The Prospector

Uneven Distribution of Money in Sports

Krithika Venkatasubramanian

October 6, 2019

Fueled by the competitive nature of sports at Cupertino High School, rumors that individual sports teams are being favored over others have been spreading around the student-athlete population. In particular, the perceived difference between funding received by sports teams, especially with regards to...

Why are some Freshmen swimming and others not?

Sohini Karmakar

September 23, 2019

Swimming, the new sport for incoming high school students was something that excited each and every one of them. As exciting as it may sound, this year will be the first year where some classes may not receive the chance to participate in the swimming unit.. The lack of opportunity for swimming to ma...

Cupertino Field Hockey Wins Big at Longhorn Roundup

Cupertino Field Hockey Wins Big at Longhorn Roundup

Angela Ma

September 20, 2018

On Saturday, Sept. 8, Cupertino High School’s field hockey team competed in the Longhorn Roundup hosted by Leigh High School. Cupertino triumphed over all four schools in their pool, taking home the “Varsity Pool Champion” plaque. The team’s exceptional performance allowed them to win 3 -...

The Benefits of Acupuncture Therapy for Athletes

The Benefits of Acupuncture Therapy for Athletes

Caroline Gee

June 18, 2018

As senior Aaron Ho described the feeling of having needles jabbed into his skin, he made the process sound surprisingly idyllic. After tearing a tendon in his knee, Ho eagerly tried out acupuncture at the request of his mother. Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine in which practitioners insert thin needl...

Cheer Decides Not to Attend Nationals

Cheer Decides Not to Attend Nationals

Kavya Gupta

February 12, 2018

       Cupertino School’s cheer team has been selected to compete in the annual USA Spirit Nationals taking place in Anaheim later this February after qualifying in countless regional competitions. Every year, hundreds of spirited high school cheerleading teams compete to place in the annual USA chee...

Helmet Game

Helmet Game

Claire Warner, Tal Ashkenazi, and Sydney Liao

January 1, 2018

        The Helmet Game is one of the most popular football games of the season; however, only a few people are aware of its origins. Although Monta Vista and Cupertino had been rivals for many years, the competitive spirit intensified in the 1980s, when both schools developed high-performing baske...

Work Out Music

Work Out Music

Aashna Shah

November 2, 2017

Listening to music while you work out has been an activity many have come to enjoy. Not only does it make working out more fun, but also has a positive effect on workout regimes since many studies have proven that people work harder when listening to upbeat music, as well as helping keep pace while runn...

Student Athletes Who Quit Their Sports

Yooni Park

November 2, 2017

A significant number of students at Cupertino High School participate in team sports. However, a large fraction of this group discontinue their athletic careers before college. Student-athletes who have a strong passion for their sport and plan to sustain their role as an athlete most likely continue...

New Coaches

New Coaches

Sydney Liao

October 4, 2017

Each year, things change at school, and suddenly, there’s a lot of “new stuff.” A new curriculum, new pencils, new buildings, new lunch menu, new backpack, new schedule. What about new coaches? The girls varsity soccer, cheer, and boys varsity water polo teams are just several welcoming new coac...

Spotlight – Gymnastics

Spotlight - Gymnastics

Jenn Zaratan

March 2, 2017

Not offered at any of the other FUHSD schools, gymnastics is a sport unique to Cupertino and vastly dissimilar to other sports on campus. The four apparatuses  — beam, uneven bars, vault, and floor exercise  — are all physically and mentally challenging in their own way, applying a multitude o...

Cold Weather Activities

Cold Weather Activities

Xinyi Zhang

January 29, 2017

Cold Weather Activities, No Snow Required! As days shorten and temperatures fall, spending time outdoors can gradually lose its appeal. Of course, winter brings its own take on outdoor fun, but for many the only inviting outdoor getaway is to a snowy wonderland. Other outdoor activities are often o...

Girls Tennis: CCS Recap

Girls Tennis: CCS Recap

Utkarsh Tandon

January 29, 2017

Tino’s girls tennis team reached the quarterfinals of CCS — the furthest stage any Tino tennis team (girls or boys) has ever gotten to. An amazing achievement on its own and on Nov. 10th the team played against Los Gatos for a chance to advance to the semifinals. Los Gatos came in with a strong team...

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