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The Student-Run News Site of Carnegie Vanguard High School

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Joseph and My-Tran vs. Houston Restaurants: Reviewing Xiao Long Dumpling

Joseph and My-Tran vs. Houston Restaurants: Reviewing Xiao Long Dumpling

By Joseph Mutagaya and My-Tran Vo April 21, 2024

Joseph and My-Tran are back with another food review. Close your eyes. Take a breath. Humor us, and let us pose a scenario for you. It’s a beautiful Friday afternoon and you’ve just gotten out of...

My brother and I with my great grandmother.

Personal Column: Spice infused memories

By Naadiya Walji, Staff Writer March 4, 2024

My summers were full of sewing machines, lost thimbles, and my great-grandmother, my Maa, attempting to teach me how to sew. My autumns were full of masala chai, mandazi, a sweet, fried dough, and stories...

Green Tea with Tapioca from Feng Cha

Boba binge: a review of Chinatown’s biggest boba spots

By Andrew Lee and Siddharth Dasari January 22, 2024

Walking through Chinatown, amidst all of the hustle and bustle, you notice a shop lined with people posing for pictures and socializing with their friends. In their hands, you see a cup with small miniature...

Instant ramen aisle at the Bellaire/Chinatown HMart in Houston

Ramen review: a guide to your perfectly warm all-nighter meal

By Chloe Tran, Staff Writer, Social Media Manager January 22, 2024

Whether you're sitting on a crisp autumn afternoon in the common area or slaving away in your dorm for finals week all-nighters, a steaming bowl of ramen is all you need to keep the peace. Imagine perfectly...

Our grill at Hongdae 33 filled with different proteins including the Classic Cajun Jumbo Shrimp and the Black Angus LA-Galbi.

Hongdae 33: Chinatown’s new best Korean BBQ spot?!

By John Nguyen, Staff Writer January 21, 2024

From birthdays to graduations to anniversaries, Korean Barbeque (BBQ) brings people together around a hot grill to enjoy juicy morsels of protein for any occasion. Like roasting a marshmallow over an open...

Neon LED lights POST Houstons dinning hub showing modern style lighting within the building.

POST Houston review: possibly your next Instagram post

By Esteban Gallardo, Staff Writer December 10, 2023

POST Houston is not your typical eatery or music venue. It is a vibrant and diverse space that offers a unique blend of culture, food, relaxation and leisure, all within the historic walls of the Barbara...

Five of many flavors from Girl Scouts: Caramel deLites, Thin Mints, Adventurfuls, Peanut Butter Patties and Peanut Butter Sandwiches.

Review: The return of Girl Scout Cookies

By Catherine Hu and Ella Pham March 10, 2023

It’s everyone’s favorite time of the year again, where Thin Mints and Lemonades inevitably reign supreme, pockets are emptied into the girl-next-door’s hands and indulging is masked by the veil of...

The authors hugging the vending machine, it smiles back affectionately.

Before you choose a vending machine snack… read this

By Nina Nguyen and Bao Nguyen November 14, 2022

On the second floor sits CVHS's vending machine: a friend and a foe. One test can ruin your day, but to make up for it, the vending machine is an angel in disguise. After taking an emotionally scarring...

True Sushi on Westheimer Road offers all you can eat sushi.

A game plan to get the most for your money at the all you can eat True Sushi

By Joseph Mutagaya and My-Tran Vo November 14, 2022

Growing up eating Vietnamese and Ugandan food was a bliss. Day after day we would eat pho (Vietnamese beef noodle soup) and samosa (fried triangles filled with meat), but it was never enough. We needed...

Common Bond logo.

Common Bond’s Sweet Lies

By Ava Manchac, Staff Writer November 14, 2022

I’m not a morning person. I relish my sleep more than anything. Never would you find me up early on the weekends, but on moonlit Sunday mornings at age eight, my eyes would be wide open, my ears tuned...

Welcome to The Original Kolache Shoppe established in 1956, the birthplace of the Houston kolache industry.

The magic of The Original Kolache Shoppe

By Ashley Becerra, Staff Writer November 14, 2022

Since I was a child, I have always had a strong love for kolaches. Every other Saturday morning, my mom used to take me to Shipley Do-Nuts to get a kolache, until I got tired of it one day. I never realized...

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