El Estoque

It’s time to vote local

It's time to vote local

Robert Liu

September 24, 2020

Local advocacy can be more impactful than participating in the national election conversation

50 Questions with Pete Pelkey

50 Questions with Pete Pelkey

Hannah Lee and Sreya Kumar

October 20, 2019

In the fourth installment of the recurring series, El Estoque asks Pete Pelkey 50 questions in his classroom

Protesters demonstrate outside Representative Ro Khanna’s town hall meeting

Members of the Hindu community protest against Khanna's alleged hypocrisy regarding his views on Gandhi.

Iman Malik and Swara Tewari

October 12, 2019

Members of the Hindu community protest Khanna’s alleged anti-Hindu and anti-Gandhi ideas expressed in Twitter response

State divided: Political factors that have lead to a governmental divide

State divided: Political factors that have lead to a governmental divide

Sarah Young and Andrea Perng

February 8, 2019

he second government shutdown of Donald Trump’s presidency began on Dec. 22 and persisted to Jan. 27, becoming the longest government shutdown in U.S. history at 36 days. A government shutdown stems from the Antideficiency Act, which is implemented when Congress fails to pass bills or funding for fe...

Stories of the Affected: Local perspectives of the 2019 government shutdown

Stories of the Affected: Local perspectives of the 2019 government shutdown

Sunjin Chang and Lakshanyaa Ganesh

February 6, 2019

For the past month, around 800,000 federal employees did not receive payment for their government jobs or government-funded work, according to John Fritze of USA Today in an interview with Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy. The services that the nation takes for granted became increasingly harder to access a...

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...

A Part of History: A senior’s experience protesting in Poland

The protesters in front of the court house in Gdańsk. Photo used with permission from Jeremi Kalkowski.

Priya Reddy

August 18, 2017

he group in Gdańsk was small, compared to the large crowd at the Feb. 4 “No ban, no wall” protest in San Francisco that he’d been to previously, but the decibel levels at this protest were just as strong. And so were the protesters’ convictions, as new chants started every three minutes, shouts...

“Common Core” provides needed educational measures

Daniel Fernandez

May 8, 2013

The Common Core is a recent effort of the Obama administration to shift American education toward critical thinking and problem solving. Proponents of the Common Core argue that it reflects “the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers.” The quality of the...

Former Gov Team advisor to run for State Senate


Anushka Patil

February 9, 2012

Former Gov Team advisor Christopher Chiang plays multiple roles: a government and world history teacher, an Academic Technology Integrator, a mentor to his former students, a father — he pauses our interview around 8 p.m. to put his young daughter, babbling in the background, to bed — and soon, he hopes, a California State Senator. Chiang, a Democrat, announced his campaign for State Senate on Feb. 7 for the 13th d...

Voters of the Future

Voters of the Future

Kai Kang

November 5, 2008

MVHS students act on political views during mock election. Sophomore polls during mock election Read More »...