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Muslim Students Beginning Ramadan

Muslim Students Beginning Ramadan

May 4, 2019

Ramadan takes place during the 9th month of every year where strict fasting is practiced from sunrise to sunset. A month where Muslims try to practice increased self-discipline. This is motivated by the Hadith, especially in Al-Bukhari which states, "When Ramadan arrives, the gates of Paradise are opened and the gates of hell are locked up and devils are put in chains." This strict fasting only all...

Becoming Editor-in-Chief

Becoming Editor-in-Chief

April 30, 2019

Recently I was chosen to become one of the Editors-in-Chief (EIC) of PLD’s school media program. While I couldn’t be more excited, I am also nervous about what next year holds. This year I was the Human Resources Editor for PLD Lamplighter. It was a fun job where I got to work with everyone on staff and be a part of an amazing Editorial Board. As I started to think about becoming a senior ne...

Six Ways to Maximize College Scholarship Opportunities

Six Ways to Maximize College Scholarship Opportunities

April 30, 2019

People always say that high school will be over in the blink of an eye, and they’re right. College is quickly approaching and deciding on where to go can be stressful, especially with the expenses that college can bring to your family. However, scholarships and extra financial aid is all around, you just have to search for it! Here is a compiled list of 6 ways to ensure that you maximize your college ...

Voting Rights for Felons in Kentucky

Voting Rights for Felons in Kentucky

April 27, 2019

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont responded to a question about the loss of voting rights due to having a criminal record. When Harvard student Anne Carlstein asked the Senator “...would you support enfranchising people like the Boston Marathon bomber, a convicted terrorist and murder?” Sen. Sanders took the unpopular stance in the debate. He said that he believes that all previous and current f...

Pros and Cons of AP Exams

Pros and Cons of AP Exams

April 26, 2019

The main benefit of taking the AP test is getting college credit. However, depending on the course the college credit varies, and the test costs anywhere from $50-$85 with no guarantee of passing. "If you do well, you get free money for college," AP World History teacher Mrs. Michelle Williams said. "We've actually had some Dunbar students who got $7,000 just from my class alone. There have been...

A Perfect Life

A Perfect Life

April 19, 2019

Everyone has a different concept of "perfect" and as students begin pursuing their dreams, they have different ideas in mind. “My perfect life is to make money, and to be stable enough to which I can experience the world, and help people,” freshman Luke Anderson said. Planet of Success looks at what every human being aspires to in order to live a good life. The problem is, we all define the phrase “good life” dif...

The Googly-Eyed Bandit

The Googly-Eyed Bandit

April 6, 2019

At Dunbar, students and teachers have been noticing a new trend. Someone, and no one knows who, is putting googly eyes on posters, pictures, and even objects. "I don't know who is doing it," social studies teacher Mrs. Sharessa Crovo said. "But a little fun thing like doesn't seem like a problem." Students have found the stick on eyes on door handles, locks, and other objects to make it loo...

Teacher Prom King and Queen

April 5, 2019

PLD is starting a new tradition this year honoring a teacher Prom King and Queen. Students nominated teachers at the end of March, and the top five nominees from each category have been chosen as "prom court." Prom King Court: Mr. Michael Mau, Mr. Daniel Janbakhsh, Mr. Nick Broady, Mr. Trevor Tremaine and Mr. Doug Wilkinson Prom Queen Court: Mrs. Keia Scott-Newsome, Mrs. Allison Roberts, Mrs. Amber ...

Peer Pressure’s Harmful Effect on Teenagers

Peer Pressure’s Harmful Effect on Teenagers

April 2, 2019

Teenagers often make decisions under the influence of their peers in order to make themselves look good or because they think that is the right decision. However, not all of the decisions are right. Students pressure each other to do things like drugs or alcohol, cheating, skipping class and lying about schoolwork. Peer pressure is seen in school by teachers, principals, counselors and oth...

Summer Opportunities for Students

Summer Opportunities for Students

April 1, 2019

Many high school students have been focusing on their future plans after high school such whether it's college, trade school, the military or a job. Some, however, do not take into consideration volunteering opportunities and summer programs that could help them make their decisions about future careers. There are many resources available for high school students. For example, when visiting the Dun...

Is Generation Z Lazy?

Is Generation Z Lazy?

March 31, 2019

Many teenagers spend most of their time sitting in bed watching Netflix or videos on YouTube. This may appear as laziness because of the amount of time spent on their phone, but is this perception accurate? The amount of time teenagers spend on their phones has been increasing for years. According to common sense media adolescents spend an average of nine hours a day online. But even if teens are on their phones a lot, there are apps to help them stay organized in eve...

Dunbar’s Got Talent Returns

Dunbar’s Got Talent Returns

March 30, 2019

Last year, the Dunbar talent show was created to increase school spirit and allow students to share their unique talents, like singing, playing music, dancing, magic or comedy. Science teacher Mrs. Keia Scott-Newsome, alongside former social studies teacher Mrs. Maggie Payne and Lamplighter adviser Mrs. Wendy Turner, planned the event. “Dunbar's Got Talent became a thought that crossed my min...