Megan Phillips: The new Biology teacher
Megan Phillips is one of the new teachers who has been hired this year. She is a biology teacher and will be, and already is, teaching IB.
Sports Round-up: Week of 04/12 to 04/18
Baseball moves up to first in Channel League | Five Chargers named High School Athletes of the Year | Boys volleyball wins three of four games | Softball sweeps Ventura twice | Boys lacrosse loses to Laguna Blanca | Track and Field wins dual meet over Santa Barbara | Boys tennis loses to Mira Costa | Swim teams win dual meet over Buena | Boys golf sweeps all three games
Furious 7: It May Be Dumb, But It’s Fun
The impossible car stunts and mindless action returns in the seventh film of “The Fast and the Furious” franchise. Director James Wan and all the cast members have assembled the best cars and the best fighters in memory of their departed friend, actor Paul Walker. Walker played Brian O’Conner, one of the main characters in […]
Note to Readers: Facilities Master Planning
The Charger Account originally published an article covering the Santa Barbara Unified School District’s facilities master plan, including an architect’s renderings of a new Dos Pueblos High School campus, in late February. The article was taken down when concerns about inaccuracies were conveyed to the editors. A second, revised article was published last week after […]
Sports Round-up: Weeks of 03/15 to 04/11
From March 15 to April 11, Dos Pueblos sports had a mix of wins and losses
New Bell Schedule Voted to Continue Next Year
DP staff approves continuation of bell schedule despite the fact that the D and F rate rose under the new system
Local Color: The Student-Operated Magazine
A student-run and award-winning magazine that gives DP students the opportunity to submit their art and literature for publication
Dos Pueblos Theatre Company’s Spring Production of Legally Blonde
Play opened April 17 and performances will go through April 25
Movie Review: “American Sniper”
"American Sniper" shows the emotional toll on a military family
[Updated] Student Names Also Mentioned in Threatening Emails
It has been confirmed that student names were included in a threatening email sent to a Dos Pueblos teacher and administrator which resulted in the arrest of a 15-year-old freshman boy on campus Friday
2015-2016 ASB Officers Announced
Congratulations to the students elected as ASB Officers for the 2015-2016 school year! President: Nathan Alvarez Vice President: Jack Burns Secretary: Nandini Braganza Treasurer: Ekin Lam Historian: Trent Toyama Students interested in running for Sophomore, Junior, or Senior Class Office can pick up Class Officer Petitions outside the Activities Office.
DP Girls’ Volleyball Hits the Sand
Girls' sand volleyball debuts as a new club sport
[Updated] Breaking News: DP Student Arrested For Email Threats
A 15-year-old Dos Pueblos student was arrested yesterday after school officials and the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department identified him as the alleged source of criminal threats sent electronically to one DP teacher and a DP administrator.
Photo of the Day: International Day Preparation
There is a modified schedule today, Friday Apr. 17, to accomodate the event. Foods sold are subject to new nutritional guidelines this year, as with all food sold on campus in the SBUSD. No more In-n-Out milkshakes, Chargers.
DP Teen Stars compete in the fifth annual Santa Barbara Teen Star Competition
Two students from Dos Pueblos High School were in the 2015 Santa Barbara Teen Star competition on Feb. 21.
DP Unable to Reduce Water Usage by 20 Percent
California Governor Jerry Brown handed Californians a mandate this week to cut water usage by 25 percent. However, Dos Pueblos High School and other district schools were unable to meet last year’s Santa Barbara County mandate for citizens to reduce their water usage by 20 percent, prompting Superintendent David Cash to implement further water-saving measures. […]
The Dos Pueblos PTSA Bridges the Gap Between School and Parents
The PTSA have tasked themselves with organising Beautify DP events, running the Cafe Annex, creating the after-prom party and providing teachers with educational materials.
The California Measles Scare
A measles outbreak is spreading across California from a Disneyland amusement park
British philosopher Jonathan Winterbottom joins Math Department
Jonathan Winterbottom doesn’t miss home. He considers Santa Barbara his true home, although it is over 4,000 miles away from where he was born.
Seniors 2015: It’s the End of High School as They Know It
Seniors talk about what they’re feeling knowing that they’ll be going to college soon
Boys’ 4×800 Relay, Clark Lead DP at Easter Relays
Many DP track and field athletes placed highly at the 2015 Santa Barbara Easter Relays on Saturday.
DP Science Club Takes Second Place at 2015 JPL Science Bowl Regional Competition
After an intense comeback in the playoffs and beating some of the best high school teams in the region, members of the DP Science Club took home second place at the 2015 Regional High School Science Bowl competition, losing to Arcadia High School’s team.
DP Students Nominated for Presidential Scholars Program
Seniors Ameet Braganza, Adam Dai and Brian Su candidates for Washington, D.C. honor
Sports Round-up: Week of 03/08 to 03/14
Cox competes in CIF State Wrestling Championships | Baseball loses two of three games | Boys volleyball beats Oxnard | Softball wins three of four games | Lacrosse loses both its games to San Marcos | Varsity girls and JV boys win in track/field dual meet against Buena, many athletes place in weekend meets | Boys tennis wins two of three games | Swim/Dive wins in tri-meet | Boys golf loses two of three games
Photo Gallery: Grease Pole 2015, DP Tradition
On Friday the annual grease pole took place in Dos Pueblos’ Greek theater. The grease pole is a competition in which 3-student teams (all seniors) attempt to climb a pole coated with slick grease. This has been a tradition for many years at DP and each year a wider variety of participants try their hand […]
Intramural Dodgeball Comes to DP
DP students will compete in a co-ed intramural dodgeball tournament the Thursdays at lunch.
