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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...

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...

VIDEO: JSA mock presidential debate held Oct. 19

VIDEO: JSA mock presidential debate held Oct. 19

Amrutha Dorai

October 26, 2012

Seniors Sean Lee and Kevin Guo act as Obama, Romney in political debate Read More »

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...

Tweets from the Vice Presidential Debate

Tweets from the Vice Presidential Debate

Ankita Tejwani

October 14, 2012

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Politically Perplexed: What does ‘GOP’ stand for?

Politically Perplexed: What does ‘GOP’ stand for?

Mihir Patil

September 28, 2012

When El Estoque asked what 'GOP' stood for, students came up with a variety of creative responses. Out of 100 responders, only 15 knew that GOP is the abbreviation for “Grand Old Party,” known more commonly as the Republican Party. The GOP was formed in the 1850s when it split from the Democratic Party ...