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Bal Masqué, Charles Hermans, 1880

Revelry and Razzle-Dazzle: A Quick History of Masquerade Balls

By Tobias Hawes May 3, 2024

The ‘masquerade’ as many a senior would recognize it, with mystery, flouted social norms, wild parties, and glamour began as the Venetian festival of the Carnivale. In medieval and Renaissance Venice,...

Larry Trout teaching his 5th period Calculus AB class

Larry Trout is a teacher you can always count on

By Neela Ravi and Kevin Pham February 4, 2024

Larry Trout became a teacher so he wouldn’t have to milk cows for the rest of his life. But that wasn’t the only reason. Trout grew up on a dairy farm in rural Minnesota, milking cows and throwing...

Mr. Ngos poster in his office!

A seamless transition: Mr. Ngo joins the rhino family

By Anushka Ghimire, Staff Writer December 11, 2023

When the 2023-2024 school year kicked off at Carnegie Vanguard High School, a wave of new faces flooded the campus, ranging from fresh English 1 instructors to unfamiliar AP Physics teachers. CVHS’s...

Horn posing with a Chucky doll outside the Carnegie’s 2023 Halloween pep rally (doodles by Kaylee Yang)

Michael Horn: Our school’s lock-up and campus friend

By Chloe Tran and Kaylee Yang December 10, 2023

Imagine you’re on your way through the cafeteria and subconsciously think to yourself, “Wow, the floor’s really shiny and clean.” All of a sudden, a colossal navy blue automaton whirrs up behind...

Carnegies three Questbridge Match Scholars, Israel Garcia, Sasha Cabral, and Ishaan Sanghvi (left to right), posing with their finalist acceptances.

Questbridge selects 3 CVHS seniors to be matched with the nation’s top universities

By Audrey Piczak, Roxell Bonilla, and Daniella Lopez December 10, 2023

On October 18th at 3:10 PM, CVHS senior Sasha Cabral let out unbridled cries of joy in the middle of her Spanish class. Meanwhile, after school, fellow senior Israel Garcia decided to find his way to the...

Senior Gavin Garcia marketing his  campaign slogan: Make Carnegie Great Again

Gavin Garcia wants to “make Carnegie great again”

By Siddharth Dasari and Esteban Gallardo December 3, 2023

If there are 4 words that summarize Gavin Garcia’s campaign, they would be: Make. Carnegie. Great. Again. A senior, Garcia had never had prior Student Council (STUCO) experience. He described himself...

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...

Erica Harris graduating from University of Texas at Austin with a degree in English

Erica Harris is becoming the person she taught us about

By Katheryn Consuegra and Natalia Nguyen April 24, 2023

Recently, CVHS English teacher Erica Harris was hired as a program administrator at Rice University’s George R. Brown School of Engineering's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, where...

Thanh-Tri Nguyen and his first place medal after winning tennis Districts with CVHSs tennis team.

Thanh-Tri Nguyen champions tennis districts

By Cindy Cui, Opinion-Editorial Editor April 24, 2023

                  Known for his extremely friendly disposition and massive water bottle he always carries through the halls, junior...

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...

A picture of Chad G.P. in his finest blue suit.

Meet Chad G.P., CVHS’s Valedictorian

By Ella Pham and John Nguyen April 1, 2023

It was an hour before the deadline. Chad had to get a 50-page essay completed.  For many, minutes would’ve become seconds, and an hour would have flown by within the blink of an eye. For Chad G.P,...

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...

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