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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

Many Muslim women around the world are perceived as oppressed because of the intense coverage of terrorist groups and oppressive regimes in the Middle East.

Op-Ed: The anti-hijab rhetoric is misplaced

By Manizeh Rahman and Nicole Rodil Suarez December 13, 2022

On September 16, 2022, Mahsa Amini was killed by Iran’s morality police because, according to them, her hijab wasn’t being worn properly. This sparked protests throughout Iran and the rest of the world....

Three books that include romanticized abusive relationships. From left to right: After by Anna Todd, Nightfall by Penelope Douglas, and November 9th by Colleen Hoover

Op-Ed: The harm of romanticizing abuse within books

By Adrianna Guadalupe, Staff Writer December 13, 2022

“Abuse can feel like love.” The amount of books that romanticize abusive relationships, like the quote above from Penelope Douglas’s Nightfall, has been increasing one by one. Along with the rising...

The Gas App, which prompts networks to share superlatives with each other, is now the most popular app, superseding even TikTok.

Gas or Trash: An honest review on the app that’s taking high schools by storm

By Ella Pham, Staff Writer November 14, 2022

Colors seem brighter when they’re around you.  Though you want to tell them, your words don’t align with your heart and as your tongue winds in frantic knots. Instead you say “You’re my favorite...

As of March 6th, 2022, TikTok implemented restrictions on users in Russia

Without access to Tiktok, droves of Russian teens admitted to mental hospitals

By Sasha Cabral, Entertainment Editor March 31, 2022

In response to Russia’s “fake news” law, TikTok has placed restrictions on the country’s users as of March 6th, 2022. Users in Russia no longer have access to live streams and new content, which,...

Op-Ed: Cancel Cancel Culture

Op-Ed: Cancel “Cancel Culture”

By Nour Chibani and Hannah Mansour December 8, 2021

“CANCELED.” This word flooded the comment section. As I scroll through TikTok, I land on a video of famous TikTok user, Amanda Lee Fago. Fago, better known as “Aunty Amanda,” uses her platform...

A visual representation of how mental health is glamorized in the media

Op-Ed: From stigmatized to glamorized: mental illness in the media

By Sasha Cabral, Entertainment Editor December 8, 2021

Warning: The following article covers subjects of mental illness, suicide, and self-harm.  There was an uproar. Parents were worried for children, and psychiatrists were concerned for viewers possibly...

You, Season 3, takes stalking to a new level when the main character finds a new obsession to fawn over.

You Season 3 highlights how social media can affect “you”

By Jahrel Noble, Entertainment Editor November 8, 2021

WARNING: Minor Spoilers for You Seasons 1, 2, and 3 I, and many other people, feel they’ve been ‘stalked’ on social media. You know, at 1 AM when that random person from English class likes your...

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