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My brother and I with my great grandmother.

Personal Column: Spice infused memories

By Naadiya Walji, Staff Writer March 4, 2024

My summers were full of sewing machines, lost thimbles, and my great-grandmother, my Maa, attempting to teach me how to sew. My autumns were full of masala chai, mandazi, a sweet, fried dough, and stories...

A look inside HISDs board meetings.

Op-Ed: Why you should go to board meetings

By Anjali Martinez and Bela Jotwani March 4, 2024

The second Thursday of every month brings together a community of parents, teachers, activists, and most importantly — HISD board members. Located in the Hattie Mae White building, around 15 minutes...

A promotional cover art for Palworld.

Palworld: A concerning trend in game design

By Kaylee Yang, Staff Writer February 23, 2024

The game industry has always been a place where creativity and character design are celebrated. Originality is what garners players and success, after all. However, in this modern era where it’s hard...

Last years Houston Rodeo and Livestock show from the inside of the NRG stadium

Op-Ed: The Houston Rodeo and its outdated charm

By Roxell Bonilla and Daniella Lopez February 19, 2024

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is a beloved event capturing the essence of being a true Texan with a mix of carnival fun, dangerous rides, live performances from top artists, fattening foods and...

The Young Adult reading section at a Target - colonized by Colleen Hoover. | Image Credits: Mirella C. (Westridge Spyglass)

Op-Ed: The young adult genre and its spice tolerance

By Nadia Talanker, Entertainment Editor February 7, 2024

In an age inundated with digital distractions and fleeting trends, reading has emerged once again as a consistent refuge. This renaissance, which appears to have initiated during the pandemic, involved...

It is imperative that the United States supports Ukraine

Op-Ed: Why we cannot give up on Ukraine

By Siddharth Dasari, Staff Writer February 6, 2024

“When you attack us, you will see our faces, not our backs, but our faces.” These were the words uttered by Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky on the morning of February 24, 2022, just as Russia...

US F/A-18 taking off in the Gulf Of Aden

Op-Ed: US-Yemeni conflict

By John B. Covington, Staff Writer February 6, 2024

The US-Yemeni conflict of 2023 proved a major geopolitical event, bringing the unrest in Yemen to the attention of the whole world. As the United States and the UK launched operations against the Iran-backed...

A Sephora product display reportedly destroyed by a child.

Op-Ed: Let girls be girls

By Natalia Nguyen, Copy Editor February 6, 2024

Gone are the days of children frolicking over mulched playgrounds, navigating endless monkey bars, and tumbling down slides. Although I might have been more the type to hole up inside with a book (which...

A collage of well known art pieces from various cultures around the world

Op-Ed: In defense of artistic careers

By Lorena Chavez, Staff Writer February 5, 2024

“Art is the signature of civilization.” - Beverly Sills According to U.S. News & World Report, Carnegie Vanguard High School is ranked #5 in Texas high schools, #12 in magnet high schools, and...

A photo of students test taking, taken from The New Republics In defense of Standardized Tests like the SAT

Op-Ed: Why we should keep the SAT

By Ella Pham, Copy Editor February 5, 2024

It’s the peak of the season. Burdened by the struggle to maintain ranks and GPA, the players this time of year are pushed by one added factor. SATs. Arguably one of the most domineering presences ever...

Seniors Luke Doudna and Vansh Gupta practice mewing in their free time.

Op-Ed: Looksmaxxing isn’t entirely a joke

By Cindy Cui, Opinion-Editorial Editor February 5, 2024

In the digital era where TikTok trends and Instagram reels reign supreme, a new self-improvement concept has taken root, especially among teenagers. "Looksmaxxing." A term that might draw a chuckle or...

A loot box in the popular multiplayer game Overwatch, about to be opened. Credit:

Op-Ed: Carnegie students are responsible, but gacha games don’t want you to be

By Tobias Hawes February 5, 2024

When MiHoYo released Genshin Impact in 2020 across many platforms, they doubtless expected a grand opening. It’s possible, however, that they didn’t expect it to become the largest international launch...

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