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The Student-Run News Site of Carnegie Vanguard High School

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Khaled standing in front of Jerusalem, which he visited as part of Palestines first Youth Advisory Panel

From Gaza to Giving Back: Atta Khaled’s Journey of Service

By Siddharth Dasari, Staff Writer May 18, 2024

On October 7th, 2023, Atta Khaled, a native of Jabalia City in the northern Gaza Strip, was getting ready for his commute to Gaza City, where he would be attending his weekly internship at the Palestinian...

Isaac Antao playing the guitar in the school library for his friends.
(Isaac Antao, Merrick Beauchamp, Oduna Akonzee, Daniel Valentini, Mason Zierlein)

Feature: Junior Isaac Antao finds his groove

By John Nguyen and Ella Pham May 6, 2024

“There’s no stopping curiosity / I wanna turn the whole thing upside down.” From listening to songs by Jack Johnson from the "Curious George" soundtrack to the groovy melodies of the Red Hot Chili...

Mr. Ostrovsky smiling for the camera with his fifth period class.

Getting to knOw Mr. O!

By Adelynn Rubio, Staff Writer May 6, 2024

At Carnegie, there's a teacher who's not just sharing knowledge, but also an infectious energy that makes learning an exciting adventure. Meet Maxim Ostrovsky, a beloved figure among students and staff...

Carnegie Dance Team Officers posing with their awards after sweeping Crowd Pleasers Dance Nationals!

Carnegie Dance Team come home as national champions!

By Cindy Cui, Opinion-Editorial Editor April 24, 2024

Formed just five years ago, the Carnegie Dance Team quickly established itself as a force to be reckoned with. Their competitive journey from small-school newcomers to national champions isn’t just a...

An image of Ryan Virani shooting during a game.

CVHS March Madness: Triumph through teamwork and determination

By Anushka Ghimire and Erwin Morales April 22, 2024

As March rolls around, Spring Break isn't the only thing students of Carnegie are looking forward to. March Madness, first introduced to CVHS in 2013 has been a long-standing and school-wide favorite tradition. Held...

Rishvanjas at a robotics competition with the robotics team

Rishvanjas Shinoj: How to achieve your dreams

By Erwin Morales, Staff Writer March 16, 2024

Everyone has goals that they want to achieve, like becoming a police officer or getting into an amazing law firm and solidifying yourself as a great lawyer. But how do you get there? Rishvanjas Shinoj...

Ms. Ford in Alaska

Farewell to Jamie Ford

By Tobias Hawes and Nicole Rodil Suarez March 4, 2024

Walking into Jamie Ford’s classroom, you might notice that there’s a large sticker of octopus tentacles behind her Smart TV. She says it's her favorite animal: they’re intelligent enough to make...

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, photographer, and Pre-AP English teacher

By Bela Jotwani and Naadiya Walji February 20, 2024

From being a NASA intern to a wardrobe stylist, an artist, and now an English teacher, Ariann Burley is a true Renaissance woman. Burley was born in Houston, grew up in Dallas, and then returned to...

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...

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