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President Trump believes TikTok should be banned due to the app's ties with the Chinese government.

Trump vs. TikTok

September 29, 2020

On Sept. 18, the Trump administration announced a ban on the Chinese-owned mobile applications TikTok and WeChat from U.S. app stores starting at midnight on Sept. 20. This announcement caused an uproar of angry Americans, mostly made of up of Generation Z teenagers. TikTok is a social networking service where users create videos to share with people around the world. The service is owned by a Chine...

Our Quaranfavorite Songs

Our Quaranfavorite Songs

September 22, 2020

Savanna Montgomery performs as Mrs. Van Daan in the Diary of Anne Frank for her final performance at Paul Laurence Dunbar.

COVID-19 Cancelled My Final Performance

May 27, 2020

As a senior, there are multiple things that I will be doing for the last time before I move on to life as a college student: my last football game, prom, my last meal in the cafeteria, a tardy note, time spent with my classmates, and even time walking down the crowded hallways.  Students like me, who plan on going out of state for college, are missing out on spending our lasting moments with our ...

Rather than spend money on movie theater snacks, many students are choosing to stream movies from home.

The Theater, the Theater, What Happened to the Theater?

May 12, 2020

"The theater, the theater, what happened to the theater?" Danny Kaye famously asked in the movie White Christmas.  He was referring to the rise of choreography, but many people are asking the same question about movie theaters during the coronavirus pandemic. Since we are all in quarantine, no one can go to the movies for fear of getting sick. This has caused a domino effect within the movie...

Whitney Houston Finally Added to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

May 1, 2020

Whitney Houston has been inducted into the 2020 class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the category "Greatest Singer of Her Generation" along with other distinguished artists and groups such as The Doobie Brothers, T. REX and The Notorious B.I.G.  Whitney Houston is one of the most awarded female artists of all time and one of the best selling music artists with over 200 million records sold worldw...

Lil Uzi flexing his ice.

Lil Uzi Vert’s Eternal Atake

March 20, 2020

Lil Uzi Vert has finally released his long awaited album coming as a surprise to many of his fans including myself, “Eternal Atake,” his follow up collection to Luv Is Rage 2. Waiting over three years to release the album, there was a lot of talks whether he was done with rap as a whole. After dropping a trailer for the album earlier this week, it was still unclear when he would put it out. Whil...

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 newest album, F8, sitting on a table

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 movie poster.

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...