Lamplighter Media Productions

Comedy Specials for Quarantine Season

Comedy Specials for Quarantine Season

March 23, 2020

It’s hard to find the perfect film to get you through the panic and boredom of quarantine season. Typically perennial teen favorites like Clueless or Mean Girls remind me too much of the school I’m missing; serious dramas feel unnecessary when life is already so tense. At times like these, it seems pure comedy is the way to go - no plot to fixate on, no characters to follow, just endless, uncompl...

PLD Student Work Featured at International Women’s Festival

March 10, 2020

Dunbar’s creative writing classes and art classes collaborated to create an art installation celebrating International Women’s Day, a day dedicated to women honoring their advancement in culture, economic, and sociopolitical accomplishments.  The project was initiated by PLD Art teacher, Ms. Debbie Eller. "Mrs. Eller approached me and said she had some art pieces that she wanted to get ...

Celebrating Dr. Seuss’s 116th Birthday

March 2, 2020

March 2 marks the 116th birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel who is commonly known by his pen name Dr. Suess. He died on September 24, 1991, at 84 years old due to oral cancer. Years later, a few unpublished books were found in his house and later published. Besides being an award-winning author, he was also an animator, filmmaker, illustrator, poet, political cartoonist, and screenwriter, his success is...

Five Finger Death Punch’s “F8” Revealed

Five Finger Death Punch’s “F8” Revealed

February 28, 2020

This album is the first to have Charlie Engen on drums, who after the retirement of Jeremy Spencer.  “Fate' is what [Bathory] and I designed this around. It really just comes to a point where it seems like there were no coincidences. All of this happened for reasons and it just really was suiting,” lead singer Ivan Moody said The bass guitarist, Zoltan Bathory, also spoke on this topic....

Dunbar’s Literary Magazine Accepting Submissions

February 24, 2020

Incriminating Ink is a collection of short stories, poetry, and art created by Dunbar students.  The pieces published in the magazine range from touching, personal, humorous, to scary in the form of short stories, art, and poems. Every year the best of these are selected for publication by Creative Writing II students. They look at submissions ranging from tragic romances, Lovecraftian horror stor...

More Thriller than Fantasy

More Thriller than Fantasy

February 15, 2020

The reboot, based on the show has been turned into a horror movie that has several unexpected twists throughout it. The movie is about a group of people who were invited to stay on an island called “fantasy island” for the weekend. They thought they were receiving a nice free vacation but little did they know their lives were about to change forever. Each of the five guests that came to ...

Weathering with You Blows Away International Audiences

Weathering with You Blows Away International Audiences

February 14, 2020

Japanese director Makoto Shinkai’s latest movie, Weathering with You, has blown international audiences away. The movie was released on Jan. 17 in the U.S., with a Rotten Tomato rating of 92%, a  box office of $180 million worldwide, along with an award for Best International Feature Film from the 92nd Academy Awards. Needless to say, Weathering with You has not disappointed old fans and new...

The Inexplicable Lure of Joe Goldberg

The Inexplicable Lure of Joe Goldberg

February 12, 2020

Netflix’s You has drawn a lot of attention online not only because it is a character-driven suspenseful show, but because Penn Badgley’s character, Joe Goldberg, is a polarizing figure. It's not unusual to suspect that the audience would despise Badgley’s character. I mean, he's a serial killer. But that's not what is happening. Could it be his “charming” looks or his manipulative personalit...

Get Ready for the 92nd Oscars

Get Ready for the 92nd Oscars

February 4, 2020

It’s no secret that American society is obsessed with celebrities and pop-culture. Now with the Oscars fast approaching, we can see which among them stand out above the rest.  Every year we look forward to seeing our favorite actors and actresses all gathered and looking fabulous for the occasion. I am particularly excited about Keanu Reeves being one of the presenters this year as well as Bi...

Disney Is Failing LGBTQ Youth

Disney Is Failing LGBTQ Youth

February 3, 2020

True loves kiss, a little bit of pixie dust, and poison apples make up the Disney magic we all know and love. Even so, they are not without serious flaws. Growing up I would watch the princess fall in love with the prince time and time again. It’s what I expected. It’s what I thought was normal. I never even realized I was living in a “family-friendly” bubble of heterosexuality. While ...

Dunbar Drama Presents Anne Frank

Dunbar Drama Presents Anne Frank

January 31, 2020

PLD’s Drama Department recently performed The Diary of Anne Frank. A play based on the events of two Jewish families in hiding during Nazi Germany. “Learning about the holocaust and how easy and quick it is to turn from tolerance to intolerance of certain groups of people is important,” PLD Drama teacher Mrs. Alicia Henning said.  The Drama Department at Dunbar puts on two plays a year. ...

Demi Lovato Makes A Tearful Comeback

Demi Lovato Makes A Tearful Comeback

January 31, 2020

Demi Lovato, after nearly a year and a half, has finally returned to the spotlight following her 2018 drug overdose. Having almost lost her life Demi decided to step away from performing in order to rebuild her strength and sobriety.  Demi chose this year’s Grammy Awards to make her return and show the world she’s back and better than ever. Debuting her new song “Anyone” Demi gave a...