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Freshman students in office

Freshman students in office

By Jack Sipes and Benji Hansen
October 7, 2015
Filed under Features, News

The 2015-16 freshman class officers were announced Sept. 25, and the winners are: for president, Justin Juarez, vice president, McKenna Grant, and secretary, Virginia “Ginger” Vance, treasurer Tyler Schillinger, and historian Isabel Lee-Park. There were several eager freshman running for ea...

An AP student’s workload

An AP student’s workload

By Brianna Rodriguez and Karina Sandoval
October 5, 2015
Filed under Features, News

  Advanced Placement students at Dos Pueblos spend an average of more than three hours on homework, when National Education Association shows statistics that say a high school student should be spending just under two hours on homework.   “School believes students should be well r...

Chicano ethnic class inspires

Chicano ethnic class inspires

By Natalie Moreno and David Estrada
October 2, 2015
Filed under Features, News

‘Amuse bouche.’A French term used to describe how one single bite of a meal explodes in a burst of flavors. That’s the term history teacher, Liz Bush, uses to describe her Chicano Studies class, one of the new ethnic courses offered at Dos Pueblos High School. Mexican-American literature, taught by English t...

DP students try to beat the heat

DP students try to beat the heat

By Susanna Sinclair, Benji Hansen
September 25, 2015
Filed under News

As the heat rises in Goleta, so does the temperature in the classrooms at Dos Pueblos High School. The sudden heat wave that started on the first week of school has made the learning atmosphere more challenging to focus on academics. Anthony Solano, sophomore, said “I would like air conditioning ...

DP Smarter Balanced Scores Better Than Most

DP Smarter Balanced Scores Better Than Most

By Roshan Naik and Wyatt Taylor
September 22, 2015
Filed under News

  The results of the new common core test are in, and last year’s Dos Pueblos High School juniors scored 16 percent higher in English than the state average and 19 percent higher in math.   The adaptive online test, created by Smarter Balanced, requires students to type in short ...

DP’s helmet car stolen, recovered with damage

DP’s helmet car stolen, recovered with damage

By Olivia Jewell
September 18, 2015
Filed under News

Dos Pueblos High School’s famous “Amy” helmet car was stolen on Wednesday, and recovered in the early morning hours at San Marcos High School.   The car had been hotwired and was found with a damaged front hood. The knob on the stick shift was missing, as was the ashtray, and t...

2015 Econ Fair

2015 Econ Fair

By Eloi Gonzalez
June 2, 2015
Filed under News

[slideshow_deploy id='28694'] As seniors approach the end of the semester, they are given an extra credit option (or assignment, depending on the class) to set up stands and sell items or services of their choice. Several times the annual econ fair has almost been shut down because of the legal difficulties...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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