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The Student-Run News Site of Carnegie Vanguard High School

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Carnegies biggest frat on campus, Mu Alpha Theta, fosters smiles and smarts

Mu Alpha Theta: Carnegie’s biggest frat

By Andrew Lee and John Nguyen April 1, 2024

“Greek Life” is a phrase that almost every student in America has heard of, with fraternities and sororities like Sigma Chi, Alpha Phi Theta, and Delta Gamma existing at every college and university....

A collage of well known art pieces from various cultures around the world

Op-Ed: In defense of artistic careers

By Lorena Chavez, Staff Writer February 5, 2024

“Art is the signature of civilization.” - Beverly Sills According to U.S. News & World Report, Carnegie Vanguard High School is ranked #5 in Texas high schools, #12 in magnet high schools, and...

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...

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.

17-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...

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...

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