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  • Volleyball Sweeps Senior Night
  • Bulldogs Fall Short in District Championship
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A Closer Look at the Web Site Redesign

A Closer Look at the Web Site Redesign

Peyton Humphreys, Staff Reporter

October 20, 2017No Comments

Along with all other schools in the district, Dunbar’s school website has been updated...

Unfounded Violence Rumors Circulate Throughout Dunbar

Unfounded Violence Rumors Circulate Throughout Dunbar

Abby Hendren, Editor-in-Chief

October 20, 2017No Comments

Today at Dunbar, many students viewed tweets about potential violence at school....

Dunbar’s Gay-Straight Alliance Kicks off Ally Week

Dunbar’s Gay-Straight Alliance Kicks off Ally Week

Abby Wheatley, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2017No Comments

Ally Week is a national movement targeting students in grades K-12 that encourages stu...

Dunbar Teachers Share Unique Hobbies

Dunbar Teachers Share Unique Hobbies

Eleanor Davis and Katherine Lin

October 20, 2017No Comments

Every day, teachers come into the Dunbar building with one thing in mind: educating th...

Helping Seniors Find the Perfect College

Helping Seniors Find the Perfect College

Peyton Humphries, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2017No Comments

For most seniors, fall can be a stressful time of year because the college search...

Celebrating Dunbar’s Cafeteria Staff During National Lunch Week

Celebrating Dunbar’s Cafeteria Staff During National Lunch Week

Eleanor Davis, Staff Reporter

October 10, 20171 Comment

This week is National Lunch Week, which was created by President John F. Kennedy in 1962. This year's theme is “School Lunch: Recipes for Suc...

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An Algorithmic Morality: The Future of Driving

An Algorithmic Morality: The Future of Driving

Josh Szydlik, Staff Reporter

October 13, 2017No Comments

About 1.25 million people die each year because of car accidents, according to the World Health Organization. The production of autonomous cars seeks to diminish car accidents completely, t...

Student Athlete of the Week with LeAnna Williams

Callahan has been playing soccer since she was four years old. She played indoor soccer for Beaumont Middle, club soccer for CSC, and played Dunbar soccer for all four of her high school years. Q:...

October 18, 2017

It’s Always Illuminating

It’s Always Illuminating

Rebecca Chapman, Cartoonist

  One of the hardest things to do every week is come up with segment ideas for WPLD. We have four maestro te...

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New Album from BTS Continues to Impress

New Album from BTS Continues to Impress

Emily Hacker, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2017

Even for people who are unfamiliar with K-pop, it's hard to miss the presence of BTS, aka Beyond the Scenes, due to their growing popularity both in the states a...

PLD Drama’s Upcoming Season

PLD Drama’s Upcoming Season

Rebecca Chapman, Staff Reporter

September 15, 2017

There has been a surge of students attending drama courses this year. Lining the walls in the foyer of Dunbar are a multitude of drama trophies from performance...

Not Too Scary After All

Not Too Scary After All

September 11, 2017

The 2017 remake of Stephen King's original novel It is not only terrifying, bu...

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