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COVID Health & Safety Laws Are Toothless Without Stronger Enforcement Measures and Public Will

Nearly 200 clubgoers stood in line outside Club Spire this weekend Jan 19 in Houston.
January 20, 2021

Inconvenient. We often hear this word being tossed around when people talk about this seemingly never-ending pandemic. Not being able to go have dinner at a restaurant is "inconvenient." Not being able...

Caution: Why you shouldn’t take the COVID vaccine

Tiffany Dover before and after receiving the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine
January 19, 2021

Against the COVID Vaccine Tiffany Dover, is a nurse manager from Catholic Health Initiatives Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is one of the first healthcare workers to take the COVID vaccine....

1,450 colleges make SATs and ACTs optional and 300 colleges announce shift in admission priorities during the pandemic

The Rice University campus lacks its usual bustle of students during the pandemic.
October 14, 2020

CVHS seniors are grappling with the changing requirements for college admissions during the pandemic. Since the start of quarantine, colleges have made changes to their admissions processes due to in person...

Less than 10% of CVHS students return to campus, but district-wide concerns over HISD’s safety protocols continue

A social distancing sign hangs in front of CVHS' restrooms.
October 14, 2020

Out of 930 students, it has been confirmed that, overall, 90 students will be returning: 44 freshmen, 23 sophomores, 16 juniors, and 6 seniors are coming back to the campus for face-to-face instruction....

HISD distributes 36,298 hotspots to students without internet

HISD distributes 36,298 hotspots to students without internet
October 14, 2020

On September 8 when HISD schools started virtually, 68,000 students were absent because they did not have the technology to attend virtual classes. At the October 8 HISD board meeting, Superintendent Lathan...

HISD Moves COVID Threat to Level 2 as 41% of Students Return to the Classrooms District-Wide

The HISD Dashboard reports 71 cases before the district reopens campuses to students October 19.
October 14, 2020

                After six months of lockdown, students are finally getting the chance to go back to school. HISD has moved its COVID...

Timeline: From Trump’s call with Gov Abbott to HISD’s school reopening

TX Gov. Abbott visits Trump in the White House May 7.
October 14, 2020

Only one month after the pandemic was declared in the U.S., President Trump has pushed states to reopen schools, even as the number of new weekly COVID cases rise.  April 27- 29,886: U.S. Average...

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,...

Adapting to high school in isolation takes a toll on freshmen students

Freshman Vincent Huynh settles into a long day of online learning.
October 14, 2020

  Every year freshmen students need to adjust to the workload, curriculum rigor, and social environment at CVHS. This year, 254 freshmen have an added struggle- adjusting to their first year...

HISD Offers Mental Health Hotline and Resources, But Students Are Reluctant to Access Resources

The number of mental issues is growing among students in isolation during the pandemic.
October 14, 2020

Back in May, HISD launched its "Let’s Stay Connected" Mental Health Hotline at 713-556-1340 that runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It's no surprise that mental health issues has risen among teenagers...

Student Athletes Adjust to New UIL Guidelines During Pandemic

CVHS Freshman Volleyball Team masks up for their first game against Klein Forest
October 14, 2020

The district's and CVHS's fall season is underway, but with adjusted UIL guidelines to protect athletes from COVID. According to the 2020-2021 UIL COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Guidelines: Coaches and...

Businesses Question the Government’s Definitions of Essential During this Crisis

Banner made by Sign-Ups to remind people of preventative measures.
May 19, 2020

COVID-19 has effectively changed the way society operates on a day-to-day basis. During this time there has been an outline laid out for who is and isn’t an essential business. Shuchi (Sue) Sharma runs...

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