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The Unknown Story Behind Purim

The Unknown Story Behind Purim

By Talia Gerstenfeld, Staff Writer

May 23, 2018


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Few have ever heard of Purim and even less know the story behind it. Purim is, in fact, a Jewish holiday that celebrates the defeat of Haman two thousand years ago, a man who planned a scheme to kill all the Jews. It sounds like an interesting story, but according to Naomi Ellis, a freshman at Sant...

Santa Barbara Strong: A Student-Driven Benefit Concert

Santa Barbara Strong: A Student-Driven Benefit Concert

By Emily Kuhn, Staff Writer

April 17, 2018


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In the wake of the devastating Thomas Fire and Montecito Floods in December and January, Dos Pueblos junior Nolan Montgomery knew he had to take action to help rebuild the community.  The shock of the events inspired Montgomery to spearhead an unprecedented student-driven Santa Barbara Benefit Concert. ...

DP Students on Conscious Consumerism

DP Students on Conscious Consumerism

By Emily Kuhn, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018


Filed under Features

  Each person has the ability to make an impact in the fight against big environmental issues such as climate change by simply paying attention to the items you purchase and use. Humans are currently overexploiting the earth's natural resources and pushing the limits of the planet's abili...

Mending the Gap of Achievement

Mending the Gap of Achievement

By Maya Al Sabeh, News Editor

March 6, 2018


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Senior Ada Higuera, clicked submit as her final college application was sent out, “That’s one less application to worry about and now we’re moving on to the next,” Higuera said, sighing at the relief of another ‘Thank you for applying!’ notification. For Higuera, submitting her college applicat...

The World Underneath Our Feet

The World Underneath Our Feet

By Matthew Sevilla, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018


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I jumped down into the tunnel on a Saturday afternoon, following the figure in front of me as he led me into the darkness in hushed tones. We hunched down and delved further and further into the damp water tunnel until we came across an empty patch of wall. I took out my camera expecting to see a fini...

The Seminar Secret Menu

The Seminar Secret Menu

By Sam Haj, Staff Writer

January 12, 2018


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Ever since Dos Pueblos High School first implemented seminar in 2014, a majority of students and staff alike have enjoyed the extra time it provides to catch up or get a head start on their work. For those 40 minutes each Wednesday and Thursday, students use their seminar for a variety of purposes—fro...

Two Thousand Students, Two Parking Lot Exits

Two Thousand Students, Two Parking Lot Exits

By Jaden Gill, Editor-in-Chief

January 12, 2018


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1,000 upperclassmen, hundreds of parents, and two parking lot exits, or what most students consider the source of mass traffic jams each day after the Dos Pueblos High School dismissal bell sounds. As the horns begin to honk, students start their engines in a race to join the line of waiting car...

Behind The Sequins, The Waving Flag of Color Guard

Behind The Sequins, The Waving Flag of Color Guard

By Susanna Sinclair, Web Editor

October 24, 2017


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The Dos Pueblos High School Color Guard enters another season full of costumes, routines, practices, and props, as they prepare for upcoming competitions. For a successful year to take place, an enthusiastic group of committed athletes is key. DP senior and Color Guard member Valerie Moua, alongside her tea...

A Sticky Start to Self Discovery and A Sense of Civic Duty

A Sticky Start to Self Discovery and A Sense of Civic Duty

By Maya Al Sabeh, News Editor

October 24, 2017


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The Academy, established at Dos Pueblos High School in 2008, is a three-year program which supports students struggling academically and emotionally through personalized attention and encouragement from the community. DP’s Academy program commenced this school year by completing a creative tape art p...

DP Honors the Memory of September 11th, Then and Now

DP Honors the Memory of September 11th, Then and Now

By Susanna Sinclair, Web Editor

October 12, 2017


Filed under Features

There was light rain falling in the distance on September 11th, 2017, as Dos Pueblos High School students gathered at 6 am to set up 2,997 American flags in remembrance of the lives that were lost in the terrorist attacks in New York City on September 11th, 2001. DP staff and students together donated time ...

Healthy Standards Rolled Back, DP Cafeteria Chugs Forward

Healthy Standards Rolled Back, DP Cafeteria Chugs Forward

By Jean-Michel Ricard, News Editor

June 5, 2017


Filed under Features, Uncategorized

For many, the prospect of healthy, balanced school lunches is a prospect of horror as images of gooey, flavorless, and untouchable “whole foods” and veggies are brought to mind. Among these individuals, evidently, was Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, who on May 1st, 2017, rolled back the Heal...

The Senioritis Epidemic Reaches Another Generation of DP Seniors

The Senioritis Epidemic Reaches Another Generation of DP Seniors

By Jaden Gill, Managing Editor

May 19, 2017


Filed under Features

The health office phone rings again as another parent of a Dos Pueblos High School senior calls their child in sick, that is, if the student has not already turned eighteen and acquired the coveted privilege to sign themselves out of school. These absences are not the result of a common flu or cold...

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