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DP Students Gear up For a Season at the Santa Barbara Bowl

DP Students Gear up For a Season at the Santa Barbara Bowl

By Jaden Gill, Managing Editor
March 22
Filed under Features

Showing up to school with under-eye bags, mountains of unfinished homework, and little or no sleep is not the ideal situation, but for junior Maggie Knauss, mornings like these are a small price to pay for the life-altering nights before. “I'll go to a concert and it’ll go so late that I'll just ...

10 Questions with Mock Trial Coach Mr. Block

10 Questions with Mock Trial Coach Mr. Block

By Joel Delfin, Staff Writer
March 21
Filed under 10 Questions with..., Features

The Dos Pueblos High School Mock Trial placed second and third at the 2017 Santa Barbara County Mock Trial Competition. The Varsity team took second and the Junior Varsity (JV) Team took third place. The Varsity team lost narrowly to San Marcos High School in the final round of the competition. The Mock...

Students, Teachers Strive to Balance Current Events with Curriculum

Students, Teachers Strive to Balance Current Events with Curriculum

By Maya Al Sabeh, Features Editor
March 17
Filed under Features

History classes at Dos Pueblos High School promise to provide students with knowledge about the past and its relation to the present in hopes of making students understand the nature and direction of society, but the extent to which this goal is being fulfilled in DPHS classrooms is a bit unclear. With curren...

10 Questions with the Teen Star Winner

10 Questions with the Teen Star Winner

By Halani Cabugos, Staff Writer
March 1
Filed under Features

Q: What motivated you to sign up for Teen Star ? I basically have watched this competition since I was in second grade and actually Mary Grace won and she’s in my grade right now. I didn’t really have the confidence to audition these past few years but this year I just said ‘why not?’. Q: ...

2017: The Start to Rewarding Resolutions

2017: The Start to Rewarding Resolutions

By Maya Al Sabeh, Feature Editor
February 22
Filed under Features

At the stroke of midnight on New Year’s, many hopefuls embark on a new journey to reinvent themselves. Well, it has been over a month since New Year’s day and many people are making a change for the better. Unlike what most would expect, this change is focused on internal fine-tuning rather than tempora...

Denzel Washington Wins Maltin Modern Master Award at SBIFF

Denzel Washington Wins Maltin Modern Master Award at SBIFF

By Susanna Sinclair, Editor-in-Chief
February 3
Filed under A&E, Features, Film Festival, News

As Denzel Washington stepped out of the black Cadillac, the crowd exploded, “Mr. Washington, Mr. Washington!” and the distinct sound of a saxophone blared in the background. All the while, the rain poured down. Denzel Washington, two-time Academy Award winner, Tony Award winner, and Golden Globe...

Students Take Sides

Students Take Sides

By Ruben Saatjian, Staff Writer
January 11
Filed under Features

This school year, two new clubs formed at Dos Pueblos: the Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) and the Dos Pueblos Democrats (DP Dems). YAF is a more conservatively aligned club, while the DP Dems are more liberal. This is the first time in recent history that partisan clubs have formed on campus. YAF ...

Behind The Curtains: DP Theatre Company

Behind The Curtains: DP Theatre Company

By Gemma Sturgeon, Author
January 9
Filed under A&E, Features, Uncategorized

To some, theatre may seem like simply singing and dancing on a stage, but the dedicated teenagers who put long hours into making a spectacular performance would beg to differ. The most recent play the Dos Pueblos (DP) Theatre Company put on in November was called The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling...

Dancing through the Decades

Dancing through the Decades

By Jaden Gill, Managing Editor
December 5
Filed under Features

Tacky patterned backdrops, corsages and metallic balloons, excited whispers as the doors whisk open- since 1966, the Homecoming Dance has been one of the most anticipated events at Dos Pueblos High School. School dances remain an eminent tradition at DP and schools across the nation, but the soci...

The Voice of the Interpreters

The Voice of the Interpreters

By Nicky Monreal, Staff Writer
December 2
Filed under Features

Senior Karina Hernandez will never forget the first time she interpreted. It was a small classroom filled with parents, she recalls how the few Spanish-speaking parents present felt intimidated because they could not understand the language being spoken. At that moment she understood her responsibili...

Varsity Cheer: It’s More Than Bows and PomPoms

Varsity Cheer: It’s More Than Bows and PomPoms

By Jaden Gill, Managing Editor
November 4
Filed under Features

Dos Pueblos’ Varsity Cheerleaders have not had a Friday to themselves since the school year started. They have adopted the routines necessary for cheer perfection- eating whole grain energy bars instead of hamburgers, putting phones aside to stretch before bed, and so much more. Cheer was officia...

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