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Valentine’s Day Serenades

Justine Qiu and Lily Rosen Marvin

February 14, 2017


Filed under SPECIAL REPORTS, Video

It's that time again! Today, CHS choir delivered Valentines Day Serenades to students. Here's some insight into this awesome annual event.

Sleep Study

Sleep Study

Nico Chilla and Utkarsh Tandon

February 13, 2017


Filed under SPECIAL REPORTS

        For many students at Cupertino, sleep is an elusive and rare commodity, with the September Student Health and Wellness Survey finding that only 47% of surveyed Tino students get more than seven hours of sleep per night. These numbers are in striking contrast to research that suggests adole...

World Hijab Day

Saagar Sanghavi

February 1, 2017


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February 1st symbolizes a day for Muslim women around the world to celebrate their culture and be proud of who they are. World Hijab Day, started in 2013, aims to spread awareness about the meaning of the hijab for Muslims and non-Muslims around the world. “Wearing the hijab means different things for d...

Can You Pass the U.S. Citizen Test

Elena Chang

January 29, 2017


Filed under SPECIAL REPORTS, Video

Did you know for immigrants to become a US Citizen you must pass a naturalization test? The naturalization test consists of 10 questions from a list of 100 questions. To pass it, you must answer 6 out of 10 right. See how a couple of Tino students answered when asked some of the questions.

The Merits of Ditching Class

January 29, 2017


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Ditching. Skipping. Bunking. All these words can be used to explain all those unexcused absences racking up on every student’s attendance schedule. For many, these words posses a negative connotation, implying bad work ethic or just plain laziness. Yet, in Cupertino a different scene unfolds. In ...

AP Gov Teachers React to the Election – Mrs. Morgan

AP Gov Teachers React to the Election – Mrs. Morgan

Peter Martin

January 29, 2017


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What is your role as a government teacher leading up to and after an election? I think that the biggest role of a government teacher is to help students understand the process of elections and how the system works. Over the summer the other AP government teachers and I got together and talked about ho...

AP Gov Teachers React to the Election – Mr. Colema

AP Gov Teachers React to the Election – Mr. Colema

Anshul Rajwanshi

January 29, 2017


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How should students be looking at the election and responding? I think that students first of all need to follow the news cycle in the same way they are following it today. I think that becoming informed is the number one solution to the issues we face or that we might face in the future. I can't sp...

AP Gov Teachers React to the Election – Mr. Yeh

AP Gov Teachers React to the Election – Mr. Yeh

Melissa Silva

January 29, 2017


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As a government teacher, what responsibilities have you had in relation to your students? I think there are a lot of different rules from a content government standpoint -- there’s the making sense, logistically, of what actually happens [in the election], why that happens, what’s the historical context, what are the impl...

Poetry Slam

Leo Rassieur

January 29, 2017


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How long did you prepare for your piece, and what was the preparation like? Amruta Talwalkar:  We had about 2 weeks to draft and complete our poems in our VMC classes. The two weeks were well over enough time for me to write at least three or four drafts of my poem. Before we began writing our final poems we had a ...

Unity Vigil

Meilinda Sun, Catherine Seok, Jenn Zaratan, and Aishwarya Laddha

January 29, 2017


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       During Wednesday tutorial, students with a wide range of political views gathered in the quad for a “Unity Vigil.” Due to the whirlwind of emotions over the presidential election, sophomore Luna Conrad, senior Rebecca Nissen, senior Yatziri Arias and sophomore Tamara Zafer — represent...

Tino Reacts to Trump’s Victory

Melissa Silva, Leo Rassieur, Meilinda Sun, and Elena Chang

January 29, 2017


Filed under SPECIAL REPORTS, Video

After one of the biggest upsets in political history Donald Trump has become the president-elect of the United States. Some celebrated, some grieved and many were surprised by the outcome.

The Unreliability of Election Polls

The Unreliability of Election Polls

Utkarsh Tandon

January 29, 2017


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     For the past several days we have been nervously checking election predictions to prepare ourselves for the announcement of America’s new president. Now we finally have the results — but were they at all what we expected?      Prediction websites made broad claims such as, “Clinton has a 72.54% chance of...

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