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The risks and benefits of public transportation

The risks and benefits of public transportation

By Michael Aling
October 5
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By Michael Aling | Staff | October 5, 2011 Every morning, buses line up outside Dos Pueblos, ushering students from their houses to school. Across the country, roughly 24 million other American children also board buses to reach their final destinations. The bus system provides reliable transportation to and from schoo...

Charger Spotlight: Agnetta Cleland

By Haley Peterson
October 4
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Haley Peterson | Features Editor | September 27, 2011 Just before school was let out for the 2011 summer, junior Agnetta Cleland hatched her ambitious plan: 100 artistically original pictures posted on Facebook by the time summer ended. “When I start out a project,” she said, “I usually have a...

The “Green Screaming Demon”

The “Green Screaming Demon”

September 29
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Jamie Chilton | Staff | September 29, 2011 Dos Pueblos junior Parker Teall has taken the hobby of dirt biking to new heights, as he has dedicated his free time to upgrading an average dirt bike into a customized high performance machine.Needless to say, Teall is extremely proud of the modifications he has made to his bike. At first, the...

I’ll think up a title later…

I’ll think up a title later…

September 22
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Frances Lauten | Staff | September 22, 2011 In the world of high school, procrastination is the bane of students. You really have to finish that paper, but your favorite TV show is on. You'll do it later. Just five more minutes, Mom. If you are running out of excuses, relax, 'cause I'm not. ...

The classroom effects of teacher pregnancy

The classroom effects of teacher pregnancy

September 20
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By Tori Garza | Staff | September 20, 2011   Newsflash: teachers have lives outside of school. They enjoy going to the beach, watching movies, and eating at restaurants. And they even have aspirations of starting a family. Students who have a teacher leave for maternity leave know that just as the birth of a child is a time of excitement and celebration, a teacher's pr...

10 Questions with UCSB Associate Director of Admissions Lisa Przekop

10 Questions with UCSB Associate Director of Admissions Lisa Przekop

September 19
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By Kelvin Noronha | Staff | September 19, 2011 With college application deadlines looming fast, all seniors could do with a little helpful advice. What better source of information than someone who reads hundreds of applications a year? The Charger Account spoke with expert admissions officer Lisa Przekop who is the Associate Direct...

5 Questions with five new DP teachers

5 Questions with five new DP teachers

September 15
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By Frances Lauten | Staff | September 14, 2011 With all the new faces at DP, some people forget that a handful of them are up in front of the classroom instead of behind the desks. The Charger Account took a special interest in the new teachers and found out just a little bit about them. 1. When you were younger, what did you want to be ...

Looking back on 9/11 through a child’s eyes

Looking back on 9/11 through a child’s eyes

September 7
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By Frances Lauten | Staff  Writer| September 6, 2011 The day was clear and crisp--a normal September morning in New York City. One child, a five-year-old blond girl with pigtails walks with her brother and mother to school. It is her first week in kindergarten. As her brother chases her around the...

The freshman experience: the first week of school

By Michael Aling
September 7
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By Michael Aling | Staff Writer | September 7, 2011 The first day of school--amid the cars prominently labeled “Senior” and the many groups of old friends in the hallways--new faces mix with the crowd. They aren’t easy to see--usually they’re looking down at their blue copy of the school map, f...

Steinkellner sisters coming up “Aces”

Steinkellner sisters coming up “Aces”

By Kelly Nakashima
September 7
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By Kelly Nakashima | Staff | September 7, 2011 Dos Pueblos senior Emma Steinkellner is an artist of many talents. She is known to many of her classmates as a superb actress, a dynamic improviser, a witty comedian, an accomplished writer, a mock trial superstar, and a champion poetry reciter--the l...

Charger-Scope: Back-to-school edition

Charger-Scope: Back-to-school edition

August 21
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  By Madison Griggs | Staff | August 21, 2011 Aries (March 21-April 19): Carpe Diem better be your motto for this upcoming school year. Well, really it should be your motto for every day. Want to know why? You have the power to make this year amazing and you won’t succeed with your butt glued to the couch! Get up and get...

10 questions with Shawn Carey

10 questions with Shawn Carey

August 18
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By Vanessa Massel | Staff | August 18, 2011 In the summer of 2010, mere weeks after giving birth to her first child, Shawn Carey took the reins as principal of Dos Pueblos High School. No stranger to DP, she has been on the campus for over ten years, first as a teacher and then as an assistant principal before...

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