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Keeping Families Close in Times of Need

Keeping Families Close in Times of Need

November 13, 2019

The Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is a nonprofit organization aimed at "keeping families close" by providing a home away from home while their children are being cared for at the hospital. Ronald McDonald House Charities was started by Fred Hill, Jim Murray, and Audrey Evans. Fred Hill's daughter was diagnosed with cancer in 1971. Through the many treatments his daughter received, M...

A Letter To My Younger Self

A Letter To My Younger Self

November 12, 2019

Dear eight-year-old Emma, Let me tell you about the next seven years: you think you have your life all planned out, but things will change. There will be times when you will be pushed to do things out of your comfort zone, good or bad. You will go into life one way and come out as a whole new person. All these changes will shape who you are at seven-years-old, at 20-years-old, or even 50 years from...

Media Arts Career and Technical Education Pathway

November 10, 2019

One of the more popular pathways at Dunbar offers students opportunities to study careers in media production. The Media Arts Pathway at Dunbar consists of seven classes split into two sections. Students can take all seven classes, including media internships, in either section. The classes in this pathway give students the opportunity to verse themselves in multiple Adobe programs and give students...

Two Sides of the Trump Rally

Two Sides of the Trump Rally

November 8, 2019

Two staff reporters took on the challenge of covering the Nov. 4 Trump Rally at Rupp Arena. One was outside. The other was inside. Here are their stories.

Dunbar Defeats Lafayette in Final Home Game

Dunbar Defeats Lafayette in Final Home Game

November 8, 2019

Rain in the Bluegrass wasn't going to stop Dunbar or Lafayette, with both teams looking to secure a win against their cross-town rival. The Bulldogs started off with the ball on the Generals' own 40-yard line. Dunbar pounded the ball on the first series of the game, #20 Mitchell Joseph ran for 42 yards and scored a touchdown, starting the Bulldogs off with a 7-0 lead.  After the kickoff, the...

Bevin Calls for a Recanvass of Votes

Bevin Calls for a Recanvass of Votes

November 7, 2019

The whole nation watched as the Kentucky Gubernatorial Election was happening on Nov. 5. Exceeding the Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes' prediction, 42 percent of registered voters cast a ballot--the state’s largest voter turnout since the election in 1995. This is a large increase from the 2014 election which elected Matt Bevin with only a 30 percent voter turnout.  The race between Republican Matt B...

Why We Didn’t Attend the Trump Rally

Why We Didn’t Attend the Trump Rally

November 7, 2019

President Donald Trump held a campaign rally in Downtown Lexington on Monday, Nov. 4. He hoped to convince supporters to vote for Matt Bevin in the 2019 Kentucky gubernatorial race and campaign for the 2020 presidential election.  While many student journalists would be flocking to such a rally with dreams of writing the perfect news story, we decided not to attend because even though the experienc...

The Resurrection of Dungeons & Dragons

The Resurrection of Dungeons & Dragons

November 7, 2019

From its humble beginnings as a glorified Lord of the Rings fan-game, to its current roots as a massively popular game with clubs at every high school and at least a handful of hobby stores with groups in every city, Dungeons & Dragons has remained firmly on the throne of “Most Popular Table Top Role Playing Game (TTRPG)” across all of its editions. People from all across the world have fo...

Dunbar falls to Henry Clay in the 11th Region Championships

Dunbar falls to Henry Clay in the 11th Region Championships

November 7, 2019

On Oct. 30, both Henry Clay’s and Dunbar’s volleyball teams came to fight. Both teams had had good seasons coming into the matchup, Dunbar ranked 6th in the state and Henry clay ranked 9th. Henry Clay started the game strong, earning the first point in the first set off of a serve. The Bulldogs responded with strong blocks from seniors #13, Peyton Gash, and #14, Eleanor Davis. Henry Clay conti...

Four Plastic Items to Stop Using Right Now

Four Plastic Items to Stop Using Right Now

November 4, 2019

A majority of the plastic produced by humans ends up as litter or can be found in a landfill. According to Environmental Health News, plastic humans rely on can have detrimental health effects. Chemicals are often added to these plastics that are harmful to people. Some of these chemicals have been found to cause a change in hormones.  Even though plastics have an immense amount of negative impacts, they are still consta...

Have iPhones really changed?

November 4, 2019

iPhones have come a long way in terms of appearance, but have they really changed at their core? This year, Apple released the new iPhone 11 and the 11 Pro which stay true to their predecessors as both carry over the same overall design and displays. The 11 starts at a price of $699 and the 11 Pro starts at $999. The main changes come in the spec bump from an A12 bionic chip to an A13, ...

Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Wendy Turner

Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Wendy Turner

November 4, 2019

Dunbar students know that Lamplighter kids put so much work into their products, but what many don't know is the face behind the program: Mrs. Wendy Turner. Mrs. Turner has been teaching for 18 years. However, before she became a teacher, she worked at the Lexington Herald-Leader as a Bluegrass Communities reporter and this is what she said led her to discover her love for education. “I was writing s...