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Senior Farewell Rally

Senior Farewell Rally

Michelle Ma and Jennifer Zaratan

May 5, 2018


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For the first time in recent years, the traditional May rally has been replaced by a “Senior Send-off” rally. This new rally designates each grade as the previous homecoming theme of the graduating class, with freshmen as the class of 2018’s most recent “Wild Wild West,” and the seniors as the...

Anusha Kuchibhotla Attends the March for Our Lives

Anusha Kuchibhotla Attends the March for Our Lives

Santosh Muralidaran

April 25, 2018


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On March 24, 2018, CHS senior Anusha Kuchibhotla was one of the few CHS students to attend the March for Our Lives in San Jose, Calif. The March for Our Lives was a march that occurred in many different cities across the United States to advocate for stricter federal gun control laws. It organized in r...

Shooter Threat

Shooter Threat

Yooni Park and Anthony Zhu

April 7, 2018


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        On Mar. 27, 2018, Cupertino High School saw a second threat in a span of less than a month. During lunch, there was a school-wide announcement stating that students and staff must evacuate the campus immediately. The ASB office received multiple phone calls stating that there were armed s...

Update on Pioneers to Panthers

Update on Pioneers to Panthers

Xinyi Zhang and Kenneth Jeon

March 6, 2018


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        From mid-August to early September last year, Category 4 storm Hurricane Harvey struck Central America and the United States. The Texas coast was one of the areas hit hardest, with Houston experiencing over 48 inches of cumulative rain, according to The New York Times. After contacting he...

CHS Staff Visits Museum of Tolerance

CHS Staff Visits Museum of Tolerance

Ashley Kang

February 12, 2018


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        On the Thursday and Friday preceding Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend, a total of 33 Cupertino High School staff members were absent. Contrary to popular belief, this vacancy was not a grand coincidence. Instead, teachers and administrators attended a grant-funded trip to the Museu...

Advanced Drama Showcase

Advanced Drama Showcase

Saagar Sanghavi

January 31, 2018


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        With the Advanced Drama Showcase coming up this Thursday, Feb. 1st, actors and performers have been hard at work to create what is anticipated to be an incredible experience. Tickets are $5 at the door. The performance serves as a bridge between the Cupertino Actors Theater (CAT) team and t...

New “College-Prep” Classes

New “College-Prep” Classes

Kavya Gupta

November 20, 2017


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     This August, as Cupertino High School students received their course schedules, many were surprised to see classes different from the ones they had finalized in April. They were later informed that during the summer of 2017, the administrators at CHS decided to prefix the titles of Chemistry,...

Halloween Haunted House

Halloween Haunted House

Ashley Kang and Esha Radhakrishnan

November 4, 2017


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While interviewing people who had just exited the Halloween-themed open house, The Prospector’s staff was abruptly interrupted by a concerned parent. “Excuse me, but exactly how scary was the house?” she asked. Having just finished running through the maze screaming, we hesitantly assured that...

Kelly Ho and Ethan Hsiao are Siemens Finalists

Kelly Ho and Ethan Hsiao are Siemens Finalists

Varun Shenoy

November 3, 2017


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        Every year, thousands of high school students passionate about science submit graduate-level research papers to the prestigious Siemens Competition. This year, 491 students  were recognized as semifinalists and 101 have been selected as regional finalists to proceed to the regional leve...

Challenge Day 2017

Challenge Day 2017

Aashna Shah

November 2, 2017


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On Oct. 24, 2017, 100 students, parents and teachers gathered in the field house for a day of bonding and sharing personal experiences. Challenge Day is meant to target issues we have in society and show students that is important to be open to talk about these issues and what they have been through...

Students to receive PE credits for marching band

Students to receive PE credits for marching band

Varun Shenoy, Photo Assistant

September 22, 2017


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Starting this year, the first semester of marching band offers PE credits, enabling students to complete the PE requirements for high school graduation after completing two years of marching band. Ultimately, this new policy provides another way for students to fulfill the PE requirement for high sc...

Pioneers to Panthers

Pioneers to Panthers

Anthony Zhu

September 7, 2017


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In wake of Hurricane Harvey and the destruction it wreaked in and around coastal Texan communities, Cupertino High School is sponsoring a fundraiser, Pioneers to Panthers, to raise money for CE King High School, a school in Texas that was flooded by the storm. The idea came to be when Ms. Tomberlain...

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