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Atatiana Jefferson Shooting- A Grim Reminder That Racial Profiling of Black Teens Could Turn Violent

Atatiana Jefferson Shooting- A Grim Reminder That Racial Profiling of Black Teens Could Turn Violent

By Ema Wilson, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

Sirens blare in the background, blue and red flashes blur freshman Kiki's vision. She can hear the walkie talkie sound coming from the police car. Kiki could only imagine why such a commotion would stir up due to skin color. Kiki's father was accused of speeding and then searched for no reason. On...

The Fractious Fight for Affirmative Action

The debate of affirmative action within college acceptance remains divided with the recent news of students paying their way into college. (Photo: Hilary Nguyen/ Upstream)

By Hilary Nguyen, News Editor

November 6, 2019

Harvard does not discriminate against Asians. That was the ruling of federal Judge Allison Burroughs on October 1, 2019. Although the case between Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard has been an ongoing discussion, the recent case ruling is still raising questions about whether affirmative action i...

2 CVHS students give tips on how to score a near perfect SAT/ PSAT score

2 CVHS students give tips on how to score a near perfect SAT/ PSAT score

By Ashton Brown, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

At the end of October, Carnegie students were tasked with taking the Practice SATs or PSATs, an exam that students use to gauge their readiness for the actual SAT their junior year.  “A 1520”, Jessica replied, when asked what score she received on her PSAT.  This was a perfect score, one ...

Side Note: PSAT surrounded by Meme Culture

Side Note: PSAT surrounded by Meme Culture

By Ashton Brown and Maria Amaya

October 31, 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 really un...

What’s up with the PTO lunches?

What's up with the PTO lunches?

By Shaun Wood, Arts & Entertainment/ Opinion Editor

October 20, 2019

Lines would wrap around the corner of the snack bar and into the hallway. Friends joining friends, having to shove through the crowd in an attempt to get to safer ground. Volunteers shouting above the clamor for “Exact change please! Exact change!” This was the life of a Carnegie student on Tuesda...

CVHS Students Hope to See More From This Year’s Newly Elected Student Council

By Carys Reyes and Donovan Snell

October 20, 2019

The CVHS student council elections have passed and the new representatives are president Allie Rossmiller, VP Rakesh Oberoi, Treasurer Michelle Nguyen, Secretary Miriam Yampuler, senior reps Karl Galeas and Malika Top, junior reps Zhenra Mirza and Justine Terrill, sophomore reps  Nicholas Le, Karytikeya ...

ITS Carnegie: Community in the Courtyard

Students congregating in the courtyard to enjoy the festivities of ITS Carnegie.

By Annie Nguyen, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

I finally felt a sense of community from the school in the form of the first annual ITS Carnegie last Friday, September 27th.

CVHS Student Population Increases to 862 as Additional Budget Cuts Loom

2019 Open House, the number of parents has doubled in size in comparison of the year prior to 2018.

By Ashton Brown, Staff Writer

September 27, 2019

The dismissal bell rings at CVHS. Students pour out of their classes in waves. The hallway is crowded and stuffy. A student trips over another person’s first day of school shoes. Freshman boys run up and down the hall, pushing each other, yelling at the top of their lungs. Juniors descend into dis...

Get those volunteer hours while exploring your interests

Come and volunteer!

By Ari Knight, Contributing Writer

September 26, 2019

Wondering how to get volunteer hours? We can help! Here is a list of some volunteer opportunities across Houston! Some extremely helpful sites are, and, for those with specific interests or want to work in a certain kind of group. You can use the search bar and check t...

Freshman Survival Guide

By Gabi Rodriguez, Features/ Sports Editor

September 24, 2019


Choose the SAT Prep that works for you

By Alvaro Alvarez, Staff Writer

September 24, 2019

Juniors and Seniors! You know it's time to get started prepping for the SATs. Choose the SAT prep program that works best for your budget and needs.

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