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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

2023-2024 Staff

Anjali Martinez
News Editor

Anjali Martinez

Anjali Martinez is a junior at CVHS. She is the News Editor for the Upstream News. Her favorite pastimes consist of writing poetry and immersing herself in different pieces of literature, her favorites being Ocean Vuong and Emily Dic...

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...

Nadia Talanker
Entertainment Editor

Nadia Talanker

Nadia is a senior at CVHS in her 4th year of writing for the Upstream. She has been writing as a hobby and competitively for nearly a decade and her favorite part about journalism is the responses to her articles. She is most...

Natalia Nguyen
Copy Editor

Natalia Nguyen

Natalia Nguyen is a junior at CVHS. She's incredibly dedicated to solitaire and Candy Crush Saga, two of her current favorite pastimes. She loves to read memoirs and historical fiction, and is constantly updating her Goodreads. Her fav...

Ella Pham
Copy Editor

Ella Pham

Ella Pham is a junior at CVHS. She is part of Carnegie’s Competitive Dance Team and has been dancing since 6th grade; her favorite type of dance is contemporary. She enjoys playing guitar and hanging out with her friends in...

Staff Writer

Daniella Lopez

Siddharth Dasari
Staff Writer

Siddharth Dasari

Siddharth Dasari is a junior at CVHS. An aspiring diplomat, he is fascinated in learning about the world around him and meeting various global leaders through the World Affairs Club. In addition to his interest in international...

Charlie Smith
Staff Writer

Charlie Smith

Charlie Smith is a Sophomore at CVHS. Charlie would describe herself as loud and amazing. She loves the color purple, specifically Lilac. Although she wouldn’t describe herself as a fan of any specific person, she would “ ...

Anushka Ghimire
Staff Writer

Anushka Ghimire

Anushka is a junior at Carnegie Vanguard High school. She loves daisies and orange tabby cats. On her ideal day, she would be curled up in her bed with a new fantasy book and a caramel iced coffee. Her favorite part of news writing...

Bela Jotwani
Staff Writer

Bela Jotwani

Bela Jotwani is a senior at Carnegie Vanguard. When not hitting the books, Bela can be found exploring the city's eclectic coffee and boba shops, curating the perfect playlist for every occasion. She’s an ...

Karla Berrueto
Staff Writer

Karla Berrueto

Karla is a Junior at CVHS who, along with writing, enjoys playing for the school basketball team and video games with friends. In the future, she plans to pursue a career in accounting, and continue fostering her love for time spe...

Kaylee Yang
Staff Writer

Kaylee Yang

A current sophomore at CVHS, Kaylee is an introverted artist who has been making doodles since she can remember. When her sketchbook is closed, you can find her listening to music with her cat, Fae, or making a homemade dessert...

Andrew Lee
Staff Writer

Andrew Lee

Andrew Lee is a junior at CVHS. He enjoys playing basketball and sleeping but is also very committed to his goals of being a good student and looking into the medical field for his future. He enjoys spending time outside when ther...

Erwin Morales
Staff Writer

Erwin Morales

Erwin Morales, a junior, is an anime enthusiast with a taste for Jujutsu Kaisen and TokyoRevengers. He enjoys music from Radiohead and Tyler the Creator. When dining out,he frequents Barnaby's with friends, but his top choice is Chi...

Lorena Chavez
Staff Writer

Lorena Chavez

Lorena Chavez is a senior at CVHS. As a future lighting technician, she always has a wrench on hand for her work with Carnegie Theater. Lorena loves listening to Mitski and Hozier and values any form of art that evokes emotion....

Sundari Maharajh
Staff Writer

Sundari Maharajh

Sundari Maharajh is a 16-year-old student from California who moved to Houston at a young age. She is a Pisces and is passionate about painting, reading, and all things related to nature. She's a committed volunteer at the SP...

Esteban Gallardo
Staff Writer

Esteban Gallardo

Esteban Gallardo is a Junior at CVHS. In his free time he enjoys to open and sell Pokémon cards as well as drive and view cars. Additionally, he puts a lot of work into sports, spending on average 1 hour a day running and working...

John B. Covington
Staff Writer

John B. Covington

Johnny Covington is a sophomore at CVHS. He likes to play videogames, partakes in  quiz bowl as well as robotics. He enjoys all types of music, and loves watching sports. He loves how kind the students and teachers of Car...

Nina Pinglay
Staff Writer

Nina Pinglay

Nina Pinglay is a history buff sophomore at CVHS. As an outdoors enthusiast, she has been hiking for so long she can not remember exactly when she started. Her favorite season is spring, and on the weekends you can find her c...

Adelynn Rubio
Staff Writer

Adelynn Rubio

Adelynn Rubio is a sophomore at CVHS and likes to watch movies and write about them in her spare time. Some of her favorite movies are Beautiful Boy, Hereditary, LaLa Land, and Little Women, to name a few. Her hobbies include...

Kevin Pham
Staff Writer

Kevin Pham

Kevin Pham, senior at CVHS, is a video game, K-Pop, and TV-show enthusiast. He loves seeing the world through his favorite pastel colors, and he loves indulging in bun bo hue, a savory and tangy Vietnamese beef noodle soup. As...

John Nguyen
Staff Writer

John Nguyen

John Nguyen is a math-loving student and aspiring Doctor from Houston, Texas. He is from a Vietnamese household and wishes to visit Vietnam, as well as Hawaii and Switzerland. His biggest influence is his grandpa, who made him th...

Naadiya Walji
Staff Writer

Naadiya Walji

Naadiya is a senior at CVHS. She is a quiet bookworm who’s favorite pastimes include reading, spending time with her cat, and drinking coffee. Interested in psychology, Naadiya looks for the deeper meaning behind everything...

Cindy Cui
Opinion-Editorial Editor

Cindy Cui

Cindy Cui is a senior at CVHS. In her free time, she enjoys cooking for her friends and family. On the weekends, she also enjoys playing tennis at night and trying new coffee shops around Houston. Her favorite coffee shop is Gri...

Chloe Tran
Staff Writer, Social Media Manager

Chloe Tran

Chloe Tran is a sophomore at CVHS. When she's not acing her classes, you'll likely spot her playing libero for the Carnegie varsity volleyball team, or dancing to Enhypen in the school’s KPOP dance group. But Chloe's...

Joseph Mutagaya
Arts and Entertaiment Editor

Joseph Mutagaya

Joseph Mutagaya is a currently a senior at Carnegie Vanguard High School. He loves acting for Carnegie Theatre, listening to music like SZA, Brent Faiyaz, and Alex G, and playing lacrosse. He loves his two younger siblings, (most...

Katheryn Consuegra
Arts and Entertainment Editor

Katheryn Consuegra

Katheryn is a senior at CVHS and one of Upstream News’ talented Arts and Entertainment editors! It is no surprise that Katheryn is a reviews editor because most of her world revolves around consuming art and media. You will...

Audrey Piczak
Opinions Editor

Audrey Piczak

Current senior and Opinions Editor, Audrey Piczak, has been a writer for the Upstream News for two years. However, her love for writing has been in her life for much longer than that. Audrey also loves to write poetry, songs,...

Sasha Cabral
Editor-in-Chief

Sasha Cabral

Sasha Cabral is a senior 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...

Nicole Rodil Suarez
Photo Editor

Nicole Rodil Suarez

Nicole Rodil Suarez is a current senior 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....

Roxell Bonilla
Sports Editor

Roxell Bonilla

Roxell is a senior 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 three...

My-Tran Vo
Managing and News Editor

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...

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