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Ending the Stigma Against Career Over Passion

Ending the Stigma Against Career Over Passion

Leo Rassieur

May 30, 2018


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“Take senior year easy, and just focus on the things that you are truly passionate about,” is probably the phrase most likely to cause juniors at CHS to tune out the rest of the conversation. But it isn’t our fault; many students at our school have grown tired of the same-old-same-old adages ad...

CAASPP Testing: A California Failure

CAASPP Testing: A California Failure

Saagar Sanghavi

May 20, 2018


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        As I walked into the classroom expecting a normal economics lesson, I noticed something was off—yellow name cards sat on every desk, backpacks were piled at the front of the room, and the general look of disgruntlement shone on the faces of my fellow peers. “Oh right,” I thought to my...

Don’t Add Diversity for the Sake of It

Don’t Add Diversity for the Sake of It

Sydney Liao

May 17, 2018


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        In the past few years, the literature world has taken massive steps towards promoting the idea of increasing diversity in books. Since the launch of the We Need Diverse Books organization in 2014, the movement has grown into a full-on battle for diversity in literature. In 2016, avid reade...

Countries Should Cooperate on International Research Initiatives

Countries Should Cooperate on International Research Initiatives

Leo Rassieur

May 14, 2018


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        The 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics were remarkable, and not just in the world of athletics. North and South Korea competed under a unified flag, and the sister of Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un made an unusually cordial visit to the South Korean city where the games were held. Two months lat...

Boy and Girl Scouting Organizations Reinforce Outdated Gender Roles

Boy and Girl Scouting Organizations Reinforce Outdated Gender Roles

Saagar Sanghavi

September 30, 2017


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     Despite us living in an age of ever-increasing advocacy for women’s rights and opportunities, our mindset towards gender roles in society seems slow to progress. Perhaps one cause of this is the fact that our culture—our values, attitudes, and views of the world—are so deeply ingrained...

Service Clubs Should Let Students Attend their Own Events for Credit

Service Clubs Should Let Students Attend their Own Events for Credit

Xinyi Zhang

September 30, 2017


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     Cupertino High School’s service clubs provide students with opportunities to create positive social change through volunteering at local events, charities, and other community organizations. As a general requirement, students must fulfill a certain number of event hours or credits each sem...

FUHSD Should Offer Psychology Classes

FUHSD Should Offer Psychology Classes

Claire Warner

September 24, 2017


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When selecting classes for the following school year, one flipping through Cupertino’s course catalog may notice that while there is a variety of STEM-related courses, there are few options for those seeking a path away from lab sciences and advanced mathematics. One preferred discipline aside from...

Why You Should Visit Great America Again This Summer

Why You Should Visit Great America Again This Summer

Nico Chilla, Features Editor

June 15, 2017


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While seniors spent May 13, 2017, enjoying themselves at prom, fellow staffer Leo Rassieur and I headed to California’s Great America for a “media day,” complete with free admission, Fast Lane passes, and food (you should be jealous). In this article, I hope to accomplish two things: deliver a...

Students Should Change How They View Schoolwork

Students Should Change How They View Schoolwork

Anshul Rajwanshi

May 19, 2017


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        We come to school for one thing: schoolwork. For the last so many years we show up every day, attend our classes, take our tests, and move on to the next level. But rarely do we as students consider where our studies are taking us into the future and whether our current system is truly ser...

US in Guantanamo Bay

US in Guantanamo Bay

Sudarshan Kannan

May 18, 2017


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        Since the beginning of the War on Terror, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp has been viewed by most Americans as a small price to pay to protect our freedom; as a Gallup poll indicated in June of 2014, 66 percent of Americans are in favor of keeping the military prison open. However, keeping t...

The Deal With Self-Driving Cars

The Deal With Self-Driving Cars

Utkarsh Tandon

May 15, 2017


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Self-driving car technology has begun hitting the road at a pace much faster than ever expected — beating many analysts’ expectations by more than a decade. Regarding production-grade, available self-driving systems, Tesla’s (TSLA) Autopilot is by far the most readily available and mature. A rec...

The Place of Politics in the Classroom

The Place of Politics in the Classroom

Santosh Muralidaran

April 8, 2017


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        On Nov. 8, 2016, Donald Trump’s triumph sparked intense controversy nationwide. With Donald Trump winning the majority of electoral votes but Hillary Clinton preceding him in the popular vote, the news quickly spread globally. With almost all main news outlets predicting slim chances for a T...

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