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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

A very bad movie that knows it is bad.

Op-Ed: A defense of bad movies

By Nicki Anahita and Brooke Bushong April 24, 2023

Have you ever watched a movie and thought, “Wow this is really bad. I’m gonna turn it off right now and watch something up to my taste levels, like 'Pulp Fiction' or some Batman movie?” Then you...

“Cocaine Bear” Review: Drug-fueled lesson in parenting

By Ava Manchac, Staff Writer March 8, 2023

Think about two words that get your blood pumping, anything in the world. Did you come to “cocaine” and “bear?” If so, you’re right on the money. "Cocaine Bear" is an exhilarating true ride from...

CVHSs mascot, The Rhino, at the 2023 Valentine Pep Rally.

CVHS’s first look post-COVID

By Roxell Bonilla and Ivan Salazar February 16, 2023

In 2020, the national health emergency regarding COVID within the US had been put in place by the Trump Administration. This led to nationwide health protocols and formalities including state mask mandates....

Fandoms of high popularity trapped behind a gate to emphasize gatekeeping

Op-Ed: The dangers of gatekeeping

By Sakina Hafeez, Staff Writer December 13, 2022

Gaslight. Gatekeep. Girlboss. Or not. According to the Urban Dictionary, gatekeeping is when one uses a hobby to make themselves superior by using their knowledge to self-inflate their ego. This...

The movie poster for the Disney+ streaming release of Hocus Pocus 2.

“Hocus Pocus 2” lacks the magic of the original

By Sasha Cabral, Entertainment Editor November 14, 2022

Warning: The following article contains spoilers for both “Hocus Pocus” and “Hocus Pocus 2.”  The witches are back, but they are not here to stay, we think. (More on that later.) Regardless,...

Set in Nazi Germany during late World War 2, Jojo Rabbit serves as a satirical criticism not just of Nazism, but of blind faith and obedience to an ideology in general.

Jojo Rabbit: Unexpected Humanity

By David Bonnen, Staff Writer November 15, 2019

Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi’s new film, Jojo Rabbit, is a masterpiece. There is no better word to describe the near-perfect, seamless mesh of laugh-out-loud comedy, tear-jerking tragedy, and...

Brad Pitt stars in the intergalatic cinematic journey Ad Astra

Ad Astra: A Man’s Descent Into Madness, Poorly Performed

By David Bonnen, Staff Writer October 7, 2019

Ad Astra is a new take on a timeless story. In the near future, a skilled astronaut (Brad Pitt) must embark on a mission to the farthest planet in our solar system, Neptune, to destroy a malfunctioning...

It: Chapter 2: Nostalgia For 90s Teens and Hope for Teens Today

“It: Chapter 2”: Nostalgia For 90s Teens and Hope for Teens Today

By Alexandra Silva, Staff Writer October 3, 2019

  On August 26, the highly anticipated sequel to the 2017 “It” movie, based on the Stephen King novel, miniseries, and movies, was released. This movie brings back a lot of the spooky elements...

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