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Fashionable and Functionable: Retired Dunbar Librarian Shares Basket Weaving Skills

December 1, 2014

“She told us that she’s been basket weaving for 18 years and teaching for eight of those years,” junior Rosie Halpin said, recalling the class period. “It’s a useful and exciting craft skill, and fun.” “Everyone really enjoyed it,” Ms. Dusak, Mrs. Banks’ student teacher said, about the students. “It was a lot harder than everyone thought it would be. It was a lot of fun.” Mrs....

Lovers, Fairies, Players and More

Lovers, Fairies, Players and More

November 14, 2014

It’s an age-old love story. A girl and a boy are in love, willing to defy authority and run away together. In a game of love and chance against players, fairies and her best friend, how will the girl get her love back? Maybe with a little bit of magic. Paul Laurence Dunbar High School’s Drama Department is excited to announce that their play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, will take place this...

Creative Crafts Mixed Media Collages

Creative Crafts Mixed Media Collages

October 6, 2014

Mrs. Rebecca Banks' Creative Craft classes recently completed a mixed media project. The best of the best are displayed in the administrative office.

From Grinding to Giving

Maggie Davis

September 10, 2014

Filed under A&E

One year after its release date, Wrecking Ball has brought Miley Cyrus fame once again. This time, however, it isn’t for swinging on a wrecking ball wearing next to nothing. On Aug. 24, Cyrus won the most prestigious award the Video Music Awards have to offer: Best Video of the Year. However, instead of receiving attention for the Wrecking Ball video itself, Cyrus would rather place that attention on a social issue. Rewind to the 2013 VMAs. Cue foam fingers, striped suits, and a teddy bear. The fifteen year old girl in the blonde wig has been replaced with the twenty-year-old woman grinding on thirty-six-year old Robi...

A New Harry Potter Movie

Mackenzie Sorensen

September 8, 2014

Filed under A&E

J.K. Rowling and Warner Brothers shocked the world in 2013 by announcing that a new movie will be released in 2016 about the famous Harry Potter universe. All “Potterheads” are anticipating the new movie called Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Since the final instalment of the original movies, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Dunbar students have been feeling a sense of loss. No more midnight lines at Joseph Beth, or all-nighters to watch the movie at a cinema. Until now. The new movie is about Newt Scamander, writer of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them textbook. Newt is currently wor...

Student Novelist: CJ Blair

Kirby Fitzpatrick, Staff Reporter

April 24, 2014

Filed under A&E

Dunbar students are known for their impressive talents and academic ability, but one student seems to be going above and beyond. Senior C.J. Blair has proved his unique and incredible talents by writing his own novel. “I began writing my novel, Hysteria, in 8th grade,” said Blair, “and finished it around winter break of my junior year.” The book, set in rural Kentucky, focuses on issues of prejudice between three groups of people. “In the book, I focus on a group of people I have chosen with a very distinct group of traits,” Blair said. “In some ways they are almost like vampires. They have pale...

Upcoming Concerts

Upcoming Concerts

April 22, 2014

Spring is here, and if you still have money left from the holidays, concerts can be fun ways to spend it. Here is a list of popular and upcoming concerts near us: The Miley Cyrus is touring for her new Bangerz album. She is coming to the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville on April 19. Tickets are on sale starting at $40. Sky Ferreira and Icona Pop are her opening acts. The concert will start at 7:30 ...

Fallin’ for Fallon

Josiah Farley, Staff Reporter

March 21, 2014

Filed under A&E

Jimmy Fallon’s first month as the new host of the Tonight Show on NBC was a strong one.  He took over the spot from Jay Leno, who ended his 22 year reign as host last month.  Jimmy Fallon took over the show after hosting Late Night With Jimmy Fallon for the past five years. Jimmy Fallon started off with a strong first week that included guests such as Jerry Seinfeld, Will Smith and Justin Timberlake.  Since then Fallon has continued to have an interesting list of guests including Tina Fey.  Although he has had a star studded guest list, his interviews have been short, and more like banter and conversation rather than a...

The Bachelor: Women Tell All

The Bachelor: Women Tell All

March 7, 2014

The Bachelor: The Women Tell All aired last Monday. The episode allowed 17 women, all of whom were sent home by Juan Pablo Galavis, to talk about their true feelings for Juan Pablo and controversial things that happened behind the scenes. This season’s Women Tell All was different from those in the past because all of the women ganged up against Juan Pablo instead of arguing among one another. ...

Suessical the Musical Students Spotlighted at Dunbar

Meredith Nichols, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2014

Filed under A&E

Oh the things you can think then you think about Seuss; Seussical the Musical is coming to Dunbar. The performance will be from April 9-13 at 7 pm with a Saturday matinee. It will cost $12 for adults and $10 for students. Like last year’s performance of The Little Mermail, this year’s musical will include elementary aged children who will play the young “Whos” in Whoville. The kids will be either younger siblings of cast members or children of Dunbar faculty. The story line of the musical will be familiar to most, children and adults alike. The main books Seussical is based on are Horton Hears a Who,...

Sherlock Surprises and Delights

Chloe Robertson, Staff Reporter

February 25, 2014

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Spoiler alert: If you watch Sherlock and haven’t seen the Season 14 opener, do not read further unless you want to know whether he lived or died. Coming off of another cliffhanger, Sherlock has done it again – he did not perish. Watson is alongside our beloved hero once again. The gap between the 2013-2014 seasons may have seemed long but after seeing the first episode of the 2014 season, I can assure you that it was worth the wait. “It was brilliant. The wait for the new season felt like a millennium, but after watching it, it was totally worth it,” said Dunbar graduate Jillian Madden. The show is scripted...

Ben “Jammin”: Winter Music Reviews

Ben Foy, Staff Reporter

February 25, 2014

Filed under A&E

Reverend Horton Heat For 25 years Reverend Horton Heat has been an active band, and for 25 years they've been persistently chugging out albums, no small feat for a non-mainstream artist. Reverend Horton Heat plays a genre called rockabilly. For those of you who don't know what that is, rockabilly is a mix of rock and old-fashioned country (Think Elvis and Johnny Cash). Not only does Reverend Horton Heat play this kind of music, but he's often regarded as the person who pioneered it, so if you want to hear the honest-to-god soul of this genre, you're in the right place. Rev, his latest album contains his classic old-time ro...