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Dancing Dogs End Season on a High Kick

Dancing Dogs End Season on a High Kick

March 23, 2017

Dunbar’s dance team competed for a national title at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex where the nation’s best dance teams converged to perform their themed routines. This year, Dunbar's routine was beach themed. They placed third at Nationals, which took place on March 18 in Orlando. The dancers practiced six times a week in the months leading up to nationals. They also performed a...

Dunbar Students Showcase Musical Excellence

Dunbar Students Showcase Musical Excellence

March 17, 2017

Recently, three Dunbar students had the opportunity to attend special music related programs: sophomores Andy Du and Emily Cooper and junior Olivia Zastro. Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra is one of the oldest youth orchestras in the United States. They provide performance opportunities, workshops, mentoring and more for students. There are six orchestras: Symphony, Concert, Repertory, Preparat...

PLD Drama Preparing to Bring It On

March 17, 2017

  Bring It On The drama department is currently rehearsing Bring It On, a musical based on the film franchise of the same name that features elements of cheer, hip-hop and rap. “We have a different rehearsal every day whether it's stunting, blocking or learning dance numbers," said junior Kaden Gaylord. Performances of Bring it On will be at 7 p.m. from April 26-29 and at 2 p....

Dunbar Color Guard Hosts Audition Clinics

March 8, 2017

The Dunbar Color Guard is a performance ensemble that complements the musical components of Dunbar’s marching band with the additional visual elements of costumes, flags, rifles, sabers and batons. As a part of the marching band, the color guard performs at varsity football games during half-time whenever marching competitions do not conflict. During the fall season, the color guard competes ...

Dunbar’s Art Department Has Lasting Impact on Students

March 4, 2017

The art department at Dunbar has the goal of helping students break away from classroom stress and express themselves with their artwork. “It’s not just about making pretty things to put on your refrigerator, it’s about learning how to express yourself visually not just using language but a combination of language and imagery,” said art and drawing teacher Mrs. Emily Storch. Crafts, drawi...

Checking in With PLD’s Music Department

February 20, 2017

Band The band department offers instruction for many different types of instruments and classes are categorized by skill and overall knowledge. Students are placed into these classes based on an audition at the end of the year. Band classes are taught by Head Director Mrs. Teresa Elliott and Assistant Director Mr. Brian Morgan. Dunbar’s concert band is a class geared towards beginning musicians w...

The Spirit of Paul Laurence Dunbar

February 19, 2017

Guest poet, Mr. Dorian Hairston, an Affrilachian poet and former University of Kentucky baseball player, opened the event with a baseball themed poem that began, "Never forget the 42 reasons baseball is best played colorblind..." The reading is one of many events that groups have put together in honor of black history month. While some of the poems were by famous authors such as Maya Angelou,...

Egg Watchers: Wildlife in Real Time

Egg Watchers: Wildlife in Real Time

January 20, 2017

Meet Harriet, an American bald eagle who has become an internet sensation over the last few years. Ever since Pritchett Real Estate Inc. set up live camera feeds pointed at an eagle nest back in October 2012, thousands have been tuning in daily to watch Harriet and her family. Over the years, nearly 73 million viewers have witnessed the lives of these eagles in the wild, including the hatching of ni...

Controversy over Popular Childhood Show Max and Ruby

Controversy over Popular Childhood Show Max and Ruby

January 18, 2017

“Max and Ruby” is a lovable cartoon about Max, a rambunctious, one-word-speaking three-year-old bunny, and Ruby, his bossy seven-year-old sister. When the Nickelodeon show first aired in 2002, many viewers assumed that Max and Ruby lived without caregivers or parents. After five seasons, 14 years and periodic visits from their grandma, Max and Ruby’s parents are finally revealed in the first...

Star Wars Franchise Introduces Stunning Prequel

January 14, 2017

When it was first announced that Disney would be expanding upon the main storyline of the “Star Wars” franchise, it was met with skepticism from fans. Many had doubts that stand-alone films would diminish the “Star Wars” name. “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” turned out to be a successful film, earning an 85 percent in ratings on Rotten Tomatoes. "Rogue One" is a movie that can keep fans captivated even when seen multiple times. It’s stunning visual ...

Sheeran Releases Two New Singles

Sheeran Releases Two New Singles

January 10, 2017

Folks, he has made his grand re-entry into the very souls of fans all around the world. Ed Sheeran finally dropped his two new singles after years of silence and weeks of cryptic messages on social media. His very first chart-topper, “the A Team,” about a young girl addicted to drugs still resounds in the depths of many ‘Sheerio’ hearts. His first album, “Plus” (released in 2011), enc...

This Season on The Bachelor

This Season on The Bachelor

January 9, 2017

Everyone deserves a chance to find love but what happens when a man takes three journeys to look for Mrs. Right? Previous contestant Nick Viall returns to the reality TV show “The Bachelor” to answer that question and this time he’s not the one accepting roses. Viewers were able to watch Nick in the season premiere broadcasted on Jan. 2 at 8 p.m. EST on his fourth attempt to find true love. After be...