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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

Doctor Strange plays second fiddle in his second film.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is not a Doctor Strange movie

By Jessica Lin, Feature Editor May 27, 2022

[Spoiler Alert: This review contains spoilers for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse and previous Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) properties.] Spider-Man managed to get a whole trilogy in the time it...

Poster of Netflix adaptation of Comic book series Heartstopper. Heartstopper features the accurate LGBTQ+ representation on screen.

Heartstopper’s accurate LGBT+ representation

By Judith Carrizales and Nicole Rodil Suarez May 27, 2022

Heartstopper, a coming-of-age Netflix adaptation of the comic book series written by Alice Oseman, tells the story of 2 queer kids, Nick Nelson and Charlie Spring. Charlie was outed as gay the previous...

Taylor Swift sang the national anthem at the Yankee Stadium in 2008 and recently received an honorary doctorate from NYU at the same stadium. Photo courtesy of Getty Images and Stephen Yang.

Staying with Taylor Swift: a lesson in perspective shifts

By Hilary Nguyen and Nicki Anahita May 27, 2022

With the series of surprise re-recordings of past albums, Taylor Swift has made it clear that she is not the same hometown country singer she used to be. She is an ever-evolving person whose perspective...

I-Fest resumes after two years with food, fun, and fire.

Rating iFest-ivities: a FIRE review of iFest

By Caitlin Liman and Nina Nguyen May 27, 2022

Every year, there is one occasion at CVHS that all students anticipate. iFest. Otherwise known as the International Festival, this student-run event involves an agglomeration of exciting activities, from...

Crest: Ecco2k and Bladees alternative exploration of spiritualism

Crest: Ecco2k and Bladee’s alternative exploration of spiritualism

By Noah Mohamed, Staff Writer May 27, 2022

When I tell people they should listen to Drain Gang, I always feel a little bit stupid. It’s certainly not out of lack of faith in their work: but once I’m past “have you heard of Drain Gang?,”...

EP cover of Oh Dear by Indigo

Review of Indigo’s EP “Oh Dear”

By My-Tran Vo and Brooke Bushong May 27, 2022

Indigo is a band created by 19-year-old musician, Miles King, from California. He currently has over 3 singles released along with over 159,000 monthly listeners on Spotify. Indigo also just released his...

The poster for Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood depicts the  two sides of its main character, Stan.

Apollo 10 ½: A Flawed but Admirable Attempt at Capturing Houston On Screen

By Atahan Koksoy, Staff Writer May 27, 2022

“Why haven’t there been any high-profile movies about Houston?” was the question on my mind as I went on Netflix and searched for Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Childhood. Yes, yes, Terms of Endearment...

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, Copy 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...

Marvels portrayal of DID in the new show Moon Knight

Dissociative Identity Disorder in Moon Knight

By Alex Samano, Staff Writer May 27, 2022

[Moon Knight spoilers] One of the latest additions to the Marvel universe, Moon Knight recently, premiered on Disney Plus. Released weekly from March 30, 2022, through May 4, 2022, Moon Knight showcases...

Pixars Turning Red reveals the suppressive nature of Asian standards alongside the universal struggle of growing up and discovering how to make others smile while staying true to oneself.

Turning Heads: Turning Red resonates true Asian culture on the screens

By Caitlin Liman and Nina Nguyen April 20, 2022

A sonorous 4-part rendition of “Just The Way You Are” on our way out of James Coney Island to Guitar Center, our band of besties often serenade the streets of H-Town with our shamelessly Just-Dance-esque...

Image courtesy of Hulu.

Ugly Feminism: ‘The Dropout’ Series Review

By Ava Lim, Staff Writer April 20, 2022

Spoilers for The Dropout ahead. Trigger warning for mention of sexual assault.   A woman, clothed head to toe in black. Black eyeliner widens the slightly terrifying stare she's burning into...

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