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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...

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...

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