The Student-Run News Site of Carnegie Vanguard High School

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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

Sex-education videos based on a best-selling book from the 1980s.

Out of 155 CVHS students surveyed on sex-ed knowledge, one received a perfect score

By Nicki Anahita and Danielle Yampuler September 23, 2022

Out of 155 CVHS students surveyed by Upstream News on their sexual education knowledge, only one student received a perfect score. The questions tested respondents on a variety of topics including, but...

Carnegies newest addition to all external doors blocks view of building from outside.

Post Uvalde, HISD to invest in guns on campus

By Ashley Becerra, Karla Berrueto, and Ava Lim September 23, 2022

This school year, Carnegie Vanguard High School and other HISD schools implemented new safety policies following the Uvalde, Texas shooting on May 24 at Robb Elementary. HISD approved a $2.3 million budget...

U.S. States Abortion Bans Landscape. Created by Fortune Research.

High school seniors are applying to more blue-state colleges after Roe v. Wade overturning

By Katheryn Consuegra and Ella Pham September 23, 2022

According to an August survey conducted by Best Colleges, 39% of all prospective college students said that the overturning of Roe v. Wade, which had protected women's rights to abortion, will affect...

English teacher Max Ostrovskys advocacy class during the Pledge of Allegiance and Texas Pledge.

Student poll reports 17.3% of students regularly stand for Texas Pledge

By Sasha Cabral, Joseph Mutagaya, and Audrey Piczak September 23, 2022

According to a recent survey of 104 CVHS students, 20.2% of students report standing for the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance regularly with 15.4% standing occasionally, and 17.3% of students report standing...

Protestors campaign to cancel student debt ahead of Bidens passage of the Student Debt Relief package.

College tuition rates soar while seniors grapple with financial aid opportunities

By Bao Nguyen and Nina Nguyen September 23, 2022

On August 24, President Biden passed the student loan forgiveness plan to cut the amount of student debt accumulated by low and middle-income graduates as a result of the increasing costs of college tuition....

Diego Mendez plays his guitar in music theory class during the weekly jam sessions.

Carnegie students jam in school’s first music class

By Rinn Wilson, Staff Writer September 23, 2022

This year at CVHS is the first where students can attend the new extracurricular class Music Theory, a class that focuses on students’ relationship to music of all genres.   Students last year were...

On August 23, Carnegie seniors register to vote with the League of Women Voters.

Only 20.8% of students believe they can make an informed vote in upcoming elections

By Hagar Cohen and Neela Ravi September 23, 2022

Carnegie seniors are becoming eligible to vote in the governor elections in Texas, which will happen on November 8. Yet, according to a survey on political awareness conducted by Upstream News, 68 percent...

CVHS Latin Hispanic Association club celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month by playing Lotería.

Latin Hispanic Association, Spanish Honors Society plan festivities for Hispanic Heritage Spirit Week

By John Nguyen and Ivan Salazar September 23, 2022

September 15 is the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, and according to the HISD Campus Demographic Report, over a third of the CVHS student body (34%) identified as Hispanic during the 2021 – 2022...

An assortment of APUSH textbooks in APUSH teacher Nathan Wendts classroom.

College Board to Texas schools: Follow AP curriculum or lose AP status

By Sakina Hafeez, Sumedha Mohanty, and Naadiya Walji September 23, 2022

Earlier this year, College Board announced Texas schools could lose their AP Status if they do not rigorously  follow the AP curriculum. The announcement came following concerns that recent  Texas state...

The Progressive Education Network recently released a report on educational gag orders across the U.S.

Recent report reveals 54 educational gag orders introduced last year, funded by dark money

By Chiamaka Uwalaka and Dia Vaswani September 23, 2022

The Progressive Education Network (PEN) has published a report revealing 54 educational gagp workers introduced by legislators last year to restrict teaching in schools. At least 156 conservative ‘dark...

Art clubs recruit new members during CVHS annual club fair.

Girls Who Code, Botany Club and Sports Statistics Club join CVHS’s extensive list of clubs

By Catherine Hu and Natalia Nguyen September 23, 2022

On August 31, CVHS held an annual club fair with over 90 club displays. Club leaders set up tables with trifolds and candy, pitching their clubs to prospective members. The fair serves as an opportunity...

31 days after Uvalde School shooting, The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act passes.

Bipartisan Safer Communities Act passes 31 days after Uvalde School shooting

By Judith Carrizales and Abigail Nunez September 23, 2022

As of August, the United States has experienced 470 shootings. On May 24, the Uvalde school shooting killed 22 people and injured 17. On May 14, the Buffalo shooting killed 10 people and injured three....

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