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Palestinian students CVHS junior Lamar Qaddami and senior Ammer Qaddami speak out at a recent protest for Palestinian equal rights.

CVHS Students Speak Out on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict; Blame Miseducation

By Ash Brown, Staff Writer June 1, 2021

For the past two weeks, the 11-day dispatch of air strikes and projectiles on the Gaza strip have strained Israeli and Palestinian relations, and resulted in nearly 300 deaths on both sides. The death...

Protests against police brutality, poverty, and taxes have rocked Colombia since April 28.

A Colombian teacher and student struggle to connect to a home country drowning in chaos

By Julian Namerow, Staff Writer June 1, 2021

As Colombia’s rates of poverty, police brutality, rape, and also taxes escalate to the highest they have ever been, under President Ivan Duque, the governments response has been crack down on dissension...

Short animated film

“CVHS students react to “Save Ralph” and rethink their use of cosmetic products

By Ashley Becerra and Cameron Hart June 1, 2021

In early April, the Humane Society International released the short documentary “Save Ralph” to critical acclaim. “Save Ralph'' is an animated short film of the daily life of a rabbit with the name...

Shannon Duncan has had an adventurous journey before coming to CVHS as the campus' new nurse.

Polyglot, teacher, and ICU nurse- new nurse Shannon Duncan shares her path before CVHS

By Judith Carrizales, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

On school mornings, CVHS students, barely awake and trudging through the doors will find an upbeat and smiling Shannon Duncan greeting them to take their temperature at the door. Duncan, the campus'...

CVHS' Algebra I and II teacher Julea Brode receives the school's 2021 Teacher of the Year Award

For the love of math-CVHS’ Algebra I and II teacher Julea Brode receives the school’s 2021 Teacher of the Year Award

By Judith Carrizales, Staff Writer April 9, 2021

CVHS's 2021 Teacher of the Year Ms. Julea Brode didn't always know she would end up teaching. But she always knew she would always be working in the field of mathematics. Brode grew up in the Clear...

On Saturday, February 6th, 2021, CVHS junior Maia Vo(far right) joined the SE Texas Emergency room health team in providing distribution assistance for the second dose of the Moderna COVID-19. Vaccinations went out to a portion of Houston-Spring Valley’s community of small clinic health professionals and their elderly family members.

CVHS Junior Maia Vo: Guiding the gateway to COVID-19 vaccinations

By Gabi Rodriguez, Editor In-Chief April 9, 2021

CVHS junior Maia Vo stood in black scrubs, behind her mask. They were baggy and bore the swishing static of synthetic cotton, but to the coiling line of awaiting faces that greeted her and her parents...

Junior Jessica Lin's documentary film Beyond the Model was recently featured and won Jury Selection for Directing at the South by Southwest Film Festival.

Beyond the Model: Junior Jessica Lin exposes the intersection of the model minority myth and Anti-Asian violence in her documentary, featured at the SXSW Film Festival

By Julian Namerow, Staff Writer April 9, 2021

The South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival draws over 230,00 attendees and raises over 355 million dollars yearly. The festival only features 7 productions for the category “Texas High Schools” out of...

The Rauch Twins, Ronnie (left) and David (right), have won first place at the Regional National History Day Competition

The Red Scare, Enlightenment, and Sibling Telepathy

By Ash Brown, Staff Writer April 9, 2021

      A rehearsed monologue, a revised paper, or a riveting documentary? These are just three of the five project styles that National History Day Competition participants undertook...

Uh-oh! CVHS students share embarrassing moments when they didn't realize their camera was on

Uh-oh! CVHS students share embarrassing moments when they didn’t realize their camera was on

By Roxell Bonilla, Staff Writer April 9, 2021

We all make mistakes, especially funny ones. But have you ever made a mistake during class? If you haven’t, then you are extremely lucky. Upstream News asked CVHS students to share some embarrassing...

Award winning scholastic submission by Chloe Beaudreau Frames won a gold key in photography.

CVHS Students Sweep the Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards, Winning 104 Awards

The Scholastic Art & Writing is a nationally recognized contest. Students from all over the United States compete and receive awards for their work. This program gives recognition to young aspiring...

CVHS junior Brooke Ferrell, member for the Carnegie Theater Company, and film actress, just became TX State Thespian Officer.

Junior Brooke J Ferrell, Selected to be Carnegie’s First Texas State Thespian Officer

By My-Tran Vo, Staff Writer March 9, 2021

From Madame Butterfly's son, to an ice-cream fiend, to a victim of a shooting, CVHS junior, Carnegie Theater member, and film actress Brooke Ferrell has had many roles. Now Ferrell finds herself in a newly...

Firefighters arrive at CVHS freshman Jay Singh's house as a fire, resulting from the electrical shortages resulting from the winter storm, consumes his house (Singh family).

From freeze to flames, freshman Jay Singh faces home loss following an Arctic apocalypse

By Vivian Huynh and Gabi Rodriguez March 8, 2021

On February 15th, most families’ worst worries were freezing through the night. This was not the case for CVHS freshman Jay Singh and his family. Late Monday night, at 10:30 pm, Singh sat down for dinner...

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