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Week in Review 10/31 – 11/6

By Jean-Michel Ricard, News Editor
November 9, 2016
Filed under News

Week in Review: 10/31-11/6 The presidential race has tightened substantially in the past week, with Democrat Hillary Clinton having a projected chance of victory of 64.5% compared to Republican Donald Trump’s 35.5% as of Sunday. The Trump campaign has witnessed a surge in the polls following FBI...

50th Anniversary Alumni Profile: Gina Pearce

50th Anniversary Alumni Profile: Gina Pearce

By Jean-Michel Ricard, News Editor
October 21, 2016
Filed under Features, News

Gina Pearce could never seem to get to school on time, regularly showing up a few minutes late. She simply was not a morning person.

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Dos Pueblos turns 50

Dos Pueblos turns 50

By Maya Al Sabeh, Features Editor
October 19, 2016
Filed under News

Dos Pueblos High School’s 50th anniversary is quickly approaching and DP is celebrating in a large way by dedicating a week of fun-filled events to the students and staff. Although students will not be able to attend events like the current and former staff/faculty reunion at Glen Annie and th...

Dos Pueblos Alumni Win Gold at Rio Olympics

Dos Pueblos Alumni Win Gold at Rio Olympics

By Susanna Sinclair, Editor-in-Chief
September 26, 2016
Filed under News

Hundreds of Dos Pueblos athletes crowded into the theater, but all the chattering became quiet the minute the Olympians walked into the room. Suddenly, the audience broke into cheers. Three Olympians joined English teacher Mr. Gerken at the Elings Performing Arts Center at DP High School for a Q&...

Econ Fair no longer at DP

Econ Fair no longer at DP

By Natalie Moreno, Writer
May 18, 2016
Filed under Features, News

Econ Fair, the senior entrepreneurial activity that has been a tradition at Dos Pueblos High School for about 15 years, is no longer the capstone project of economics classes at DP. The school needs to comply with education codes that legally require students to be reimbursed for expenses incurred for a school project, which, teachers say, removes the most essent...

DP varsity Mock Trial headed to state competition

DP varsity Mock Trial headed to state competition

By Olivia Jewell
March 2, 2016
Filed under Features, News

Dos Pueblos High School varsity Mock Trial team swept the Santa Barbara County Mock Trial Championship, beating the San Marcos Mock Trial team. The DP team will go on the state competition in Sacramento that will be held in mid-March. “It was a really great feeling winning county, reprising that...

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, 2016
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 ...

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, 2016
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.

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, 2015
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...

Toy and Can Drives

Toy and Can Drives

By Jack Sipes
December 4, 2015
Filed under News

There are almost 22,000 food insecure children in Santa Barbara County, according to No Hungry Kid in the 2010-2011 years. This represents about a quarter of Santa Barbara’s child population.   Problems worsen for the food insecure kids during the summer. "Summer is the hardest time for kids in n...

Blackout at EPAC fixed

Blackout at EPAC fixed

By Natalie Moreno and Susanna Sinclair
November 12, 2015
Filed under Features, News

  The Elings Performing Arts Center experienced a full power outage Monday morning, jeopardizing the production of Peter and the Starcatcher. “When the power went out, everything went dark at the same time,” said Chloe Chou, sophomore and carpenter. “It was kind of chaotic at that time...

DP Mock Trial takes World Championship

DP Mock Trial takes World Championship

By Natalie Moreno, Writer
October 27, 2015
Filed under Features, News

Dos Pueblos’ Mock Trial team came out on top as World Champions from the Empire World Invitational Championship yesterday morning in New York. This prestigious competition is where 44 of the world’s best high school mock trial teams compete for the world championship title. DP returned last night...

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