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Businesses Question the Government’s Definitions of Essential During this Crisis

Banner made by Sign-Ups to remind people of preventative measures.

By Esha Sharma, Staff Writer

May 19, 2020

COVID-19 has effectively changed the way society operates on a day-to-day basis. During this time there has been an outline laid out for who is and isn’t an essential business. Shuchi (Sue) Sharma runs a sign manufacturing company, Sign-ups and Banners. Some small businesses, such as hers, are now qu...

The Unexpected, but Temporary, Benefit to Lockdown

African penguins roaming the streets of Cape Town

By Katherine Linares, Managing Editor

May 15, 2020

As people all around the world are tucked away in their homes in lockdown, the world around us is growing greener and cleaner. The animals all around the world are starting to come out, African penguins are parading the streets of Cape Town, deer are gathering around shops in Japan, and pigeons have ta...

An all-too familiar past: unfolding two of the past centuries’ deadliest pandemics

(top)Seattle drugstore employees gather downtown amid 1918's influenza pandemic
(bottom)Pedestrians crossing the streets of downtown New York City mid- COVID-19 pandemic, 2020

By Gabi Rodriguez, Features/ Sports Editor

May 13, 2020

With the global population enduring the unwelcomed arrival of COVID-19, our lifestyles have unanimously veered into a bender. We find ourselves in an age with no guidelines, where the amount of honors classes and life experience seem to fall short of preparing us to live in the wake of a pandemic. This...

HISD Adopts New Grading Guidelines as Schools Close

Since schools have closed, students, like Vincent Huynh, have been required to participate in online classes.

By Vivian Huynh, Staff Writer

May 13, 2020

While COVID-19 puts enormous stress on families and students, HISD has taken steps to alleviate the weight by implementing more lenient grading guidelines.  Ever since March 13, HISD announced that schools were to be closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, affecting education and gr...

Streaming Services and an Epidemic

Streaming Services and an Epidemic

By Jonathon Morales, Staff Writer

May 13, 2020

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past two months, you know about COVID-19. One thing you might have also noticed is how much more you are watching your favorite shows on Netflix, binge watching a YouTube creator, or even seeing ads for the new entertainment platform Quibi.  It doesn’t tak...

For the first time, all students take AP tests from home

For the first time, all students take AP tests from home

By Carys Oriana Reyes, Staff Writer

May 13, 2020

Covid-19 has caused students across the United States to resort to online learning and the College Board has had to alter and change the 2020 AP Tests that are going to happen this May.  College Board has altered certain tests such as AP World History because of online schooling and has also crea...

One Small Step, One Giant Leap

One Small Step, One Giant Leap

By Shaun Wood, Arts & Entertainment/ Opinion Editor

May 12, 2020

From door-to-door sales and cookie booths, the Girl Scout cookie sales that come once a year have always been a comfort to Americans all across the nations. And now the Girl Scouts are giving back to the essential workers of the nation the best way they know how: through the delicious taste of Thin Mints, Caramel Delights, and more.  This quarantine has struc...

CVHS Students Share Their Cure to Boredom During COVID-19

Reaching two months of a stay-at-home order, students' struggle with isolation and boredom at home.

By Donovan Snell, Staff Writer

May 12, 2020

Boredom has peaked at an all-time high among students with the arrival of COVID-19. Out of 10 students surveyed, boredom levels have averaged at around a 6.3 out of 10. When the same people were asked their level of boredom before quarantine,  According to these students, the boredom originates from the rep...

Robotic Teams’ Road to Worlds

First Row: Jonathan Turck, Akhil Mandalapu, Samuel Lim, Rahul Menon 
Middle Row: Lazo Attar, Nicholas McIntosh, Caleb Hu, Devin Wang, Kartikeya Gullapalli, Gowtham Kadiyala, Hugh Coleman, Jared Yang, Ammaar Khatlani, Monish Civunigunta, Dan Bizman, Ankush Girotra
Back Row: Luke Dulworth, Carter Hidalgo, Jiya Ghorpade, Ruth Liu, Serena Fu, Srikar Siripuram, Tietchan Dang, Amir Tahanan, Ekin Tiu, Elijah Miranda, David Guan, Alex Nguyen, Shelby Yang, Howard Cai, William Nguyen, Mateo Ortega, Aditya Prasad

By Hilary Nguyen, News Editor

March 6, 2020

For the past 3 years, Carnegie’s robotics team has qualified for the annual VEX Robotics World Championship and this year was no different. Over 30 countries consisting of over 160 teams will meet in Louisville, Kentucky in April for the world championship. Of these 160 teams, Carnegie’s robotic...

Dance and Cheerleading Team Rev Up the Crowd in Mardi Gras Pep Rally

Talia Mogh, Jada Thomas, Kamylle Gill preforming to

By Ema Wilson, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

Students cheer as Mardi-Gras beads are thrown to them at the end of a long field trip to the zoo; gold, green and purple flashing with black accents all around the cafeteria which has been transformed into a place full of Mardi- Gras spirit. Tuesday, February 25, CVHS hosted its second pep-rally during th...

CVHS Students Qualify for Bio-Olympiad Semi-Finals for the 3rd Time

Past student Richard Lin and current seniors Claire Lu and Rahul Menon after qualifying for semi-finals.

By Esha Sharma, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

The USA Biology Olympiad is a competition where students take a competitive exam to prove their advanced biology knowledge. Here at Carnegie, current seniors, Claire Lu and Rahul Menon have qualified for semi-finals since they both joined the organization in their sophomore year. After semi-finals, ...

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