The Charger Account

The Charger Account is the completely online, student-run newspaper of Dos Pueblos High School in Goleta, California.

The Charger Account publishes original content–media galleries, breaking stories, sports coverage, features, high-quality photos–produced by students who are part of an ongoing effort to bring the freshest news to our community.

The Charger Account made the transition to an online model in 2011 after partnering with Santa Barbara’s premier online news source, Noozhawk.

Please email questions, comments, and concerns to Elisian Ly (ely16@dpnews.org), Olivia DuPen (odupen16@dpnews.org), and LenLen Pinaoan (lpinaoan16@dpnews.org). To contact the journalism class adviser, email ksavio@dphs.org.

Mission Statement

Our mission as a student-run, online-only publication is to provide the Dos Pueblos community with quality, diverse, accurate, responsible, thought-provoking and authentic journalism designed to keep readers informed in a timely manner.

Editorial Policy

The Charger Account is an open public forum that invites comments and Letters to the Editor, which should be 400 words or fewer and must include the writer’s name and a method of verification. All submissions from readers are subject to laws governing obscenity, libel, privacy and disruption of the school process. Letters may be edited for length. Opinion pieces, including columns, reflect the opinions of individual writers, while unsigned editorials reflect the majority opinion of the three-member Editorial Board, not the school, the school district or any other employee. The Editorial Board, made up of three student editors, makes final decisions on content. One faculty adviser provides guidance and feedback.

Corrections Policy

One main goal of the publication is to have no errors; however, should errors occur, the staff will run corrections as soon as possible.

Comment Policy

Comments on articles are moderated and those determined by editors to be crude, overly mean-spirited or that serve primarily as personal attacks will be deleted. Comments advertising products and comments that are overly vague or bear little relevance to the article or conversation will also be discarded as spam.

Obituary Policy

We will treat all deaths at the school with dignity and sensitivity. Deaths of current students, faculty, staff or administration that occur during the school year will be covered with an obituary in a timely manner. More coverage may be provided at the discretion of the Charger Account staff. Deaths that occur during the summer will be covered at the start of the following school year. Deaths of former students, faculty, staff or administration will be covered at the discretion of the staff. Obituaries will typically be about 450 words. Families may be asked to provide photographs.