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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 ...

An Open Letter to DP’s Holden Caulfields

An Open Letter to DP’s Holden Caulfields

By Tamar Cohen, Staff Writer

March 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Dear Charger Friends, At this point in the year, many of you have recently read J.D. Salinger's Catcher In The Rye. For those of you who are freshmen, know that this journey of a novel is in your very near future. When I was a sophomore, Catcher was extremely polarizing – as I believe it still is. So...

The Lack of History in Our History Classes

The Lack of History in Our History Classes

By Penny Scott, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion

We learn so much in our history classes, yet we learn so little about certain aspects of the human race and diverse communities. For LGBTQ+ minorities that is especially the case. In history class, so much of what is taught disregards a shocking amount of history regarding gender and sexuality. Accord...

Revival: A Bad Album in Good Packaging

Revival: A Bad Album in Good Packaging

By Matthew Sevilla, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018


Filed under A&E, Opinion

2017 was a big year for the rap genre. The genre—as with all genres—is experiencing a divide within its’ artists. The old school rappers of the ’90s have been, one-by-one, falling out of the public eye to make way for new branches of rap: “politically-conscious rap” and “pop-rap.” For p...

Shock Doctrine: A Sleight-of-Hand Trick with the Unreliable American Media

Shock Doctrine: A Sleight-of-Hand Trick with the Unreliable American Media

By Matthew Sevilla, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The Shock Doctrine. It is a name that few recognize, but countless lives have been unwittingly affected by. The concept was explored by Naomi Klein, a Canadian author and social activist in her book The Shock Doctrine: the Rise of Disaster Capitalism. The book identified the political prac...

Political Distraction is the Real Issue

Political Distraction is the Real Issue

By Gemma Sturgeon, Print and Design Editor

February 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Ask most teenagers what the latest law passed in the White House was. Then ask them what President Trump’s most recent tweet said, and expect to see the most concerning consequence of political distraction. In a world of complete reliance on different forms of media—from television to the Internet...

Local Democracy Depends on Voter Turnout

Local Democracy Depends on Voter Turnout

By Jaden Gill, Editor-in-Chief

December 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In current politics, teenagers and young adults are seen as the face of change, the progressive leaders that will fight for equality and justice, so why is it that we have one of the lowest voter turnout rates of all the demographics? With classes, jobs, and extracurricular activities, high school ...

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