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111 days later and a student killed- HISD finally enacts security measures at Bellaire H.S.

The streets around Bellaire H.S. are now empty in the evenings after the Jan 14 shooting.

By Gabi Rodriguez and Vivian Huynh

February 7, 2020

Recent headlines have publicized the demands for increased security on HISD schools after a student shot senior César Cortes at Bellaire High School on January 14. But many are not aware that these demands started almost half a year ago. Last semester alone, 3 gun-related incidents occurred on Bella...

Students Demand Action deliver dozens of letters demanding safer schools to HISD

Students Demand Action deliver dozens of letters demanding safer schools to HISD

By Sharon Vera, Staff Writer

February 6, 2020

On January 14 around 4pm, Cesar Cortes passed away after being shot by a fellow student at Bellaire High school. After three HISD campus shootings , students stated they have had enough. The HISD community realized that school shootings aren’t just a rare possibility but at our front door. On Janua...

LGBTQ+ club, Spectrum, revitalized

Ribbon from Alley Week that the Spectrum Club gives out every year.

By Ema Wilson, Staff Writer

February 3, 2020

The CVHS LGBTQ+ club, Spectrum, is now revitalized and back in action! After a long awaited semester, the club has reincarnated back into life with new leaders, club name, and activities! Spectrum offers a broad array of activities, such as LGBTQ+ art dissections and video chatting the LGBTQ+ role models...

The Calm After the Storm: What the Holidays Look Like at Carnegie Vanguard

By Annie Nguyen, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

The bustling, overcrowded hallways of Carnegie Vanguard slow down to students milling about in utter leisure as the fury of the semester itself wears off. As the last numbers make their way into the gradebook and seniors’ college applications are squared away, what is there to look forward to but th...

Anger. Hope. Confusion. TEA Takeover Leaves CVHS Admin and Staff with More Questions than Answers

TEA Commissioner Mike Morath announces the takeover of HISD at a State Capitol hearing.

By Andrew T Mai, Staff Writer

November 20, 2019

The time that HISD has been dreading for months has come. As of November 6, the TEA or Texas Education Agency, under Commissioner Mike Morath, has announced that they plan to take over HISD. Many schools, as well as CVHS, wonder what changes will be made due to the takeover. This is we already...

Donate Your Blood Friday Nov 22

Students from last year donate blood during the NHS Blood Drive

By Allegra Fernandez, Staff Writer

November 19, 2019

Starting the 22 of November, Carnegie’s Club NHS, sponsored by Ms. Masiglat, will be hosting a blood drive to help those in need. Students age 16 and over will be able to donate blood, with those being 16 years old will have to get their parents approval first.  People can donate either after or before SSE...

Where to Give Back this Thanksgiving Holiday

CVHS students volunteering at the Houston Food Bank

By Ema Wilson, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

It's Thanksgiving Break. And to celebrate this time and remember its true purpose, to show gratitude and remember those in need, there are a number of places to show thanks and offer your help this holiday. Here are just a few: 1. Houston Food Bank  There are many programs for teens to volunteer with Houston Fo...

It’s Standing Room Only During Ping Pong Club

Students wait in line to get a chance to show their skills during Ping Pong club.

By Donovan Snell, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

The line wraps around with students waiting up to 12 minutes for their turn. No, it's not the line for pizza. It's for ping pong. Ping Pong Club was introduced to Carnegie this year. The club meets every Tuesdays and Thursdays after school, where competitive games are played with around 20 participa...

College Boards’ Threats Against PSAT Memes Ineffective

By Maria Angelica Amaya, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

You’re in your room, lying comfortably while scrolling through twitter. You start seeing memes and they just keep coming. Meme culture has become something embedded into the teen culture to that point it has become a way that we talk and communicate, like a secret language that only teens reall...

Students react to Astros’ loss with shock and grief

Students react to Astros' loss with shock and grief

By Carys Oriana Reyes, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

  The Houston Astros throughout the whole season have only had one thing on their minds- Take it Back. But after taking a 3-2 lead after Game 5, the Astros suffered a devastating loss- devastating for its superfans on the CVHS campus. “My immediate reaction after the Astros lost the Wor...

Familiar and Not-So Familiar Faces: Spirit Week ’19

Monday: Athletes vs. Mathletes!

By Annie Nguyen, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

October 28th to November 1st marked the annual Spirit Week at Carnegie Vanguard High School in which students, teachers, and administrators alike spared their ordinary school attire for funky ensembles instead. From Monday to Friday, a buzzing yet lighthearted kind of energy swept through the hallways...

The Nuts and Bolts for Robotics Team to Sweep The VEX Robotics World Championships This Year

The Nuts and Bolts for Robotics Team to Sweep The VEX Robotics World Championships This Year

By Yamen El-Refaie, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

Last year CVHS' Robotics team broke it’s mild streak and won 22 different awards and competitions. Having already qualified for the April 2020 VEX Robotics World Championships, they hope to win it all. There are several ways to qualify for the world competition. While it is possible to qualify for world's j...

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