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The “Improved” Seminar

The “Improved” Seminar

By Sam Walker, Staff Writer
February 13
Filed under Opinion

I furiously look through my social media, trying to get as much in before my teacher forces me to hand over my phone. Seminar at Dos Pueblos High School is meant to give students a designated time to make up work or get ahead in their classes. Although this sounds like a good concept, students at...

Disney Shatters Body Image Stereotypes with “Moana”

Disney Shatters Body Image Stereotypes with “Moana”

By Mia Capuno, Staff Writer
February 1
Filed under A&E, Opinion

Throughout the years, The Walt Disney Company has kept up their infamous, unrealistic portrayal of heroine princesses. Unlike the average young woman, their stereotypes consist of slender necks, defined waists, and small, dainty feet. However, the typical Disney depiction of the damsel in distress...

Recovery

Recovery

By Luis Cardenas, Staff Writer
December 13
Filed under Opinion

There is a feeling somewhere between anger and sorrow that leaves a person incapable of expression. Where all that can be done is stare blankly into a screen, until the tears are noticed. I was drifting in and out of consciousness and my computer had run out of battery hours ago, but it was still on ...

Inside the November 9th Walkout

Inside the November 9th Walkout

By Jean-Michel Ricard, News Editor
December 5
Filed under Opinion

At twelve o’clock sharp Dos Pueblos students rose from their desks and walked out their classroom doors. Small bands of friends merged into groups of dozens in the hallways, and groups soon blurred together to form a steady stream of protesters flowing into the buzzing crowd of hundreds on the DP mead...

Students Need More Sleep

Students Need More Sleep

By Susanna Sinclair, Editor-in-Chief
November 22
Filed under Opinion

In a world where there is so much focus on college applications, perfect grades, and extracurriculars, getting a good night’s rest can be put on the backburner. Priorities have been altered throughout a student’s educational career, and sleep is continually viewed as that one thing that someone ...

Senior Opinion

By Natalie Moreno and Alexis Aguiniga
June 15
Filed under Features, Opinion

Graduating high school sounds extremely surreal to me at the moment. I’m graduating in a matter of days, and it still hasn’t really hit me that these are my last days of high school. High school had its times of sheer triumph, but there were also moments of defeat. But you know what? Everything w...

Opinion: Social media break

Opinion: Social media break

By Alexis Aguiniga, Writer
May 3
Filed under Features, Opinion

Two weeks before spring break I went on a mission trip to the Sierra Madre Occidental range in the Mexican states of Durango, Zacatecas, Jalisco, and Nayarit to help out the indigenous communities of the Huichol for a little over a week. The situation I struggled with the most was being without any s...

Opinion: College Tuition

Opinion: College Tuition

By Lorenz Chen, Writer
April 29
Filed under Features, Opinion

As high school seniors are about to graduate and move on with their lives, colleges are on the minds of many students. Many factors influence a student’s choice on which college to attend: choosing a major, college rankings, and campus life. One of the most important factors, however, is the cos...

Opinion: Super PACs

Opinion: Super PACs

By Lorenz Chen, Writer
March 16
Filed under Opinion

The upcoming Presidential Election in November features a variety of nominees, from both sides of the aisle with varying agendas. Presidents and Congress are often associated with PAC money, but with the nation on the edge of an economic crisis and on the verge of war, vital decisions in the future s...

OPINION: Selfies

OPINION: Selfies

By Benji Hansen, Writer
March 11
Filed under Opinion

The selfie trend around the world has gone too far after an incident in Argentina where a baby dolphin was killed because tourists took the dolphin out of the water to take selfies with it. This tragedy occurred Feb. 19. Dozens of people crowded the dolphin taking pictures, and the dolphin ended up dying from dehydration. The dolphin w...

OPINION: Trans Kids Have Bladders Too

OPINION: Trans Kids Have Bladders Too

By Emma Lebell, Author
February 16
Filed under Features, Opinion

There is an entire demographic of students who do not feel comfortable, safe, or welcome at Dos Pueblos High School, and a lot of it has to do with bathroom availability on campus. From childhood on, most people teach and are taught that gender neatly falls in one of two categories—girl or boy—with...

Opinion: Death with Dignity

Opinion: Death with Dignity

By Madeleine Wester, Writer
November 16
Filed under Features, Opinion

Although death is inevitable, many people fear the fact that one day, they will die. Even though so many people fear death, there are often cases where a disease or disability causes a person’s death to be drawn out and increasingly painful. Sometimes people deal with such debilitating illnesses that t...

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