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Senior Opinion

By Natalie Moreno and Alexis Aguiniga
June 15, 2016
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... Read more »

Opinion: Social media break

Opinion: Social media break

By Alexis Aguiniga, Writer
May 3, 2016
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... Read more »

Opinion: College Tuition

Opinion: College Tuition

By Lorenz Chen, Writer
April 29, 2016
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... Read more »

Opinion: Super PACs

Opinion: Super PACs

By Lorenz Chen, Writer
March 16, 2016
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... Read more »

OPINION: Selfies

OPINION: Selfies

By Benji Hansen, Writer
March 11, 2016
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... Read more »

OPINION: Trans Kids Have Bladders Too

OPINION: Trans Kids Have Bladders Too

By Emma Lebell, Author
February 16, 2016
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... Read more »

Opinion: Death with Dignity

Opinion: Death with Dignity

By Madeleine Wester, Writer
November 16, 2015
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... Read more »

Ask A Senior: What advice do you have for the incoming freshmen?

Ask A Senior: What advice do you have for the incoming freshmen?

By Emma Lebell, Chris Gutierrez
October 13, 2015
Filed under Ask A Charger, Features

  Some incoming freshmen may find entering Dos Pueblos to be strange, confusing, or even a bit frightening. What with the strangeness of the students, the staff, and the bell schedule, it can be a lot to take in. Thankfully, they aren’t alone. Seniors, the seasoned warriors of accademia, ar... Read more »

Opinion: We need to do something about the trash around our school

Opinion: We need to do something about the trash around our school

By Mackenzie Austin
June 5, 2015
Filed under Opinion

As I walk down the hallway, I step on someone’s lunch bag and in the background I hear birds fighting over somebody’s lunch they left on the ground. I look around and I see lunch trays on the ground and food tossed on the floor. There is trash all around the school. I see it scattered on the gro... Read more »

Opinion: Finals aren’t an accurate reflection of students’ knowledge

Opinion: Finals aren’t an accurate reflection of students’ knowledge

By Mackenzie Austin
June 3, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Finals week at the end of the school year is a very stressful moment in the school year. At the end of the school year, most students are already stressing about getting their grades up and turning in work and projects for their classes. During this already stressful time, most classes have a big final e... Read more »

Opinion: Reschedule Local High School Graduations

Opinion: Reschedule Local High School Graduations

By Tim Heiduk
June 3, 2015
Filed under Features, Opinion

Graduation is right around the corner. It’s a time for seniors and their families to celebrate the beginning of a new chapter in life. But how would you feel if you couldn’t celebrate a loved one’s high school graduation? This is the case for my family and me come Wednesday, June 10. ... Read more »

Opinion: The dress code should not limit students just because they could be a ‘distraction’

Opinion: The dress code should not limit students just because they could be a ‘distraction’

By Mackenzie Austin
May 27, 2015
Filed under Opinion

The Santa Barbara Unified School District has a very strong dress code, which doesn’t seem strictly enforced here at Dos Pueblos – and this is a good thing. DP is a good model for how the dress code should be enforced. We here at DP wear crop tops, shorts that are shorter than our fingertip... Read more »

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