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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

Personal Column: Maybe it’s time to settle for the best

By Ahmed Aslam, Staff Writer January 30, 2023

Never settle for less! Always go beyond! I’ve heard people say this, or something along these lines all the time. But sometimes, this saying can lead to a negative image of yourself. This same emotion...

Fireworks with friends on New Years Eve
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Personal Column: New year, same me

By Audrey Piczak, Staff Writer January 27, 2023

I’m not sure how the calendar was made. I remember learning about the Egyptians in my sixth-grade world history class. In 1500 B.C., they measured time with sundials. Their years were not marked by gridded...

Top Mexican Telenovelas editing their actors to look lighter on the cover their shows reveals their colorism.

Op-Ed: Why your Mexican telenovelas look white

By Judith Carrizales, News Editor January 27, 2023

"Teresa." "Maria la del Barrio." "Rubi." "Mi Corazón es Tuyo." These are some of the most popular telenovelas on Mexican television. These novelas share several things in common- their cast consists of...

‘Kermit painted by Munch’ AI generated art by SirJanosFroglez using DALL-E.

Op-Ed: Is AI art all its cracked up to be?

By Rinn Wilson and Cindy Cui January 27, 2023

Art is the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, creating products reflecting these well crafted and thought out concepts— so why are we trusting computers with such a task?...

My friends and I taking a picture at the Bad-Bunny themed I-Fest photo booth.

Personal Column: Not just the lazy generation

By John Nguyen, Staff Writer January 27, 2023

Meet Generation Z. The lazy generation. The selfish generation. The always-have-something-to-say generation. The generation that only knows how to scroll on their phones and demand everything while doing...

Throughout this story, I learn the importance of being alone.

Personal Column: Alone isn’t lonely

By Audrey Piczak, Staff Writer December 13, 2022

Just go away! I stifle my sniffling as I hear two soft knocks on my bedroom door. I knew those knocks, they belonged to my dad, who had just ruthlessly relegated me to time out in my room for fighting...

The Banjo Lesson, by Henry O. Tanner, depicts a rare, intimate moment, an elder teaching a youth how to play the banjo.

Op-Ed: How “listening to everything BUT country music” is ignorant, at best

By Joseph Mutagaya, Sports Editor December 13, 2022

"I listen to everything BUT country music." A sentiment far too common among basically anyone under the age of forty. A sentiment that I am not proud to admit I echoed not too long ago. But who can...

Artistic depictions of my personal struggles with understanding and empathizing with emotions.

Personal Column: The right way to empathy

By Rinn Wilson, Staff Writer December 13, 2022

There’s a kid crying, screaming really, on the ground and everything goes still. “It hurts! It’s broken, I’m going to die!” He wails, his friends rush over and start to ask what’s wrong,...

Ye West (changed from Kanye) meets with former president, Donald Trump

Op-Ed: At what point do we split the art from the artist?

By Neela Ravi and My-Tran Vo December 13, 2022

Warning: This article contains hate speech and mentions of sexual abuse. Grammy-winning artist, fashion designer, record producer, and father. Ye West (changed from Kanye), the man with over 49 million...

Me at a protest in Austin, TX against the Iranian election in 2009.

Personal Column: Iranian.

By Nicki Anahita, Managing and News Editor December 13, 2022

“My parents were born in Iran.” A sentence I say with little weight constantly. I don’t have time to explain what that really means. To explain everything the simple statement keeps hidden.  “Yes,...

Popular East Asia media overshadowing Southeast Asia representation. Compared to East Asia, Southeast Asia is a mere sapling.

Op-Ed: Asian enough

By Bao Nguyen and Nina Nguyen December 13, 2022

Everyone was talking about the latest movie with a full Asian cast, "Crazy Rich Asians." It was a rare occasion where the entirety of our hermit Vietnamese families went out and watched it together at...

My GongGong celebrating his 80somethingth birthday.

Personal Column: The comorbidity of love and grief

By Ava Lim, Co-Editor in Chief December 13, 2022

I’ve been fortunate enough to have all four of my grandparents every Christmas. I just wish my GongGong hadn’t been there for the last one. It felt as if the phone was ringing slower and slower...

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