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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."

Dunbar Drama’s Fall Competition Play

Dunbar Drama’s Fall Competition Play

November 4, 2017

This fall, drama presented "Aunt Leaf"--a tale about a young girl named Annabelle.

New Album from BTS Continues to Impress

New Album from BTS Continues to Impress

September 26, 2017

Even for people who are unfamiliar with K-pop, it's hard to miss the presence of BTS, aka Beyond the Scenes, due to their growing popularity both in the states and around the globe. Since their debut in 2013, BTS have grown within the K-pop industry. However, it wasn't until the release of their EP, WINGS, that they became the first K-pop act to win a Billboard Music award, “Top Social Artist” ...

PLD Drama’s Upcoming Season

September 15, 2017

There has been a surge of students attending drama courses this year. Lining the walls in the foyer of Dunbar are a multitude of drama trophies from performances years before. Junior J.T. Jett performed in last year’s musical Bring It On. “There have been way more kids in drama class since then,” he said. “It’s really brought us all together, too.” This year, new classes have been added to t...

Not Too Scary After All

Not Too Scary After All

September 11, 2017

The 2017 remake of Stephen King's original novel It is not only terrifying, but also hilarious. Bringing in $123.1 million dollars on opening weekend, It had the third largest opening weekend revenue of 2017. Many Dunbar students turned out to see the film, and reactions were varied. For some, it simply wasn't scary enough. "I think it was a good movie, but the plot was all over th...