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Netflix Series, You, Has Viewers Rooting for the Bad Guy

Netflix Series, You, Has Viewers Rooting for the Bad Guy

February 6, 2019

The Netflix series, You, based on the book by Caroline Kepnes, is a romantic, creepy thriller. The main plot follows the relationship between Joe Goldberg, portrayed by Penn Badgley, and Guinevere Beck, portrayed by Elizabeth Lail. Goldberg has an obsession with Beck, and throughout the series, he goes above and beyond in order to be close to her. His actions reveal him to be a stalker who appe...

Behind the Scenes of WPLD

Behind the Scenes of WPLD

January 22, 2019

PLD Lamplighter's weekly broadcast, WPLD, displays the professional side of student news that Dunbar sees on a weekly basis. However, a lot of people don't get a behind the scenes look at what it takes to produce the broadcast each week. Senior Omar Hassan, WPLD’s broadcast editor, and junior Kennedy Gayheart, the Executive Producer, work together to plan, film and edit the broadcast. "When we are n...

X: Artist of Our Generation

X: Artist of Our Generation

January 20, 2019

Every generation has artists who define their collective spirit. Baby Boomers has Lennon, Generation X had Kurt Cobain, and we have X. Many musicians that make music at the mainstream level have prosperous careers, however, some of the popular musicians’ careers are cut short as some have died at a young age. Their lives end, but what do they leave behind? Some are honored for their art,...

Bird Box: Don’t Open Your Eyes

Bird Box: Don’t Open Your Eyes

January 16, 2019

Released in December of 2018, this Netflix original movie set in post-apocalyptic time has people wondering over what symbolic meanings underlies within the plot. Golden Globe Award-winning actress, Sandra Bullock, stars as the main character, Malorie Hayes, who is paired with 2 unnamed children, Boy and Girl, that venture through the forest and river blindfolded to escape the ‘monster’ that...

New Golden Globes Inspired Trends

New Golden Globes Inspired Trends

January 14, 2019

The Golden Globes Awards is a celebration of the movies and television series that were produced and broke many barriers in 2018. From Black Panther to A Star is Born to Killing Eve, the Golden Globes recognizes brilliant pieces of entertainment and is definitely something to watch, including the pre-show red carpet where celebrities strut their stuff wearing the latest couture fashion. A major ...

A Promise for the New Year

A Promise for the New Year

January 8, 2019

New Year's Eve is a day when people all over the world promise to make a change for themselves when welcoming the new year. One of these people, Park Jimin of the popular South Korean boy band BTS, released his first single, "약속," which translates into "Promise." Growing up in the Geumsa-dong district, Busan, South Korea, Jimin fell in love with music and dance. Prior to becoming a trainee, Jimin studied c...

The Grinch is Coming for Christmas Once Again

The Grinch is Coming for Christmas Once Again

December 19, 2018

In November 2018 the remake of the Grinch, a classic Christmas movie, hit theaters. The animated remake follows the same plot line as the two before it. The audience saw the Grinch once again as the crotchety Scrooge-like character that attempted to steal Christmas from Whoville. The cast includes the voices of Benedict Cumberbatch as The Grinch, Kenan Thompson as a new character and friend to Grinch...

Mumford & Sons’ Delta Reflects on Personal Experiences

Mumford & Sons’ Delta Reflects on Personal Experiences

December 18, 2018

Mumford and Sons takes it back to their roots with a twist in their new album Delta. They turn from the alternative rock guitars they played in their previous album Wilder Minds back to the banjos which helped catapult them into becoming a big name in music. However, producer Paul Epworth puts effects on the instrumental giving the album undertones of jazz and even rap. Delta also gives their fans a bet...

Top Five Must Watch Christmas Movies

Top Five Must Watch Christmas Movies

December 17, 2018

Everybody loves the holiday season. Whether it's for the yummy food or for the wonderful gifts, the holidays are always tons of fun. Part of what makes Winter Break so enjoyable is getting to curl up with a blanket and watch some Christmas movies. We have compiled a list of the top 5 Christmas movies so grab some popcorn and enjoy! Santa Clause Santa Clause is a movie about a man who is turned into Santa Claus. Scott is a divorced dad who has custody of his son ...

Will The New Lion King Movie Be As Good?

Will The New Lion King Movie Be As Good?

December 15, 2018

From Pete’s Dragon to The Jungle Book, the past couple of years have brought many childhood favorites to life through the power of live action animation. However, out of the three live-action reboots set to release in 2019, I know which one I’m most excited about: The Lion King. Before I knew what live action was I was waiting for this 1994 classic to be redone with updated animation techno...

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

December 14, 2018

Growing up, I couldn’t tell you who Mr. Rogers was. I had heard the name before but had no idea who or what he had done. I never truly understood how special of a man he was until I attended a journalism conference in Chicago. One of the sessions I went to was dedicated to Mr. Rogers. I walked into the session, eager to learn but had little understanding of how eye-opening and heartwarming it...

Grande Shares Lessons in Love in New Single

Grande Shares Lessons in Love in New Single

November 18, 2018

Ariana Grande’s new single "thank u, next" was released Nov. 3, 2018. The song talks about the lessons she has learned from ex-boyfriends Big Sean, Ricky Alvarez, Pete Davidson and Mac Miller, who passed away in September 2018. “Thought I’d end up with Sean, but he wasn’t a match. Wrote some songs about Ricky, now I  listen and laugh. Even almost got married, for Pete, I’m so thankful. W...