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Fake It Til You Make It: Why Smiling Can Boost Your Mood

Fake It Til You Make It: Why Smiling Can Boost Your Mood

October 23, 2019

As high schoolers, we are at a period in our lives where so much is changing and happening around us.  Freshman have just started a new chapter in their lives, sophomores are doing whatever it is sophomores do, juniors are trying to survive their junior year, and seniors are applying for college and planning their future.  It’s a time of uncertainty and with that can come a lot of stress, fear, and anxi...

Balancing Life as a High School Student

Balancing Life as a High School Student

October 15, 2019

Dear Liv, I'm struggling to find balance in my life right now. My time management skills have never been great. Between school, family, and a relationship, I've found myself becoming overwhelmed often. How can I find that balance and find myself looking at life in a more positive way? Sincerely, Someone Desperate Hello, Somone Desperate and welcome to balancing your life 101. Time management is not an easy skill to ob...

Five Quotes for a Positive Outlook

Five Quotes for a Positive Outlook

September 30, 2019

Welcome back to Advice for LIVing, and happy Monday! Mondays are quite possibly the hardest day of the week.  After a weekend off of school or work, getting back into the swing of things can be a daunting task.  It’s easy to enter the week feeling down or dreading the challenges that lie ahead.  So, to help you enter the week with a happier outlook, and hopefully a better mindset,...

Why People Are So Into Sports

Why People Are So Into Sports

September 17, 2019

All of my friends and family are into sports--that’s all they talk about any time of the day. But personally, I could never get into it.  I decided one day that I finally wanted to be a part of the club. I sat down to watch the Lakers play in the season opener of the NBA. I don’t know how old I was or what year it was, but I remember how tired I got of watching it. I fell asleep 5 minute...

Welcome to Advice for LIVing

Welcome to Advice for LIVing

September 1, 2019

First, let me explain the pun in the title. My name is Olivia, and this is my advice column on how to live a happy life. Get it? O-Liv-ia? Now that we've got that covered, let's dig in: Navigating high school can be difficult so it's easy to let it overwhelm you with hormones, young love, friendships, stress, and a plethora of both physical and mental changes. With that, negativity is bound...

Four Colleges, Four Towns, Four Days

Four Colleges, Four Towns, Four Days

October 17, 2017

In past fall breaks, I have done things like going to the beach with my family to getting my wisdom teeth out and eating nothing but ice cream for five days, but this fall break was different. My mom and I packed up our car and headed off to South Carolina for a week of college tours at four very different schools. Wofford College We arrived to our hotel in Spartanburg, S.C. on Monday night, and we attended ou...

Crazy Kentucky Weather

March 24, 2017

Even though the first day of spring was March 20, there is some uncertainty as to how consistent the new season will be in terms of temperature. Students have been calling attention to this year's particularly strange weather through posts on social media. Weather in Lexington fluctuates, and the impact can be seen at Dunbar where students have worn clothes ranging from parkas to shorts on th...

More Than a Half-Time Show

More Than a Half-Time Show

March 8, 2017

As I look back at my time in the Dunbar color guard, it is clear to me that I had no idea of what I was walking into on that first day of clinics. I didn’t even realize that I would be required to spin flags or dance never mind toss rifles and sabers. What I didn’t realize until much later was that I had been walking into a world that would change my life.  One of the things I quickly learned was that...

What I Learned in the Woods

March 2, 2017

The Nature Reliance School located in Winchester, Kentucky, was founded by Craig Caudill who has a lifetime filled with experience of surviving in the wilderness. Caudill has taken multiple 30 day period trips in the woods with only a knife, devoting his time to using his survival skills to his advantage, and he said he does it "just for fun." With Caudill's impressive resume in mind, my parents d...

Dunbar Student Voices: Teens and Gun Violence

January 31, 2017

The Student Voice Team includes students from a wide variety of backgrounds who work together and with the Dunbar faculty and staff to create a better school community. Another aspect of their work is producing columns that share a teen perspective on school and community issues. This week, the issue is the rise in gun deaths in Lexington teens. Abby: So the issue of gun violence has a precedent ...

Myth or Fact: The Mandela Effect

Myth or Fact: The Mandela Effect

December 5, 2016

Despite what you make think, the Mandela Effect has nothing to do with the designs people draw on their papers when they’re bored. The effect  occurs when the majority of people incorrectly recall something in the same way with the same details. What our memories recall is different than what is in history books, archives, newspapers, etc. The Mandela Effect differs from a false memory in that ra...

Really/Not/Really: Bon Iver’s 22, A Million

Really/Not/Really: Bon Iver’s 22, A Million

November 9, 2016

Justin Vernon, under the name Bon Iver, only has three albums released over the nine years of the project, but remains a consistent figure in the breadth of music coverage. The echoes of For Emma, Forever Ago mirror his haunting presence on the edges of popular music. The soulful, reverberating folk of “Skinny Love” and the chilling crooning of “The Wolves” have out outlasted similar pigeon-holed cont...