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High School Lowdown

Avery Hardy is a 15-year-old sophomore at Dos Pueblos High School. In her painfully limited free time she enjoys yoga, sleeping, and witty banter. Extracurriculars include classical piano, fencing lessons, teaching music at Girls, Inc., and interning at the Indy. After graduating from the International Baccalaureate program at Dos Pueblos, Avery looks forward to majoring in journalism (with a humanitarian emphasis) and living in India or England. She claims to have a positive gift for yelling at the news anchors on television, and is a rabid fan of Wes Anderson movies.

Adventurers Anonymous

Every time I post some one-sentence tidbit that encapsulates how I’m feeling, I get a rush. Read story.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

How to Start Your Summer Adventuring Right

Ahh, sweet summer! The AP tests are vanquished, the finals are conquered, and the golden sun is shining on the wan complexion of every student who’s been locked inside studying for the last several weeks. Read story.

Friday, June 3, 2011

A Teen Drinking Primer

High School Lowdown on St. Patty’s Day and why your kid isn’t drinking O’Doul’s. Read story.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

High Schoolers Bitten by Permaculture Bug

While it’s not too uncommon to see a Santa Barbara teen working the earth to produce some delicious organic veggies, it’s not so often you see one tilling the entire backyard into an oasis of eco-friendliness. Read story.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Sixteen and Pregnant, Santa Barbara Style

This isn’t a Bristol Palin-style story of a teen martyr who moralizes to other teens about the virtues and joys of abstinence. Read story.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Adderall Electric

"She has a really stressful home life—it’s high demand for high grades. She has to do well in class." Read story.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

High School Partying in Isla Vista

Well, Milton doesn’t party in Isla Vista anymore. Sophomore year was the first time the Dos Pueblos student—now a senior—ventured across the backlands of Goleta and into the college-student ghetto. Read story.

Friday, December 3, 2010
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