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Chargers in the World: Gabriel Elbert, a Charger and a “Buff” at Heart

Chargers in the World: Gabriel Elbert, a Charger and a “Buff” at Heart

By Franklin Leung
June 1, 2015
Filed under Features

The infection spreads. Its symptoms: severe. Each day, it takes over someone new, runs rampant through their brains and hands to the point where another word cannot be written or another character be typed: Senioritis. Gabriel Elbert was one of many Dos Pueblos seniors fighting this affliction last year...

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – DP Teams Dominate SB in Local Game Tournament

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – DP Teams Dominate SB in Local Game Tournament

By Alex Lam
June 1, 2015
Filed under Features, News

In the first tournament of its kind between the two schools, Dos Pueblos’ senior team and freshman team both won against Santa Barbara High School’s Dons Net Gaming in a competitive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive local area network tournament that took place at SB on May 16. Senior team Pokemon T...

DP Softball Looks to Advance Past Semifinals

DP Softball Looks to Advance Past Semifinals

By Tim Heiduk
May 25, 2015
Filed under Features, Sports

The CIF-SS semifinals have proved to be too much to overcome for the Dos Pueblos softball team in the past two years. After falling a game short of the CIF title game in consecutive years, the Chargers look to take it one step further this time around. “Our goal is to make it to the finals,”...

Virtual Enterprise Attains Gold in New York Trade Show

Virtual Enterprise Attains Gold in New York Trade Show

By Alex Lam
May 22, 2015
Filed under Features, News

Hovertech’s students presented a prototype hoverboard in the New York trade show for their DP Virtual Enterprise company, in a competition which ran from April 13-15 in New York City. Their company received a gold plaque for their booth design, which commended them on their excellence of the pr...

Photo Gallery: Seniors Dance the ‘Moroccan Nights’ Away at Prom

Photo Gallery: Seniors Dance the ‘Moroccan Nights’ Away at Prom

By Elisian Ly and Alexandra Gonzalez-Edgar
May 22, 2015
Filed under Features, Media Gallery, Photos

The class of 2015 celebrated their last few weeks of high school with a grand "Moroccan Nights" themed prom at the Fess Parker Doubletree hotel Saturday, May 9. As the dance started at 9 p.m., some students went to the lobby to pose for pictures, while others went straight into the ballroom to da...

Later Starts and Extra Minutes Adjust Next Year’s Bell Schedule

Later Starts and Extra Minutes Adjust Next Year’s Bell Schedule

By Natalie Moreno
May 20, 2015
Filed under Features, News

A new bell schedule was approved Thursday, May 7 by Dos Pueblos staff and administration for the 2015-2016 school year. The newest schedule will have late-start days begin at 8:55 a.m. and all days of the week end at 3 p.m. Last year, DP approved the 2014-2015 partial block schedule that star...

Students take 846 AP exams in total

Students take 846 AP exams in total

By Eloi Gonzalez
May 13, 2015
Filed under Features, News

For the first two weeks of May, students have been lining up in the cafeteria and rooms H11 and H30. With stress on their minds and cold sweats on their palms, they have been preparing for the Advanced Placement exams. A total of 846 AP exams are being given this year, for which 534 students ...

7 Questions with Austin Bull, BMX Biker

7 Questions with Austin Bull, BMX Biker

By Jonathan Reyna
May 12, 2015
Filed under Charger Spotlight, Features

Dos Pueblos junior Austin Bull is bringing BMX to the masses and paving a path for amateur BMX riders. His devotion to BMX has been passed down from his father's love of downhill mountain biking. Bull adds his BMX and MTB backgrounds to form his unique style of riding. Q: Who influenced you the mos...

Megan Phillips: The new Biology teacher

Megan Phillips: The new Biology teacher

By Eloi Gonzalez
April 30, 2015
Filed under Features

“Be ready to learn biology, and have fun while doing it,” said junior Kyle Biskner, one of Megan Philips’ students. Phillips is a new Biology teacher this year who was previously a student teacher at Dos Pueblos. “I did two placements here and one placement at a local junior high, but...

Hoping for Total Renovation at Dos Pueblos

Hoping for Total Renovation at Dos Pueblos

By Alexandra Gonzalez-Edgar
April 29, 2015
Filed under Features, News

The Santa Barbara Unified School District is hoping to one day tear down and rebuild almost the entire Dos Pueblos campus, including moving the Greek Theater across campus, adding two-story buildings and a new cafeteria, should the funds become available. “It’s going to be about a couple h...

New Bell Schedule Voted to Continue Next Year

New Bell Schedule Voted to Continue Next Year

By Natalie Moreno
April 28, 2015
Filed under Features, News

At last month’s staff meeting, Dos Pueblos’ staff voted in favor of continuing the new bell schedule for the 2015-2016 school year despite the fact that the D and F rate rose under the new system. The main incentive for DP’s new bell schedule was to improve the D and F numbers nearly one third of all DP stude...

Local Color: The Student-Operated Magazine

Local Color: The Student-Operated Magazine

By Olivia DuPen
April 27, 2015
Filed under Club Corner, Features

Local Color is a student-run and award-winning magazine that gives Dos Pueblos students the opportunity to submit their art, such as drawings, paintings, photographs and literature for publication. The magazine is co-run by seniors Margaux Shraiman and Landon Brand. “It’s a club where we col...

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