New Wellness Policy Restricts Student Organizations From Distributing Unhealthy Food
Food sold by Virtual Enterprise's Cart Mart and by clubs on International Day now regulated
46th Dos Pueblos Jazz Festival: A rocking performance
Dos Pueblos’ Advanced Jazz band performed along with Grammy-award-winning saxophonist Bob Mintzer, Grammy-nominated Latin Jazz star Bobby Rodriguez and Gary Pratt with his Cal State Northridge Band in an evening concert on Mar. 7 as a part of DP’s 46th annual Jazz Festival. For almost 50 years, DP has hosted an annual Jazz Festival: a […]
Dougal R. House: the “Back Half’s” Volunteer Curator
House has been caring for Dos Pueblos’ forested area and creek for over 30 years
Sports Round-up: Week of 03/01 to 03/07
Baseball loses against two teams | Boys Volleyball loses to Newbury Park | Softball loses to Camarillo | Lacrosse loses to Santa Barbara | Track athletes place in Don Green Invite | Boys Tennis loses to Campbell Hall | Boys Golf beats Saint Bonaventura
Social Equality Club Works To Make All Students Feel Accepted
Club recently received a $1,890 grant from Youth Making Change, a grant-making organisation run by teens
Boys Lacrosse Returns for Its Sophomore Season
On Wednesday the team fell to San Marcos at home in the first Varsity game of the season, 9-3
Boys’ Soccer Wins League Title for First Time Since 1983
Team finished league undefeated, with a record of 6-0-2 in Channel League games
Charger Spotlight: Juliet James
Dos Pueblos freshman Juliet James is pushing skating to the next level.
Sports Round-up: Week of 02/22 to 02/28
Girls Soccer Loses in CIF | Cameron Cox Advances in State | Boys Tennis Wins First Game of Season | Baseball Loses First Game of Season | Spring Sports Start This Week
Photo Gallery: Leadership Airbands 2015
Students flocked to the Greek on Friday at lunch to watch the Leadership Airbands - leadership students performing stunts in their various consecutive dance skits.
Opinion: Is Skating a Crime?
Most people describe skating culture as being immature, destructive, and uncivilized. But where else are you going to find a culture that doesn't judge you by your skin color, age, economic status, or by the clothes you wear?
Sports Round-up: Week of 02/15 to 02/21
Girls soccer wins CIF game and moves on in CIF | Three wrestlers move on individually to CIF Masters Meet | Other winter sports end their seasons in CIF | Spring sports to start this week
Sports Round-up: Week of 02/08 to 02/14
Boys Basketball wins last game, girls move on to CIF | Girls and Boys soccer advance to CIF | Wrestling athletes move on to CIF Individuals | Girls Water Polo moves on to CIF
Disney’s “McFarland, USA” brings authentic story to SBIFF
"McFarland, USA" is a feel-good sports underdog movie - and an inspiring true story
Cheating: Can It Really Be Stopped?
Over 65 percent of surveyed students admit to violations of academic integrity policy
SBIFF: Cousteau Family Honored with Attenborough Award
Cousteaus are known worldwide for educating the public on the importance of protecting the ocean: after father Jacques came son Jean-Michel and grandchildren Fabien and Celine
Advanced classes offer students higher-level learning
Various IB, AP, Honors and Engineering classes provide students with advanced options
Sports Round-up: Week of 02/01 to 02/07
Soccer: Boys win, girls eye Channel League title for first time in 30 years | Girls Water Polo plays against six teams, wins vs. half | Wrestling CIF championship narrowly lost | Basketball loses vs SB, Buena
Kevin Sheffield: The Heavy-Metal Math Teacher
Popular DP teacher travels the world, and enjoys motorcycles and a good laugh
Opinion: Compromise Needed in Net Neutrality
New regulations can't be an extreme on either side, or they will not pass.
Chargers’ Emotions Turbulent After Super Bowl XLIX
“Carroll should be fired. They made a highschool mistake and it was a quick slam.” - DP Junior
Charger Inn Students Get “Chopped”
From left, Caesar Medina, Jessica Flores and Megan Hollingsworth, DP seniors, in the finals week competition (Photos by Alex Lam) Dos Pueblos’ Charger Inn students participated in a “Chopped”-style competition for their first semester final, cooking gourmet meals using unknown ingredients that were given out by the instructor. Ingredients ranged from dried chicken to almonds, and […]
Sports Round-up: Week of 01/18 to 01/24
Wrestlers take individual titles, team championship at SM | Boys Soccer wins vs. Buena, SM | Girls Soccer ties Buena, wins vs. SM| Girls Water Polo wins vs. Ventura | Girls Basketball wins vs. SM, loses to Buena | Boys Basketball loses to Buena, SM
Bell Schedule, Though Popular, Doesn’t Lower D/F Rate
Survey results reflect support for new schedule, though issues in time usage and transportation remain
Press Access Restored to Student Journalists Covering SBIFF
After being told for the second year in a row by Santa Barbara International Film Festival staff that no press access would be available to student press, local student media groups reached a compromise on Jan. 12 that will allow students considerable but limited access to the festival. When local schools received emails informing them […]
Students Honored, Birthday Celebrated at Student Senate Meeting
DP Trailblazers and Student of the Month honored Jan. 20
Music Review: “Evermotion”
Best known for their single "Satellite," Guster returns with a new and unique album