Mihir Patil

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Animate: Gun Control Solutions

Video created with El Estoque‘s opinion staff.

Banning same-sex marriage is unconstitutional

It has been debated for over fifteen years. It has been legalized in sixteen states. And it is now up for debate in the U.S. Supreme Court. The …

Staff Editorial: Speak Freely

The Situation “Sex & Relationships.” That was the title of The Oracle’s two-page feature published last month. The Mountain View High School …

Around Campus: Torrenting

In the April Issue of El Estoque, the Opinion Staff explored the consequences of petty crimes such as jaywalking and torrenting. Now the Opinion …

ANIMATE: Why Obama’s tax plan is bad for America

Created with Bryan Wang, Shuyi Qi & Nathan Desai for elestoque.org.

Politically Perplexed: Who is the President of the Senate?

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 …

Quad Dec Time Lapse

Quad Dec Time Lapse from El Estoque on Vimeo. Music by Dexter Britain and used with permission. On Oct. 11, all four classes worked for eight hours …

Politically Perplexed: Who is the governor of California?

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 …

Politically Perplexed: What does GOP stand for?

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 …

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

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 …

The Race

Picture a race. A really, really long race. It’s a race everyone is running to finish and get over with, a race that most feel as though they must …

Endeavour’s Final Flight

<i>Endeavour</i>. This was the spacecraft that was created to replace <i>Challenger</i>, after the latter’s unfortunate destruction 73 seconds into its flight. Now, …

Freshmen discuss 2016 class officer elections

Freshman voters describe what qualities they’re looking for in a class officer and tell us which candidate they’re supporting. They also share some …

Running of the Bulls goes green

The administration’s decision to provide start of school information on Schoolloop has reduced the size of the annual packet families receive.<p>Purple …

Curiosity

The very possibility of something amazing happening can really wake people up. People are always wondering about what’s on the other side of the …

The Department of Education Strikes Back

So yesterday I sent an email to the STAR Office of the California Department of Education regarding the fact that there are some students that have …

To the Class of 2012

I think this is a very interesting time, even for me, a member of the Class of 2013. For all of us, but for 2012 especially, it’s a bittersweet …

The MGY

For those of you who are wondering why <i>Titanic</i>, the movie came out in 3-D, it’s because April 15th marked the 100th anniversary of the historic …

United Nations and the Revolution in Syria

“I express regret for my personal failure; […] if I had moved we might have saved at least a third of those lives.” – Bill Clinton on his indecision …

Letter to the STAR Office, California Department of Education

STAR Tests. That blissful week of the year in which we, the students get reduced class-time and manage to slack off, relaxing over a facile, thirty …

The State of the Presidency

As we enter the election year, the American people have a decision to make. In this case, we must ask whether or not we want more of the same, or …

Chris Chiang for California State Senate

Now I go to a wonderful school. It has dedicated students, phenomenal faculty, a rather small library, but that’s compensated for by the amazing view …

Pick a President

There is something America stands for that we are still building. It’s not the usual kumbayah stuff like life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. …

The Global Genesis Presidential Poll Results

So the votes from the poll in the last post have been complied. It took about two days for all these votes to come in, so thanks to those who voted, …

Protesting SOPA

The Wikimedia Foundation has taken a crucial step in protesting Congress’s Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) by promising to shut down the English …

The Fourth Dimension

Let’s take a break from politics and philosophy. Let’s remove ourselves from the hustle of today’s work for just a moment. For a little while, let’s …

A Year in Blogging for 2011

The WordPress.com has helped prepare a 2011 annual report for The Global Genesis!<p>Here’s an excerpt:<p>A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. …