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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

Interacts leader Elissa Merhi helping set up I-Fest, an event celebrating cultures and good food.

School organizations talk about district’s fundraising policies

By Ivan Salazar, Staff Writer March 10, 2023

As of 2014, the Texas Department of Agriculture repealed the Texas School Nutrition Policy, a policy requiring that schools follow nutritional standards for competitive foods, as outlined by the U.S. Department...

HISD posted this graphic to several media outlets the night before January 24, on which parts of Houston faced harsh rains and tornado warnings.

HISD inclement weather cancellations: who makes the call, and how?

By Ava Lim and Neela Ravi February 19, 2023

On January 24, HISD announced that they were “monitoring weather conditions” in regards to the heavy rain predicted for the Houston area the next day. The statement was released at 8:34 PM January...

The districts Page Blocked and reset pages are infamous among students.

Behind the Firewall: Why HISD blocks websites

By Jerry Fan, Copy Editor January 27, 2023
HISD blocks a plethora of websites for various reasons. But what happens when a legitimate website is blocked?
From Tulsa, OK to Houston, TX, HISD Superintendent Millard House II follows a family history of educational trailblazers.

A history of fighting for inclusion and equity guides Millard House II’s goals as Superintendent

By Adrianna Guadalupe and Anjali Martinez October 20, 2022

Silence filled the air on May 31, 1921 in the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Buildings were destroyed, houses were deserted and smoke hung heavy. The scene looked like a war had taken place. That war was known...

Ms. Sanchez holds up her corgi mousepad, one of many corgi-themed things in her office.

An Insight to Carnegie’s Favorite Wraparound Specialist- Karla Sanchez

By Ava Manchac and Cherry Vo October 20, 2022

There’s something familiar about her dimly lit office. Located on the second floor, it’s a beacon of joy for students. To the right, as you walk in, is a countertop packed with school supplies, snacks,...

Sex-education videos based on a best-selling book from the 1980s.

Out of 155 CVHS students surveyed on sex-ed knowledge, one received a perfect score

By Nicki Anahita and Danielle Yampuler September 23, 2022

Out of 155 CVHS students surveyed by Upstream News on their sexual education knowledge, only one student received a perfect score. The questions tested respondents on a variety of topics including, but...

Carnegies newest addition to all external doors blocks view of building from outside.

Post Uvalde, HISD to invest in guns on campus

By Ashley Becerra, Karla Berrueto, and Ava Lim September 23, 2022

This school year, Carnegie Vanguard High School and other HISD schools implemented new safety policies following the Uvalde, Texas shooting on May 24 at Robb Elementary. HISD approved a $2.3 million budget...

CVHS proudly displays a sign celebrating their fully staffed status.

CVHS experiences low teacher turnover, while HISD faces staff shortages

By Brooke Bushong, Jerry Fan, and My-Tran Vo September 23, 2022

While Houston Independent School District (HISD) scrambled to fill over 800 teacher vacancies as school started, CVHS hasn’t experienced the same issue. The school had two vacancies over the summer,...

Carnegie Theatre Companys One Act Play participants (Courtesy of Savannah Santibanez)

Carnegie Theatre Company advances to UIL One Act Play’s 6A Regionals

By Alex Samano and Brooke J Ferrell April 20, 2022

On Friday, April 1st, Carnegie Theatre Company advanced to UIL One-Act Play’s 6A Regionals following their most recent performance of Sally Abbott’s I Think We Are Alone, originally performed by Frantic...

The plan was announced by Superintendent Millard House II. Image Courtesy of HISD.

HISD Superintendent Millard House II Announces New Budget Plans

By Atahan Koksoy, Staff Writer April 19, 2022

HISD Superintendent Millard House II has announced his Strategic Five Year Plan, an ambitious new agenda that aims to bring new programs, facilities, and competitive teacher salaries to all district schools....

When competition goes too far: Criticism of Name That Book

When competition goes too far: Criticism of Name That Book

By Brooke J Ferrell, Entertainment Editor March 9, 2022

TW: Discussion of suicide, homophobia, eating disorders, human trafficking, abuse, and death I click through the new list of titles, each plot bringing a fresh drop of nausea to the horror rolling in...

Harris County issues a red COVID alert while HISD resumes school as usual.

Op-Ed: HISD needs to return to remote learning before its “return to normal”

By Ava Lim and Brooke J Ferrell February 2, 2022

Imagine breathing through a narrow straw. For a second. For five seconds. For five minutes. Five hours. Five days. A tight band is wrapped around your chest and every breath brings a new wave of fire into...

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