The Student-Run News Site of Carnegie Vanguard High School

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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

As of March 1, HISD no longer has a mask mandate, but most CVHS students say they will keep masks on.

78% of students polled said they will keep masks on

By Julian Namerow and Kaitlyn Garza March 9, 2022

As of March 1, HISD students and teachers now have the choice to decide whether or not they want to wear a mask. In an Upstream News survey, 78% percent of 374 students polled indicated they would keep...

This story touches upon Americas long and complicated history with ableism.

Op-Ed: America is ableist

By Danielle Yampuler, Co-Editor in Chief February 22, 2022

Every other week, Pin Oak Middle School would section kids off into a variety of classrooms and shove surface-level messages of glorified kindness and vague acceptance down their throats. Whether it was...

Harris County issues a red COVID alert while HISD resumes school as usual.

Op-Ed: HISD needs to return to remote learning before its “return to normal”

By Ava Lim and Brooke J Ferrell February 2, 2022

Imagine breathing through a narrow straw. For a second. For five seconds. For five minutes. Five hours. Five days. A tight band is wrapped around your chest and every breath brings a new wave of fire into...

While many wealthy nations have returned to pre-pandemic life, vaccine desert-countries continue to struggle with containing COVID19.

Editorial: COVID19 TRIPS waiver and the hypocrisy of American pharmaceuticals

By Hilary Nguyen, Opinion Editor December 8, 2021

In December 2020, the FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer COVID vaccine; the Moderna and Janssen vaccines were issued EUAs shortly after. In May, the CDC announced that fully...

The HISD COVID-19 dashboard reports a total of 2,693 positive cases as of September 23.

District and state COVID-protection plans remain unchanged while HISD’s COVID cases increase by more than 100% in last week

By Judith Carrizales and Abigail Nunez September 28, 2021

A week after August 23rd when HISD opened schools for the 2021-22 school year, the district reported 493 student and staff COVID cases. In the third week, the district reported 1,235 cases, representing...

Vaccines for CVHS Students Open Up Summer Plans

By Nicole Rodil Suarez and Thomas Briones June 1, 2021

Since May 18, when vaccines opened up for teens ages 12 to 15, CVHS students have been changing their routine, and are looking forward to a summer when they will finally get to leave the house. “So...

Only 8.5 percent of the state population has been fully vaccinated thus far.

State mask mandate disappears March 10 while vaccines expand to school employees

By Thomas Dowe, Staff Writer March 8, 2021

Texas' mask mandate is set to expire Wednesday, March 10. Meanwhile, only 15.8 percent of the state population has been fully vaccinated, making TX one of only four states in the U.S. to have less than...

In 2020 most colleges removed the SAT requirement but now students are questioning if the test will be required this year. (Photo from AURA BARRERA)

Colleges should remove the SAT/ACT requirement for class of 2022

By Thomas Dowe, Staff Writer January 22, 2021

Imagine a typical Houston high school scenario in which educators and students enjoy daily educational enrichment, sports and club activities, and social stimulation throughout a rising-senior class of...

CVHS Freshman Volleyball Team masks up for their first game against Klein Forest

Student Athletes Adjust to New UIL Guidelines During Pandemic

By Amy Maya and My-Tran Vo October 14, 2020

The district's and CVHS's fall season is underway, but with adjusted UIL guidelines to protect athletes from COVID. According to the 2020-2021 UIL COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Guidelines: Coaches and...

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