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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

Five of many flavors from Girl Scouts: Caramel deLites, Thin Mints, Adventurfuls, Peanut Butter Patties and Peanut Butter Sandwiches.

Review: The return of Girl Scout Cookies

By Catherine Hu and Ella Pham March 10, 2023

It’s everyone’s favorite time of the year again, where Thin Mints and Lemonades inevitably reign supreme, pockets are emptied into the girl-next-door’s hands and indulging is masked by the veil of...

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...

Houstons Burger Bodega

Burger Bodega Review: a taste of H-Town in a New York-style smash burger

By Katheryn Consuegra and Neela Ravi March 10, 2023

To the inattentive eye, Burger Bodega appears to emulate New York City bodegas, millennial-styled corner stores selling anything from lottery tickets to a hot cup of joe. The walls are lined either with...

“Cocaine Bear” Review: Drug-fueled lesson in parenting

By Ava Manchac, Staff Writer March 8, 2023

Think about two words that get your blood pumping, anything in the world. Did you come to “cocaine” and “bear?” If so, you’re right on the money. "Cocaine Bear" is an exhilarating true ride from...

Amelia Dimoldenberg winking and pointing at the camera in Chicken Shop Date.

“Chicken Shop Date” Review: Love and chicken (featuring your favorite celebrities)

By Katheryn Consuegra, Staff Writer February 18, 2023

First dates serve a critical role in establishing how a potential relationship will develop. They usually involve a face-to-face encounter where each person gets a chance to know the other better and decide...

The album cover of Yachtys new album, Lets Start Here.

“Let’s Start Here” Review: Lil Yachty traverses the world of psychedelic rock in his new album

By Audrey Piczak, Staff Writer February 17, 2023

Lil Yachty, also known as “Lil Boat”, and every middle schooler’s favorite rapper, shocked both his fans and non-listeners alike on January 27th when he released his new album, “Let’s Start Here”,...

Teagan Croft as Jessica Watson sitting at the front of the sailboat talking on a satellite phone. [Netflix]

“True Spirit” Review: The spirit of perseverance

By Nicole Rodil Suarez, Arts & Entertainment Editor February 17, 2023

Soft rocking of a boat, waves crashing against the hull, the sound of the sea moving around the vessel. Calm, quiet, tranquil. BAM! Jessica Watson’s boat collided with a cargo ship. Shock. That...

The Gloria album cover. The album was released on January 27th, 2023.

“Gloria” Review: a glorious disaster

By Hagar Cohen and Rinn Wilson February 17, 2023

“Unholy” won a Grammy for the best duo pop performance, making breakthroughs in the music industry as Sam Smith and Kim Petras as their song gave way to Petras becoming the first openly trans woman...

Puss in Boots, Kitty Softpaws and Perrito the Dog set out on an adventure, in search of the Wishing Star. (DreamWorks Animation)

“Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” Review: An edgy yet heartwarming tale as old as time

By Brooke Bushong and My-Tran Vo January 27, 2023

Spoiler warning! The article contains MAJOR spoilers for "Puss in Boots: The Last Wish." Guitar! El Gato! Fireworks! "Puss in Boots: The Last Wish" starts off with a big opening number befitting of...

Avatar: The Way of Water focuses largely on the strength of family bonds. Here, Jake Sully is teaching his older son, Neteyam, how to use a bow and arrow. (20th Century Studios)

“Avatar: The Way of Water” review: A wholesome story despite its flaws

By Manizeh Rahman, Staff Writer January 27, 2023

WARNING: This review contains spoilers for "Avatar" and "Avatar: The Way of Water." When my dad asked me to point out the obvious indigenous stereotypes I noticed in the 2009 film "Avatar," I gave him...

Ginny and Georgia S2 E9. Ginny and Georgia after Paul gets upset about Georgia taking charge of the meeting.

“Ginny and Georgia”: Not your perfect mother-daughter relationship

By Roxell Bonilla, Staff Writer January 27, 2023

Spoiler Alert and Trigger Warning: This story discusses self-harm, gun violence, racism, body dysmorphia, domestic abuse, and murder. "Ginny and Georgia" is a show about many problems people face. The...

Miss USA after being crowned, with the rest of the contestants behind her

“Miss Universe 2022” review: is this review out of this world? Or are the outfits?

By Karla Berrueto and Ivan Salazar January 27, 2023

Eighty-four contestants from all around the world gathered on one stage. All sharing the same goal, to become the next Miss Universe. All these women from around the world are selected to represent their...

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