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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...

Everything You’ve Missed During the Pandemic

Everything You've Missed During the Pandemic

Darshini Vijayakumar

May 11, 2020

Despite the coronavirus pandemic taking over many news platforms and stories, there are still numerous news events changing lives across the world, albeit in the shadows.    Four US senators are being accused of insider trading of massive stock holdings that are worth millions of dollars: ...

Transferring to Schoology

Transferring to Schoology

Amir Iravani

May 11, 2020

Countless students have the Cupertino portal to Schoolloop always open, bookmarked, or at least have checked it obsessively for updates on grades after any important assignment. While Schoolloop has been used by the district for over ten years, in recent months, the school district has decided to switch ...

Child Labor

Child Labor

Ankita Acharya

May 11, 2020

Slave labor feels like a thing of the past, something we learn about in history class and wonder how humanity allowed to happen. However, many of the companies that provide products that are staples of our daily lives are building their fortunes on the backs of slaves who work for free or are paid p...

How Businesses Are Reacting to COVID-19

How Businesses Are Reacting to COVID-19

Megumi Ondo

May 11, 2020

With COVID-19 spreading around the world since the end of last year, businesses are taking different measures to overcome the epidemic. While some inevitably had to close down, others are still open, trying to contribute to the efforts to ease the situation.    Restaurants Lazy Dog and Pineapple Thai, ...

EARN IT Act

Rachel Park, News Editor

May 11, 2020

The EARN IT Act was introduced on March 5th to prevent, reduce and respond to the online sexual exploitation of children. The bill will remove liability protections for tech companies when their users share child pornography and other materials to exploit children. The bill’s goal to, among other t...

Declining Enrollment in CUSD

Kavya Gupta

March 28, 2020

As enrollment at the Cupertino Union School District (CUSD) continues its downward trend for its sixth year in a row, students and families look to the community for answers. The astronomical prices of family housing, underfunding of the school district, and low birth rates are all supposed instigat...

Bringing Universal Basic Income to California

Bringing Universal Basic Income to California

Ashley Kang, Editor-in-Chief

March 28, 2020

On February 20, CA Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Campbell) introduced Assembly Bill 2712 which establishes the California Universal Basic Income (CalUBI) Program as a continuation of former presidential candidate Andrew Yang’s signature Freedom Dividend proposal.   Funded by a 10% Value Added Tax (VAT) on go...

CHS Mock Trial Goes to Finals

Jenny Wu and Darshini Vijayakumar

March 28, 2020

For the first time in history, Cupertino High School’s Mock Trial Team competed against Homestead High School at the finals round of the Santa Clara County Mock Trial Tournament debating the murder case of People v. Matsumoto.   In Mock Trial, students play the roles of attorneys and witnesse...

Holiday Drives in the Bay Area

Holiday Drives in the Bay Area

Juliet Shearin

December 15, 2019

It is no secret that difficult living situations make for a stressful holiday season. Empathy for those experiencing those difficulties inspired many people to try and make a difference during the holiday season, in a myriad of ways. Food pantries all around the Bay Area have hosted holiday food and gi...

Breast Cancer Awareness Week

Alexandria Hunt

November 25, 2019

During the week of Oct. 21, the Cupertino Associated Student Body (ASB) held a breast cancer awareness week at Cupertino High School, during which students engaged in daily activities to raise awareness about breast cancer. Said Jonathan Dinh, a junior and the ASB secretary, “[breast cancer] is...

Burnin’ Up in Cali

Joan Thyagarajan and Avinash Pandit

November 25, 2019

At the time that this news article is being written, thousands of people are forced to leave their homes in the wake of two big fires at both ends of the state, in Northern and Southern California. The Kincade fire, north of San Francisco, has been burning since Oct. 23 with no signs of being contained....

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