The Prospector

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....

Poverty Simulation

Poverty Simulation

Aashna Shah

November 15, 2019

On Saturday, Nov. 2nd, the City of Cupertino hosted a Poverty Simulation in collaboration with West Valley Community Services and Step Up Silicon Valley. This event, lasting from 10 a.m. to noon, consisted of participants working to overcome barriers to social services, living off of insufficient income,...

Changes ASB is Implementing

Calvin Anderson

November 7, 2019

Recently, ASB (Associated Student Body) has been making its way through major changes. From the implementation of the feedback form along with the upcoming petition for transparency, the face of the student government is looking at a move towards implementing more student involvement into its decision-making...

New AP System

Sydney Liao

September 29, 2019

The College Board mandated AP system is constantly changing. Every year, the curriculum is modified and new rules are added. This year, one of the major changes being implemented is a November registration near the beginning of the school year, as opposed to the previous March deadline near the end of ...

Teen Vaping

Juliet Shearin

September 17, 2019

Since early 2018, Cupertino High School’s administration has been working to combat teenage vaping at school, citing health concerns.  “Vape” is another term for e-cigarette, an alternative to traditional cigarettes initially intended to help addicts quit smoking. Although vaping devices contain...

New FBLA CTE Requirements

Varun Shenoy

April 8, 2019

On April 3rd, all Cupertino FBLA members were sent an email titled “FBLA Membership CTE Requirement Next Year” that read: “Starting next year, CA FBLA will require all FBLA members to take a CTE course in order to be nationally recognized and be able to participate in Bay Section, state, and nati...

CHS Basketball Defeats Oakland Tech at CCS

CHS Basketball Defeats Oakland Tech at CCS

Suchetha Kalluri

March 10, 2019

Tuesday, February 26, 2019, was an important day for Cupertino High School’s basketball team, with a monumental win in a new tournament. The varsity team played at the Norcal basketball tournament in Oakland, Calif., winning against Oakland Tech with a fantastic upset. The road to this victory wa...