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A bottle of COVID-19 vaccine, and a hypodermic needle to administer it. Courtesy of Arizona Department of Health Services

COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Houston for the fall

By Tobias Hawes, Staff Writer December 1, 2023

As we come into a proper Autumn, vaccines come with flu season. New vaccines came to Houston pharmacies and hospitals a month ago, defending against new strains recently identified earlier this year. Most...

The new Sightline initiative from AMC Theaters will determine ticket rates depending on the seats that customers select, with seats in preferred sections costing more.

Op-Ed: Is AMC’s new rising seat prices really worth it?

By Ashley Becerra, Staff Writer March 10, 2023

In its most recent effort to boost attendance and earnings following the COVID-19 outbreak, AMC Theatres has unveiled a new pricing model that offers cheaper seats for moviegoers who don't mind sitting...

Asian Americans protested around the country following the rise of hate crimes.

AAPI hate crimes in a post-COVID America

By John Nguyen and Ella Pham February 17, 2023

A Bloomington bus, the same one she always took. Getting up from her seat, she waited anxiously for the doors of the transit bus to open. However, Billie R. Davis met her before her departure. On...

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....

Conservative youth are much more common than they are portrayed to be.

Op-Ed: What draws American youth to the nation’s right-wing?

By Danielle Yampuler, Co-Editor in Chief December 13, 2022

On September 17, I threw on clothing off-trend enough to make a Christian mom from Conroe proud, pinned and pulled back any trace of artificial pink in my hair, and changed my phone’s The Owl House wallpaper...

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...

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