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Horn posing with a Chucky doll outside the Carnegie’s 2023 Halloween pep rally (doodles by Kaylee Yang)

Michael Horn: Our school’s lock-up and campus friend

By Chloe Tran and Kaylee Yang December 10, 2023

Imagine you’re on your way through the cafeteria and subconsciously think to yourself, “Wow, the floor’s really shiny and clean.” All of a sudden, a colossal navy blue automaton whirrs up behind...

Graphic that represents CVHS students common transfer locations within HISD

Transferring: A common CVHS phenomenon

By Andrew Lee, Staff Writer December 4, 2023

This school year, many CVHS students have transferred to neighboring high schools across the greater Houston area. This trend can be explained by the compelling pull factors represented by other schools,...

Senior Gavin Garcia marketing his  campaign slogan: Make Carnegie Great Again

Gavin Garcia wants to “make Carnegie great again”

By Siddharth Dasari and Esteban Gallardo December 3, 2023

If there are 4 words that summarize Gavin Garcia’s campaign, they would be: Make. Carnegie. Great. Again. A senior, Garcia had never had prior Student Council (STUCO) experience. He described himself...

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...

A photograph of Jacqueline Sparrow after her eye donation, contributing to the organ donation increase.

WHO and Federal Reserve report skyrocketing organ donations linked to inflation

By Sasha Cabral, Editor-in-Chief March 31, 2023

On Monday, the United States Administration on Organ Donations (AOD) released their annual report on national organ donation statistics. Their data reports a 3,986% increase in organ donations collectively,...

Laura Williams smiling excitedly in her second home -- the classroom.

Laura Williams and the path to teaching English

By Anjali Martinez and Adrianna Guadalupe March 10, 2023

In January, CVHS's English department welcomed a new face, Laura Jean Williams. Recently retired from her 20-year-long career at Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA), she embarks...

Jessica Lin (left) toughing out the cold weather in Pennsylvania and Jahrel Noble (right) after a Yale-Harvard football game

Life after CVHS: Jessica and Jahrel’s journey at Ivy Leagues

By Nicki Anahita and Sasha Cabral January 25, 2023

This story is a continuation of Upstream’s coverage on CVHS’s Class of 2022 valedictorian Jessica Lin and salutatorian Jahrel Noble. The story can be read here. Jessica Lin’s Story Jahrel Noble’s...

CVHS Teacher, Julea Brode, hangs No AirPods In Class sign for students to see when they walk in

CVHS teachers enforce no listening devices in classrooms

By Roxell Bonilla and Cindy Cui September 23, 2022

CVHS teachers have started what they call a “No Airpods Zone” in their classrooms. This new rule does not allow students to wear AirPods, wireless headphones or earbuds in their classrooms. Though...

CVHS freshmen gather at the end of the science hallway during lunch.

Freshmen students adjust to CVHS, face bias from upperclassmen

By Adrianna Guadalupe, Staff Writer September 23, 2022

This school year, 217 freshmen entered CVHS. As if in a rite of passage, incoming freshmen students expressed receiving negative comments and treatment from the upperclassmen. “Personally, I would...

The front entrance of Carnegie, through which have walked many great friends, mentors, teachers, and leaders. Education is something that can often be personal, so talking about Carnegie is not very easy.

Goodbye, Carnegie

By Atahan Koksoy, Staff Writer June 15, 2022

There comes a time when a person must look back on the most recent years of their life and reflect on things they have accomplished, as well as the things they have not. I’ll miss Carnegie. Carnegie...

The movie Mean Girls depicts an arguably typical high school experience is a far cry from my own.

Is high school really like the movies?

By Rugveda Patil, Staff Writer March 8, 2022

Ugh. Here I am awake at 4 a.m. and doing my research paper. This is not what I thought my high school experience would be like. I remember watching Lemonade Mouth, Degrassi, and obviously High School Musical,...

Junior Fatima Ahmed runs a baking company that sells a variety of delectable goods all while dealing with the stresses of being a student at Carnegie.

Flavored by Fatima – A Carnegie born business

By Nadia Talanker, Entertainment Editor October 24, 2021

Two days, six orders. Six orders of mixed baked goods glared back from the Flavored by Fatima website - each due in exactly two days and equally time-consuming. Fatima had to somehow manage to make...

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