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In Defense of Prom

How to survive and enjoy Prom if you "aren't a prom guy"

Before I begin I want to make this clear: I’ve never been a big fan of prom. I don’t like dancing and it doesn’t like me, and frankly I think there are far better, cheaper, and comfortable ways of having fun and/or making a huge fool of myself. That being said, after finally being strong-armed... DP Media students inte...
Dp Media Joins Red Carpet Guests for the 2017 SBIFF

Watch DP Media students interview red carpet guests, such as Denzel Washington, from February's Santa Barbara International Film Festival!

During the first week of February, Dos Pueblos media was given the opportunity to interview red carpet guests attending the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Among these guests were up and coming directors, artists, and story tellers who have made their mark in the film world. Opening Night... about the damage caused by...
Mudslide at El Capitan Results in Rescue Mission

Read about the damage caused by Santa Barbara storms last month!

Heavy rain poured down on Santa Barbara County, causing a mudslide on the morning of January 20th. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department and the Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue Team were called in to rescue campers staying at El Capitan Canyon Campground. A combination of heavy rain and th... students prepare to...
Channelkeeper Student Art Show: Celebrating Water with Art

DP students prepare to compete in Santa Barbara's Channelkeeper Student Art Show

For the past several weeks Dos Pueblos High School senior Mariah Reeves has been racing against the clock to throw, shape, and glaze a nearly foot-long clay leopard shark around a pot. She wishes she had more time to have the shark go through the pot, but for now she says she just hopes it...

On Feb 2, DP students protested Trump's recent Immigration Ban and the construction of a wall along the border of Mexico...
Students Protest Trump’s Orders

On Feb 2, DP students protested Trump's recent Immigration Ban and the construction of a wall along the border of Mexico.

The rain in Santa Barbara did not prevent Dos Pueblos High School students from showing their compassion and support for those affected by President Trump’s recent executive orders. A student-led group gathered in the meadow to protest the travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries and the constr... couple months into 2017, how are y...
2017: The Start to Rewarding Resolutions

A couple months into 2017, how are you doing with your New Years Resolution?

At the stroke of midnight on New Year’s, many hopefuls embark on a new journey to reinvent themselves. Well, it has been over a month since New Year’s day and many people are making a change for the better. Unlike what most would expect, this change is focused on internal fine-tuning rather than tem..., students...
Santa Barbara Women’s March Inspires a New Generation of Women

Teachers, students participate in local Women's March

Six thousand plus people gathered in downtown Santa Barbara on Jan. 21, post-inauguration of President Trump, to march for the cause of women’s rights. Junior Sara Muir attended the Women’s March in Santa Barbara with her parents. “I thought it’d be nice to do something,” she said. “Considering the…“Planned Parenthood is so importa...
Planned Parenthood Defunding Prompts an Outcry

“Planned Parenthood is so important in that it gives options, it’s completely confidential and allows teens to feel safe and in control of their bodies,” said junior Bella Vigna.

Article by Jaden Gill

On January 23rd, President Trump signed an executive order restricting federal funds from aiding organizations that promote abortion, reiterating his “pro-life” stance. Among these programs is the nationally renowned Planned Parenthood, which has since pledged to continue advocating for affordable h...

Super Bowl Preview 2017

Brush up on your Super Bowl knowledge with Sports Columnist Jake Enrico.

Super Bowl LI has an offensive matchup that will leave the football world in awe. The New England Patriots face off against the Atlanta Falcons in Houston, Texas this year. Star quarterback for the Patriots, Tom Brady, is looking for his fifth Super Bowl ring, and this year would be a much different... DP...
Dos Pueblos High School’s Graduation Rate Far Surpasses California Average


Dos Pueblos High School’s graduation rate is higher than ever, and far surpassing the national average. From ‘Hippy High’ to being named ‘The School of the Future,’ this school has definitely seen a change in academic standards. An announcement from US News & Report claims that the graduation rate a... Alvarez: "For me, this protest meant uni...
DP Students Walk Out on Trump

Dennilson Alvarez: "For me, this protest meant unity: building community. It was pretty cool to see how people used their voice.”

Students of all backgrounds gathered in the meadow of Dos Pueblos High School Wednesday, November 9th, before marching to The University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) in response to Tuesday night’s presidential election. After around 600 DP students, escorted by faculty, walked out of class, r...

“Over the years people really connect to this place as more than just where they went to school," Assistant Principal Bi...
Dos Pueblos turns 50

“Over the years people really connect to this place as more than just where they went to school," Assistant Principal Bill Woodard said. "People got married because they met at DP or they were mentored by a teacher and went on to do great things.”

Dos Pueblos High School’s 50th anniversary is quickly approaching and DP is celebrating in a large way by dedicating a week of fun-filled events to the students and staff. Although students will not be able to attend events like the current and former staff/faculty reunion at Glen Annie and the Hall...

Timeline Photos

Timeline Photos

2016-2017 Charger Account staff hard at work during DP's Anniversary Week!

2016-2017 Charger Account staff hard at work during DP's Anniversary Week!

DP introduces gender-neutral bathrooms
DP introduces gender-neutral bathrooms

DP introduces gender-neutral bathrooms

On May 27, Dos Pueblos High School opened its first gender-neutral bathroom. The new bathroom was installed in what was the girl’s bathroom in the H-wing of campus, while the boy’s bathroom right...

Econ Fair no longer at DP
Econ Fair no longer at DP

Econ Fair no longer at DP

Econ Fair, the senior entrepreneurial activity that has been a tradition at Dos Pueblos High School for about 15 years, is no longer the capstone project of economics classes at DP. The school needs to comply with education codes that legally require students to be reimbursed for expenses incurred f...

Ins and Outs of Detention at DP
Ins and Outs of Detention at DP

Ins and Outs of Detention at DP

Thirty to 60 students get detention every two weeks. These students get detention for a wide range of things, from defiance to cheating. Any teacher can assign a student to lunch detention by replying...

Video: International Day 2016
Video: International Day 2016

Video: International Day 2016

A day at Dos Pueblos High School filled with good food and great music to support the school clubs on April 22nd. Filmed by: Larry Tang Edited by: Benji Hansen

Opinion: Social media break
Opinion: Social media break

Opinion: Social media break

Two weeks before spring break I went on a mission trip to the Sierra Madre Occidental range in the Mexican states of Durango, Zacatecas, Jalisco, and Nayarit to help out the indigenous communities of...

Opinion: College Tuition
Opinion: College Tuition

Opinion: College Tuition

As high school seniors are about to graduate and move on with their lives, colleges are on the minds of many students. Many factors influence a student’s choice on which college to attend: choosing...

DP students top the Architectural Design Competition
DP students top the Architectural Design Competition

DP students top the Architectural Design Competition

Three Dos Pueblos High School juniors—Allison Larinan, Rose Hillebrandt, and Annebel van der Meulen—received first, second, and third place, respectively, at the annual High School Architectural Design...



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