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The Student-Run News Site of Carnegie Vanguard High School

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A screenshot of a college-related Instagram post by @limmytalks.

Op-Ed: College admissions TikTok portrays a limited reality — take what you can and leave the rest

By Sasha Cabral, Editor-in-Chief February 5, 2024

It is undeniable that social media is an integral, and almost routine, part of the average teenager’s life. According to a 2023 Gallup Poll, approximately 4.8 hours of a teenager’s day is devoted to...

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Chalice of the Gods

The Chalice of the Gods review: Percy Jackson is also drowning in college apps

By Katheryn Consuegra, Arts and Entertainment Editor December 4, 2023

BREAKING NEWS: Seniors are now required to complete troublesome quests for Greek gods to get recommendation letters for college! Or this is at least the case for our beloved Percy Jackson.  After 14...

Visual representation of factors to consider when applying for college.

Hope nothing lessons your dreams

By Catherine Hu, Staff Writer April 1, 2023

In elementary school, one of the first activities a teacher would pass out would be one of those beginning of year introduction papers, with “In the future, I want to be…” in bright, bold letters...

What is the secrete to college admissions? Read and find out! (Creds: Nicole Rodil Suarez)

The actual secret to getting into college

By Manizeh Rahman and Nicole Rodil Suarez April 1, 2023

There is something that many people do not realize about college admissions. Of course, we know there are two standardized entrance exams that one must study for extensively. We also know that college...

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...

U.S. States Abortion Bans Landscape. Created by Fortune Research.

High school seniors are applying to more blue-state colleges after Roe v. Wade overturning

By Katheryn Consuegra and Ella Pham September 23, 2022

According to an August survey conducted by Best Colleges, 39% of all prospective college students said that the overturning of Roe v. Wade, which had protected women's rights to abortion, will affect...

Protestors campaign to cancel student debt ahead of Bidens passage of the Student Debt Relief package.

College tuition rates soar while seniors grapple with financial aid opportunities

By Bao Nguyen and Nina Nguyen September 23, 2022

On August 24, President Biden passed the student loan forgiveness plan to cut the amount of student debt accumulated by low and middle-income graduates as a result of the increasing costs of college tuition....

The task of getting into and applying for colleges can be daunting for any high school student. Three people who have walked that path share their experiences here.

2 College Graduates and A College Student Address Common Concerns on College Decisions

By Chiemelie Chinweuba, Staff Writer March 8, 2021

College decisions can be hard for many highschool students. There is much to be considered, the price of the college, the area it’s in, what you’ll study. The list goes on. This all varies depending...

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