The Prospector

What Makes an R-Rated Movie Worth My Time

Brandon Hong

April 9, 2019

After approximately 16 years on planet Earth, I have watched a total of four “Rated R” movies. The reason why I have not watched more is because I am very selective with the criteria that I use to choose the content I prefer to watch. Movies that are classified as “R” or “restricted” are...

Uncovering the Cosmopolitan UK Body Shaming Controversy

Kenneth Jeon

November 8, 2018

Cosmopolitan UK recently turned heads with its magazine cover for the month of October 2018. In step with the growing movement for body positivity and self acceptance, the fashion magazine featured Tess Holliday, a plus-size model, with the caption ‘Tess Holliday wants the haters to kiss her ass.’ ...

Deciphering the Usage of Laugh Tracks in Modern Television

Deciphering the Usage of Laugh Tracks in Modern Television

Claire Warner

June 15, 2018

Before anyone had a television or radio, many people were accustomed to noises and reactions of fellow audience members while viewing live performances. When various electronics became popular mediums of entertainment, producers worked to bring the feel of a live audience into the home. To do this, laughter...

CAT’s Senior Showcase – Review

CAT’s Senior Showcase - Review

Esha Radhakrishnan and Ashley Kang

May 9, 2018

        On Saturday, April 28, writers from The Prospector attended CAT’s Senior Showcase hosted to celebrate the outstanding work the seniors have accomplished this year.         Exclusively featured to perform were the four stars of mini-musical “Lizzie.” The drama department’...

Recommendations – Prom makeup

Recommendations - Prom makeup

Aashna Shah

May 8, 2018

Some of the best high school memories come from Prom night. But as a student, it can be hard to look your best with a limited amount of time. Don't worry, here is a list of the best beauty products we recommend that are guaranteed to make you shine.   Primer: bareMinerals Prime Time Foundat...

Can You Read the Signs – One Acts 2018

The central topic of Friday’s One Acts, a reflection on how laws frequently reflect onto our society as they delve into topics surrounding animal rights, school shootings, confusing personal relationships, race, and Uber drivers.

Ariana Fahri

May 7, 2018

  Cupertino Actors Theatre’s One Acts is an annual three-day event that features student written, directed and performed scenes that are based on a common prompt. This year there were 44 one acts based on the prompt: road signs.  

Our Town – Review

Our Town - Review

Saagar Sanghavi and Sydney Liao

March 26, 2018

        On Mar. 22, the Cupertino Actors Theatre (CAT) brought Thornton Wilder’s Our Town to life in the first-ever production held in the Black Box Theatre.         Narrated by the Stage Manager, senior Daniel Chong, the play introduces audience members to Grover’s Corners, a sleepy, fictional town ...

Answers to “Quote My Teacher”

December 7, 2017

We know you're dying to know the answers to the  "Quote My Teacher" quiz from our latest issue. Did you match all the quotes correctly, or did you get everything wrong? Look below to find out! “tráfico perfecto” — Kris Risic “We’re not good enough to be communists.” — Jenny Padgett "Th...

Review: Little Shop of Horrors

Review: Little Shop of Horrors

Allison Lo and Anthony Zhu

November 15, 2017

  On Nov. 10, the Cupertino Actors Theatre (CAT) opened the weekend with a new rendition of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman’s Little Shop of Horrors.   The musical follows Seymour, an awkward florist shop employee, as he discovers and cares for a mysterious plant. He names the plant Audrey I...

Recommendations – TV and Movies

Recommendations - TV and Movies

Ariana Fahri

November 2, 2017

The internet is amazing. From Netflix to Amazon Prime to everything in between, the internet is vast and endless. But as a student, you’re probably stuck with a limited amount of time and a ton of movies and tv shows. Don’t worry, here’s a list of the best of the best: Dexter (2006) De...

French Films

French Films

Leo Rassieur

May 22, 2017

French film has a unique quality to it that you won’t find anywhere else. The birthplace of the modern movie, France is home to many talented directors and cinematographers. Below is a close look at three of the best films France has to offer — a tragedy, a romance and a comedy, in that order. ...