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A Letter to MSTC Freshman

A Letter to MSTC Freshman

January 21, 2020

Dear Incoming MSTC Freshman, I’m going to do my best to prepare you for the next four years of your life. You’ll see on MSTC’s website that this program is “designed to develop students who are internationally competitive in STEM disciplines.” This basically means that it’s meant to push your limits and challenge you to realize your true potential. MSTC gives high school stud...

My Life as a Theater Kid

My Life as a Theater Kid

January 21, 2020

I was a young artist, and I loved to paint and draw and create. My favorite subject in elementary school was art. I loved my art class, especially the art teacher Mrs. La Nora Long. She always encouraged me to be the best artist I could be, no matter what art form it was.  In fifth grade, she introduced me to the Set Design club. We were the kids who would paint the backdrops for the plays put...

Administration Raids Illegal Counterfeit PRIDE Bucks Operation

Administration Raids Illegal Counterfeit PRIDE Bucks Operation

January 17, 2020

Five people were given SAFE and several thousand counterfeit PRIDE Bucks were seized in a raid by school administration last Thursday. There were no fatalities. We at the Sinecure interviewed one of the counterfeiters, who shall remain unnamed. The following is a transcript of the interview. Interviewer: What led you to print these PRIDE Bucks illegally? Jack Dallard: It is trivial to see that P...

One Person, One Vote

One Person, One Vote

January 17, 2020

About a month ago I turned 18, and with that came the new responsibility of being able to vote. It’s arguably the greatest right of being an American citizen, but unfortunately, the way our constitution structures elections effectively makes my vote null and void in a presidential election.     I registered to vote the day I turned 18 and without hesitation, I registered as a Democrat. If...

Tensions Rise at the Democratic Debate

Tensions Rise at the Democratic Debate

January 16, 2020

In the seventh debate, only six candidates qualified for the debate: former Vice President Joe Biden, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Notably absent from the stage was Andrew Yang and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard. Both failed to meet the DNC requirements to qualify.  Just days before the debate Sen. Cory Booker suspended h...

Electronic Baby Project Teaches Students About Infant Care

Electronic Baby Project Teaches Students About Infant Care

January 15, 2020

Having to care, feed, and change a baby is a huge responsibility--one that most students have very little experience with--however, the students enrolled in Dunbar's Parenting and Early Childhood Education classes were given a chance to see what taking care of a baby is really like.  “[The babies] give students an experience that is just a tad bit similar to what they may experience with an inf...

Andrew Yang

Andrew Yang

January 10, 2020

Andrew Yang is the perfect example of the American Dream. Born in New York from Taiwan immigrants, Yang went on to study at Brown and Columbia University. He is a former lawyer, CEO, and entrepreneur. Witnessing the effects of the financial crisis, he founded the non-profit Venture for America organization. The VFA recruits college graduates and places them with start-ups in struggling cities across the coun...

Dunbar to Change Dismissal to 3:16 to Prevent Early Dismissals

Dunbar to Change Dismissal to 3:16 to Prevent Early Dismissals

January 8, 2020

Over the last couple of years, Dunbar has been plagued by a recurring problem. Students, towards the end of class, move from their seats and towards the door, eventually forming hordes and sometimes even overflowing into the halls. This causes teachers to tragically lose several minutes at the end of class, those precious minutes already protected by the 5-5 rule. Fortunately, this will soon come to...

Dunbar Sneakerhead Known For “Customs”

Dunbar Sneakerhead Known For “Customs”

January 8, 2020

Andrew Herrera started making his own custom apparel at the beginning of this year, but he specializes in making custom shoes. He has designed and made his own pairs of shoes from Nike Air Force Ones to Old Skool Vans. Herrera is known as a sneakerhead--a person who buys and resells name-brand sneakers.  He said that making custom shoes can be expensive, so he started buying plain white shoes and givin...

Getting to Know PLD’s Security Ambassadors

Getting to Know PLD’s Security Ambassadors

January 8, 2020

You see Carl, Antoinne, and Ricky every morning. They’re a fixture of school life, yet many students probably don’t even know their names. Carl Beatty, Antoinne Priddy, and Ricky Kirby, alongside around a dozen others, serve as Dunbar’s security ambassadors. They play a critical role in ensuring the school’s safety, inspecting students’ backpacks and guiding them through the metal detectors to ...

My Bucket List

My Bucket List

January 8, 2020

Whether it’s traveling or learning to speak a new language, everyone has at least one thing they want to do before they die. No one knows how long they have left to do all of the things they want so I've compiled a list of all the things I wish to do. Maybe it will spark some inspiration with what you wish to add to your bucket list. 1) Learn a new language I think that learning a new language w...

CTE Pathways at Dunbar

January 8, 2020

There are five CTE pathways at Dunbar including Media Arts, Family and Consumer Sciences, Information Technology, Engineering and Business. Every student must have four credits of CTE courses at Dunbar within a pathway.