, It Hurts”

MAVI’s torn between fame and family in his new album, “Laughing So Hard, It Hurts”

By Audrey Piczak, Staff Writer November 14, 2022

MAVI’s new album, Laughing So Hard, It Hurts, perfectly encapsulates its title, blending a mixture of lively beats and subtle yet gut-wrenching messages throughout the record’s 16 tracks. A full-time...

A few books Robert Houghton and Erica Harris gave me to read on my own time, for class, or for this review. Slaughterhouse five, Foundation, On Earth Were Briefly Beautiful, How Proust Can Change Your Life, and Everything I Never Told You.

To all the books our English teachers live by

By Roxell Bonilla, Staff Writer November 14, 2022

Growing up, I’ve always seen teachers as robots. They sit down, type away on their computer, scold a student, teach a lesson, and repeat. Then at the end of the day, after school, they would stand behind...

Harbors wall does the same job as Vipers. However, Vipers wall decays the enemy making them extremely low, preventing players from peeking out, whereas Harbors wall only slows the enemy.

Mad because bad?: Valorant video game review

By John Nguyen, Staff Writer November 14, 2022

You want to play, let's play. You’re on the battlefield, 5 v 5, when suddenly smoke, walls, flashes and mollies clutter your entry to the site. Unsure what to do, you communicate with your team to rotate...

The promotional poster for The Owl Houses season 3.

“The Owl House” guides viewers through beautiful themes and representation in “Thanks to Them”

By Danielle Yampuler, Co-Editor in Chief November 14, 2022

This review will contain tons of spoilers for “The Owl House” season 3, some spoilers for “She-Ra: Princesses of Power” and even a few spoilers for “Avatar: Legend of Korra.”   The...

“Enola Holmes 2“ meets rising expectations

“Enola Holmes 2“ meets rising expectations

By Abigail Nunez, Staff Writer November 14, 2022

Spoiler alert: This review contains spoilers for “Enola Holmes 1” and “Enola Holmes 2.” As we are introduced to the world of Enola Holmes, we are welcomed by an action scene. With the adrenaline...

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...

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