The Student-Run News Site of Carnegie Vanguard High School

Upstream News

The Student-Run News Site of Carnegie Vanguard High School

Upstream News

The Student-Run News Site of Carnegie Vanguard High School

Upstream News

2022-2023 Staff

Judith Carrizales
News Editor

Judith Carrizales

Judith Carrizales is a junior at CVHS. A proud Potterhead, she participated as a member of the Riot and W.I.SE clubs. Her favorite subjects are Journalism (of course!) and English. She enjoys reading fantasy noels, drawing, as...

Neela Ravi
Feature Editor

Neela Ravi

It wouldn't be a surprise if the first words Neela Ravi ever uttered were "Swiftie 4 life," or "stream Taylor's version on Spotify." Constantly equipped with her rosy pink headphones slung around her neck, music seems to be a...

Nina Nguyen
Feature Editor

Nina Nguyen

Nina Nguyen connects with the color orange on an emotional level and goes to a great extent to make it her whole personality. When it comes to music, Nina has explored just about every genre and is the best person to talk to a...

Sasha Cabral
Entertainment Editor

Sasha Cabral

Sasha Cabral is a junior at CVHS. A musician and an artist, she imbues everything she does with creativity. She loves rock music, the colors red, black and pink, and art. Bold and inquisitive, Sasha is excited to write and highlig...

Jerry Fan
Copy Editor

Jerry Fan

Jerry Fan is a sophomore at CVHS. He really enjoys science, even challenging subjects, especially at Carnegie! He is currently taking AP Chemistry and hopes to one day major in a type of science at college. Hopefully, by the time...

Natalia Nguyen
Staff Writer

Natalia Nguyen

Natalia Nguyen is a currently a sophommore. She enjoys playing volleyball and used to swim, however her swimming capabilities have declined to the point where she can only doggy paddle. Some other hobbies of hers include learning...

Keiner Rodriguez
Staff Writer

Keiner Rodriguez

A sophomore at Carnegie, Keiner moved to the U.S. from Venezuela at the age of 8. He has always had an affinity for the press after spending afternoons doing the daily crosswords on the newspaper with his grandfather. When not...

Manizeh Rahman
Staff Writer

Manizeh Rahman

Manizeh Rahman is a junior at CVHS. She's an unabashed Potterhead whose Hogwarts house is Slytherin. In her free time, Manizeh enjoys reading dystopias, thrillers, and mysteries, watching K-dramas and Formula One races, drawing ...

Ivan Salazar
Staff Writer

Ivan Salazar

Ivan Salazar is a current sophomore here at Carnegie Vanguard High School. Reading is one of his favorite hobbies and a book that's recently caught his eye has been Catcher in the Rye! With a passion for plants, admiring their...

Adrianna Guadalupe
Staff Writer

Adrianna Guadalupe

Sophomore that has an unhealthy obsession with fictional jpop idols and the color pink. If they aren't playing with Beyblades or baking then they're probably redoing and creating playlists. Adrianna is also an avid twitter user...

John Nguyen
Staff Writer

John Nguyen

John Nguyen is a sophomore at Carnegie who has learned to disprove the stereotypical qualities he is too often summed up by. He is outgoing and extremely sympathetic to everyone around him, which are qualities strongly influenc...

Anjali Martinez
Staff Writer

Anjali Martinez

Anjali is a sophomore at CVHS. She enjoys learning about space and expressing herself through fashion. In her spare time she writes poetry, and reads literature. Anjali finds an outlet in writing, and expresses herself through...

Bao Nguyen
Staff Writer

Bao Nguyen

Bao is a senior at CVHS and a new staff writer for the Upstream News. She loves Studio Ghibli movies, such as Princess Mononoke and Kiki’s delivery service. Lilo, the best boy ever, is her great dane. Bao loves Lilo. She is su...

Ava Manchac
Staff Writer

Ava Manchac

Ava is a sophomore at Carnegie Vanguard High School. They are a part-time theatre nerd who is always wearing their dead grandpa's sweater. Lover of Batman, Scott Pilgrim vs The World, and dinosaurs. If they're not writing, they're...

Ella Pham
Staff Writer

Ella Pham

Ella Pham is a sophomore and an aspiring lawyer who is determined to make that dream come true. In her free time, she loves to read. Her favorite book genres are thriller and romance because they fill her with anticipation. Add...

Katheryn Consuegra
Staff Writer

Katheryn Consuegra

Katheryn is a junior and an aspiring filmmaker. She has a naturally inviting personality and is a really bright person. In her spare time she loves to read and create Spotify playlists. 

Cherry Vo
Staff Writer

Cherry Vo

Cherry is a 10th grader at Carnegie Vanguard Highschool. In her spare time she enjoys skateboarding, drawing, and listening to music. Her thought process as a writer here at the upstream news is composed of multiple formats --...

Ahmed Aslam
Staff Writer

Ahmed Aslam

Currently attending Carnegie as a sophomore. Ahmed is the son of Pakistani Immigrants. He mostly spends his free time playing video games with friends. He's always been interested by sciences and writing, and has been meaning...

Sakina Hafeez
Staff Writer

Sakina Hafeez

Sakina is a junior student at CVHS, she has basically traveled around the world where she has traveled across the country as well as out of country such as Turkey, Pakistan and Canada. As a history lover, traveling can help her...

