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Lot is a new fiction in a Houston backdrop by local Houstonian Bryan Washington.

Lot by Bryan Washington: A Portrait of Houston

By Sofia Hegstrom, Contributing Writer January 22, 2021

*Full disclosure: the book ‘Lot: Stories’ has somewhat frequent mention of substance abuse, sex and foul language* Living in a city of nearly two and a half million people, it’s easy to lose sight...

Side by side comparison of two different events with completely different motives.

The Criminal Contradiction in the Capitol Chaos

By Ash Brown and Ashley Becerra January 22, 2021

“Insurrection,” “coup,” “attack on Democracy.” are all terms that have been used to describe the recent surge of Trump supporters that raided the United States capitol in Washington DC. It...

The Montrose neighborhood Half Price Books closed this past January 17.

Gentrification Strikes Yet Again!

By Nicole Rodil Suarez and Julian Namerow January 22, 2021

Gentrification seems to be waging a losing fight for the local and small business all throughout Houston. It removes affordable housing options, it damages a neighborhood’s cultural traditions and destroys...

Three federal executions were carried out last week in Terre Haute, Indiana.

EDITORIAL: Stop the state violence: We need rehabilitation, not executions

By Vivian Huynh, Editor-in-Chief, News Editor January 22, 2021

In a last minute attempt, the Trump Administration ordered a series of federal executions, with three scheduled this past week: Wednesday at 1:31 a.m- Lisa Montgomery, the first woman to receive the...

In December, teachers protested to call on TEA to cancel STAAR testing during the pandemic.

Should STAAR strike students once again?

By Amy Maya and Gabi Rodriguez January 22, 2021

The odds that there are more CVHS students who experienced surviving a lightning strike than there are those who find the STAAR tests worth their while are slim, but never zero. With TEA’s(Texas Education...

Nearly 200 clubgoers stood in line outside Club Spire this weekend Jan 19 in Houston.

EDITORIAL: COVID Health & Safety Laws Are Toothless Without Stronger Enforcement Measures and Public Will

By Alexandra Silva and Nadia Talanker January 22, 2021

Inconvenient. We often hear this word being tossed around when people talk about this seemingly never-ending pandemic. Not being able to go have dinner at a restaurant is "inconvenient." Not being able...

In 2020 most colleges removed the SAT requirement but now students are questioning if the test will be required this year. (Photo from AURA BARRERA)

Colleges should remove the SAT/ACT requirement for class of 2022

By Thomas Dowe, Staff Writer January 22, 2021

Imagine a typical Houston high school scenario in which educators and students enjoy daily educational enrichment, sports and club activities, and social stimulation throughout a rising-senior class of...

CVHS new homework policy is not meant to hurt students, but to help them stay organized and on top of their classes

CVHS’ new homework policy is not meant to hurt students, but to help them stay organized and on top of their classes

By Abigail Nunez and Emma Pierce January 22, 2021

At CVHS, you know the deal: long nights to finish homework assignments due at midnight; study for your test the next morning. This has become the reality for a lot of  students, especially as COVID-19...

On the job at Canes after school hours.

CVHS’ new homework policy presents a Sisyphean feat for students working and caregiving

By Carys Reyes and Aridian Martinez January 22, 2021

Time management has been particularly hard for me this year. I work 30-40 hour weeks and then spend the same amount of time on online learning/homework. Any other time I have is spent on chores and caring...

President Donald Trump boards Marine One as he departs the White House.

Trump has left the White House- but he still has not been punished for his crimes

By Judith Carrizales and Marcos Delgadillo January 22, 2021

Wednesday, January 6th's attack on the Capitol was a tragic but predictable result of white supremacy in the United States fueled by President Donald Trump, the man who promised to make "America Great...

Tiffany Dover before and after receiving the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine

We need full disclosure and transparency on COVID vaccines side effects

By Roxell Bonilla and Chiemelie Chinweuba January 22, 2021

Tiffany Dover, is a nurse manager from Catholic Health Initiatives Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is one of the first healthcare workers to take the COVID vaccine. However, shortly after...

A Fair and Compassionate Grading System During the Pandemic is a Tricky Balance

By Alvaro Alvarez and Andres Pargas January 22, 2021

In the Santa Ana School District of California, you can now pass your classes with a 60! Traditionally a 75 or above is considered passing but recently many school districts, seeking a more compassionate...

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