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Op-Ed: Are influencer podcasts worth tuning into?

By Nina Pinglay and Charlie Smith March 5, 2024

In the 2020s, podcasts have taken the world by storm. People of all ages play their favorite episodes in the background of their work, chores, and study sessions. In an era where 24 hours is simply not...

Ariann Burley on her Welcome to Carnegie page.

Ariann Burley: NASA superstar, photographer, and Pre-AP English teacher

By Bela Jotwani and Naadiya Walji February 20, 2024

From being a NASA intern to a wardrobe stylist, an artist, and now an English teacher, Ariann Burley is a true Renaissance woman. Burley was born in Houston, grew up in Dallas, and then returned to...

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...

One of my more recent performances, as I sing to the audience.

Personal column: The art of eye contact

By Anjali Martinez, News Editor January 22, 2024

Imagine staring into someone’s eyes. I’m sure a special someone comes to mind. Now imagine staring into the eyes of two people. How about one hundred? Seems impossible, right? Well, the trick is...

Cover of The Boy and the Heron (Studio Ghibli)

The Boy and the Heron review: a breathtaking story of love, loss, and a feathered friend

By Kaylee Yang, Staff Writer January 22, 2024

SPOILER WARNING: This review contains spoilers for “The Boy and the Heron” !! “A gray heron once told me that all gray herons are liars. So, is that the truth or a lie?” After a pivotal four...

A photo capturing actor Pedro Pascal in character as the Protective Mom in SNLs Protective Mom 2 skit.

SNL’s Protective Mom 2 review: A laugh-inducing examination of stereotypes, race, and culture

By Sasha Cabral, Editor-in-Chief December 10, 2023

The clip of Pedro Pascal, the new dystopian hero turned heartthrob who captivated audiences as Joel in HBO’s “The Last of Us,” had already appeared on my Instagram feed several times just out of...

Sophomore Cameron Carness International Thespian Society headshot on the Carnegie Theatre Company’s website.

The Face Behind the Curtain: Cameron Carnes leads CVHS Theatre Company to region

By Sasha Cabral, Editor-in-Chief April 24, 2023

This story contains a podcast that includes more quotes from Cameron Carnes. Scroll down below to listen to the podcast as you read. The vivid lights. The skillfully fashioned costumes. The meticulously...

16-year-old Olivia McCrary begins their art career through fandom art. Now they are working on a TPSP project about art therapy.

17-year-old Olivia McCrary’s path from fanart to art therapy

By Judith Carrizales, News Editor March 10, 2023

CVHS junior Olivia McCrary can be seen under the stairway near the library doodling on their phone. Starting with simple vague shapes like circles and rectangles, McCrary begins to add more and more details...

A photo of actress Ariana DeBose performing at the 74th British Academy Film Awards.

Ariana DeBose’s BAFTAs Rap Review: Contrary to media uproar, it was not the worst awards show moment ever

By Sasha Cabral, Editor-in-Chief March 10, 2023

Feb. 19 marked the broadcast of the 76th British Academy Film Awards, more popularly referred to as the BAFTAs. The coveted award is often said to hold the same weight as an American Oscar. Although notable...

Photograph taken by Carnegie junior Isabela Guerrero titled Victory of a City

Isabela Guerrero and Mario Lopez capture beautiful shots of city pride for “Eye on Houston”

By Adrianna Guadalupe, Staff Writer February 17, 2023

A picture can be worth a thousand words, and in "Eye On Houston", it does exactly that. "Eye on Houston: High School Documentary Photography", created by the Museum Fine Arts Houston, selects photographs...

Caoilin Krathaus standing with her submission to the Art Bike Contest. (photo courtesy of Caoilin Krathaus)

Caoilin Krathaus is your local Greta Thunberg

By Katheryn Consuegra and Neela Ravi January 28, 2023

Apparently, we’re not the first reporters to write an article on Caoilin Krathaus. She’s accumulated several stories about her since the early age of 8 years old. But to us and everyone else at...

‘Kermit painted by Munch’ AI generated art by SirJanosFroglez using DALL-E.

Op-Ed: Is AI art all its cracked up to be?

By Rinn Wilson and Cindy Cui January 27, 2023

Art is the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, creating products reflecting these well crafted and thought out concepts— so why are we trusting computers with such a task?...

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