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Dunbar Students Celebrate Heritage at India Day

Dunbar Students Celebrate Heritage at India Day

August 21, 2017

Since 1987, "India Day" has been hosted by the Bluegrass-Indo American Civic Society in Lexington. This year, it took place from 3-8 p.m. at Moondance Ampitheater in Beaumont Center. The event, which is free and open to all, brings Indian culture and entertainment to the Bluegrass community. The BIACS youth board president, senior Maya Anjur said, “Our goal is celebrating Indian culture and spreading...

Incriminating Ink Celebrates 15 Years

Incriminating Ink Celebrates 15 Years

June 6, 2017

  Dunbar's literary magazine, Incriminating Ink, is a collection of poems, illustrations, short stories and photographs created by  students. Every year, the compilation is published under the instruction of Mr. Gary Egan and Mrs. Tara Wilkinson, who both teach creative writing. While creative writing students are required to submit to the magazine, any Dunbar student is allowed to share t...

Dunbar Drama Presents Bring it On!

May 12, 2017

The Dunbar drama department performed Bring It On!, a contemporary show featuring elements of cheerleading, dance and hip-hop. It was based on the book written by Jeff Whitty, with music from Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda and Amanda Green. The show starred Jamie Bradley as Campbell Davis, a popular cheerleader turned lonely misfit when she gets redistricted to Jackson High School. Campbell tries...

Hit the Road, Jack

May 12, 2017

Let's "Hit the Road, Jack" one last time with Geek Squad editor, Jack Stokley.

Deebha Adhikari Reviews the Senior Trip

Deebha Adhikari Reviews the Senior Trip

May 11, 2017

On the first day, we had to get to the airport at 4:30 am. Everyone was exhausted. When we got on the plane, the atmosphere was filled with yawns and the majority of the people fell asleep. Upon our arrival, we went on a bus tour. Not gonna lie, it sucked. I did not learn anything from the tour guides and there was no AC, so we were hot and sweaty. To top it all off, it was almost four hours long! ...

A New Generation of Scholars and Artists

April 28, 2017

Several Dunbar students received acceptance to the Governor’s Scholars Program (GSP) and Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA). These are two government-sponsored summer camps that high school student can attend. GSP is a five week college preparation program for incoming seniors held at three Kentucky college campuses: Murray State University, Northern Kentucky University, and Morehead State University....

PLD Fashion Show

PLD Fashion Show

April 3, 2017

Dancing Dogs End Season on a High Kick

Dancing Dogs End Season on a High Kick

March 23, 2017

Dunbar’s dance team competed for a national title at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex where the nation’s best dance teams converged to perform their themed routines. This year, Dunbar's routine was beach themed. They placed third at Nationals, which took place on March 18 in Orlando. The dancers practiced six times a week in the months leading up to nationals. They also performed a...

Dunbar Students Showcase Musical Excellence

Dunbar Students Showcase Musical Excellence

March 17, 2017

Recently, three Dunbar students had the opportunity to attend special music related programs: sophomores Andy Du and Emily Cooper and junior Olivia Zastro. Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra is one of the oldest youth orchestras in the United States. They provide performance opportunities, workshops, mentoring and more for students. There are six orchestras: Symphony, Concert, Repertory, Preparat...

PLD Drama Preparing to Bring It On

March 17, 2017

  Bring It On The drama department is currently rehearsing Bring It On, a musical based on the film franchise of the same name that features elements of cheer, hip-hop and rap. “We have a different rehearsal every day whether it's stunting, blocking or learning dance numbers," said junior Kaden Gaylord. Performances of Bring it On will be at 7 p.m. from April 26-29 and at 2 p....