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Hayley Kiyoko’s Expectations

Hayley Kiyoko’s Expectations

March 31, 2018

In 2007, Hayley Kiyoko was a member of the female pop group, The Stunners. Six years later, Kiyoko released her first solo EP A Belle to Remember. Two EPs followed with This Side of Paradise in 2015 and Citrine in 2016. Kiyoko finally released her first full-length album on March 29, Expectations, and it is already number three on the iTunes chart. Throughout the album, Kiyoko expresses both he...

Attention, Attention Album to Release in May

Attention, Attention Album to Release in May

March 23, 2018

On March 8, 2018, the rock band Shinedown released the first song from their new album Attention Attention, which is to be released in May. The song, “Devil,” is the first new piece of music they have released since Threat To Survival was released in 2015. The song was released to promote the upcoming album, and it was first introduced to the public in a bone-chilling music video on Youtube...

Lexington Comic Con Grows Beyond Capacity

Lexington Comic Con Grows Beyond Capacity

March 19, 2018

I can guarantee that the hosts of 2018 Lexcon were not expecting as many people as they got. But I guess that’s what you get for inviting John Barrowman, Chuck Norris and Matthew Mercer, among other guests, to a single convention. Let’s start with Saturday. When I first arrived, there was a long line that wrapped around the entire food court and snaked into the vendor's hall. Not knowing what ...

Fall Out Boy Finally Releases New Album

Fall Out Boy Finally Releases New Album

March 14, 2018

Fall Out Boy is an American rock band from Wilmette, IL. After a long-awaited hiatus, the band finally returned with their seventh studio release, M A N I A, an electro-pop twist to the band's more rock roots. Originally, M A N I A was scheduled for a release on Sept. 15 of last year. However, on Aug. 3, Patrick Stump announced that the record would be pushed back until January 19, 2018. "The a...

Black Panther: A Hit or A Miss?

Black Panther: A Hit or A Miss?

March 12, 2018

Marvel's Black Panther was released in February as the newest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film breaks ground as a minority finally assumes the role of a superhero. However, students had opposing opinions on the film's execution.

How to Get Ready for Lexington Comic Con

How to Get Ready for Lexington Comic Con

March 7, 2018

I have attended Comic Cons since 2013's Lexington Comic and Toy Convention also known as Lex-con. People were dressed up in crazy costumes as my favorite characters, and I later learned the correct term for this is “cosplay.” Held at the Lexington Convention Center, the event is held annually in March. This year, the dates are March 9-11. I like to consider myself a comic con veteran, having at...

Remembering Jonghyun

February 15, 2018

It was difficult to review Kim Jonghyun’s posthumous album Poet | Artist without shedding a few tears; not only because I was a fan of his, but also because of its bittersweet testament to his legacy. For those unfamiliar with Jonghyun, he was a successful singer-songwriter and lead vocalist of the K-Pop boy band, SHINee, until he committed suicide on Dec. 18, 2017. It was announced that he woul...

Coachella Owner Under Fire for Donating to Anti-LGBTQ Groups

Coachella Owner Under Fire for Donating to Anti-LGBTQ Groups

February 2, 2018

Coachella's 2018 lineup is stacked with numerous top-40 artists with Eminem, Beyonce and The Weeknd as headliners. Yet, a dark cloud looms over this sunny desert music festival. The Washington Post revealed that Coachella owner, Philip Anschutz, has funded up to $190,000 to organizations for anti-LGBTQ activity such as the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF). Anschutz denies these accusations, thou...

Cast Brings “The Death Cure” to Life

Cast Brings “The Death Cure” to Life

January 8, 2018

**Disclaimer: This review contains spoilers for both the book and movie. The Death Cure, the third installment in The Maze Runner trilogy, didn’t fully follow the book, I was still blown away by director Wes Ball's adaptation of James Dashner's book. As the movie started, my excitement was through the roof. The movie engrossed me to a point where I felt that I was just a bystander watching ...

Soundcloud Features Dunbar Artists

December 18, 2017

Seniors Charles Brennan and Beckett Cromwell and junior Angie Wilcutt share what it takes to create and share their music on this popular site.

Dunbar Drama Presents Beauty And The Beast, Jr.

December 15, 2017

Beauty and the Beast, Jr. was presented to several area elementary and middle schools during the day on Dec. 7-8. They also had evening performances and a matinee on Saturday. Belle was played by senior Jamie Bradley and Katy Rucker, Beast was played by senior Timothy Felker, Gaston was played by senior Kaden Gaylord, and Mrs. Potts was played by seniors Mackenzie McConnell and Rachel Wagers. The play...

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."