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DP Smarter Balanced Scores Better Than Most

DP Smarter Balanced Scores Better Than Most

By Roshan Naik and Wyatt Taylor

September 22, 2015


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  The results of the new common core test are in, and last year’s Dos Pueblos High School juniors scored 16 percent higher in English than the state average and 19 percent higher in math.   The adaptive online test, created by Smarter Balanced, requires students to type in short ...

DP’s helmet car stolen, recovered with damage

DP’s helmet car stolen, recovered with damage

By Olivia Jewell

September 18, 2015


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Dos Pueblos High School’s famous “Amy” helmet car was stolen on Wednesday, and recovered in the early morning hours at San Marcos High School.   The car had been hotwired and was found with a damaged front hood. The knob on the stick shift was missing, as was the ashtray, and t...

2015 Econ Fair

2015 Econ Fair

By Eloi Gonzalez

June 2, 2015


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[slideshow_deploy id='28694'] As seniors approach the end of the semester, they are given an extra credit option (or assignment, depending on the class) to set up stands and sell items or services of their choice. Several times the annual econ fair has almost been shut down because of the legal difficulties...

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – DP Teams Dominate SB in Local Game Tournament

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – DP Teams Dominate SB in Local Game Tournament

By Alex Lam

June 1, 2015


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In the first tournament of its kind between the two schools, Dos Pueblos’ senior team and freshman team both won against Santa Barbara High School’s Dons Net Gaming in a competitive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive local area network tournament that took place at SB on May 16. Senior team Pokemon T...

Virtual Enterprise Attains Gold in New York Trade Show

Virtual Enterprise Attains Gold in New York Trade Show

By Alex Lam

May 22, 2015


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Hovertech’s students presented a prototype hoverboard in the New York trade show for their DP Virtual Enterprise company, in a competition which ran from April 13-15 in New York City. Their company received a gold plaque for their booth design, which commended them on their excellence of the pr...

Later Starts and Extra Minutes Adjust Next Year’s Bell Schedule

Later Starts and Extra Minutes Adjust Next Year’s Bell Schedule

By Natalie Moreno

May 20, 2015


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A new bell schedule was approved Thursday, May 7 by Dos Pueblos staff and administration for the 2015-2016 school year. The newest schedule will have late-start days begin at 8:55 a.m. and all days of the week end at 3 p.m. Last year, DP approved the 2014-2015 partial block schedule that star...

Students take 846 AP exams in total

Students take 846 AP exams in total

By Eloi Gonzalez

May 13, 2015


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For the first two weeks of May, students have been lining up in the cafeteria and rooms H11 and H30. With stress on their minds and cold sweats on their palms, they have been preparing for the Advanced Placement exams. A total of 846 AP exams are being given this year, for which 534 students ...

Hoping for Total Renovation at Dos Pueblos

Hoping for Total Renovation at Dos Pueblos

By Alexandra Gonzalez-Edgar

April 29, 2015


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The Santa Barbara Unified School District is hoping to one day tear down and rebuild almost the entire Dos Pueblos campus, including moving the Greek Theater across campus, adding two-story buildings and a new cafeteria, should the funds become available. “It’s going to be about a couple h...

New Bell Schedule Voted to Continue Next Year

New Bell Schedule Voted to Continue Next Year

By Natalie Moreno

April 28, 2015


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At last month’s staff meeting, Dos Pueblos’ staff voted in favor of continuing the new bell schedule for the 2015-2016 school year despite the fact that the D and F rate rose under the new system. The main incentive for DP’s new bell schedule was to improve the D and F numbers nearly one third of all DP stude...

[Updated] Student Names Also Mentioned in Threatening Emails

[Updated] Student Names Also Mentioned in Threatening Emails

By Elisian Ly

April 22, 2015


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[Updated] Breaking News: DP Student Arrested For Email Threats

[Updated] Breaking News: DP Student Arrested For Email Threats

By Michael Aling and Elisian Ly

April 17, 2015


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  [UPDATE: April 22, 2015] It has been confirmed that student names were included in a threatening email sent to a Dos Pueblos teacher and administrator which resulted in the arrest of a 15-year-old freshman boy on campus Friday. Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Kelly Hoove...

DP Unable to Reduce Water Usage by 20 Percent

DP Unable to Reduce Water Usage by 20 Percent

By Grace Salsido

April 14, 2015


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California Governor Jerry Brown handed Californians a mandate this week to cut water usage by 25 percent. However, Dos Pueblos High School  and other district schools were unable to meet last year’s Santa Barbara County mandate for citizens to reduce their water usage by 20 percent, prompting ...

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