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The Student-Run News Site of Carnegie Vanguard High School

Upstream News

The Student-Run News Site of Carnegie Vanguard High School

Upstream News

After seniors spent their off-campus periods in the library, that privilege was revoked.

Why are off-campus privileges revoked?

By Manizeh Rahman and Naadiya Walji March 10, 2023

Every year, CVHS seniors look forward to certain freedoms that come with being in the graduating class. They offer a source of relief for seniors after taking three years’ worth of rigorous courses....

College Boards AP Precalculus is set to debut next year, replacing Precalculus AB and BC.

AP Precalculus comes to CVHS: new curriculum, unexpected changes

By Jerry Fan, Copy Editor March 10, 2023
AP Precalculus is a new course to be introduced for the 2023-2024 school year. Its reception, however, has been mixed.
Interacts leader Elissa Merhi helping set up I-Fest, an event celebrating cultures and good food.

School organizations talk about district’s fundraising policies

By Ivan Salazar, Staff Writer March 10, 2023

As of 2014, the Texas Department of Agriculture repealed the Texas School Nutrition Policy, a policy requiring that schools follow nutritional standards for competitive foods, as outlined by the U.S. Department...

Work can teach responsibility and give teens financial independence, but how do we decide what work kids should and shouldnt do? (Nicole Benevigno/New York Times)

CVHS students adjust to changing labor laws

By Joseph Mutagaya and My-Tran Vo March 10, 2023

Since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, nationwide job shortages have been a source of concern, with an estimated 6.8 million lost workers due to decreased productivity, layoffs, etc. But three years...

HISD posted this graphic to several media outlets the night before January 24, on which parts of Houston faced harsh rains and tornado warnings.

HISD inclement weather cancellations: who makes the call, and how?

By Ava Lim and Neela Ravi February 19, 2023

On January 24, HISD announced that they were “monitoring weather conditions” in regards to the heavy rain predicted for the Houston area the next day. The statement was released at 8:34 PM January...

Google Trends shows that interest in chess has rapidly climbed in the past few months.

Why chess is suddenly popular again

By Jerry Fan and Natalia Nguyen February 19, 2023
It's something we've all noticed in the halls, but what's behind the craze?
AP African American studies was rejected by the Florida Department of Education.

How the changes to the AP African American Studies curriculum impact CVHS

By Judith Carrizales and Abigail Nunez February 17, 2023

On Feb. 1, College Board announced the AP African American Studies official course framework. The course framework revealed the removal of the following sections: “Black Queer Studies,” “The Social...

Photo shows Immigrants protesting against the shutting down of DACA.

Dreaming no more: the DACA program’s fitful fate

By Sumedha Mohanty and Chiamaka Uwalaka February 17, 2023

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has been fitful since its creation during the Obama administration in 2012. The most recent action taken on it was opened two weeks ago on Jan....

Asian Americans protested around the country following the rise of hate crimes.

AAPI hate crimes in a post-COVID America

By John Nguyen and Ella Pham February 17, 2023

A Bloomington bus, the same one she always took. Getting up from her seat, she waited anxiously for the doors of the transit bus to open. However, Billie R. Davis met her before her departure. On...

Photo of CVHS Community Voices for Public Education (CVPE) interest meeting on February 7th, led by trust members sophomore Layla Chowdhury, sophomore Eliut Delgado, junior Bela Jotwani, junior Caoilin Krathaus and sophomore Hira Malik.

Texas bill to ban groups and citizens from North Korea, China, Iran and Russia from buying land in Texas

By Sasha Cabral and My-Tran Vo February 17, 2023

In November 2022, state Sen. Lois Kolkhorst (R-18) proposed Senate Bill 147; a bill that would prohibit government entities, businesses and citizens from North Korea, Russia, China and Iran from buying...

CVHSs mascot, The Rhino, at the 2023 Valentine Pep Rally.

CVHS’s first look post-COVID

By Roxell Bonilla and Ivan Salazar February 16, 2023

In 2020, the national health emergency regarding COVID within the US had been put in place by the Trump Administration. This led to nationwide health protocols and formalities including state mask mandates....

The 88th Texas Legislative Session runs from January 10 to May 29.

The 88th Texas Legislative Session started on January 10- Here’s what to look out for

By Catherine Hu and Natalia Nguyen January 27, 2023

On Jan. 10, 181 members of the Texas Legislature were invited to attend the 88th biennial lawmaking session of the Texas Legislative Session. This year, the Texas Legislature consists of a Republican...

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