Catherine Hu
Staff Writer

Catherine Hu

Cat is a sophomore on the Carnegie competitive dance team and enjoys reading, more specifically fantasy genres, and writing in their free time. They also love to sleep, however, they only get an average of roughly 5 hours a night,...

Chiamaka Uwalaka
Staff Writer

Chiamaka Uwalaka

Chiamaka has one of the most welcoming and sunshine-filled smiles you will ever come across. She, like most teenagers, is still trying to figure out the things that make up her identity but she doesn’t allow other people’s...

Rinn Wilson
Staff Writer

Rinn Wilson

Rinn is a senior at Carnegie who is originally from Japan and loves to thrift. He likes to express himself through clothes and jewelry he finds thrifting, as well as through his other accessories. These items hold a lot of significance...

Audrey Piczak
Staff Writer

Audrey Piczak

Current junior Audrey Piczak plays 7 different instruments including the cello and guitar, while also being a skilled singer, producer, and songwriter. Besides music, Audrey is also part of the school soccer team and loves working...

Naadiya Walji
Staff Writer

Naadiya Walji

Naadiya is a junior at Carnegie. she loves cats, reading, and the color green. Naadiya's favorite book duology is Six of Crows and she also enjoys watching Marvel movies. Her favorite characters include Loki, Spiderman, and Wanda....

Dia Vaswani
Staff Writer

Dia Vaswani

Dia is a junior at Carnegie. She enjoys reading rom-coms, standalones, and anything by John Green. Dia also comes from a rich cultural background, and loves participating in activities that represent that. Dia also enjoys being...

Sumedha Mohanty
Staff Writer

Sumedha Mohanty

Sumedha is a junior at CVHS. She enjoys playing tennis and public speaking. Growing up with a tennis enthusiast played a role in her love for the sport. Sumedha's passion for public speaking also lead her to join JSA, an organization...

Brooke Bushong
Staff Writer

Brooke Bushong

Brooke Bushong is a staff writer for upstream news. She's an avid sitcom and Mamma Mia enjoyer by day, an actress by night. On the side, she's a swiftie, loves Kiki’s Delivery Service, and is the occasional Carnegie Junior.

Ashley Becerra
Staff Writer

Ashley Becerra

Ashley is a senior at Carnegie. Even though she is busy with school, she still finds time to do activities outside of school like playing soccer. Ashley likes reading true crime books because she enjoys feeling likes she's in t...

Abigail Nunez
Staff Writer

Abigail Nunez

Abigail Nunez, has two older brothers and a best friend named Esperanza. She has always had a thing for sports , and now plays with the u17 National Salvadorian soccer team.  She dances folklorico , plays the piano ,  and li...

Roxell Bonilla
Staff Writer

Roxell Bonilla

Roxell is a junior at CVHS. She loves sports of all kinds, especially soccer and volleyball, and even runs some sports clubs here at Carnegie. She also loves frogs, with the cute tree frog being one of her favorites. She has two...

My-Tran Vo
Staff Writer

My-Tran Vo

When My-Tran Vo isn’t testing out a new knife by cutting a salami stick for a midday snack, she’s out taking care of the stray cats she feeds. She sees herself in these cats, with them both being shy and easily cold, they...

Karla Berrueto
staff writer

Karla Berrueto

Karla is a sophomore who likes to play basketball. She often likes to try new things so she can experience more. She likes the colors blue and green. She is also very close with her sister.

Cindy Cui
Staff writer

Cindy Cui

Cindy, a junior, loves thrifting, makeup, and the color purple. In her free time, she likes to play tennis and cook for her family where she is the oldest of three. She also has a passion for debate, which was introduced to her...

Joseph Mutagaya
Sports Editor

Joseph Mutagaya

Joseph Mutagaya is a current junior at Carnegie. He's an enjoyer of the colder seasons and a fan of neutral tones, like beige and cream. He holds a deep value for their education and also enjoy art as a pastime. He's the sports...

Hagar Cohen
Opinions Editor

Hagar Cohen

Hagar enjoys expressing herself through writing, but also through admiration of the fine arts as a whole. She sees it as a way to show how she is feeling and who she is through the flexibility of poetry. She likes to live comfortably...

Danielle Yampuler
Co-Editor in Chief

Danielle Yampuler

Danielle is a senior, as well as an activist for queer and feminist rights, which often makes its way into her writing. She is a family and friendship-oriented person, who loves exploring Houston with her friends and trying new...

Nicki stares for mugshot
Managing and News Editor

Nicki Anahita

Current senior Nicki is a writer for the Upstream who also manages the site. She loves Micheal Cera and has never not cried while watching Mamma Mia! and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Even though she never takes off her eyeliner,...

Ava Lim
Co-Editor in Chief

Ava Lim

Ava Lim is a senior at CVHS. She's a lover of all things neat and pretty, and has a variety of hobbies, ranging from calligraphy to crochet. They love music immensely and can find a song for pretty much every occasion. She is...

Nicole Rodil Suarez
Arts & Entertainment Editor

Nicole Rodil Suarez

Nicole Rodil Suarez is a current Junior here at CVHS. Some tasks that she enjoys doing out of school are reading, specifically fiction, baking with her little sister, cooking with her mom, and watching Star Wars with her dad....

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