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The Student-Run News Site of Carnegie Vanguard High School

Upstream News

My cousin stands behind me as I attend the Texas Renaissance Festival for, most likely, the first time. My dad records us.

Personal Column: Please, grant me serenity

By Danielle Yampuler, Co-Editor in Chief February 17, 2023

There comes a time every year when stores and games and rides bloom out of the ground, all encapsulated in a little bubble of fantasy and escapism. As summer turns to autumn and the leaves begin to fall...

A message to my parents in 2018 using my Minecraft world. Since I have such a deep love for them, I wanted to be creative with how I showed that. This is one of these instances.

Personal Column: My greatest treasure

By Manizeh Rahman, Staff Writer February 17, 2023

Boom. "Sesame Street" plays on the TV. I’m happily eating the aloo bhaji, roti, and eggs my dad made for me. The sofa is set to where I have my little nook, closed off from the rest of the couch....

Fireworks with friends on New Years Eve
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Personal Column: New year, same me

By Audrey Piczak, Staff Writer January 27, 2023

I’m not sure how the calendar was made. I remember learning about the Egyptians in my sixth-grade world history class. In 1500 B.C., they measured time with sundials. Their years were not marked by gridded...

This story describes my experience with growing up and specifically not wanting to.

Personal Column: Peter Pan Syndrome is Chronic

By Ella Pham, Staff Writer January 27, 2023

Shuffling, my hushed footsteps stifled by the white linen. Glorious sunlight to illuminate my sickly, veiled face. I bobbled towards him, savoring in my last few steps of freedom. 5 more steps. In each...

Throughout this story, I learn the importance of being alone.

Personal Column: Alone isn’t lonely

By Audrey Piczak, Staff Writer December 13, 2022

Just go away! I stifle my sniffling as I hear two soft knocks on my bedroom door. I knew those knocks, they belonged to my dad, who had just ruthlessly relegated me to time out in my room for fighting...

Artistic depictions of my personal struggles with understanding and empathizing with emotions.

Personal Column: The right way to empathy

By Rinn Wilson, Staff Writer December 13, 2022

There’s a kid crying, screaming really, on the ground and everything goes still. “It hurts! It’s broken, I’m going to die!” He wails, his friends rush over and start to ask what’s wrong,...

Me at a protest in Austin, TX against the Iranian election in 2009.

Personal Column: Iranian.

By Nicki Anahita, Managing and News Editor December 13, 2022

“My parents were born in Iran.” A sentence I say with little weight constantly. I don’t have time to explain what that really means. To explain everything the simple statement keeps hidden.  “Yes,...

My GongGong celebrating his 80somethingth birthday.

Personal Column: The comorbidity of love and grief

By Ava Lim, Co-Editor in Chief December 13, 2022

I’ve been fortunate enough to have all four of my grandparents every Christmas. I just wish my GongGong hadn’t been there for the last one. It felt as if the phone was ringing slower and slower...

A Yo no sabo kid, derived from the incorrect conjugation of saber, is a negative slang term referring to a Latino who does not speak Spanish.

Personal Column: Proving Latinidad

By Sasha Cabral, Entertainment Editor December 13, 2022

It was Saturday morning. It was every summer Saturday morning. It's always muggy and scorching hot, but just not as hot as it will be later on in the day. Our shirts stick to our bodies from the sheer...

A psychologist listening to a tired brain lying on the couch.

Personal Column: Breathe

By Naadiya Walji, Staff Writer December 13, 2022

I had my first therapy session at the beginning of 8th grade. I vividly remember walking into a house-like office, with my parents trailing behind. I sat down on a plump sofa, bouncing my legs and waiting...

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...

Originally by ClipartMax, Designed by Isabel Hoffman

Personal Column: Don’t give up on therapy, find the right therapist

By Isabel Hoffman, Staff Writer December 8, 2021

October 19th, 2017 Dear diary,  I went to my first therapy session today. My therapist, C,  is very nice. She has quite a deep voice, and I caught a hint of cigarette smoke as I was leaving her...

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