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From the Billboard Music Awards

Rap Rivalry: The Nicki Minaj vs. Megan Thee Stallion showdown at CVHS

By Charlie Smith, Staff Writer February 22, 2024

The beef between Nicki Minaj and Megan Thee Stallion has been simmering for years, with tensions recently escalating. It all began innocently enough in Aug. 2019 when Megan enlisted Minaj and Ty Dolla...

Cell phone pockets. Even before the ban, teachers were given tools to regulate phone usage.

HISD’s cell phone ban: Mixed opinions from students and teachers

By Natalia Nguyen and Neela Ravi February 21, 2024

On Tuesday, Feb. 6, Carnegie began enforcing a cell phone policy banning cell phone usage on school campuses for all students across the Houston Independent School District (HISD). This policy was officially...

The Bluebook application is where students will take their digital SATs. The application offers 4 SAT practice tests and 1 PSAT practice test. (Photo courtesy of AP Guru)

SAT format changes to digital in March

By John Nguyen, Staff Writer February 20, 2024

At the start of the new year, the College Board announced that the SAT, a standardized test for high schoolers would be changing its format from pencil and paper to digital with the upcoming spring season...

A border patrol agent placing razor wire at the border

Growing tensions at the border in Eagle Pass, Texas

By Lorena Chavez, Staff Writer February 20, 2024

On Jan. 10, U.S. Border Patrol agents in Eagle Pass, Texas were denied access to the border by Texas authorities. This occurred despite the Supreme Court ruling that U.S. Border Patrol agents were allowed...

A shorter summer, and a longer school year

Did we lose our summer? HISD unveils calendar for the 2024-25 academic year

By Anjali Martinez and Chloe Tran February 19, 2024

On Feb. 8, 2024, HISD held their monthly Board of Management meeting to address and vote on the new calendar for the 2024-2025 academic year, as a result, we now see the newly implemented calendar in the...

Step towards the future: An insight into Atlas Scholars

Step towards the future: An insight into Atlas Scholars

By Anushka Ghimire and Karla Berrueto February 19, 2024

On Feb. 1, Mr. Silberman from the Atlas Scholars Program came to Carnegie to visit sophomores. The Atlas Scholars Program is a three-year commitment, over the summers of your sophomore, junior, and senior...

A boy sits in a waiting room, looking at his phone.

Kids Online Safety Act claims to protect minors from “dangerous” content

By Tobias Hawes, Staff Writer February 16, 2024

The Kids’ Online Safety Act is currently under consideration in the Senate. The bill, coauthored by Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), has both support and opposition...

US F/A-18 taking off in the Gulf Of Aden

Op-Ed: US-Yemeni conflict

By John B. Covington, Staff Writer February 6, 2024

The US-Yemeni conflict of 2023 proved a major geopolitical event, bringing the unrest in Yemen to the attention of the whole world. As the United States and the UK launched operations against the Iran-backed...

CVHS boys soccer teammates minutes before their first game of the UIL season against Milby HS.

CVHS girls’ and boys’ soccer shoot for victory in their second season in UIL

By Audrey Piczak and Kevin Pham January 21, 2024

Last year, the CVHS girls’ and boys’ soccer teams played in the University Interscholastic League (UIL) for the first time, making history both on campus and the field after years of pushing to join...

1984 George Orwell Party Rally

Autocracy is not doubleplusgood

By John B. Covington, Staff Writer January 18, 2024

The novel 1984 takes place in Oceania, a large Empire known as a Superstate in the story.  Many people believe that this book is relevant today because it has been interpreted and used in modern times....

AP physics 1 as seen on the CollegeBoard website.

Students respond to AP Physics 1

By Anjali Martinez, News Editor December 4, 2023

On August 28th, the class of 2025 found yet another AP on their schedule for the year - AP Physics 1. Carnegie has now returned to its former requirement of AP Physics 1 as a mandated science course for...

Image of a courtroom in Harris County, similar to the courtroom of Luis Sanchezs proceeding.

Harris County man released on $1 bond after being charged with assault

By Lorena Chavez and My-Tran Vo December 4, 2023

Last month in Houston, Texas, Luis Sanchez was released from Harris Country Jail after being arrested with charges of felony sexual assault of a minor after 3 months. As required by Texas law regarding...

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