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Fast Fashion and a Holistic Approach to Consumer Culture

Sarah Pollans

November 25, 2019

Fast fashion. Though a relatively new phrase, this term has been thrown around quite a bit within the past few years. Chances are, even if you are unaware of what “fast fashion” means, you’ve heard of the brands, seen the logos and possibly even worn their clothes. Fast fashion is defined as clothing...

ASB Voting Records and Transparency

ASB Voting Records and Transparency

Lawrence Fan

November 15, 2019

With its decisions having such a significant impact on the students, transparency within the Associated Student Body (ASB) is crucial to maintain an open connection with the student population. A growing number of students have recently called out the secretive fashion in which decisions are made, urging...

Lax Repercussions for Academic Dishonesty

Kavya Gupta

October 3, 2019

Few in our school are strangers to the whispers of rumored cheating slipping through the crowded hallways. However, as quickly as it's born, the speculation dies down, often with no ensuing result from the accusation. In the past couple years, several scandals have arisen, but for the most part, the...

Lack of Representation for Custodial Staff

Rachel Park

October 2, 2019

Over the past few years, Cupertino High School has notably expanded, with over 2000 students, 22 buildings, 100 classrooms, and 10 bathrooms. Having such an expansive campus, it is close to impossible to not require any maintenance or management. Our school is cleaned and cared for by a custodial staff,...

Ending the Stigma Against Career Over Passion

Ending the Stigma Against Career Over Passion

Leo Rassieur

May 30, 2018

“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

        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

        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

        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

     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

     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

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

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...

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