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Falcon and the Winter Soldier Review: The Legacy of Steve Rogers

Falcon and the Winter Soldier Review: The Legacy of Steve Rogers

By Jahrel Noble, Entertainment Editor June 1, 2021

Spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame In April of 2018, Avengers: Infinity War hit theaters and was an instant classic. The film saw superheroes like Iron Man, Spider-Man, The Guardians...

Palestinian students CVHS junior Lamar Qaddami and senior Ammer Qaddami speak out at a recent protest for Palestinian equal rights.

CVHS Students Speak Out on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict; Blame Miseducation

By Ash Brown, Staff Writer June 1, 2021

For the past two weeks, the 11-day dispatch of air strikes and projectiles on the Gaza strip have strained Israeli and Palestinian relations, and resulted in nearly 300 deaths on both sides. The death...

Protests against police brutality, poverty, and taxes have rocked Colombia since April 28.

A Colombian teacher and student struggle to connect to a home country drowning in chaos

By Julian Namerow, Features Editor June 1, 2021

As Colombia’s rates of poverty, police brutality, rape, and also taxes escalate to the highest they have ever been, under President Ivan Duque, the governments response has been crack down on dissension...

Short animated film Save Ralph highlighted the consequences of testing cosmetic products on animals.

“CVHS students react to “Save Ralph” and rethink their use of cosmetic products

By Ashley Becerra and Cameron Hart June 1, 2021

In early April, the Humane Society International released the short documentary “Save Ralph” to critical acclaim. “Save Ralph'' is an animated short film of the daily life of a rabbit with the name...

HB 2497 and HB 3979 would promote patriotic education and restrict the teaching of critical race theory and current events.

Recently passed patriotic education legislations restrict teaching of critical race theory and current events

By Chiemelie Chinweuba, Staff Writer June 1, 2021

On May 31, the TX House and Senate passed both "patriotic education bills" House Bill 2497, aka the 1836 project,  and House Bill 3979. Both will be implemented starting in the 2021-22 school year.  House...

Finding Love in the Dark- Invincible: The Hit Series from Amazon Prime

Finding Love in the Dark- Invincible: The Hit Series from Amazon Prime

By Jonathon Morales and Thomas Dowe June 1, 2021

From TikTok to Instagram to YouTube, the comic based animated series Invincible from Amazon’s Prime Video has been gaining traction in the media and has become one of the most talked about shows this...

CivilWarLand in Bad Decline: A Dystopia Too Close for Comfort

CivilWarLand in Bad Decline: A Dystopia Too Close for Comfort

By Sofia Hegstrom, Contributing Writer June 1, 2021

Man is good. Or are we? The perennial debate about  the core nature of humanity is still being argued, eons on, because the statement: ‘Man is good’ appears to be just as contractidible as it is defensible....

Video Game Review: Resident Evil- Village

Video Game Review: Resident Evil- Village

By Marcos Delgadillo and Maya Collins June 1, 2021

Unless you have been living under a rock, we all know that Resident Evil video games are phenomenal with amazing graphics and are highly entertaining. The launch of the new Resident Evil Village, also...

Jamie Ford at the Art Car Parade

Carnegie enters the Houston Art Car Parade this year with their “Map of Houston” themed art car

By Emma Pierce, Staff Writer June 1, 2021

Following a year of cancellation due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the annual Houston Art Car Parade takes place once again on the weekend of May 14-16, hosting Carnegie’s “map of Houston” themed...

Section in Barnes & Noble dedicated to popular books on BookTok

BookTok Books- From the gut-wrenching to the yawn-inducing predictable

By Judith Carrizales, News Editor June 1, 2021

After hours of scrolling through my TikTok "For You" page, I came across BookTok. I noticed there was a trend of books being recommended to read. This raised the question- Do BookTok books live up to their...

CVHS juniors Katherine Linares and Lily Hurysz and sophomore Caitlin Liman jam during their free time at CVHS.

The pandemic school year was a year of resilience and discovery for many CVHS students

By Abigail Nunez and Amy Maya June 1, 2021

This past year has been full of obstacles for many students, but as the 2020-2021 school year finally comes to an end, CVHS students reflect on both the lessons and takeaways from this past year.  Besides...

Keeping Large Exotic Pets - Hobby Or Abuse?

Keeping Large Exotic Pets – Hobby Or Abuse?

By Nadia Talanker, Opinion Editor June 1, 2021

On May 9th, a Bengal tiger was seen thousands of miles from its natural habitat when it appeared on a Houston lawn, only to disappear days later. The 9-month-old male tiger, named India, was found again...

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