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Everything You Need to Know About Disney Plus

Everything You Need to Know About Disney Plus

December 29, 2019

This past month has been big for Disney, with the release of the new streaming platform “Disney +” to rival platforms such as Netflix and new emerging streaming platforms like Apple TV and HBO Max. Disney called it the “core of the whole company going forward.” So what exactly is Disney Plus? Disney Plus incorporates the entirety of Disney's family-accommodating substance and a lot of ...

Review: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Review: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

December 20, 2019

Leaving the theater, I felt a rollercoaster of emotions. The hard-hitting subject matter discussed throughout the movie left me feeling overwhelmed, but showed that even in a world full of darkness, there are beckons of hope and light.  Mr. Fred Rogers was a beckon of hope and enlightenment for children and adults all around the world. His radically kind and compassionate views towards all peop...

Podcasts More Popular Than Ever

Podcasts More Popular Than Ever

December 19, 2019

In the past couple of years, podcasts have become more and more popular, but why? Is it the drive for a good story without the eagerness to read, or just the status quo? Podcasts have become so popular that they have even been incorporated into the English curriculum at Dunbar.  Podcasts are said to be the daughter of National Public Radio (NPR). In many ways, they are just a recorded version of ...

Christmas Music is Superior

Christmas Music is Superior

December 18, 2019

Christmas music has long been (in my opinion) the best type of music to listen to. Here are some reasons why: 1. Christmas music instantly makes you happy with its cheerful beats and rhythm When you turn on Christmas music, the sound of sleigh bells jingling and the upbeat voice of the singer instantly brings you joy. No matter what mood you are in, Christmas music can boost it. “It reminds ...

Painting Classes Honor School’s Unsung Heroes

Painting Classes Honor School’s Unsung Heroes

November 20, 2019

Students in PLD's two painting classes were recently given a unique task: they were asked to nominate a school employee who makes an impact on the building, but who may not always be recognized for their efforts. Then, they were asked to paint a giant portrait of that person. Nominations from both classes were tallied, and the winners were School Resource Officer Myron Pedroche and Head Custodian...

Why ‘The Farewell’ is a Good Cultural Bridge

Why ‘The Farewell’ is a Good Cultural Bridge

November 12, 2019

The Farewell tells the story of a girl, Billi (played by Awkwafina) whose Nai Nai (grandma in Chinese) in China is dying of lung cancer. The family has decided not to inform her grandma so she can properly live out the last few months in her life before she dies. Billi goes anyway and fakes a wedding with the rest of her family. The movie also won the Audience Favorite award at the Sundance Film Fes...

The Resurrection of Dungeons & Dragons

The Resurrection of Dungeons & Dragons

November 7, 2019

From its humble beginnings as a glorified Lord of the Rings fan-game, to its current roots as a massively popular game with clubs at every high school and at least a handful of hobby stores with groups in every city, Dungeons & Dragons has remained firmly on the throne of “Most Popular Table Top Role Playing Game (TTRPG)” across all of its editions. People from all across the world have fo...

Upcoming Harriet Tubman Film Highly Anticipated

Upcoming Harriet Tubman Film Highly Anticipated

October 31, 2019

Just from the trailer alone, people are already calling Harriet to be an early Oscars favorite.  Although it may be too early to tell (especially because the movie hasn’t even been released yet) Harriet does have the framework to be one of the best movies of 2019. The cast list is explosive and full of star actors. It includes Janelle Monáe, Leslie Odom Jr. with Cynthia Erivo as Harriet T...

Best Horror Movies for Fright Night

Best Horror Movies for Fright Night

October 29, 2019

With Halloween looming near, comes a long tradition of trick-or-treating, dressing up and watching Halloween movies. Horror films have been around since 1896 with Georges Méliès “Le Manoir du Diable,”  which set the stage for one of the most vulgar, bloody and erotic genres of film. This article will be a guide to your season of spooks to know which movies will get your heart pounding and blood pumping. W...

Illustrators: The Life of a Garage Band

Illustrators: The Life of a Garage Band

October 23, 2019

Garage bands are not as common as they used to be, but Bryan Station High School student Ian Kendzierski decided to form his group in 2018. Illustrators, his indie punk band, also includes drummer Sam Owens, bass player Aminita Jatta, and guitarist Annika Maxey.  They write some of their own music but mainly perform cover songs. Such as songs from other indie bands like The 1975 and SWMRS. This past ...

New Show Highlights the Fight to be Class President

New Show Highlights the Fight to be Class President

October 17, 2019

When I was campaigning for senior class president, there was some tension that could be felt among the candidates. Some rumors spread, some petty comments made, but for the most part, it was pretty amiable. Everyone made their signs and posted on their social media accounts and let bygones be bygones. However, the new show that premiered on Netflix, The Politician, anything goes when running for ...

The Importance of Taking Art Classes

The Importance of Taking Art Classes

October 15, 2019

As students at Dunbar know, you need at least one art or humanity credit in order to graduate. To some, this requirement can seem trivial and it might raise questions like “Aren’t my common core classes more important?” and “How could this prepare me for the future?” Art classes can seem unimportant, especially to students whose interests align more with other subjects. However, art ...