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Nathan Nguy post-26.2 mile run for Chevron Marathon 2024 with his superhero cape.

Nathan Nguy: Running beyond a finish line

By Cindy Cui, Opinion-Editorial Editor February 20, 2024

CVHS Senior Nathan Nguy may seem like your typical running enthusiast at first glance, but delve a little deeper, and you'll uncover a story of unwavering dedication and consistent pursuit of self-improvement....

Ariann Burley on her Welcome to Carnegie page

Ariann Burley: NASA superstar to Photography to English

By Bela Jotwani and Naadiya Walji February 20, 2024

From being a former NASA intern to fashion photographer, artist, and now English teacher, Ariann Burley is a true Renaissance woman. Ms. Burley was born in Houston, grew up in Dallas, and then went...

Senior Kofi Asares headshot taken at a LOT (Leaders of Tomorrow) event sponsored by the National Black MBA Association

Kofi Asare and his path to becoming a Posse Scholar

By Siddharth Dasari, Staff Writer February 20, 2024

“One slider please.” Senior Kofi Asare placed his usual order at Dave’s Hot Chicken and proceeded to sit down, thinking about the scrumptious meal he was about to have. RIIIING! Suddenly, Asare’s...

James Barnes as a freshman in college in 1998

James Barnes: When statistical confidence meets life’s uncertainty

By Kevin Pham and Katheryn Consuegra February 20, 2024

If 75% of statistics are made up on the spot, then James Barnes had a 33% chance of picking the right career on his first try. And he didn’t. Barnes has lived a life of unlikely decisions and numerous...

Nidhi is a student at Carnegie that also works as Houstons Ekal Vidyalaya ambassador. | Image Credit: Nidhi Gupta

Nidhi Gupta: Fostering change thousands of miles away

By Nadia Talanker, Entertainment Editor February 7, 2024

One student from Carnegie is bridging the gap between opportunities made available by higher education and underprivileged villages and tribes in India. Recognizing the power of education as a cornerstone...

Larry Trout teaching his 5th period Calculus AB class

Larry Trout is a teacher you can always count on

By Neela Ravi and Kevin Pham February 4, 2024

Larry Trout became a teacher so he wouldn’t have to milk cows for the rest of his life. But that wasn’t the only reason. Trout grew up on a dairy farm in rural Minnesota, milking cows and throwing...

Emerson Campbell as Blanche in the theater production of A Streetcar Named Desire.

Emerson Campbell: Navigating the spotlight on and off stage

By Nicole Rodil Suarez, Photo Editor January 24, 2024

Emerson Campbell's journey into the world of theater began in third grade at the Hits Theater in Houston. "It wasn't like I made decisions at that age. It was more like, 'Oh, do you want to do this...

Ms. Ford in front of her whiteboard with two students.

Ms. Ford is a powerhouse of sports and sciences

By Tobias Hawes December 14, 2023

Ms. Ford, whose room looks over the end of the science hallway, is a mainstay of our school’s teachers. She’s been here for eleven years. Currently, she teaches four science classes: freshman biology,...

Students collaborate on schoolwork.

High school Hunger Games: Balancing competition and kindness at CVHS

By Naadiya Walji and Bela Jotwani December 12, 2023

The air buzzes with the weight of ambition, 5s on AP exams, and college dreams. Words like “GPA” and “class rank” become an unofficial soundtrack that bustles through the hallways during each passing...

Olutobi Adeyeri receiving 2023 NCWIT Award. She is amongst the 40 national winners of the award, which is given to female, genderqueer, and non-binary students who demonstrate excellence in technology and computing.

Tobi and Type Along: How one CVHS senior aims to make reading fun

By Siddharth Dasari, Staff Writer December 11, 2023

3…2…1. Prep time is up! Senior Olutobi Adeyeri and her team proceed to make their way up to the stage, ready to face the daunting task of convincing investors to invest in their company, Type Along,...

Behind the Scenes: CVHS Counselors Chapman and Frau talk life and work

By Joseph Mutagaya and My-Tran Vo December 11, 2023

    Olympic runners spend months working closely with physical therapists, strength trainers, and even therapists to prepare for the race of their lives.  For many CVHS seniors,...

Cory Yan leads his team on the court playing basketball in the CVHS gymnasium.

Senior athletes: Leaving a lasting legacy on the field and beyond

By Adelynn Rubio, Nina Pinglay, and Charlie Smith December 11, 2023

Her heart racing and eyes darted forward, she steadied her feet, preparing for the signal. Then a moment of silence, and following it was a booming gunshot that rang out. Go! Go! Go! Bela Jotswani, a senior...

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