The Prospector

Local Response to Covid-19 Pandemic

Local Response to Covid-19 Pandemic

Lawrence Fan

May 11, 2020

Holding substantial economic and travel ties with China, the Bay Area appeared to be the most susceptible to a major outbreak. However, while most of the country has struggled to take defensive measures against the Coronavirus, the swift and thorough local response ensured some of the nation's best results. Last week saw additional cases fall to pre-quarant...

Dhruv Kerai – National Table Tennis Competitor

Amir Iravani, Staff Writer

May 11, 2020

Table tennis is generally played recreationally. In that way, high-ranking athletes do not receive recognition for their work. Sophomore Dhruv Kerai can attest to that--the most he has won is a few hundred dollars and he plays table tennis at the national level. In fact, a champion can win only $40,000...

Bitcoin Investor Rikhil Konduru

Amir Iravani, Staff Writer

May 11, 2020

While the term investing brings up ideas of stocks, Wall Street, and not something a student would do, it is a potential source of income available to teenagers as well.  Rikhil Konduru, a junior here at Cupertino High School, began investing in sixth grade, but developed an unlikely interest ea...

Feature: Senih Okuyucu

Feature: Senih Okuyucu

Aashna Shah

May 9, 2020

“I’ve always been an outgoing person and from a very young age I knew that I wanted to act at some point in my life. High school gave me that opportunity, so I took it as soon as I knew it was there. To this day it’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made,” said Junior Senih Okuyucu, when...

Feature: Ruri Kodama

Feature: Ruri Kodama

Anthony Zhu

May 9, 2020

For Junior Ruri Kodama, CAT is an avenue to express her passion for singing, dancing and acting. Kodama joined CAT in her sophomore year because it seemed like an exciting opportunity to work with like-minded peers.   Said Kodama, "I had a couple of friends who were already in CAT, and it jus...

Cupertino Actors Theatre

Cupertino Actors Theatre

Kenneth Jeon

May 9, 2020

With the 2019-2020 school year, the Cupertino Actors Theater has brought two shows to the stage: the first being the comedic murder-mystery, Clue, in fall, and the second being the newly minted satire, Ranked, in spring. CAT began the year with Clue, a classic murder-mystery with a humorous spin, ma...

COVID-19 Activist: Eunsu Lee

COVID-19 Activist: Eunsu Lee

Ankita Acharya, Writer

March 28, 2020

With the issue of the coronavirus touching almost every part of the world, it’s crucial that steps are taken to contain the pandemic and help those in need. Junior Eunsu Lee has already begun taking steps to help those in Wuhan.   Her idea was sparked by Mr. Cheung.    “I first ha...

Housing Activist: Justin Li

Housing Activist: Justin Li

Henry Ma, Writer

March 28, 2020

The amount of teen activists is increasing and each activist has their own reason for becoming an activist. For junior Justin Li, it began with the civic engagement project assigned in AP Government.    Said Li, “The more research I’ve done with my group the more genuinely concerned I...

Animal Rights Activist: Alyssa Yao

Animal Rights Activist: Alyssa Yao

Megumi Ondo, Writer

March 28, 2020

Today, many youth activists around the world advocate to change society, hoping that their voices would raise awareness and impact others. Sophomore Alyssa Yao is one of them, standing for animal rights.    Yao first developed an interest in animal rights activism after going vegan.  “I wen...

Soundcloud Rapper: Sayan Shaw

Soundcloud Rapper: Sayan Shaw

Stella Jia, News Editor

March 28, 2020

  "Imma Cali boy, 8 Mile Detroit V2 Right here in the bay is where it's at" - “CAN’T STOP” by Shawswe Cupertino High School is filled with many talented and unique hobbyists ranging from science enthusiasts to book worms. Senior Sayan Shaw explores a more unconventional hobby in the form of rapping and goes under t...

Actress Idun Carling

@idun_carling

Megumi Ondo, Staff Writer

March 20, 2020

The life of stardom is glamorous: something that many long for but only a few get. For freshmen Idun Carling, however, she’s already living the dream: she’s a Swedish TV show star.  Carling, who has starred in two tv shows so far, started auditioning for acting jobs in Sweden when she was onl...

Tik Tok Fame: Riona Raheja

Tik Tok Fame: Riona Raheja

Stella Jia, News Editor

March 20, 2020

https://www.tiktok.com/@rio.draws?lang=en Riona is her name and Tik Tok is her game. Freshmen Riona Raheja goes under the username @rio.draws on Tik Tok and has hundreds of thousands of followers on the platform with 16.7 million likes total and counting.    Raheja creates artistic base...

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