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Dunbar’s Marching Band’s REDemption

Dunbar’s Marching Band’s REDemption

September 20, 2018

Marching Band’s production, REDemption, is about coming back from a loss. It's about going from bad and choosing to be better. “Last year’s show, Whirl, was the first time in years we didn’t make it to finals," freshman Daniel Roenker said.  "So this year we’re supposed to be redeeming ourselves from last year."  On Sept. 15 the marching band competed against 12 other schools at Boyle County High School, and they won the music caption. The music caption means th...

Lexington Latino Festival Kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month

Lexington Latino Festival Kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month

September 20, 2018

When I first moved to Lexington, the first thing I noticed that it is really diverse, so as a person of Hispanic descent, my family and I were pleased that Lexington hosts an annual Latino festival at the beginning of the Hispanic Heritage Month. This year, the Latino Festival began and was held at the Fayette County Circuit Court on Sept. 14. The festival is a celebration of the Latin Ameri...

Teacher Pension Arguments to be Televised

Teacher Pension Arguments to be Televised

September 19, 2018

The Kentucky Supreme Court will hear oral arguments presented by Attorney General Andy Beshear and the Governor’s legal counsel at 10 a.m. on Sept. 20, concerning the appeal of Franklin County Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd’s ruling that Senate Bill 151 was unconstitutional. The hearing will be live streamed. This is only the second time in history that there has been a statewide br...

Senior Tailgate 2018

September 18, 2018

Boys’ Soccer defeats Defenders

Boys’ Soccer defeats Defenders

September 16, 2018

The Bulldogs faced off against the Bryan Station Defenders, leaving with a score of 2-1. The last time the Bulldogs and the Defenders faced off last season, it ended with the Bulldogs on top with a score of 3-2. Station started the game on the attack, which led to some shots taken in the early going of the game: one in the 38th minute that missed wide, and another in the 36th that was saved by D...

Dunbar Gets the Win for Homecoming

Dunbar Gets the Win for Homecoming

September 16, 2018

Friday night brought the match-up of the Paul Laurence Dunbar Bulldogs against the McCreary Central Raiders. Dunbar played a fast pace game and used speed to their advantage. This win snapped Dunbar’s 16 game losing streak. Dunbar won the opening coin toss and elected to defer until the second half. Dunbar’s kick to McCreary went into the end zone for a touchback and was placed on McCreary’...

Homecoming Dance 2018

Homecoming Dance 2018

September 16, 2018

The Death of Mac Miller

The Death of Mac Miller

September 11, 2018

Easy Mac’s fans were confused and appalled on Sept. 7 when news came out that Pittsburgh rap artist, Mac Miller, had passed away. The cause of his death was reported to be an apparent drug overdose. Law enforcement further informed the public that Miller was found Friday afternoon in his bedroom in San Fernando Valley. He was pronounced dead at the scene.  Before his death, Miller was in a s...

What’s up With the Footprints?

What’s up With the Footprints?

September 11, 2018

Students in Ms. Jamie Preptit’s Art I one class have created a variety of paper footprints with different drawings and sketches along the 700 hallway. The long line of footprints stretches all the way from the main hallway into the 708 art room. Ms. Preptit has been teaching for 10 years, previously at Bourbon County High School, before coming to Paul Laurence Dunbar this year. Inspired by her high ...

Dunbar’s Upsetting 37-14 loss to Tates Creek

Dunbar’s Upsetting 37-14 loss to Tates Creek

September 9, 2018

The Bulldogs faced a blowout by Tates Creek on Sept. 6. The Commodores won by a score of 37-14 resulting in Dunbar’s 3rd straight loss.  Sophomore players Jake Smith (QB) and Dre Thurston (WR, RB) came up big. Smith scored two touchdowns, and had 53 passing yards and 20 rushing while Thurston had 54 receiving yards, 21 rushing, and a series of big catches that sparked the teams' offense.  Oppo...

PLD Girls’ Soccer Crushes Lafayette

PLD Girls’ Soccer Crushes Lafayette

September 8, 2018

So far this season, PLD has been off to a stellar start, winning three games in a row, all with at least a 4 point lead. In the Sept. 6 match-up against Lafayette, the Bulldogs absolutely crushed Lafayette, not letting them get far on defense, and consistently threading the ball through the defenders on offense. Dunbar scored five points to Lafayette’s zero during the game. The first 5 min...