El Estoque

Democracy Through a Screen

Democracy Through a Screen

Ruth Feng and Lakshanyaa Ganesh

November 21, 2018

aylor Swift superfan senior Risha Baxi was having a normal Monday morning on Oct. 29 until her friend sent her a text message ending with a string of exclamation points. Swift had reposted Baxi’s parents on her Instagram story. The previous day, her parents had headed to the polls to cast their votes for the lo...

Behind the bond

Behind the bond

October 24, 2018

For the past 15 years, the MVHS campus has seemed to be constantly under construction: new fields, a new cafeteria, new classrooms and, more recently, a new gym. Modernizing the school costs millions of dollars, but as MVHS approaches its 50-year anniversary in the 2019-20 school year, stude...

Crash course: Government shutdown

Crash course: Government shutdown

Anirudh Chaudhary

January 26, 2018

When the Federal Government Shuts Down by Anirudh Chaudhary https://www.marketwatch.com/story/whats-open-and-whats-closed-during-a-government-shutdown-2018-01-20 https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/22/politics/senate-shutdown-vote-congress/index.html https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/01/22/government-shutdown-2018-enters-day-3-end-monday/1053055001/ https://www.us...

Behind the scenes of the cancelled peace protest

Behind the scenes of the cancelled peace protest

Sepand Rouz

November 16, 2016

"Make America Great Again.” “Stronger Together.” “It’s in our hands.” These are all quotes said by our presidential candidates. At first the slogans seem like they belong to politicians that have the same agenda, to make America greater than before, but this wasn't the case as tension...

Musical Musings: Popular culture

Musical Musings: Popular culture

Ilena Peng

April 6, 2016

eople wearing purple and gold clothes, purple and gold face paint, and holding purple and gold posters on sticks with catchy slogans; this is what students now see all around campus. But as much attention as the posters draw, they really don’t make a difference in who wins. True; those in class offi...

MVHS On: Donald Trump

MVHS On: Donald Trump

Vanessa Qin

August 26, 2015

Donald Trump is  a wealthy businessman and he isn’t afraid to show it, or even lie about it. But that’s all that he is, at least for now of course. He is also undoubtably one of the most polarizing political candidates of our time. His comments about Mexican immigrants, women, poor people, African Americans, Muslims, and Asians have cut what few ties he previously...

Measures J and K will keep vital classes and construction projects alive

Measures J and K will keep vital classes and construction projects alive

Pranav Parthasarathy

November 4, 2014

n Nov. 4, we — at least those of us over the age of 18 and our parents — will go to the polls to vote on a variety of issues. At the top of the ballot will be the candidates for governor. Following that will be choices for offices like congressman, local judge, city councilman and school board re...

Mike Honda vs. Ro Khanna

Mike Honda vs. Ro Khanna

Neha Patchipala

November 2, 2014

Who are Mike Honda and Ro Khanna? Incumbent Mike Honda and challenger Ro Khanna are currently vying for a seat in California’s 17th Congressional District. The election will take place on Nov. 4. Mike Honda and Ro Khanna both want to make major changes in the areas of technology, education and in...

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 ...

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 »

Fantasy politics

Fantasy politics

Mihir Joshi

October 25, 2012

To gauge MVHS’ overall political stance on issues central to the 2012 election, El Estoque surveyed students about Mitt Romney and Barack Obama’s policies. Questions were presented without party affiliation. 568 students took the survey.    Abortion The Obama administration believes that women have a right to a safe and legal ab...