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Ariann Burley on her Welcome to Carnegie page.

Ariann Burley: NASA superstar, photographer, and Pre-AP English teacher

By Bela Jotwani and Naadiya Walji February 20, 2024

From being a NASA intern to a wardrobe stylist, an artist, and now an English teacher, Ariann Burley is a true Renaissance woman. Burley was born in Houston, grew up in Dallas, and then returned to...

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...

Turner and her husband at their wedding in 2003

Maisha Turner: from rejecting rejection to inspiring CVHS students in STEM

By Natalia Nguyen and Cindy Cui December 3, 2023

If Maisha Turner’s life was a Free Body Diagram, her family would be the center of mass, with outside forces from every angle. Her life would have a positive magnitude of acceleration, but with an ever-changing...

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...

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...

Picture of Rachel Bohenick winning teacher of the year 2022-2023! (Courtesy of CVHS Instagram, @carnegievanguard)

Rachel Bohenick keeps family close to her heart

By Nicole Rodil Suarez and Rinn Wilson March 10, 2023

To Rachel Bohenick, CVHS English I and Photography teacher, it’s not atypical to come home with a lot on her plate. She comes home from teaching to take care of her three young children, as well as house...

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...

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...

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....

Chavez with hot pink makeup in an outfit he wore in the beginning of 11th grade, what he considers his most “iconic” look.

Junior Julian Chavez is all glitter and glam

By Manizeh Rahman and Ivan Salazar October 20, 2022

He stood there, an eyeshadow brush pinned against his eye. Determination gazed back at him from the mirror. He arrived at this stage thanks to social media, family and a strong desire to express himself....

Savitzs take on a Love Potion Vest, one of the many pieces that shes crocheted this past year.

Senior Abby Savitz Crochets for Change

By John Nguyen and Natalia Nguyen October 20, 2022

Everywhere Abby Savitz went, the news about the Ukraine crisis of March 2022 followed her. Sitting with her family at the dinner table, Savitz couldn’t stop thinking of the Ukraine crisis. Savitz felt...

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