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A bottle of COVID-19 vaccine, and a hypodermic needle to administer it. Courtesy of Arizona Department of Health Services

COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Houston for the fall

By Tobias Hawes, Staff Writer December 1, 2023

As we come into a proper Autumn, vaccines come with flu season. New vaccines came to Houston pharmacies and hospitals a month ago, defending against new strains recently identified earlier this year. Most...

Asian Americans protested around the country following the rise of hate crimes.

AAPI hate crimes in a post-COVID America

By John Nguyen and Ella Pham February 17, 2023

A Bloomington bus, the same one she always took. Getting up from her seat, she waited anxiously for the doors of the transit bus to open. However, Billie R. Davis met her before her departure. On...

CVHSs mascot, The Rhino, at the 2023 Valentine Pep Rally.

CVHS’s first look post-COVID

By Roxell Bonilla and Ivan Salazar February 16, 2023

In 2020, the national health emergency regarding COVID within the US had been put in place by the Trump Administration. This led to nationwide health protocols and formalities including state mask mandates....

This story touches upon Americas long and complicated history with ableism.

Op-Ed: America is ableist

By Danielle Yampuler, Co-Editor in Chief February 22, 2022

Every other week, Pin Oak Middle School would section kids off into a variety of classrooms and shove surface-level messages of glorified kindness and vague acceptance down their throats. Whether it was...

Harris County issues a red COVID alert while HISD resumes school as usual.

Op-Ed: HISD needs to return to remote learning before its “return to normal”

By Ava Lim and Brooke J Ferrell February 2, 2022

Imagine breathing through a narrow straw. For a second. For five seconds. For five minutes. Five hours. Five days. A tight band is wrapped around your chest and every breath brings a new wave of fire into...

HISD encourages student testing amid testing shortages

By Rugveda Patil, Staff Writer February 1, 2022

When students came back from winter break, the COVID cases in the Houston ISD increased to about 30 people in Carnegie Vanguard’s small high school of 808. Many of these students were encouraged to take...

CVHS girls basketball team attend their last game of the season following new HISD protocols

HISD, CVHS cancel or postpone extracurricular activities amid COVID surge

By Judith Carrizales and Abigail Nunez January 31, 2022

In the first week of school, 45,515 students or nearly a quarter of the district student population were absent on Monday. 26,259 were absent on the first Tuesday of the new year, while 2240 of those students...

While many wealthy nations have returned to pre-pandemic life, vaccine desert-countries continue to struggle with containing COVID19.

Editorial: COVID19 TRIPS waiver and the hypocrisy of American pharmaceuticals

By Hilary Nguyen, Opinion Editor December 8, 2021

In December 2020, the FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer COVID vaccine; the Moderna and Janssen vaccines were issued EUAs shortly after. In May, the CDC announced that fully...

Junior Gabe Foys blood is taken to check for the prevalence of antibodies from the vaccine.

Junior Gabe Foy participates in COVID-19 vaccine trials

By Jessica Lin, Feature Editor October 24, 2021

As the eldest of five siblings, the pandemic was hard for CVHS Junior Gabe Foy. Having to help his siblings with technology made it extremely difficult to focus in class. His house was also filled...

The HISD COVID-19 dashboard reports a total of 2,693 positive cases as of September 23.

District and state COVID-protection plans remain unchanged while HISD’s COVID cases increase by more than 100% in last week

By Judith Carrizales and Abigail Nunez September 28, 2021

A week after August 23rd when HISD opened schools for the 2021-22 school year, the district reported 493 student and staff COVID cases. In the third week, the district reported 1,235 cases, representing...

On September 1 another bus had to pick up students from the High School for Law and Justice when their bus failed to show up.

HISD staffing shortages cause bus delays for CVHS and other students

By My-Tran Vo and Nicole Rodil Suarez September 28, 2021

HISD is planning fewer bus stops and less routes in response to a shortage of drivers. Parents and students worry that this is a move that could exacerbate bus delays. In a September 7 statement...

CVHS junior Barbara Butali and her parents warmly embrace as they celebrate their fully vaccinated status as of February 2021. (Photo courtesy of Barbara Butali)

Vaccine inequality struck international family members of CVHS students and staff

By Caitlin Liman and Nina Nguyen September 28, 2021

Just last Friday on September 16th, 2021, the FDA Vaccine Advisory Committee rejected President Biden's booster shot plan for the general population amidst growing criticism of vaccine disparity, including...

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