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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

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...

16-year-old Olivia McCrary begins their art career through fandom art. Now they are working on a TPSP project about art therapy.

16-year-old Olivia McCrary’s path from fanart to art therapy

By Judith Carrizales, News Editor March 10, 2023

CVHS junior Olivia McCrary can be seen under the stairway near the library doodling on their phone. Starting with simple vague shapes like circles and rectangles, McCrary begins to add more and more details...

AP African American studies was rejected by the Florida Department of Education.

How the changes to the AP African American Studies curriculum impact CVHS

By Judith Carrizales and Abigail Nunez February 17, 2023

On Feb. 1, College Board announced the AP African American Studies official course framework. The course framework revealed the removal of the following sections: “Black Queer Studies,” “The Social...

Photo of CVHS Community Voices for Public Education (CVPE) interest meeting on February 7th, led by trust members sophomore Layla Chowdhury, sophomore Eliut Delgado, junior Bela Jotwani, junior Caoilin Krathaus and sophomore Hira Malik.

Texas bill to ban groups and citizens from North Korea, China, Iran and Russia from buying land in Texas

By Sasha Cabral and My-Tran Vo February 17, 2023

In November 2022, state Sen. Lois Kolkhorst (R-18) proposed Senate Bill 147; a bill that would prohibit government entities, businesses and citizens from North Korea, Russia, China and Iran from buying...

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....

Top Mexican Telenovelas editing their actors to look lighter on the cover their shows reveals their colorism.

Op-Ed: Why your Mexican telenovelas look white

By Judith Carrizales, News Editor January 27, 2023

"Teresa." "Maria la del Barrio." "Rubi." "Mi Corazón es Tuyo." These are some of the most popular telenovelas on Mexican television. These novelas share one thing in common --- their main cast consists...

Op-Ed: Hispanic and divided

Op-Ed: Hispanic and divided

By Anjali Martinez and Keiner Rodriguez December 13, 2022

“But you’re not really Hispanic.” “You’re white-washed.” “You haven’t been here as long as we have.”   These are comments we’ve heard spouted at us countless times.  They've...

Coco Crepes & Coffee offers a variety of crepes down the street from CVHS.

Your choice of sweet and savory at Coco Crepes & Coffee

By Chiamaka Uwalaka and Dia Vaswani November 14, 2022

We walked up towards the porch of the Coco Crepes & Coffee, located on University Boulevard in Rice Village, on a sunny Thursday afternoon. As we walked in, we were greeted by the homestyle wooden...

Audrey Kim performing with 713 dance ensemble in the 2022 dance season.

Junior Audrey Kim: dancing to express not impress

By Catherine Hu and Ella Pham October 20, 2022

The red curtain shrouded her face. Maroon and velvety darkness hid trembling fingers.  10 seconds. Her worries were counseled by silence, and her growing heartbeat acted like a countdown. Five...

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....

Diego Mendez plays his guitar in music theory class during the weekly jam sessions.

Carnegie students jam in school’s first music class

By Rinn Wilson, Staff Writer September 23, 2022

This year at CVHS is the first where students can attend the new extracurricular class Music Theory, a class that focuses on students’ relationship to music of all genres.   Students last year were...

31 days after Uvalde School shooting, The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act passes.

Bipartisan Safer Communities Act passes 31 days after Uvalde School shooting

By Judith Carrizales and Abigail Nunez September 23, 2022

As of August, the United States has experienced 470 shootings. On May 24, the Uvalde school shooting killed 22 people and injured 17. On May 14, the Buffalo shooting killed 10 people and injured three....

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