Dos Pueblos High School's Student Newspaper

The Charger Account

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...

DP Theater Company Awarded Numerous Honors

DP Theater Company Awarded Numerous Honors

By Michael Aling
January 16, 2015
Filed under News

On Jan. 15, the Dos Pueblos Theatre Company took seven honors - including Theatre Company of the Year - in the Santa Barbara section of BroadwayWorld.com awards. The DPTC was in competition with educational theater programs at Westmont College and Santa Barbara City College, as well as the independent groups Ensemble Theatre Comp...

DP Students Partake in Hour of Code

DP Students Partake in Hour of Code

By Matthew Schmidt
January 9, 2015
Filed under Events, News

Have you ever wanted to learn how to program computers? Many Dos Pueblos students recently had the opportunity to do just that by participating the the Hour of Code event that took place Dec. 9. Students were taught the basic concepts of computer programming through a series of web-based games...

Dos Pueblos hosts Noche al Colegio

Dos Pueblos hosts Noche al Colegio

By Damara Lopez-Nelson
December 16, 2014
Filed under Media Gallery, News, Photos

[slideshow_deploy id='27054'] The school had its first ever College Night in Spanish, Noche al Colegio, on Oct. 14. Spanish-speaking families gathered in the EPAC to listen to college and scholarship representatives. Noche al Colegio brought together roughly 125 parents, students and teachers to educa...

DPEA Students Program MappApp in 54-hour Google Competition

DPEA Students Program MappApp in 54-hour Google Competition

By Matthew Schmidt
December 15, 2014
Filed under Events, Features, News

Image courtesy of MappApp Five students from the Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy participated in a 54-hour-straight competition to design, prototype and pitch an original app to a panel of judges that included Mayor Helene Schneider in the Google-sponsored Santa Barbara Weekend on Nov. 14. The pr...

Woodshop Classes Embark on House-building Project “Tiny”

Woodshop Classes Embark on House-building Project “Tiny”

By Alex Lam
December 10, 2014
Filed under News

A woodshop student near one of the scale models of "Tiny" (Photo | Alex Lam) Chris Mollkoy’s woodshop classes received funding to construct a full-scale wooden house from the nonprofit organization TradArt in early November. The house, nicknamed “Tiny,” will be built on a trailer and...

Video: Mason, DP Teacher, Wins Distinguished Mentor Award

Video: Mason, DP Teacher, Wins Distinguished Mentor Award

By Grace Salsido
December 9, 2014
Filed under Features, News

Mason, third from right, at the event (Photo courtesy of Mason) Margaret Mason, an English teacher at DP, was nominated for and won the Distinguished Mentor Award provided by Santa Barbara County Education Office. “Maggie Mason has served not only as an outstanding instructor in her own...

New Locker Rooms Bring Changes in Physical Education Classes

New Locker Rooms Bring Changes in Physical Education Classes

By Jean-Michel Ricard
December 8, 2014
Filed under Features, News

DP lockers during construction (photo/Aimee Argenbright) After roughly six months of construction, the Dos Pueblos locker rooms are ready for use. Students can now safely store their belongings in brand new lockers, use new showers and will have to start changing once again. As a result, all o...

DP Students Donate Blood to Save Lives

By Nicholas Cleland
November 21, 2014
Filed under Events, News

On Nov. 6, United Blood Services visited Dos Pueblos High School for the school’s winter blood drive and collected upwards of 125 units of blood. Students signed up for an appointment time on the United Blood Services website through a link on EDU 2.0, the school’s online information network and grade...

Student Senate Debates Feasibility of Campus Renovation Plans

Student Senate Debates Feasibility of Campus Renovation Plans

By Tim Heiduk
November 18, 2014
Filed under Features, News

(Photo / Maddy Buie) The Dos Pueblos student senate met during fourth period on Monday, Nov. 3 to discuss important campus news and issues. The topic generating the most conversation was a proposed renovation of the Dos Pueblos campus, tentatively scheduled to become a reality a couple of decad...

Dos Pueblos High School's Student Newspaper
News