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It’s time to vote local

It's time to vote local
Local advocacy can be more impactful than participating in the national election conversation
September 24, 2020
Local advocacy can be more impactful than participating in the national election conversation

U.S. Census Bureau begins to mail invitations for the 2020 Census

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Information about the questionnaire and its impact on students
March 17, 2020
Information about the questionnaire and its impact on students

50 Questions with Pete Pelkey

In the fourth installment of the recurring series, El Estoque asks Pete Pelkey 50 questions in his classroom
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.
Members of the Hindu community protest Khanna’s alleged anti-Hindu and anti-Gandhi ideas expressed in Twitter response
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
Factors leading up to shutdown including lack of compromise and a divided government.
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...

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

Stories of the Affected: Local perspectives of the 2019 government shutdown
Different viewpoints following the 2018-19 government shutdown
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...

Crash course: Government shutdown

Crash course: Government shutdown
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.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/01/22/government-shutdown-top-takeaways-washingtons-lost-weekend/1055006001/ https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/22/politics/senate-shutdown-vote-congress/index.html https://www.npr.org/2018/01/22/579552110/the-thorny-logistics-of-a-government-shutdown https://www.thebalance.com/government-shutdown-3305683

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.
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...

“Common Core” provides needed educational measures

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...

Former Gov Team advisor to run for State Senate

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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,...

Voters of the Future

Voters of the Future
November 5, 2008

MVHS students act on political views during mock election. Sophomore polls during mock election  On Oct. 30th spirited debate was heard in the rally court as students participated in the mock...

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