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Incriminating Ink Celebrates 15 Years

Incriminating Ink Celebrates 15 Years

June 6, 2017

  Dunbar's literary magazine, Incriminating Ink, is a collection of poems, illustrations, short stories and photographs created by  students. Every year, the compilation is published under the instruction of Mr. Gary Egan and Mrs. Tara Wilkinson, who both teach creative writing. While creative writing students are required to submit to the magazine, any Dunbar student is allowed to share t...

Dunbar Student Speaks At National Gun Violence Awareness Day 2017

Dunbar Student Speaks At National Gun Violence Awareness Day 2017

June 3, 2017

June 2 marked National Gun Violence Awareness day. National landmarks such as the Empire State Building and Niagara Falls, as well as the Double Helix in the Lexington Public Library parking garage, and fountains in Triangle Park, were lit orange in support of the “Wear Orange” campaign. This year is the first observation in Lexington in conjunction with members from the national advocacy g...

Class of 2017 Graduation Gallery

Class of 2017 Graduation Gallery

May 26, 2017

The commencement ceremony for Dunbar's graduating class of 2017 was held on May 24 at Rupp Arena.

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Our Favorite High School Memories

May 19, 2017

With graduation just around the corner, many seniors recalled some of their favorite memories they had while attending Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. Many of these memories took place in classrooms. "My favorite memory was when my AP Environmental Science teacher, Mr. Matt Turner, brought a turtle to class and let us all pet it," said senior Arunmani Phravorachith. "This one time I made ...

A Non-Traditional Path

May 18, 2017

Many of Dunbar’s seniors are looking forward to starting college in the fall, but some seniors will be pursuing a different path such as taking a gap year, working, or pursuing new challenges and interests. Senior Mackenzie Clay will be attending the Air Force Academy in Colorado this fall. “I have always had a passion for service, and my family has a military background so I wanted to ...

Dunbar Student Travels to Frankfort and D.C.for Kentucky Animal Rights

Dunbar Student Travels to Frankfort and D.C.for Kentucky Animal Rights

May 18, 2017

Dunbar junior Kailey Boyles recently traveled to Frankfort, Kentucky, to discuss state legislature concerning animal welfare. Boyles’ in-depth research on animal rights began during her English class essay under the guidance of Mrs. Tara Wilkinson. Her research on the topic prompted her to write a letter to a representative of Kentucky government. She addressed the letter to Congressman Yarmut...

A Farewell to Room 203

A Farewell to Room 203

May 18, 2017

From the first freshmen on staff to co Editors-in-Chief, our memories here at Lamplighter are unimaginable. For our traditional EIC farewell article, we’ve decided to each write each write our own piece, and place them side-by-side, reminiscent of the inseparable relationship we have now. Even though yes, sometimes you may see us yelling at each other. It’s all in love. Enjoy, and it’s trul...