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A visual representation symbolizing how the change of moving houses and renting out my childhood home felt.

Personal Column: Accepting the prelude

By Sasha Cabral, Editor-in-Chief December 3, 2023

Everything was gone. Empty. They had ransacked my house by the time I got back from my college trip to New York and Connecticut, but I expected this to happen. My tía and tío had scheduled the movers...

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...

Miguel Inchaurregui is leaving Carnegie Vanguard High School after 4 years of teaching here.

Miguel Inchaurregui: Math, Language, and History Enthusiast

By Judith Carrizales and Nadia Talanker April 30, 2023

In 2019, CVHS teacher Miguel Inchaurregui received a call from CVHS dean of instruction Melissa Matsu informing him that he had gotten the position as a math teacher for the 2019-20 school year. Since...

Carnegie students walkout with posters in order to protest the TEA takeover

CVHS students organize walkout amid TEA takeover

By Adrianna Guadalupe and Ava Manchac April 24, 2023

CVHS students participated in an admin-approved district-wide walkout to protest the TEA takeover on April 6.  The walkout, which took place during lunch, comes as a response to the TEA takeover, which...

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...

Student becomes too stressed with homework on the first week back from spring break.

Too much work? Stressed? Just cope.

By Judith Carrizales and Sumedha Mohanty March 31, 2023

On the first week upon returning from spring break, CVHS students have said that their teachers have assigned enough work to fill up a 30 feet deep landfill. As if the countless piles of assignments weren't...

HISDs most recent post about the change in the 2022-23 school year.

HISD adds an additional week to the 2022-23 school year

By Roxell Bonilla, Sports Editor March 31, 2023

HISD announced a recent change to the school year on March 22 and extended it one week due to students missing one too many days of school. HISD Superintendent Willard Shed hopes that the extension of...

Forget Harry Potter houses, where do you fit in at CVHS? (Photo Credits:

Which CVHS house do you belong to?

By Dia Vaswani and Chiamaka Uwalaka March 31, 2023

913 students make up Carnegie Vanguard High School, all coming from different backgrounds. It's kind of like Harry Potter Houses or Divergent Factions, except instead of asking "Are you a Hufflepuff or...

Ryan Garcia mesmerizing the crowd during the Valentines Day pep rally with his spooky zombie-thriller hip-hop routine.

CVHS Senior Ryan Garcia stole all our hearts during his Valentine’s Day performance

By Roxell Bonilla and Audrey Piczak March 10, 2023

        If you have attended any of CVHS's pep rallies, chances are that you know who Ryan Garcia is. Maybe you remember his excitingly haunting performance from the...

CVHSs mascot, The Rhino, at the 2023 Valentine Pep Rally.

CVHS’s first look post-COVID

By Roxell Bonilla and Ivan Salazar February 16, 2023

In 2020, the national health emergency regarding COVID within the US had been put in place by the Trump Administration. This led to nationwide health protocols and formalities including state mask mandates....

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...

Photo of CVHS Assistant Principal Juan Garner during the first year (2004) CVHS became an official school.

Assistant Principal Juan Garner’s 26-year pedagogical history is tied to CVHS’ own history

By Judith Carrizales and Sakina Hafeez October 20, 2022

During his youth, CVHS Assistant Principal, Juan Garner was fascinated by maps. He drew maps of his childhood neighborhood, created imaginary maps and made cities in the dirt for his Hot Wheels car set....

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