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War: The Most Harmonious Kind

War: The Most Harmonious Kind

By Emily Kuhn, Staff Writer

June 5, 2018


Filed under A&E, Opinion

On Saturday, May 27, the band War visited the Santa Barbara Bowl and proved that after almost fifty years of playing together, they can still fill seats and bring a crowd to their feet. The band has a diverse sound with elements of rock, funk, jazz, Latin, rhythm and blues, and reggae. The group got t...

An Open Letter To The Charger Account

By Jaden Gill, Editor-in-Chief

June 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

As the year concludes and many graduate Dos Pueblos, The Charger Account’s team of editors reflect on our years spent reporting, covering, and writing articles we are proud of. We are immensely grateful for our team of staff writers, our advisor Mrs. Dwyer, and the opportunity to share the stories we felt ne...

Is Prom Worth the Hype?

Is Prom Worth the Hype?

May 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Portugal. The Man Rocks the Santa Barbara Bowl

Portugal. The Man Rocks the Santa Barbara Bowl

By Emily Kuhn, Staff Writer

May 2, 2018


Filed under A&E, Opinion

On Saturday, April 21, Portugal. The Man rocked the Santa Barbara Bowl. The indie-pop/psychedelic rock band from Wasilla, Alaska announced at the beginning of the concert that they had just returned from playing at Coachella and that they were excited to play at the Santa Barbara Bowl again, this t...

KOD Exhibits Music without a Voice

KOD Exhibits Music without a Voice

By Matthew Sevilla, Staff Writer

May 1, 2018


Filed under A&E, Opinion

K.O.D. or within the context of the album—which fittingly released on April 20 or 4/20—“Killer of Demons,” “King of Dreamville,” “Kidz on Drugs.” One of the most striking aspects of the album is the cover art: a painting of artist J. Cole wearing a golden crown and a huge velvet cloak....

End the Stigma Around Weight

End the Stigma Around Weight

By Gemma Sturgeon, Print and Design Editor

April 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion

We live in a world that claims obesity is one of the biggest issues, but fails to consider that the stigma around weight and obesity is just as detrimental. According to Teaching Tolerance, fat stigma is driven by a society that equates size and health and uses size to define an individual’s self-control and worth. There are many fac...

A Dream Come True; Haim Plays at the Santa Barbara Bowl

A Dream Come True; Haim Plays at the Santa Barbara Bowl

By Maya Al Sabeh, News Editor

April 20, 2018


Filed under A&E, Opinion

The power trio that is Haim took on the Santa Barbara Bowl on April 7, blessing the audience with their energetic wave of electronic, 80’s inspired rock music. Siblings Este Haim, Danielle Haim, and Alana Haim, currently on their U.S. tour of Sister, Sister, Sister stopped by Santa Barbara a...

Love, Simon Breaks Ground by Simply Existing

Love, Simon Breaks Ground by Simply Existing

By Jaden Gill, Editor-in-Chief

April 17, 2018


Filed under A&E, Opinion

While Love, Simon came across as a typical romantic comedy featuring a group of high school friends and their achingly relatable endeavors, the simplicity of this film is what will lead it to make history. Directed by Greg Berlanti, the storyline follows Simon Spier, played by Nick Robinson, as he ...

Homesick for Another World Demands Empathy and Compassion

Homesick for Another World Demands Empathy and Compassion

By Molly Sipes, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Reviews

(Disclaimer: This book contains mature content.) A teacher, a dermatologist, an aspiring actor, a raging alcoholic, a resentful widow, and a narcissistic slob. These are just a handful of the colorful characters that live between the pages of Ottessa Moshfegh’s compilation of short stories, Homesi...

5 things worth learning from Every 15 Minutes

5 things worth learning from Every 15 Minutes

By Maya Al Sabeh, News Editor

April 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The Every 15 Minutes Program left students at Dos Pueblos High School in shock as the surprise simulation was a heartbreaking sight. The simulation, which took place on March 6 at the DP campus loop, was stunted to represent the detrimental effects that drunk driving ensues. In the EPAC, a follow-up assemb...

The Year of #TimesUp Saw Very Few Female Grammy Wins

The Year of #TimesUp Saw Very Few Female Grammy Wins

By Gemma Sturgeon, Print and Design Editor

March 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Among the many female performances representing the #metoo movement, a surprisingly low number of female artists actually took home awards at the 2018 Grammys on Jan. 28. As many know, Ed Sheeran won the award for Best Pop Solo Performance, over Kelly Clarkson, Kesha, Lady Gaga, and P!nk, to which...

No To Target

No To Target

By Tamar Cohen, Staff Writer

March 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

It is nothing personal–it's societal. Our obsession with having everything we need (or want), all in one place, is exemplified by corporate giants like Target. But we lose something valuable when we are able to find everything in one sterile, standardized department store. We lose the interaction ...

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