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What It Means to Pass Away During COVID-19 As a Buddhist

Many families visit Buddhist temples every Sunday for seven weeks after they have lost a loved one to fully honor the deceased's soul and to help them transition into their next life.

By Hilary Nguyen, News Editor

May 18, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to spread around the nation, the number of deaths continues to increase. Generally, one’s death is followed by a funeral. However, due to social distancing, many are not able to hold funerals, let alone be near their loved ones who have passed. As a Buddhist, Erica is concern...

Supporting sick family members from afar

My grandfather Ryozo Shintani with his pet cat before being hospitalized in Hiroshima, Japan.

By Ema Wilson, Staff Writer

April 27, 2020

My heart skipped a beat as I sat down to see my mother in tears and my father with a serious expression. I quietly edged forward to ask what was wrong but my brain was already spelling out the possibility of what had happened. Finally she looked up to me and said the words that I dreaded to hear: “You ...

Coronavirus Di-seizes Senior Year

Senior Michelle Nguyen's final year at Carnegie has been moved onto her laptop. She now finds herself spending a lot of time looking at her laptop whether it be for talking to friends or learning more about colleges.

By Hilary Nguyen, News Editor

April 17, 2020

When news of a novel coronavirus began to make its way out of Wuhan, China, worry started to spread around the globe. Initially, there were not that many cases reported in China and many took it as a small matter that would only happen in China. However, the number of cases started to pile up and so...

When Masks are Nowhere to be Found

Several masks that my aunt made when her business was shut down.

By Vivian Huynh, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

My aunt, Duyen Tran, is a salesperson at High Fashion Fabrics and since March 23, the business has shut down because of COVID-19. WIth no money coming in, she forms ways to help her family.  Since before the pandemic emerged, sales have been solely for the purpose of sewing clothes. But now, the...

My orbit: what COVID-19 means for an immunocompromised household

Cesar Rodriguez commences another day of work in his new, but familiar environment.

By Gabi Rodriguez, Features/ Sports Editor

April 16, 2020

Cesar Rodriguez was one of the first people sent home from work not long after the first COVID-19 cases began to infiltrate Harris County. Not only has he worked at the MD Anderson Cancer Center for the past 20 years, but he is now one of their cancer patients. As the pandemic of the century takes f...

Online Schooling: A Comparison Between the 3 School Levels

My family working on online assignments in close quarters from home.

By Shaun Wood, Arts & Entertainment/ Opinion Editor

April 15, 2020

In history books, there are whole chapters devoted to instances where pandemics have swept the globe, like the Black Plague in the Dark Ages, or the Spanish Flu in 1912. Now in 2020, these tragedies have jumped off the page and into our lives, and now we have transferred from in class books to online...

COVID-19 Front Line Soldier

A photo of Cynthia Linares after getting off of work.

By Katherine Linares, Managing Editor

April 15, 2020

Cynthia Linares has to prepare herself mentally every day, setting her fear aside to help the injured. She fears going to work every day, she fears coming home in the scrubs she has worked in all day, fearing that they might have a strand of COVID-19 on them. This is the fear that Cynthia Linares, my s...

Being on the supply chain for essential businesses during the COVID-19 crisis

Sign-Ups and Banner's Front Door with notice of COVID-19

By Esha Sharma, Staff Writer

April 14, 2020

“COVID-19”, “Coronavirus”, “Miss Rona”, and the infamous “Chinese virus” courtesy of Donald J. Trump.  On December 8, 2019, the first patient in China developed symptoms of COVID-19 in Wuhan and by Dec 31 they informed the World Health Organization (WHO) about multiple “pneumon...

Teacher of the Year Joshua Garcia- inspiring a lineage of teachers and students

Chemistry teacher Joshua Garcia is CVHS' 2020 Teacher of the Year.

By Gabi Rodriguez, Features/ Sports Editor

March 6, 2020

If you’ve ever heard spirited cheers wafting down the hallway- or seen cans exploding into a chemical madness on your snapchat story- it probably came from Mr. Garcia’s room. The Pre-AP/AP Chemistry teacher likes to keep his classes well-spirited while transmitting a critical understanding of the...

Spikeball: The Sport That Took Carnegie by Storm

CVHS Students play spikeball during lunch.

By Jonathon Morales, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

Spikeball, the sport that people can’t seem to shake. If you look outside in the courtyard during lunch, you see students, but more specifically, students engaging in good old fun. That good old fun is Round Net. In its beginning years it already seems to be its prime years, since its popularity had...

Poetry Club Members Enter Slam Poetry Competitions

Kechi Mbah performs one of her poems at a local Poetry Slam.

By Shaun Wood, Arts & Entertainment/ Opinion Editor

March 3, 2020

“When people call me quiet or shy I get annoyed/Not because what they’re saying is wrong,/But because what they are saying is right.” This excerpt is from “Tongue”, a poem written by Kechi Mbah. In her poem, she writes about overcoming her shyness and breaking out of her shell. She found ...

How to survive the 30-Hour-Famine

Students doing an activity during the 30 Hour Famine

By Donovan Snell, Staff Writer

February 17, 2020

On February 21, Carnegie will be hosting it’s 8th annual 30 hour famine. Hosted by NHS, the nation honors society, and sponsored by World Vision: an organization that provides humanitarian aid to children and communities throughout the world. The famine has been one of the longest lasting events a...

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