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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...

Tools for academic success

Tools for academic success

By Susanna Sinclair, Writer
October 19, 2015
Filed under Features, News

Between sports, clubs, academics, activities, eating, and sleeping, students at Dos Pueblos High School feel stressed. According to a 2014 study conducted by USA Today more than a quarter of teenagers feel extremely stressed during the school year, and more than half report feeling moderately stressed. “Juniors seem a lot more stress...

Vandalism at DP once again

Vandalism at DP once again

By Benji Hansen and Jack Sipes
October 19, 2015
Filed under Features, News

Graffiti was discovered all around the Dos Pueblos campus on Oct. 6, marking the second act of vandalism, the first being the theft of the helmet car “Amy”, against DP in the course of a month.   The graffiti was found on the softball equipment shed, the lacrosse nets, the football blea...

Second incident of vandalism in less than a month

Second incident of vandalism in less than a month

By Elisian Ly
October 9, 2015
Filed under Features, News

  DP property was vandalized on Oct. 6 with graffiti. It consisted of obscene symbols and misspelled vulgar words. This is the second incident of vandalism in less than a month. Stay tuned for an upcoming article.                             ...

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...

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