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Carpool Karaoke

November 6, 2017

In our second installment of carpool karaoke, several Dunbar faculty members and the PLD Lamplighter staff teamed up to rock out to Journey's "Don't Stop Believing."

New Album from BTS Continues to Impress

New Album from BTS Continues to Impress

September 26, 2017

Even for people who are unfamiliar with K-pop, it's hard to miss the presence of BTS, aka Beyond the Scenes, due to their growing popularity both in the states and around the globe. Since their debut in 2013, BTS have grown within the K-pop industry. However, it wasn't until the release of their EP, WINGS, that they became the first K-pop act to win a Billboard Music award, “Top Social Artist” ...

PLD Drama’s Upcoming Season

September 15, 2017

There has been a surge of students attending drama courses this year. Lining the walls in the foyer of Dunbar are a multitude of drama trophies from performances years before. Junior J.T. Jett performed in last year’s musical Bring It On. “There have been way more kids in drama class since then,” he said. “It’s really brought us all together, too.” This year, new classes have been added to t...

Not Too Scary After All

Not Too Scary After All

September 11, 2017

The 2017 remake of Stephen King's original novel It is not only terrifying, but also hilarious. Bringing in $123.1 million dollars on opening weekend, It had the third largest opening weekend revenue of 2017. Many Dunbar students turned out to see the film, and reactions were varied. For some, it simply wasn't scary enough. "I think it was a good movie, but the plot was all over th...

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