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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

The 88th Texas Legislative Session runs from January 10 to May 29.

The 88th Texas Legislative Session started on January 10- Here’s what to look out for

By Catherine Hu and Natalia Nguyen January 27, 2023

On Jan. 10, 181 members of the Texas Legislature were invited to attend the 88th biennial lawmaking session of the Texas Legislative Session. This year, the Texas Legislature consists of a Republican...

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The 30 Texas anti-LGBTQ bills being drafted and what they mean

By Hagar Cohen and Ava Manchac January 27, 2023

Currently, 30+ anti-LGBTQ+ bills have been lined up in the Texas legislature, causing a panic in queer Texans. These bills propose limitations on what language around sexuality and gender can be used in...

The promotional poster for The Owl Houses season 3.

“The Owl House” guides viewers through beautiful themes and representation in “Thanks to Them”

By Danielle Yampuler, Co-Editor in Chief November 14, 2022

This review will contain tons of spoilers for “The Owl House” season 3, some spoilers for “She-Ra: Princesses of Power” and even a few spoilers for “Avatar: Legend of Korra.”   The...

These states have passed laws that target transgender students, while other states have proposed such laws.

Transgender rights under attack across the country- here’s what Carnegie students have to say

By Brooke J Ferrell, Entertainment Editor May 27, 2022

On May 13, the Texas Supreme Court cleared the way for families who allow gender-affirming care for their transgender children to be investigated for child abuse. This decision backed Texas Governor Greg...

Poster of Netflix adaptation of Comic book series Heartstopper. Heartstopper features the accurate LGBTQ+ representation on screen.

Heartstopper’s accurate LGBT+ representation

By Judith Carrizales and Nicole Rodil Suarez May 27, 2022

Heartstopper, a coming-of-age Netflix adaptation of the comic book series written by Alice Oseman, tells the story of 2 queer kids, Nick Nelson and Charlie Spring. Charlie was outed as gay the previous...

Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado weaves short stories on queer womanhood, from body dysmorphia to motherhood to sexual assault. 

Her Body and Other Parties: cracking the code of queer womanhood

By Danielle Yampuler, Co-Editor in Chief February 2, 2022

This story discusses sexual violence in a non-graphic manner. Carmen Maria Machado’s anthology of short stories, Her Body and Other Parties, does its best to pull you in with intriguing plots, premises,...

Personal Column: Just Asexual

Personal Column: Just Asexual

By Brooke J Ferrell, Entertainment Editor December 9, 2021

“I’m not kissing my best friend.” My acting coach stared at me, incomprehension on her face. I’d been working in this studio for months, building fragile trust with new coaches, but I’d never...

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The PRISM club invites students-show your support for LGBTQ rights

By Allegra Fernandez, Staff Writer September 23, 2019

This week September 23 to September 27, students will be able to join and show their support for LGBTQ rights during Ally Week.  The campus PRISM club, formed for the inclusiveness and understanding...

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