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A poster depicting examples of luxurious goods of the utmost opulence (Design created by Sasha Cabral with Canva).

Reported 15,537% luxury good sales spike after Biden’s SAVE plan

By Sasha Cabral, Editor-in-Chief April 1, 2024

In August of 2023, the Biden-Harris administration launched the SAVE plan for student loan borrowers. An attempt after their previous student loan debt forgiveness program was struck down by the Supreme...

A boy sits in a waiting room, looking at his phone.

Kids Online Safety Act claims to protect minors from “dangerous” content

By Tobias Hawes, Staff Writer February 16, 2024

The Kids’ Online Safety Act is currently under consideration in the Senate. The bill, coauthored by Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), has both support and opposition...

Photo of CVHS Community Voices for Public Education (CVPE) interest meeting on February 7th, led by trust members sophomore Layla Chowdhury, sophomore Eliut Delgado, junior Bela Jotwani, junior Caoilin Krathaus and sophomore Hira Malik.

Texas bill to ban groups and citizens from North Korea, China, Iran and Russia from buying land in Texas

By Sasha Cabral and My-Tran Vo February 17, 2023

In November 2022, state Sen. Lois Kolkhorst (R-18) proposed Senate Bill 147; a bill that would prohibit government entities, businesses and citizens from North Korea, Russia, China and Iran from buying...

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...

Political cartoon revealing the contradicting realities of Congress

House Divided as Gen Z Makes its First Appearance in Federal Politics

By Sakina Hafeez, Joseph Mutagaya, and Sumedha Mohanty January 27, 2023

2023 has been an eventful year for Congress. With the youngest Congress in history, younger generations are more optimistic that real change will happen. However, some House members on both sides fear...

Conservative youth are much more common than they are portrayed to be.

Op-Ed: What draws American youth to the nation’s right-wing?

By Danielle Yampuler, Co-Editor in Chief December 13, 2022

On September 17, I threw on clothing off-trend enough to make a Christian mom from Conroe proud, pinned and pulled back any trace of artificial pink in my hair, and changed my phone’s The Owl House wallpaper...

English teacher Max Ostrovskys advocacy class during the Pledge of Allegiance and Texas Pledge.

Student poll reports 17.3% of students regularly stand for Texas Pledge

By Sasha Cabral, Joseph Mutagaya, and Audrey Piczak September 23, 2022

According to a recent survey of 104 CVHS students, 20.2% of students report standing for the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance regularly with 15.4% standing occasionally, and 17.3% of students report standing...

The cover, which showcases Ukraines national flower, the sunflower, of Pink Floyds recently released protest song Hey Hey Rise Up

Pink Floyd reunites to release “Hey Hey Rise Up” in response to war in Ukraine

By Sasha Cabral, Editor-in-Chief May 27, 2022

On April 8th, legendary rock band Pink Floyd ended its 28-year long music drought, which started in 1994 with the Division Bell album’s release. While Pink Floyd’s “Hey Hey Rise Up” was greeted...

The relationships between the United States, Russia, Ukraine, China, and Taiwan are extremely nuanced and have become more fragile after the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

Two Stories: Russia and Ukraine, China and Taiwan

By Atahan Koksoy, Staff Writer March 9, 2022

In the days when all eyes seem fixed on Ukraine, the similarities to the developing crisis between Taiwan and China cannot be ignored. In the past year, the number of Chinese incursions into Taiwanese...

If debt forgiveness, college grants, and free community college is not included in the Build Back Better Plan, then generations of students, like ourselves, will start our adults lives in mounds of debt.

Op-Ed: Build Back Better: It May Not Be The Perfect Bill, But It’s The One College Students Need

By Sarah Fernandez and Atahan Koksoy December 8, 2021

This fall in the college search process, I was torn between two choices: staying in my home state Texas, where I am comfortable, or exploring a new path out of state, where I will be exposed to more...

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