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Crime in Cupertino

Crime in Cupertino

Katelyn Chu April 18, 2021

COVID-19 has impacted our lives in various capacities, and it is to no surprise that, as a result, the nature and number of crimes have shifted in Cupertino. The pandemic not only forces people to stay...

Overview of Campus Renovations

Overview of Campus Renovations

Arnav Vishwakarma, Business Assistant March 24, 2021

In early 2017, Cupertino High School had a significant addition to the school with its expansion of the 6000’s building and various campus improvements. Three years later, it continues to undergo renovations...

Draining the Anderson Dam

Draining the Anderson Dam

Ankita Acharya, Copy Editor / Business Manager March 24, 2021

Anderson Dam will be torn down and reconstructed over the next ten years. The dam is Santa Clara County’s largest reservoir, located in San Jose, Calif. It was built in 1950 to create a surface water...

No Gas Emissions after 2035

No Gas Emissions after 2035

Anand Ashar, Business Assistant March 16, 2021

On September 23, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order that bans the sale of new fossil fuel-powered vehicles, including cars and trucks, by 2035. All new vehicles, including...

Gov. Newsom Dedicates $4.6B for Summer School

Gov. Newsom Dedicates $4.6B for Summer School

Rachel Park, Opinions Editor February 27, 2021

Recently, California Governor Gavin Newsom presented an $89.2 billion bill for K-12 schools and community colleges. The governor dedicated $4.6 billion for summer school, confronting academic setbacks...

Beyond the Federal Landscape: 2020 Election Analysis

Juliet Shearin, News Editor February 27, 2021

Although the presidential election and Biden’s drawn-out victory captured most voters’ attention, crucial state elections took place all over the US, many with consequences for the future. They...

2020 California Propositions Summarized

2020 California Propositions Summarized

Juliet Shearin December 3, 2020

Proposition 14: Bonds for Stem Cell Research   If passed, this proposition would let the California government issue $5.5 billion worth of bonds to fund grants for stem cell research. Some of...

The Transition to Remote Learning

The Transition to Remote Learning

Dhruv Kerai October 29, 2020

For the foreseeable future of the 2020-2021 school year, Cupertino High School has wholly switched to remote learning. Teachers and clubs have had to migrate their curriculums online while students have...

Teachers As Essential Workers

Teachers As Essential Workers

Norman Chow, News Assistant October 12, 2020

Due to the current pandemic, teachers are now considered essential workers. As of August 20, to encourage in-person learning, the White House declared teachers as essential workers, now requiring them...

The VTA Financial Crisis

The VTA Financial Crisis

Sonia Patil, Lifestyles Editor October 12, 2020

Valley Transit Authority (VTA), which controls transportation in Santa Clara County, faces one of the largest financial crises ever. Public transit, primarily funded by sales tax, is witnessing a sales...

California's Wildfires

California’s Wildfires

Megumi Ondo, Postscript Editor/ Photo Editor October 8, 2020

Every year since 2016, the wildfires in California are named the “greatest in history," only for a more destructive wildfire to arrive the following year. The wildfires last season were thought to be...

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...

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