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Art Scholarships: A Breakthrough for Students

Art Scholarships: A Breakthrough for Students

By Nicky Monreal, Staff Writer
March 3, 2017
Filed under A&E, Events, News

Kevin Gleason, Dos Pueblos High School teacher of freehand drawing and Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate visual art encourages students each year to further their artistic ambitions by entering the Santa Barbara Scholarship Foundation’s contest. “There’s the regular scholarship foundat...

Rain Effects on DP Athletics

Rain Effects on DP Athletics

By Nicky Monreal, Staff Writer
March 3, 2017
Filed under News, Sports

Channelkeeper Student Art Show: Celebrating Water with Art

Channelkeeper Student Art Show: Celebrating Water with Art

By Jean-Michel Ricard, News Editor
February 24, 2017
Filed under A&E, News

For the past several weeks Dos Pueblos High School senior Mariah Reeves has been racing against the clock to throw, shape, and glaze a nearly foot-long clay leopard shark around a pot. She wishes she had more time to have the shark go through the pot, but for now she says she just hopes it comes out on ...

Students Protest Trump’s Orders

Students Protest Trump’s Orders

By Maya Al Sabeh, Feature Editor
February 22, 2017
Filed under News

The rain in Santa Barbara did not prevent Dos Pueblos High School students from showing their compassion and support for those affected by President Trump’s recent executive orders. A student-led group gathered in the meadow to protest the travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries and the construction...

Santa Barbara Women’s March Inspires a New Generation of Women

Santa Barbara Women’s March Inspires a New Generation of Women

By Gemma Sturgeon, Managing Editor
February 8, 2017
Filed under News

Six thousand plus people gathered in downtown Santa Barbara on Jan. 21, post-inauguration of President Trump, to march for the cause of women’s rights. Junior Sara Muir attended the Women’s March in Santa Barbara with her parents. “I thought it’d be nice to do something,” she said. ...

The World in Review: 2/1-2/8

By Jean-Michel Ricard, News Editor
February 8, 2017
Filed under News

Travel Ban Challenges: Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban has come under review by a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals after a Seattle judge suspended the order, finding that the order caused “significant and ongoing harm” to people within the US. The travel ban—Executive Order 13769: Protecti...

Planned Parenthood Defunding Prompts an Outcry

Planned Parenthood Defunding Prompts an Outcry

By Jaden Gill, Managing Editor
February 8, 2017
Filed under News

On January 23rd, President Trump signed an executive order restricting federal funds from aiding organizations that promote abortion, reiterating his “pro-life” stance. Among these programs is the nationally renowned Planned Parenthood, which has since pledged to continue advocating for affordable health care, ...

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, 2017
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...

Watch Video: Chargers beat the Dons in Boys Basketball Game

Watch Video: Chargers beat the Dons in Boys Basketball Game

By Jake Enrico, Sports Editor
January 24, 2017
Filed under News, Sports, Uncategorized

In an offensive thrilling game, the Dos Pueblos Boys Varsity team had one of their best games of the season. On January 20th, the Dos Pueblos boys basketball team defeated the Santa Barbara Dons with a score of 68 to 52. https://youtu.be/Wx8qlZfCHg4

Should Finals be After Break? Four Students Weigh In

By Hoku Kern, News Editor
January 17, 2017
Filed under News

In college, students take their finals at the end their first semester, right before going on winter vacation. However, in high school, students have to take their finals as soon as they get back from break. Should finals be after  winter break? Four DP students share their outlook on this question,...

Dos Pueblos High School’s Graduation Rate Far Surpasses California Average

Dos Pueblos High School’s Graduation Rate Far Surpasses California Average

By Susanna Sinclair, Editor-in-Chief
January 11, 2017
Filed under News

Dos Pueblos High School’s graduation rate is higher than ever, and far surpassing the national average. From ‘Hippy High’ to being named ‘The School of the Future,’ this school has definitely seen a change in academic standards. An announcement from US News & Report claims that the graduation rate a...

Fighting Cancer with Characters: A Look Into Childhood Cancer Awareness Week

Fighting Cancer with Characters: A Look Into Childhood Cancer Awareness Week

By Maya Al Sabeh, Features Editor
January 4, 2017
Filed under News

“I intend to populate Instagram with children’s characters for Childhood Cancer Awareness Week. Give me a comment and I’ll assign you a character.” This caption, accompanied by a picture of a popular Disney character, went viral on Instagram throughout the first week of December with the mission...

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