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The Senioritis Epidemic Reaches Another Generation of DP Seniors

The Senioritis Epidemic Reaches Another Generation of DP Seniors

By Jaden Gill, Managing Editor
May 19, 2017
Filed under Features

The health office phone rings again as another parent of a Dos Pueblos High School senior calls their child in sick, that is, if the student has not already turned eighteen and acquired the coveted privilege to sign themselves out of school. These absences are not the result of a common flu or cold...

DP’s Youth for Direct Relief Blossoms During Their Annual Flower Drive

DP’s Youth for Direct Relief Blossoms During Their Annual Flower Drive

By Maya Al Sabeh, Features Editor
May 16, 2017
Filed under Features

For the Youth for Direct Relief club at Dos Pueblos High School, the month of April was filled with rose petals and travel. For its sixth year in a row, the club participated in the Flower Drive, an annual event organized by the Direct Relief International, a nonprofit with its headquarters in Golet...

High-Score High Jump

High-Score High Jump

By Jean-Michel Ricard, News Editor
May 5, 2017
Filed under Features

Standing on the track of the Arcadia Invitational Track Meet, Dos Pueblos High School sophomore high jumper Josie Morales could not have been more nervous. This meet was among the more prestigious, requiring a coach’s recommendation to enter and attracting competitors from across the US, all of whom...

DPTC Pulls Off Another Impressive Production With The Addams Family

DPTC Pulls Off Another Impressive Production With The Addams Family

By Gemma Sturgeon, Managing Editor
April 28, 2017
Filed under Features

As the audience settles into their seats in the Dos Pueblos High School EPAC, the sudden yet familiar ‘snap snap’ of The Addams Family theme song echoes throughout the theatre. The Dos Pueblos Theatre Company put on the musical, The Addams Family, which is set in the future, where the dark and deat...

Youth Suicide and Learning Curves: The Modern LGBTQ+ Landscape

Youth Suicide and Learning Curves: The Modern LGBTQ+ Landscape

By Jean-Michel Ricard and Mia Capuno
April 21, 2017
Filed under Features

LGBTQ+ youth attempt suicide at four times the rate of their heterosexual counterparts, with 28.5% of those polled reporting having attempted suicide within the past six months according to a 2016 study by Harvard and John Hopkins University. Now this rate is in decline. The study, which examined ...

Sophie Lee-Park Overcomes Obstacles, Helps Others Do The Same

Sophie Lee-Park Overcomes Obstacles, Helps Others Do The Same

By Kiana Sinaki, Staff Writer
April 18, 2017
Filed under Features

She wheeled herself into the park for another Peer Buddies session with one mission in mind; a mission to help children facing similar battles she has dealt with. Sophie Lee-Park, a sophomore at Dos Pueblos High School, spends her time volunteering at Peer Buddies helping adolescents with communication...

Youth Making Change: Changes Students for the Better

Youth Making Change: Changes Students for the Better

By Gemma Sturgeon, Managing Editor
March 27, 2017
Filed under Features

Philanthropy is not a typical high school student’s area of expertise, but for Dos Pueblos High School sophomore Jessica Delgado, trying out something new and unknown changed her life more than she could have imagined. Youth Making Change (YMC) is a youth-led grant making organization centered ...

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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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...

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