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The Student-Run News Site of Carnegie Vanguard High School

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Last years Houston Rodeo and Livestock show from the inside of the NRG stadium

Op-Ed: The Houston Rodeo and its outdated charm

By Roxell Bonilla and Daniella Lopez February 19, 2024

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is a beloved event capturing the essence of being a true Texan with a mix of carnival fun, dangerous rides, live performances from top artists, fattening foods and...

Ice skating at Discovery Green is particularly pretty and popular in the evenings.

Review: ice skating in Houston

By Cindy Cui, Opinion-Editorial Editor January 22, 2024

Houston, a city known for its diverse attractions, offers some unique spots for ice skating. Enthusiasts know that the weather is beginning to truly reflect the winter season we’re in. However, as weekend...

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...

The Freedmans Town Marker in Fourth Ward Houston with information on the twentieth-century delevopment of Freedmans Town. (, photographed by Jim Evans)

Preserving our roots: The history of Carnegie’s area

By Anushka Ghimire and Sundari Maharajh December 4, 2023

After a long and busy day at Carnegie, the bell finally rings, and almost 900 students bustle off to hang out in the neighborhood. They can choose from a variety of places, such as the Barnaby’s Cafe...

The poster for Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood depicts the  two sides of its main character, Stan.

Apollo 10 ½: A Flawed but Admirable Attempt at Capturing Houston On Screen

By Atahan Koksoy, Staff Writer May 27, 2022

“Why haven’t there been any high-profile movies about Houston?” was the question on my mind as I went on Netflix and searched for Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Childhood. Yes, yes, Terms of Endearment...

The breakdown of costs for the One Safe Houston Plan total up to be about $44 million.

One Safe Houston Initiative tackles Houston’s increasing crime rates

By Ankitha Lavi and Vivian Huynh March 9, 2022

On February 2, Mayor Sylvestor Turner announced a $44 million plan to tackle rising crime rates in Houston. Since the start of the pandemic, violent crime has spiked, prompting Houston to implement...

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...

Saturday mornings at the Urban Harvest Farmers Market on Westheimer and Alabama offer homemade dumplings, fresh-cut flowers, and butter-whipped chocolate croissants, among many other treats.

Urban Harvest Farmers Market: Mark Saturday mornings on your calendar

By Isabel Hoffman, Staff Writer November 8, 2021

Bright and early at 7AM, my little eight-year-old self was pouncing on my father as he read the newspaper on our brown pleated coach while he lovingly stroked our pet dog- Charcoal. No sooner did Charcoal...

Outside view of One of Houstons best Donut Shops, Voodoo Doughnuts

The Best Donut Shops Around Houston

By Judith Carrizales, News Editor November 8, 2021

Growing up, my family never had a lot of money. My father was the only working adult in the household. Making ends meet was always a difficult task. Even so, my mom and dad always tried to give us the...

One of the many vibrant murals in Houstons downtown area.

The Everchanging Cityscape of Houston

By Nadia Talanker, Entertainment Editor December 17, 2020

Walking down the flat cityscape of Downtown Houston used to be a meaningless experience, but recently, thanks to hundreds of commissioned artists, Houston has become an oasis of beautiful and vibrant street...

Not the usual rodeo: Xens list of offbeat foods and activities to try during Spring Break

Not the usual rodeo: Xen’s list of offbeat foods and activities to try during Spring Break

By Xen Villarreal, Staff Writer March 5, 2020

With Spring Break being on the horizon many people have yet to find a way to spend their break. While fears of contracting the coronavirus are keeping people from traveling outside of the state and the...

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