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My KYA Experience

My KYA Experience

December 17, 2018

Right before Thanksgiving break, a group of students from Dunbar went to a YMCA sponsored event called The Kentucky Youth Assembly (or KYA). This assembly creates a mock government for the students. KYA has such a large number of students attend the assembly, that the Y staff splits the group in half by grade. Freshman and sophomores are put in the Bluegrass delegation, juniors and seniors are put...

No Baked Cookie Dough Shop Replaces Orange Leaf

No Baked Cookie Dough Shop Replaces Orange Leaf

December 15, 2018

Beloved yogurt shop, Orange Leaf, has been replaced by a cookie dough restaurant, No Baked in Palomar Centre. No Baked is a little eatery with many flavors of cookie dough. Some flavors include brownie batter chip, confetti sugar, s’mores, and more. The prices are one scoop for $5, two scoops for $7 and three scoops for $9. They serve both cookie dough and ice cream so customers can put cook...

Mason’s Tips for Finals Prep

Mason’s Tips for Finals Prep

December 13, 2018

With finals approaching quickly, students are starting to stress. The pressure is on: it’s time to show everything we've learned so far this year in a test that counts toward an arguably too large percentage of our grade (20%!) There are many ways to prepare for finals, but I’ve picked five things that I believe are the most helpful. Tip #1: Calculate What Score You Need to Make an "A" B...

Benefits and Drawbacks of an Ivy League Education

Benefits and Drawbacks of an Ivy League Education

December 13, 2018

The Ivy Leagues have been dated as far back as 1636, and they have been dream schools for students all across the nation, including those at Dunbar. These prestigious schools with high admission requirements and very exclusive student bodies draw a certain demographic of students. Prospective students who are looking to be admitted to an Ivy League or other top-level universities have an understanding...

How Did Keeneland Begin?

How Did Keeneland Begin?

December 12, 2018

For over two centuries, the Bluegrass area has become widely renowned for its thoroughbred industry and Keeneland is at the heart of the thoroughbred industry in Kentucky. It is known for its fall and spring meets as well as the wildly successful yearling sales. The famous racetrack was founded in 1936 and was named after Jack Keene who was a driving force behind the building of the racetrack. After ma...

Aye Aye Captain: The Death of Stephen Hillenburg

Aye Aye Captain: The Death of Stephen Hillenburg

November 30, 2018

Stephen Hillenburg passed away Nov. 26, 2018, but his impact on lives will not be forgotten. Stephen Hillenburg, a man who has made a great impact on so many children growing up through his creation of the very successful cartoon Spongebob Squarepants passed away Nov. 26, 2018, at age 57. This adds to the list of so many influential figures including Stan Lee, Steven Hawking, John McCain, Mac Mill...

Keeping the Flu Away

Keeping the Flu Away

November 28, 2018

Globally, 250,000 to 500,000 people are estimated to die from the flu each year, 36,000 of them in the United States. In Lexington alone, 27 deaths from flu-related causes occurred in 2017. "I have had the flu before but it wasn't that serious, I got to miss school for a week. I get the flu shot to help prevent getting it and if I do get the flu, I go to the doctor to get medicine," sophomore Sarah Albrecht ...

Can’t Find Your Stuff? Try Tile

Can’t Find Your Stuff? Try Tile

November 22, 2018

Finding lost belongings can be a frustrating and time-consuming task. Students and teachers at Dunbar have found a new device called Tile that makes finding your belongings much easier. Tile, a private business founded by Mike Farley and Nick Evans in December 2012, helps users find their devices through an app and a Bluetooth tile. The developers used an open website platform to fund the proje...

The Effects of Caffeine on Students

The Effects of Caffeine on Students

November 20, 2018

Many students find themselves feeling fatigued during the school day due to a combination of late night studying, extracurricular activities and early morning classes. To resolve this issue many students bring drinks that contain caffeine before school such as coffee or tea. Approximately 73% of kids consume this drug daily. “I drink coffee every morning because I get three to four hours of sleep a night and then I drink o...

Dunbar Cares Food Drive Underway

Dunbar Cares Food Drive Underway

November 18, 2018

According to Marketplace, the average cost of a Thanksgiving dinner in 2017 was $49.12, while the average cost for meals per week was around $550, $6.11 per meal. This means that the average Thanksgiving dinner is eight times more expensive than the average cost per meal most people spend. These statistics could mean that several families might not have the resources to provide the Thanksgiving d...

Dunbar joins National Science Olympiad with new chapter

Dunbar joins National Science Olympiad with new chapter

October 7, 2018

Over the past few years, science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) related activities seem to have exploded in popularity. Previous science based clubs at Dunbar have been targeted towards highly concentrated areas of STEM fields, but juniors Stephen Yin, John Adkins, William Ding, and Mohammad Rashad along with Mrs. Keia Scott-Newsome plan to change that with the introduction of a new...

What’s Your Green Dot?

September 30, 2018

In 1999, Dr. Dorothy Edwards introduced the Green Dot program at the University of Kentucky after she began seeing bystanders step in to stop "red dot behaviors" such as sexual harassment and assault and verbal and physical abuse. Several student groups at UK realized how big of an issue this was and they worked with Dr. Edwards to implement Green Dot on their campus.  The program is a bystander intervention program which ...