El Estoque

Letter highlights the flaws of Club Commission

Letter highlights the flaws of Club Commission

Mihir Patil

May 5, 2013

When senior Barak Gila wrote an open letter “To Monta Vista, with Love,” regarding Club Commission, he may not have realized that it would receive more than 700 views, along with a plethora of comments on the document in support of his point of view. The letter satirically pointed out the al...

California made the right choice by passing Proposition 30

California made the right choice by passing Proposition 30

Mihir Patil

December 17, 2012

Over the past few years, all nine University of California schools have been facing repeated budget cuts, and the attending students have suffered through many tuition hikes. In fact, the story of budget cuts has been told far too many times in these past few years — not only in colleges, but also...

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...

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...

Politically Perplexed: Who is the Speaker of the House of Representatives?

Politically Perplexed: Who is the Speaker of the House of Representatives?

Mihir Patil

October 10, 2012

When El Estoque asked students who the Speaker of the House of Representatives was, they came up with a variety of creative responses. Out of 100 responders, only 6 knew that the Speaker of the House was John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio. The Speaker of the House serves as the leader of the majori...

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 ...

Fire alarms on May 19 not a drill

Fire alarms on May 19 not a drill

Sara Yang

May 19, 2011

Small fire in chemistry class causes student to pull the alarm Read More »...