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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...

[Updated] Student Names Also Mentioned in Threatening Emails

[Updated] Student Names Also Mentioned in Threatening Emails

By Elisian Ly
April 22, 2015
Filed under Features, News

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[Updated] Breaking News: DP Student Arrested For Email Threats

[Updated] Breaking News: DP Student Arrested For Email Threats

By Michael Aling and Elisian Ly
April 17, 2015
Filed under Features, News

  [UPDATE: April 22, 2015] It has been confirmed that student names were included in a threatening email sent to a Dos Pueblos teacher and administrator which resulted in the arrest of a 15-year-old freshman boy on campus Friday. Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Kelly Hoove...

DP Unable to Reduce Water Usage by 20 Percent

DP Unable to Reduce Water Usage by 20 Percent

By Grace Salsido
April 14, 2015
Filed under Features, News

California Governor Jerry Brown handed Californians a mandate this week to cut water usage by 25 percent. However, Dos Pueblos High School  and other district schools were unable to meet last year’s Santa Barbara County mandate for citizens to reduce their water usage by 20 percent, prompting ...

The California Measles Scare

The California Measles Scare

By Max Rouhas
April 14, 2015
Filed under News

Safety measures have been introduced to California communities after an outbreak of measles spread from the Disneyland California theme park. No one in Santa Barbara has been diagnosed with measles, however the fear exists that someone could arrive and easily infect the community. Measles is a very...

DP Science Club Takes Second Place at 2015 JPL Science Bowl Regional Competition

DP Science Club Takes Second Place at 2015 JPL Science Bowl Regional Competition

By Franklin Leung
March 27, 2015
Filed under Features, News

After an intense comeback in the playoffs and beating some of the best high school teams in the region, members of the DP Science Club took home second place at the 2015 Regional High School Science Bowl competition, losing to Arcadia High School’s team. The competition took place at Jet Pr...

New Wellness Policy Restricts Student Organizations From Distributing Unhealthy Food

New Wellness Policy Restricts Student Organizations From Distributing Unhealthy Food

By Alex Lam
March 18, 2015
Filed under Features, News

On Jan. 27, Food Director Nancy Weiss for the Santa Barbara Unified School District implemented a new wellness policy stating that non-district-run campus stores will no longer be able to sell food that is considered to be unhealthy. Dos Pueblos’ Regional Occupational Programs like Virtual Enter...

Photo Gallery: Leadership Airbands 2015

Photo Gallery: Leadership Airbands 2015

By Elisian Ly and Max Rouhas
March 4, 2015
Filed under Events, Features, Media Gallery, Photos

Students flocked to the Greek on Friday at lunch to watch the Leadership Airbands - leadership students performing stunts in their various consecutive dance skits. The announcers, Barrett Burnes and Angel Davison, kicked off the event with a dance competition between the Backstreet Boys and the...

Dos Pueblos Team Scores Fourth Place at Major Hacking Competition

By Jean-Michel Ricard
February 9, 2015
Filed under News

Dos Pueblos hacking team 1064CBread scored fourth place at the prestigious New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering’s Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW) Capture The Flag hacking competition in Brooklyn Nov. 12-15, 2014. This event pitted mostly college-level student hacking teams ...

Bell Schedule, Though Popular, Doesn’t Lower D/F Rate

Bell Schedule, Though Popular, Doesn’t Lower D/F Rate

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

Dos Pueblos High School’s new bell schedule and seminar period have had overwhelmingly positive reviews. According to the student surveys, 1,059 students felt positive about the new bell schedule and seminar. However, according to data comparing the D and F ratio from Fall 2013 to Fall 2014, the...

Press Access Restored to Student Journalists Covering SBIFF

Press Access Restored to Student Journalists Covering SBIFF

By Damara Lopez-Nelson
January 28, 2015
Filed under Features, Film Festival, News

After being told for the second year in a row by Santa Barbara International Film Festival staff that no press access would be available to student press, local student media groups reached a compromise on Jan. 12 that will allow students considerable but limited access to the festival. When lo...

Students Honored, Birthday Celebrated at Student Senate Meeting

Students Honored, Birthday Celebrated at Student Senate Meeting

By Tim Heiduk
January 28, 2015
Filed under Features, News

Five Dos Pueblos Trailblazers hold up their certificates. Bottom row (left to right): Kalina Burns and Isabella Darke. Top row (left to right): Wilson Geyling, Tim Heiduk and Ethan Brier. (photo / Trent Toyama) Dos Pueblos’ nine Trailblazer Award winners were announced at the Jan. 20 Studen...

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