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SAT/ACT Scores: Are They Worth The Stress?

SAT/ACT Scores: Are They Worth The Stress?

By Gemma Sturgeon, Managing Editor
March 24
Filed under Opinion

After high school juniors frantically google another SAT prep test, they sit in front of the screen only to feel defeat as they unsuccessfully jog their memory in hopes of remembering the volume formula, while questioning is this all worth it? High schoolers endure many hours of stress, which should not be ...

Letter to the Editor

By Jenny Jang
March 17
Filed under Opinion

A Lesson in Water from my Alma Mater If you asked me if I cared about the environment at the beginning of 2015, I would have given you a half-hearted shrug. I liked getting together a group of friends for a beach clean-up every now and then and I loved occasionally hiking up the scenic path to Ins...

Spam Accounts Express User’s True Selves

By Austin Hardy, Staff Writer
February 24
Filed under Opinion

Spam accounts are wildly popular among adolescents in the 21st century. Many high schoolers love the idea of a private Instagram account where they can share their realities without unwanted parental supervision, peer judgement, or the eyes of potential employers. Spam accounts allow teenagers to express th...

Spam Accounts Promote Unhealthy Behavior in Teens

By Matthew Carlson, Staff Writer
February 24
Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Spam accounts are exploding on social media networks, specifically Instagram. Teens create spam accounts to post content that would not go on their main account.

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Are Spam Accounts Worth the Risk?

Are Spam Accounts Worth the Risk?

February 24
Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Two Charger Account staff writers consider the positives and negatives of the rising trend in Instagram use, spam accounts.

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...

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