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HISDs new policy is to only offer on-level and AP courses for classes with an AP but no Pre-AP equivalent.

‘Oh, you’re joking’: AP Physics 1 to replace HADV class

By Jerry Fan, Copy Editor April 24, 2023

Days after students' course requests were entered into PowerSchool, CVHS sophomores refreshed the page, only to find an unexpected change. Students who had selected HISD Advanced (HADV) Physics had been...

Senior Maren Werner shows her body modifications to the camera, a bird tattoo and a septum piercing. (Credit to Maren Werner)

Majority of CVHS seniors surveyed want or approve of body modifications

By Danielle Yampuler, Co-Editor in Chief April 24, 2023

In a survey of 48 CVHS seniors, 16.7% stated that they have permanent tattoos, and 61.7% of those who did not have tattoos wanted one in the future. This correlates with a noticeable trend in Generation...

Carnegie students walkout with posters in order to protest the TEA takeover

CVHS students organize walkout amid TEA takeover

By Adrianna Guadalupe and Ava Manchac April 24, 2023

CVHS students participated in an admin-approved district-wide walkout to protest the TEA takeover on April 6.  The walkout, which took place during lunch, comes as a response to the TEA takeover, which...

Oil pipeline that is in the process of being stretched across the landscape outside Prudhoe Bay in North Slope Borough, Alaska.

Alaska’s “Willow Project” causes controversy among climate activists

By Ashley Becerra and Catherine Hu April 24, 2023

Following months of vigorous lobbying in spite of national concerns and protests that the Willow project would harm American efforts to phase out fossil fuels globally, on March 13, the Biden administration...

CVHS Baseball after winning their game 12-2 against Sterling High School

CVHS Baseball throws a curveball with the new players and new season

By Roxell Bonilla and Ava Lim April 24, 2023

The 2022-23 season is looking up for the CVHS baseball team. In comparison to former seasons, players and coaching staff alike have said that the team is doing better now — and not just because of the...

Ivy League admission rates have dropped in the 2022-2023 school year.

College acceptance rates decline for the class of 2023

By John Nguyen and Ella Pham April 24, 2023

2022-2023 saw a year of one of the lowest college acceptance rates ever. Although Ivy League schools are known to be highly competitive, the eight universities (Brown, Colombia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard,...

The popular app, Tiktok as seen commonly on smart devices.

Potential ban poses a threat for TikTok users

By Anjali Martinez and Ivan Salazar April 24, 2023

On March 7, Sen. Mark Warner (D-Ind.) introduced the “Restricting the Emergence of Security Threats that Risk Information and Communications Technology Act,” colloquially known as the “RESTRICT”...

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Ramadan: The most spiritual month in Islam and how its start date is decided

By Ahmed Aslam, Staff Writer April 24, 2023

Ramadan started on March 22 and is came to a close on Thursday. As Ramadan makes its yearly appearance, many Muslim people have wondered how it is decided what day Ramadan starts and what day it ends....

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...

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