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Breaking convention

Breaking convention

ZaZu Lippert

April 11, 2018


Filed under Best of News, Local, NEWS, Politics

[dropcap] C[/dropcap]ommunity members mill about the bus circle, which will soon be filled with food trucks. Prominent local politicians speak in the Student Union. And the main attraction, a voter registration drive for students, takes center stage in the rally court. This is how seniors Samantha...

The introduction of Assembly Bill 165 into California state legislature

The introduction of Assembly Bill 165 into California state legislature

Claire Chang

March 10, 2017


Filed under Education, Local, Politics

Many students regard their phones as one of their most valuable possessions. Between addictive games and a plethora of social media apps, students live much of their lives glued to their screens. Phones almost act like a digital diary, containing moments from our days, funny screenshots and private c...

A day at the Santa Clara U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Field Office

A day at the Santa Clara U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Field Office

Claire Chang

March 8, 2017


Filed under Local, National, Politics

[su_dropcap style="flat"]T[/su_dropcap]he building is only one story tall, but stretches so far in both directions that it seems massive. It sits silently at the edge of a cul-de-sac, a one story concrete behemoth framed by grey steps and a tall silver flagpole. The large glass doors that crown the top ...

Changing education: the potential impacts of Betsy DeVos as secretary of education

Changing education: the potential impacts of Betsy DeVos as secretary of education

Ilena Peng

January 14, 2017


Filed under National, NEWS, Politics

For 18 years, Brian Wilson taught in the same classroom of the same school in Michigan. Then, three years ago, 30 teachers in his district were laid off, four in his building alone. Policies had been gradually shifting, adding mandated paperwork onto teachers’ already busy schedules. Conversations bet...

A timeline of President Obama’s time in office

A timeline of President Obama’s time in office

Ilena Peng

January 12, 2017


Filed under National, NEWS, Politics

Regardless of the country’s various opinions of President Barack Obama, he will forever be remembered as one of the incredible individuals that climbed their way to the highest office in the nation to shape our country. On Jan. 10, our president concluded eight years in office with his farewell addres...

Behind the scenes of the polling booths

Behind the scenes of the polling booths

Chetana Ramaiyer

November 9, 2016


Filed under Local, NEWS, Politics

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t’s election day. All around Cupertino, people line up at polling stations to cast their ballot or drop off their mail-in ballot. Voters come and go, but the volunteers get to the stations at 6:00 a.m. and stay until late at night to tally all those who have voted, account for ...

Beyond the Ballot

Beyond the Ballot

El Estoque Staff

November 2, 2016


Filed under Best of News, Best Packages, FEATURES, Main slider, Multimedia, MULTIMEDIA PACKAGES, NEWS, News Digital, News Editor's Picks, OPINION, Packages, Politics, SPORTS

The election is in a week and it's not all about the presidency. El Estoque explored the election from a national, state and local perspective. Click below to find out about more about the election, from state propositions to the outside influences that affect our vote. [button link="https://elestoque.org/election/election.html" color="defaul...

A new bill aims to create more specific ethnic categories

A new bill aims to create more specific ethnic categories

Ilena Peng

September 7, 2016


Filed under NEWS, Politics

[dropcap]E[/dropcap]ach year, people will fill out their paperwork, only to hesitate when they get to the section labeled “ethnicity.” While the list of ethnicities on that paper may be long, many skim the paper several times, only to discover that their ethnicity is nowhere on the list. Instead,...