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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...

Photograph taken by Carnegie junior Isabela Guerrero titled Victory of a City

Isabela Guerrero and Mario Lopez capture beautiful shots of city pride for “Eye on Houston”

By Adrianna Guadalupe, Staff Writer February 17, 2023

A picture can be worth a thousand words, and in "Eye On Houston", it does exactly that. "Eye on Houston: High School Documentary Photography", created by the Museum Fine Arts Houston, selects photographs...

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...

Harris shows off his famous cat mask, paired with another daily cat shirt.

Micah Harris and the “Furry Faces of Innocence” on his phone

By Jerry Fan and Ava Lim October 20, 2022

Not everyone knows his name, but everyone knows his face—or rather, everyone knows his cat face mask. You’ve seen him in the hallways a few times, and for some reason, he sticks out to you. You...

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....

Mrs. Thao lecturing to her freshman pre-AP biology students in second period

New biology teacher Mrs. Thao prepares and inspires students for college life and beyond

By Sasha Cabral, Entertainment Editor October 20, 2022

During lunch, Pre-AP and AP Biology teacher Mrs. Thao sits down behind her computer, the top of her head just visible over the monitor. Students are scattered throughout the grouped desks in the bright,...

This was CVHS UIL tennis’ first time competing at regionals in the girls doubles as one of the only teams representing HISD.

Junior Selin Atakan is serving tennis skills as the UIL girls tennis captain

By Roxell Bonilla and Audrey Piczak October 20, 2022

At 8-years-old, junior Selin Atakan’s father took her out onto the tennis court for the first time. Gripping her tiny racket, Atakan took her first swing, beginning her journey as a tennis player. Eight...

Miguel Tristan enjoys his vacations, one of the many different places he has traveled.

Spanish teacher Miguel Tristan shares his all time favorites

By Ashley Becerra, Staff Writer October 20, 2022

A new trip around the world could be great for many, but it’s not as good as a trip that will define your future. Getting off the plane, Miguel Tristan felt the fresh air of a new beginning—he had...

Senior Ankitha Lavi with her Congressional gold medal

CVHS senior Ankitha Lavi wins Congressional Award Gold Medal

By Jahrel Noble, Entertainment Editor May 27, 2022

The soft shine of the gold medal sparkled in the reflection of CVHS Senior Ankitha Lavi’s eyes, symbolizing hours upon hours of continuous work and dedication that had finally paid off. The medal read,...

The poster that announced Dr. Charlotte Haney as CVHSs 2021-2022 Teacher of the Year

Dr. Charlotte Haney is CVHS’s Teacher of the Year

By Sasha Cabral, Entertainment Editor March 9, 2022

Colorful balloons gently bumped the doorway as Mrs. Matsu, Dean of Instruction and AP Coordinator, made her way into Dr. Charlotte Haney’s room with flowers in hand. The PTO gifted Haney a generous gift...

Cabral (left) and Fernandez (right) show off the Little Free Library located in the courtyard.

Little Free Library encourages Carnegie readers

By Jessica Lin, Feature Editor February 22, 2022

Colorful paintings of popular books decorate the outside of a house-like box standing atop a pole in the middle of the courtyard. 1984. The Tell-Tale Heart. Pride and Prejudice. The house's door opens...

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