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IB vs. AAPLE

IB vs. AAPLE

April 15, 2013
Filed under Guest Opinion, Opinion

By Caroline Burt | Guest Opinion April 15, 2013 I have spent the last two years in a long term relationship with Dos Pueblos’ International Baccalaureate Program (IB). IB and I often disagree over what time I should go to bed and how often I get to see my friends, but in the end, I am always ap... Read more »

With pride, I call myself a band geek

With pride, I call myself a band geek

By Kierstin Brown
January 15, 2013
Filed under Features, Guest Opinion, Media Gallery, Opinion, Photos

[flagallery gid=37 name=Gallery w=100% h=650] Story by Eileen Saltman | Guest Opinion Photos by Kierstin Brown | Media Editor January 15, 2013 With pride, I call myself a band geek. When I first joined marching band in ninth grade, I intended to do it for a year or two. For a variety of reasons, I didn’t wan... Read more »

Guest Opinion: The purpose of taking the PSAT

October 25, 2012
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By Melisa Perez | Guest Opinion October 25, 2012 After reading Caleb Hawkin’s article, I felt as his guidance counselor it was my responsibility to shed a little light on the purpose and meaning of taking the PSAT. Now with respect to his witty and funny article (I must admit, I laughed o... Read more »

Guest Opinion: Changing demographics among college students

October 14, 2012
Filed under College Admissions, Features, Guest Opinion, Opinion

By Rachel Higgins |Guest Opinion September 14, 2012 [A note from the editor: Rachel Higgins writes for an online education website that is focused on providing information to current and prospective students looking to take some classes online. In her article, she discusses a topic familiar to many read... Read more »

The benefits of sports for girls

The benefits of sports for girls

September 12, 2012
Filed under Guest Opinion, Opinion, Sports

By Brandy Martin | Guest Opinion | September, 2012 When I was a kid, recess was a bit polarizing for girls. You could play kickball or soccer with the boys, or you could play with other girls on the playground. For a few years, it seemed like all of the cool kids would play sports. But as we g... Read more »

DP: from “Hippy High” to academic and athletic success

DP: from “Hippy High” to academic and athletic success

August 29, 2012
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By Todd Borden | Guest Opinion | August  29, 2012 The beginning of the 2012-2013 school year has a sad feel for me. And it's not just because our school is expected to raise student achievement with fewer days of instruction than we've had for the past 50 years. This year marks the first year ... Read more »

SOPA: right problem, wrong solution

SOPA: right problem, wrong solution

January 31, 2012
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Spencer Shulem | Guest Opinion | January 31, 2012 Picture, for a moment, a 12 year old kid stealing a candy bar - something worth just 99 cents. This, of course, is considered a petty crime, not a large scale felony. Now, imagine that, upon being caught, this kid is apprehended, hauled awa... Read more »

Guest Opinion: Khan Academy is a game changer for education

December 7, 2011
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By Todd Borden | Guest Opinion | December 7, 2011 I have seen the future of education, and it doesn’t involve schools or teachers; it’s the Khan Academy. If you haven’t seen the Khan Academy yet, you would be well advised to check it out; it is an absolute game changer because it allows studen... Read more »

The advantages of a liberal arts college in a research university

The advantages of a liberal arts college in a research university

November 9, 2011
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By David Marshall | Guest Opinion | November 9, 2011 As Executive Dean of the College of Letters and Science—the college that teaches 94% of the undergraduates at UC Santa Barbara—I often talk to prospective students and parents about the advantages of studying in a liberal arts college in a great ... Read more »

Seniors, choose your college wisely

Seniors, choose your college wisely

November 7, 2011
Filed under College Admissions, Guest Opinion, Opinion

By Todd Borden | Guest Opinion | November 7, 2011 Ah, November. Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, the best weather of the year in Santa Barbara. But November is the cruelest month for seniors because it brings college applications. I have two daughters, ages 9 and 7 and we already talk about where they are going to college. Well, ... Read more »

And they [were] all yellow

And they [were] all yellow

August 22, 2011
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Todd Borden | Guest opinion | August 22, 2011 Look at the stars, look how they shine for you, and they [were] all yellow I remember my first DP football game in 1975; I was awed by the team as they ran out onto the field in their navy blue jerseys and yellow helmets. Earlier, I remember watching ... Read more »

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