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Shooter Threat

Shooter Threat

Yooni Park and Anthony Zhu

April 7, 2018

        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

Thank you note from the principal of C.E. King High School

Xinyi Zhang and Kenneth Jeon

March 6, 2018

        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

        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

        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

     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

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

Ethan Hsiao and Kelly Ho

Varun Shenoy

November 3, 2017

        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

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

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

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...

Senior Send-off 2017

Senior Send-off 2017

Jenn Zaratan

May 25, 2017

Drowned out by college applications, preparing for college life itself has never been a particularly emphasized topic among seniors at Tino. “Senior Send-off,” a PTSA event in its third year, aimed to shift the focus from the more common college application workshops or presentations to one ...

Club Leadership Week

Club Leadership Week

Santosh Muralidaran, Features Assistant

May 22, 2017

From May 15-19, 2017, the Clubs Commissioners of Cupertino High School's ASB (Associated Student Body) hosted it first annual Club Leadership Week. Composed of various workshops, seminars, and panels, the event sought to educate incoming and current club officers about effective club leadership. Eac...

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