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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

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...

Emmery Nguyen using her Denjis chainsaw mask from Chainsaw Man cosplay during spirit week

CVHS Junior Emmery Nguyen turns cosplay hobby into TPSP project

By Judith Carrizales and Nadia Talanker February 22, 2022

The first time CVHS junior Emmery Nguyen started sharing her cosplays was in middle school. Cosplay is a hobby of creating costumes relating to or reflecting a character from fictional media. Cosplays...

Gabi Rodriguez signs her letter of intent for the Williams College track team.

Gabi Rodriguez sprints into the Williams College track team

By Isabel Hoffman and Zainab Zaman February 21, 2022

Gabi Rodriguez could feel the cool air brush past her skin as she raced down the muddy terrain surrounding her. Once her teammate passed her the baton, her mind went blank, and she pushed her body beyond...

Balakrishnan moments before a fencing bout.

All a-bout Monica Balakrishnan: CVHS senior signs to acclaimed university for fencing

By Jahrel Noble, Entertainment Editor January 28, 2022

The beaming light shined down as she stood tall on the podium with an equally bright smile painting her face. The cameras, the lights, and the theatrics may have been overwhelming for some, but for Monica...

Sophomore Joseph Mutagaya will play the character Gibson in Carnegie Vanguard Theaters production of Mr. Burns opening November 10.

Sophomore Joseph Mutagaya explores the complexity of his character in the CVHS production of Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play

By Sasha Cabral, Entertainment Editor October 24, 2021

It sounds like a choir. The voices reverberate across the room. Harmonious. The voice guiding these vocal warm-ups is meditative, coaxing the relaxation of muscles. Hands raise towards the ceiling. The...

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