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Restaurants and Businesses are Opening Too Early

By Talia Moghnieh, Staff Writer April 9, 2021

People are risking their lives just to get a meal in Texas, because restaurants are opening up too early during Covid. The well known newspaper New York Times’s Texas Coronavirus Map and Case Count,...

The end of the state mask mandates spells the beginning of private disputes over the wearing of masks

The end of the state mask mandates spells the beginning of private disputes over the wearing of masks

By Jonathon Morales and Alexandra Silva April 9, 2021

On March 10th, Governor Greg Abbott lifted the statewide mask mandate for Texas. There have been mixed emotions about this controversial decision and some businesses are trying to figure out what to...

Students remain cautious even as they start to get the vaccine

By Kallisti Clemons, Staff Writer April 9, 2021

In March of 2020, life took a drastic turn. A pandemic swept the country, changing lives in an instant. Students were moved to online school, many people got laid off their jobs, and soon, everyone was...

Pro-Anti-Racism Protests #AsianLivesMatter

We need to stand in solidarity against anti-Asian violence

By Ashley Becerra, Staff Writer April 9, 2021

The 21-year old man Robert Aaron Long was arrested after shooting three Atlanta spas and causing 8 people’s death. Six of the eight victims in the Atlanta shootings were Asian Americans and two were...

Houston was one of five U.S. cities chosen for a FEMA super-site, prompting the opening of the NRG vaccination super-site.

Vaccination Super Sites May Spell the End of Covid-19

By Kallisti Clemons, Staff Writer March 8, 2021

At this point in the period of the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s become a part of daily life for most people, including CVHS students. Almost everyone has a mask on them at all times, and for a while, it seemed...

Only 8.5 percent of the state population has been fully vaccinated thus far.

State mask mandate disappears March 10 while vaccines expand to school employees

By Thomas Dowe, Staff Writer March 8, 2021

Texas' mask mandate is set to expire Wednesday, March 10. Meanwhile, only 15.8 percent of the state population has been fully vaccinated, making TX one of only four states in the U.S. to have less than...

Side by side comparison of two different events with completely different motives.

The Criminal Contradiction in the Capitol Chaos

By Ash Brown and Ashley Becerra January 22, 2021

“Insurrection,” “coup,” “attack on Democracy.” are all terms that have been used to describe the recent surge of Trump supporters that raided the United States capitol in Washington DC. It...

Nearly 200 clubgoers stood in line outside Club Spire this weekend Jan 19 in Houston.

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

By Alexandra Silva and Nadia Talanker January 22, 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...

Tiffany Dover before and after receiving the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine

We need full disclosure and transparency on COVID vaccines side effects

By Roxell Bonilla and Chiemelie Chinweuba January 22, 2021

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. However, shortly after...

The HISD COVID dashboard shows an increase in cases on campuses everyday.

HISD Returning to 100% Online Learning Could be the Best Option for Flattening the COVID Curve

By Jonathon Morales and Talia Moghnieh January 22, 2021

In school learning has become available to students and staff across the US, however with over 2,041 COVID cases in HISD, virtual learning seems like the only safe option for staff and students. While...

The Rice University campus lacks its usual bustle of students during the pandemic.

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

By Chiemelie Chinweuba and Kallisti Clemons 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...

A social distancing sign hangs in front of CVHS' restrooms.

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

By Maya Collins and Marcos Delgadillo October 14, 2020

[/audioclip] 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...

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