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The Student-Run News Site of Carnegie Vanguard High School

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One of my more recent performances, as I sing to the audience.

Personal column: The art of eye contact

By Anjali Martinez, News Editor January 22, 2024

Imagine staring into someone’s eyes. I’m sure a special someone comes to mind. Now imagine staring into the eyes of two people. How about one hundred? Seems impossible, right? Well, the trick is...

Sophomore Cameron Carness International Thespian Society headshot on the Carnegie Theatre Company’s website.

The Face Behind the Curtain: Cameron Carnes leads CVHS Theatre Company to region

By Sasha Cabral, Editor-in-Chief April 24, 2023

This story contains a podcast that includes more quotes from Cameron Carnes. Scroll down below to listen to the podcast as you read. The vivid lights. The skillfully fashioned costumes. The meticulously...

Forget Harry Potter houses, where do you fit in at CVHS? (Photo Credits:

Which CVHS house do you belong to?

By Dia Vaswani and Chiamaka Uwalaka April 1, 2023

913 students make up Carnegie Vanguard High School, all coming from different backgrounds. It's kind of like Harry Potter Houses or Divergent Factions, except instead of asking "Are you a Hufflepuff or...

The new Sightline initiative from AMC Theaters will determine ticket rates depending on the seats that customers select, with seats in preferred sections costing more.

Op-Ed: Is AMC’s new rising seat prices really worth it?

By Ashley Becerra, Staff Writer March 10, 2023

In its most recent effort to boost attendance and earnings following the COVID-19 outbreak, AMC Theatres has unveiled a new pricing model that offers cheaper seats for moviegoers who don't mind sitting...

Rowan Willard and Andr Escobedo carry a piece of wood used for the set as Kate Seabrook walks in the background.

CVHS theater department develops Native Son production

By Manizeh Rahman and Nicole Rodil Suarez September 23, 2022

The Carnegie Theatre Company is putting on a production of Native Son this fall. The play, written by Nambi E. Kelley and adapted from the original novel by Richard Wright, is set to open December...

Carnegie Theatre Companys One Act Play participants (Courtesy of Savannah Santibanez)

Carnegie Theatre Company advances to UIL One Act Play’s 6A Regionals

By Alex Samano and Brooke J Ferrell April 20, 2022

On Friday, April 1st, Carnegie Theatre Company advanced to UIL One-Act Play’s 6A Regionals following their most recent performance of Sally Abbott’s I Think We Are Alone, originally performed by Frantic...

Prop guns used in Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play.

The “Rust” Incident: Lessons for Carnegie Theatre

By Brooke J Ferrell, Entertainment Editor November 8, 2021

“There are fourteen guns on this stage,” I announced. “Twelve cap guns and two rubber guns. None of them should ever be with anyone except the actor they are assigned to, or me or Nicki.” My...

HSPVAs Hairspray- wondrous, entertaining, and enlightening!

HSPVA’s Hairspray- wondrous, entertaining, and enlightening!

By Caitlin Liman, Staff Writer November 8, 2021

  HSPVA’s production of Hairspray, exhibited last month, was nothing short of wondrous- the glamorous costumes, phenomenal vocal acrobatics, unembellished but excellently executed choreography,...

Sophomore Joseph Mutagaya will play the character Gibson in Carnegie Vanguard Theaters production of Mr. Burns opening November 10.

Sophomore Joseph Mutagaya explores the complexity of his character in the CVHS production of Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play

By Sasha Cabral, Editor-in-Chief October 24, 2021

It sounds like a choir. The voices reverberate across the room. Harmonious. The voice guiding these vocal warm-ups is meditative, coaxing the relaxation of muscles. Hands raise towards the ceiling. The...

The scenic and lighting department of Carnegie Theatre Co. 
preparing the space to open The Flick by Annie Baker.

The Flick: A Closer Look

By Annie Nguyen, Staff Writer September 17, 2019
Audience members walked into the fine arts building last weekend expecting Carnegie Theatre Company’s stage production of The Flick--what they did not anticipate was sitting down and facing the very audience they were supposed to be in.
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