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Deciphering the Usage of Laugh Tracks in Modern Television

Deciphering the Usage of Laugh Tracks in Modern Television

Claire Warner

June 15, 2018


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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...

How to Make the Most out of Your Summer

How to Make the Most out of Your Summer

Santosh Muralidaran

June 1, 2018


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1. Exercise more Although exercising may be one of the last activities you would imagine doing when your iPhone is waiting for you to use it after you wake up. and your laptop rests near it calling at you to continue binge watching the Netflix show that everyone cannot stop talking about. After you ge...

CAT’s Senior Showcase – Review

CAT’s Senior Showcase – Review

Esha Radhakrishnan and Ashley Kang

May 9, 2018


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        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


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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

Can You Read the Signs – One Acts 2018

Ariana Fahri

May 7, 2018


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  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


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        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


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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


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  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


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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


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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. ...

Places to Study

Places to Study

Allison Lo

May 9, 2017


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If you’re tired of getting kicked out of the Bay Club or losing Wifi access after 30 minutes at Panera Bread, it might be time for you to try a new study spot. A change in setting can improve your concentration as you cram for your AP tests or while you procrastinate on that lab write-up. Here are...

North Korean Music Review

North Korean Music Review

Ethan Qi, Erin Song, and Gene Kim

May 8, 2017


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Ever listened to North Korean music? Three staffers tried their ears (and patriotic spirits) to the songs below.                                                       “Defend the Headquarters of the Revolution”: The beauty of North Korean music lies in its revolutionary spirit. The song is about taking up...

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