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Poverty Simulation

Credit: West Valley Community Services

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...

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March 6, 2019

The Issue with BMI Calculations

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Ariana Fahri and Stella Jia

March 5, 2019

As you type in your height and weight into a body mass index (BMI) calculator, the results utilize your weight-to-height ratio to rank your body mass on a range of underweight to obese. A healthy BMI ranges from 18.5 to 24.9, values of 25-29.9 are considered overweight and anything over 30 means obesity. It is gen...

CAT Lenaea High School Theater Festival

CAT Lenaea High School Theater Festival

Alexandria Hunt

February 12, 2019

On Friday, February first through Sunday, February third, members of Cupertino Actors Theater (CAT) attended the Lenaea High School theater festival in Folsom, California. The Lenaea theater festival aims to provide participants with a unique way of experiencing theater by having attendees participate...

Tino Tutoring

Tino Tutoring

Alexandria Hunt

January 31, 2019

From January 23 to March 20, student volunteers from Cupertino High School will be going to Sedgwick Elementary school on Wednesdays at 8:00 am to tutor students in the english language development (ELD) program. Tino Tutoring was founded by the Associated Student Body’s (ASB) Campus-Link commissioners...

Corrections to Print Volume 61, Issue 2 published on Nov. 6, 2018

Corrections to Print Volume 61, Issue 2 published on Nov. 6, 2018

December 23, 2018

The following corrections are for The Prospector Vol. 61, Issue 2 published and distributed around Cupertino High School on Nov. 6, 2018: On page 10, in the features article for junior Kiyomi Muntz, the correct pronouns below should read: “They/Them or His/Him”

Introducing the New Health and Wellness Center

Introducing the New Health and Wellness Center

Christina Shao

December 16, 2018

Located in the corner of the school library nearest to the mezzanine, the Health and Wellness Center displays a variety of books and resources for students looking to maintain their mental and physical health. The center, with a wall painted sea blue, contains several sofas, bookshelves and pencil sketches...