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School disctrict and law enforcement respond to nonspecific blog threat

School disctrict and law enforcement respond to nonspecific blog threat

By Olivia Jewell and Olivia DuPen
February 19
Filed under Features, News

An anonymous, nonspecific threat toward schools in Santa Barbara was made on an Ohio blog site Tuesday, but schools have remained open continuously since the post was seen. The post was not directed at any specific school, but local law enforcement and School Resource Deputy George Hedricks were ...

OPINION: Trans Kids Have Bladders Too

OPINION: Trans Kids Have Bladders Too

By Emma Lebell, Author
February 16
Filed under Features, Opinion

There is an entire demographic of students who do not feel comfortable, safe, or welcome at Dos Pueblos High School, and a lot of it has to do with bathroom availability on campus. From childhood on, most people teach and are taught that gender neatly falls in one of two categories—girl or boy—with...

Santa Barbara International Film Festival – Outstanding Performers of the Year

Santa Barbara International Film Festival – Outstanding Performers of the Year

By Caleb Wilcox
February 10
Filed under Features, News, Videos

Actresses Saoirse Ronan and Brie Larson (via Skype) was honored at the 31st annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival at the Arlington Theatre on February 8.

DP takes on El Niño

DP takes on El Niño

By Brianna Rodriguez, Author
January 15
Filed under Features

People have been talking and preparing for El Niño for months, and now that it has arrived, it's time for Dos Pueblos High School to see if its preparations have paid off. Last week’s storms brought four inches of rain, according to County of Santa Barbara’s Public Works.   DP has had ...

Clubs Embrace Wellness Policy

Clubs Embrace Wellness Policy

By Roshan Naik and Wyatt Taylor
January 12
Filed under Features

Some clubs and programs at Dos Pueblos High School are working to be flexible as they experience side effects while embracing the wellness policy while fundraising. The Wellness Policy was introduced to the Santa Barbara Unified School District in 1984 to help students follow healthier diets, and has bee...

Charger Spotlight: Manny Nwosu

Charger Spotlight: Manny Nwosu

By Sophia Martinez, Author
January 4
Filed under Charger Spotlight, Features

Not only was he named the homecoming king of 2015, he is also in line to be a king in Nigeria, all while being an award-winning athlete.   He grew up in a town in Nigeria with his brother and two sisters. His parents moved them to Goleta when he was a year old, then moved back to Nigeria when...

Junior Kiara Pickett competes in U20 women’s soccer championship, qualified to compete in 2016 FIFA World Cup

Junior Kiara Pickett competes in U20 women’s soccer championship, qualified to compete in 2016 FIFA World Cup

By Natalie Moreno, Writer
December 15
Filed under Features, News

When junior Kiara Pickett isn’t shooting goals on the Dos Pueblos’ varsity soccer team or on her elite club soccer team, The Eagles, she’s competing as the youngest player on the Under-20 women’s national team. Pickett returned home Sunday from the 2015 Under-20 women’s CONCACAF Champio...

DP Media attends the fall convention of JEA

DP Media attends the fall convention of JEA

By Olivia Jewell
December 14
Filed under Features

Three Dos Pueblos Media students won national awards at the Journalism Education Association Conference in Orlando, Florida last month. The media conference had over 6,000 attendees and 2,000 of them competed in media contests including video, design, yearbook and more. Junior Sierra Gillespie won an Honorable Me...

“Happy Little Trees” making a huge comeback online

“Happy Little Trees” making a huge comeback online

By Jack Sipes and Benji Hansen
November 18
Filed under Features

Earlier this month, 40,000 people watched Bob Ross paint a beautiful landscape, which is a little weird because he passed away back in 1995. Twitch.tv, an Amazon-owned live streaming website for gamers, began a stream Oct. 29 of all 403 episodes of Ross’ 1983-1994 PBS show, “The Joy of Painting”. This nine day, ...

Opinion: Death with Dignity

Opinion: Death with Dignity

By Madeleine Wester, Writer
November 16
Filed under Features, Opinion

Although death is inevitable, many people fear the fact that one day, they will die. Even though so many people fear death, there are often cases where a disease or disability causes a person’s death to be drawn out and increasingly painful. Sometimes people deal with such debilitating illnesses that t...

Student Mental Health: Campus Support

Student Mental Health: Campus Support

By Anne Bailey, Writer
November 16
Filed under Features

  As many as one in three teenagers across California report feeling chronic hopelessness and sadness, according to the California Healthy Kids survey.    “It is a huge concern for us that the number of students that we’re finding or identifying with mental health issues is o...

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