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Woodshop Classes Embark on House-building Project “Tiny”

Woodshop Classes Embark on House-building Project “Tiny”

By Alex Lam

December 10, 2014


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A woodshop student near one of the scale models of "Tiny" (Photo | Alex Lam) Chris Mollkoy’s woodshop classes received funding to construct a full-scale wooden house from the nonprofit organization TradArt in early November. The house, nicknamed “Tiny,” will be built on a trailer and...

Video: Mason, DP Teacher, Wins Distinguished Mentor Award

Video: Mason, DP Teacher, Wins Distinguished Mentor Award

By Grace Salsido

December 9, 2014


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Mason, third from right, at the event (Photo courtesy of Mason) Margaret Mason, an English teacher at DP, was nominated for and won the Distinguished Mentor Award provided by Santa Barbara County Education Office. “Maggie Mason has served not only as an outstanding instructor in her own...

New Locker Rooms Bring Changes in Physical Education Classes

New Locker Rooms Bring Changes in Physical Education Classes

By Jean-Michel Ricard

December 8, 2014


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DP lockers during construction (photo/Aimee Argenbright) After roughly six months of construction, the Dos Pueblos locker rooms are ready for use. Students can now safely store their belongings in brand new lockers, use new showers and will have to start changing once again. As a result, all o...

DP Students Donate Blood to Save Lives

By Nicholas Cleland

November 21, 2014


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On Nov. 6, United Blood Services visited Dos Pueblos High School for the school’s winter blood drive and collected upwards of 125 units of blood. Students signed up for an appointment time on the United Blood Services website through a link on EDU 2.0, the school’s online information network and grade...

Student Senate Debates Feasibility of Campus Renovation Plans

Student Senate Debates Feasibility of Campus Renovation Plans

By Tim Heiduk

November 18, 2014


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(Photo / Maddy Buie) The Dos Pueblos student senate met during fourth period on Monday, Nov. 3 to discuss important campus news and issues. The topic generating the most conversation was a proposed renovation of the Dos Pueblos campus, tentatively scheduled to become a reality a couple of decad...

DP Students Think Pink

DP Students Think Pink

By Olivia DuPen

November 17, 2014


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Cards from the card-signing effort (Photo | Elisian Ly) During the month of October, seniors Bella Darke and Veronika Gulvin, Social Awareness Commissioners, hosted a month-long card-signing event in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. “I’m involved in a lot of charities around Santa Bar...

DP Mock Trial Wins First Place at The Beach Ball Classic Tournament

DP Mock Trial Wins First Place at The Beach Ball Classic Tournament

By Natalie Moreno

November 17, 2014


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Dos Pueblos Mock Trial Team Dos Pueblos’ varsity Mock Trial team scored a first-place victory at the inaugural Orange County Beach Ball Classic Tournament. DP competed against California’s top Mock Trial teams and successfully came out on top. Justin Bernstein, the president of the ...

Recognizing DP’s National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Recognizing DP’s National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

By Alex Lam

November 14, 2014


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Nine of the 10 National Merit Program semifinalists in the Santa Barbara Unified School District are Dos Pueblos students. Michael Aling, Ameet Braganza, Adam Dai, Caroline Gay, Quinn Hensley, Jason Mally, Mark Raphael, Brian Su and Andrew Yang became semifinalists and had the opportunity to apply to...

MyVote Student Mock Election Results

By Spencer Mullanix

November 3, 2014


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Last Tuesday the school took part in a mock election that allowed Dos Pueblos students to voice their opinion on the issues that will appear on the actual ballot on the fourth. It took place in front of the library, with AP government teacher Wes Ratelle running the voting booths along with student ...

Capps & Mitchum: What They Stand For, Why You Should Care

Capps & Mitchum: What They Stand For, Why You Should Care

By Michael Aling

November 2, 2014


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Both Rep. Lois Capps and her opponent Chris Mitchum visited the Dos Pueblos EPAC to speak to government and economics classes about their platforms and about ways for students to volunteer for their campaigns. Following their visits in early October (Capps on Oct. 3 and Mitchum on Oct. 7), both ca...

Little Theater Renovation to Engineering Design Lab Complete

Little Theater Renovation to Engineering Design Lab Complete

By Franklin Leung

October 27, 2014


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The new Engineering Design Lab in P-1 opened its doors on Oct. 1, signaling the completion of the Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy’s expansion to over 400 students. Formerly the Little Theater, P-1 has been transformed into additional space for engineering design and manufacturing, primarily for the...

Online Chinese Now Recognized by UCs

Online Chinese Now Recognized by UCs

By Alex Lam

October 22, 2014


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A screenshot from proxlearn.com This year, Dos Pueblos’ online Chinese class will count as an A-G approved course. Last year, a mishap caused participating students to miss out on the credit they were promised. “The company that we contracted with (mylanguage360) had been approved, and had g...

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