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Choir students, led by Miss Tiffany Marsh, warm up at the start of class.

Dunbar Fine Arts Classes Managing Online Learning

October 22, 2020

Dunbar lists 31 art, drama, and music classes in its course catalog, ranging from pottery to piano, and each class is having separate struggles. One problem for the visual arts is that some students are not feeling as inspired as they would in person. “I have horrible art block,” sophomore Summer Chandler said. Chandler said she has less time and creative drive to pursue her interests, and that she has spent h...

The 1998 version of Mulan and recently released live-action Mulan differed in plot and style--and in quality.

Mulan Disappointed Me

October 20, 2020

To be honest, I quite enjoy Disney live-action adaptations like Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast, the CGI Lion King and Jungle Book. Needless to say, the original animations will always hold first place in my heart, but I haven't strongly disliked any of the live-action remakes that they’ve released. Except for this one. Without getting into the political drama that has arisen from the new live-...

YouTube video describes new interactive features with the popular game Animal Crossing.

Entertaining Ourselves in Quarantine

October 12, 2020

During the beginning of the quarantine, people began using their technological devices to entertain themselves and hang out with friends virtually doing things like Netflix watching parties, Animal Crossing meetups, and virtual museum tours. Messaging apps like Discord have also gained popularity. Even Youtube managed a 7.25% increase in traffic. “Since quarantine started, I've only been able to see ...

President Trump believes TikTok should be banned due to the app's ties with the Chinese government.

Trump vs. TikTok

September 29, 2020

On Sept. 18, the Trump administration announced a ban on the Chinese-owned mobile applications TikTok and WeChat from U.S. app stores starting at midnight on Sept. 20. This announcement caused an uproar of angry Americans, mostly made of up of Generation Z teenagers. TikTok is a social networking service where users create videos to share with people around the world. The service is owned by a Chine...

Our Quaranfavorite Songs

Our Quaranfavorite Songs

September 22, 2020

Savanna Montgomery performs as Mrs. Van Daan in the Diary of Anne Frank for her final performance at Paul Laurence Dunbar.

COVID-19 Cancelled My Final Performance

May 27, 2020

As a senior, there are multiple things that I will be doing for the last time before I move on to life as a college student: my last football game, prom, my last meal in the cafeteria, a tardy note, time spent with my classmates, and even time walking down the crowded hallways.  Students like me, who plan on going out of state for college, are missing out on spending our lasting moments with our ...

Rather than spend money on movie theater snacks, many students are choosing to stream movies from home.

The Theater, the Theater, What Happened to the Theater?

May 12, 2020

"The theater, the theater, what happened to the theater?" Danny Kaye famously asked in the movie White Christmas.  He was referring to the rise of choreography, but many people are asking the same question about movie theaters during the coronavirus pandemic. Since we are all in quarantine, no one can go to the movies for fear of getting sick. This has caused a domino effect within the movie...

Whitney Houston Finally Added to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

May 1, 2020

Whitney Houston has been inducted into the 2020 class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the category "Greatest Singer of Her Generation" along with other distinguished artists and groups such as The Doobie Brothers, T. REX and The Notorious B.I.G.  Whitney Houston is one of the most awarded female artists of all time and one of the best selling music artists with over 200 million records sold worldw...

Lil Uzi flexing his ice.

Lil Uzi Vert’s Eternal Atake

March 20, 2020

Lil Uzi Vert has finally released his long awaited album coming as a surprise to many of his fans including myself, “Eternal Atake,” his follow up collection to Luv Is Rage 2. Waiting over three years to release the album, there was a lot of talks whether he was done with rap as a whole. After dropping a trailer for the album earlier this week, it was still unclear when he would put it out. Whil...

PLD Student Work Featured at International Women’s Festival

March 10, 2020

Dunbar’s creative writing classes and art classes collaborated to create an art installation celebrating International Women’s Day, a day dedicated to women honoring their advancement in culture, economic, and sociopolitical accomplishments.  The project was initiated by PLD Art teacher, Ms. Debbie Eller. "Mrs. Eller approached me and said she had some art pieces that she wanted to get ...

Celebrating Dr. Seuss’s 116th Birthday

March 2, 2020

March 2 marks the 116th birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel who is commonly known by his pen name Dr. Suess. He died on September 24, 1991, at 84 years old due to oral cancer. Years later, a few unpublished books were found in his house and later published. Besides being an award-winning author, he was also an animator, filmmaker, illustrator, poet, political cartoonist, and screenwriter, his success is...

Five Finger Death Punch's newest album, F8, sitting on a table

Five Finger Death Punch’s “F8” Revealed

February 28, 2020

This album is the first to have Charlie Engen on drums, who after the retirement of Jeremy Spencer.  “Fate' is what [Bathory] and I designed this around. It really just comes to a point where it seems like there were no coincidences. All of this happened for reasons and it just really was suiting,” lead singer Ivan Moody said The bass guitarist, Zoltan Bathory, also spoke on this topic....