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School Makes Reading Less Enjoyable

School Makes Reading Less Enjoyable

November 15, 2018

Whether it was bedtime stories with parents or just a random book with a cover that grabbed our attention, reading has been a part of students' lives for a long time. Then school began, and reading turned into a chore. Instead of taking the time to enjoy a book, we spend time stressing about the work that goes along with it. For instance, starting in middle school, we had required summer rea...

Need the Perfect Customized Christmas Gift?

November 9, 2018

PLD Lamplighter is hosting a crafting fundraiser on Nov. 16 from 4-8 p.m. Anyone can drop in to learn how to create a cross-stitch portrait--no need to stay the whole time. Mrs. Turner will teach everyone, so no experience necessary. The cost is $25 which includes all materials needed. Email [email protected] to sign up....

Sadie’s 2018

Sadie’s 2018

November 8, 2018

Dunbar hosted its annual Sadie Hawkins dance on Nov. 5 in the cafeteria. Even though it was a Monday night, students showed up to enjoy the evening.

Gun at Douglass Casts Doubts on Metal Detectors

Gun at Douglass Casts Doubts on Metal Detectors

November 7, 2018

Frederick Douglass High School principal Lester Diaz sent a letter home to parents this afternoon indicating that a student was caught on their campus with a gun. In the letter, Diaz stated that the male student did not enter the building through the walk-through metal detectors and that he checked in after the day had started. The metal detectors are taken down after students enter in the morning, a...

High School Football and Head Injuries

High School Football and Head Injuries

November 6, 2018

September 28, 2018, was a night like any other for Pike County High School. Bright lights lit the sea of cheering faces, laughter, and cries of excitement filled the stadium--the team was like a sea of red and black jerseys. To any onlooker, this would've seemed like a typical high school football game. And it really was…until the 3rd quarter. One moment, junior Dylan Thomas was blocking the offensive linem...

No Halloween Masks Allowed

No Halloween Masks Allowed

October 30, 2018

While many high school students have given up on the notion of going door to door getting candy from neighbors, some still have a desire to keep Halloween a playful and fun experience, while others feel they have outgrown the tradition. “I'm staying home because I think that going out and asking for candy is silly, given that I don't even like candy that much,” sophomore Ben Chen said.  Ac...

I Went on 17 College Visits

I Went on 17 College Visits

October 25, 2018

The college application process can be both exciting and stressful. I just sent in my eleventh and final (as of now) college application and while it feels like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders I am now filled with new feelings of anticipation and excitement. Where will I get accepted? And once I get accepted how will I know which school is the perfect school for me? I have found...

The Stress of High School

The Stress of High School

October 24, 2018

For many students, the mere thought of checking their grades fills them with dread, not because they’re necessarily bad, but because many of these students are pressured by their parents, friends and especially their school to get perfect grades with little to no room for imperfection. The stress that many students are facing due to the extreme amount of pressure to get perfect grades is taking...

Bryan Station defeats Bulldogs in Close Game

Bryan Station defeats Bulldogs in Close Game

October 21, 2018

The Dunbar Bulldogs faced off against the Bryan Station Defenders on Oct. 19, a suffered a loss 27-26. Dunbar won the toss and elected to receive the opening kick which went into the end zone for a touchback. The Dunbar offense took over on their own 20 yard line. With big runs from #27 Alex Bard (a 28 yard run), and #6 Mitchell Joseph (an 11 yard run) and a touchdown run, and #24 Evan VanDanik...

Disturbed’s Long Awaited Evolution

Disturbed’s Long Awaited Evolution

October 21, 2018

Disturbed's Evolution is the band’s first album in over three years and the first album in over eight years with bass guitarist John Moyer. The album was made to pay tribute to heavy metal musicians, that died, that the band has worked with over the years. According to the band’s front man, David Draiman, this is the band’s "Black Album." “You have to fight for the strength of your creation. It's...

Metal Detectors Implemented at Dunbar

October 21, 2018

On Oct. 29, Dunbar will become the second high school in Fayette County using walk-through metal detectors. Starting on Oct. 22, metal detectors will be set up, but not turned on, so that students can walk through as a gradual transition to full implementation. There will be nine metal detectors in the gym foyer and three in the front foyer. At each detector, students will place their backpacks on...