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Election: Mock presidential election held Nov. 6

Election: Mock presidential election held Nov. 6

Catherine

November 8, 2012

Mock presidential election held Nov.6 from El Estoque on Vimeo. Tuesday, Nov. 6, was Election Day for all U.S. citizens above the age of 18. At MVHS, though, even those under eighteen lined up to cast their vote on important issues. El Estoque gave students the opportunity to vote in a mock ele...

Live Blog: Election Day 2012

Live Blog: Election Day 2012

Mihir Patil

November 6, 2012

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Majority could be unrecognized due to electoral college

Majority could be unrecognized due to electoral college

Nathan Desai

November 6, 2012

Five-hundred thirty-eight. In a democracy with a population over 300 million, only 538 electoral votes will determine the next president of the United States. Each state has the same number of electors as they have congressional representatives and senators, and the District of Columbia is given three...

Student Election Results

Student Election Results

Anushka Patil

November 6, 2012

These are the results of our 2012 student mock election. This post, the banner on our homepage, and our Twitter will be updated throughout the day as votes come in. To view the ballot and voting resources, including guides to all state propositions, click here. Voting is open in the library until ...

Student Election Ballot and Resources

Student Election Ballot and Resources

Anushka Patil

November 5, 2012

Editors' Note: In our Letter from the Editors of El Estoque’s October issue, we encouraged you to become educated on political issues, to learn about their implications and realize that politics matters. Tomorrow, we’ll be hosting a mock election in the library to give students the opportunity to act on that realization and actually cast thei...

Give Obama a second chance

Give Obama a second chance

Smitha Gundavajhala

November 5, 2012

There’s a long-running saying that Republicans vote, rain or shine. As even Bill Clinton pointed out, when it rains, the Democrats don’t go to the polls. But just because the weather hasn’t been the best, doesn’t mean that Democrats, or voters in general, should give up on Obama. The only reason...

‘Twelve million jobs’ not a chance to reconsider Romney

‘Twelve million jobs’ not a chance to reconsider Romney

Shuyi Qi

November 4, 2012

People should not fall for data Romney manipulates in his plan to create 12 million jobs Read More »...

MVHS on young voters

MVHS on young voters

Catherine

November 3, 2012

MVHS on young voters from El Estoque on Vimeo. The general election shows that younger voters are reluctant in registering to vote. Students and teachers of MVHS describe their perspective on the result of a decreasing voter turnout....

Politically Perplexed: Who is the President of the Senate?

Politically Perplexed: Who is the President of the Senate?

Mihir Patil

November 1, 2012

  When El Estoque asked students who the President of the Senate was, we received a wide variety of responses. Out of 100 responders, 22 knew that the president of the Senate was Joe Biden.  The president of the Senate — not to be confused with the President Pro Tempore, who is responsibl...

Politically Perplexed: Who is the governor of California?

Politically Perplexed: Who is the governor of California?

Mihir Patil

October 22, 2012

When El Estoque asked students who the governor of California was, we received a myriad of responses.  Out of 100 responders, 31 knew that the current governor is Jerry Brown.  Brown is currently serving his third term as governor; his first was between 1975-1983.  Governors generally are only al...

Final Presidential Debate Live Chat

Final Presidential Debate Live Chat

Anushka Patil

October 22, 2012

Are you going to be watching the final Presidential Debate on Monday, Oct. 22? Come join other students and El Estoque to discuss it live at elestoque.org. Tell us what you're thinking about the candidates' performances, where you side on the issues, and what questions you have. Both the debate and the...

Second presidential debate a step towards youth engagement

Second presidential debate a step towards youth engagement

Soumya Kurnool

October 17, 2012

Although many reacted to the debate with GIFs and witty Twitter posts poking fun at Obama’s and Romney’s vicious attacks aimed at one another — including Obama’s jab about the size of Romney’s pension and Romney’s “binders full of women” — what really should be emphasized was the s...