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The Student-Run News Site of Carnegie Vanguard High School

Upstream News

A deep dive into the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

May 15, 2024

The conflict of Nagorno-Karabakh starting in February 1988 to now has been a territorial dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan. It has drawn attention from many throughout the world because of its intricate...

A picture of team 16 right after taking the win for the 23-24 Battle in the Sands Tournament

2023-2024 Champions: Battle in the Sands

By Roxell Bonilla, Audrey Piczak, and Daniella Lopez May 9, 2024

On Monday, April 22, Carnegie students and faculty could be seen arriving in masses at the sand volleyball court, its sand glowing with the prospect of victory, competition and good sport. Amidst the...

A screenshot of the home page of Senior Sophia Singleys college applications website.

Senior Sophia Singley creates website of class of 2024 college profiles

By The Upstream News, Editorial Board May 7, 2024

Senior Sophia Singley made a Google Sites after interviewing several seniors about their college application experience, stats (i.e. SAT/ACT scores and GPA), extracurriculars, and final college decision....

Whitmire and Houston Freedmens Town Conservancy board member and president walk down the Freedmen Towns bricks.

John Whitmire announces plan to restore Freedmen’s Town

By Sundari Maharajh and Anushka Ghimire May 6, 2024

Houston Mayor John Whitmire announced on April 5 his plans to support local community groups' efforts to restore Freedmen’s Town, located merely three minutes away from Carnegie Vanguard High School. Freedmen’s...

(Left to right) Ramon Moss, Lamia Moumni, and Melissa Matsu representing Carnegie Vanguard High School at the 2024 Magnet School of America Conference

Celebrating Success: CVHS recognized as a Certified Magnet School of America

By Chloe Tran, Staff Writer, Social Media Manager May 6, 2024

On April 19, CVHS was awarded national distinction by the Magnet Schools of America (MSA) at their conference in NYC. Melissa Matsu, our Dean of Instruction, Lamia Moumni and Ramon Moss represented Carnegie...

The FAFSA application.

FAFSA fiasco causes unnecessary anxiety for students and staff

By Katheryn Consuegra, Kevin Pham, and Neela Ravi April 23, 2024

The delayed release of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application for the 2023-2024 school year has created more of a panic among high schoolers at CVHS and across the United States...

CVHS test takers weigh in on the digital SAT

By Andrew Lee, Staff Writer April 22, 2024

On April 4, students at CVHS began receiving their scores for the first in-school administered digital SAT. The in-school digital SAT was significant because it marked the permanent transition from paper...

Stressed. Worried. Unprepared. The dread of exam season begins.

Surviving Exam Season: Five tips to manage stress this year

By Anjali Martinez, News Editor April 22, 2024

As AP’s, finals and major projects roll around the corner, around 45 percent of students in an Upstream survey of 22 people reported they feel ‘stressed.’ The pressures of the exam season...

A pie chart showing the percentage of surveyed students and their happiness with their college decision.

94.4% of CVHS seniors happy with intended school amid bleak college admissions news

By Sasha Cabral, Editor-in-Chief April 22, 2024

March 28, 2024, marked the long-awaited Ivy Day for this application cycle. Nervous and bursting with anticipation, students all across the world, and at CVHS, open their admissions decision from some...

UIL Academics team scores 518 total points at Districts

UIL Academics team scores 518 total points at Districts

By John Nguyen, Staff Writer April 22, 2024

On April 3 and 6, Carnegie students participated in the University Interscholastic League (UIL) Academic tournaments at James Madison High School to qualify for regionals. Upon arrival for the UIL...

A composite image showing the progression of a total solar eclipse over Madras, Oregon, on Aug. 21, 2017.

The 2024 Great American Eclipse, 2 Weeks Later

By Tobias Hawes April 22, 2024

On Monday, the moon obscured the sun, drawing a path of totality across North America. Starting in the Pacific Ocean, the path of totality made landfall at Mazatlan, Mexico, then trailed northeast over...

The HISD board meeting, as community members gather around to address the board of managers.

Changing the Community: Looking inside HISD’s board meetings

By Anjali Martinez, News Editor April 3, 2024

On March 21, families, students and teachers from all over the Houston Independent School District protested for hours before gathering inside the HISD board auditorium for an almost four-hour board meeting. Upon...

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