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Local Activities for Spring Break

Local Activities for Spring Break

March 28, 2019

There are many high school students who stay home for Spring Break. Although some people may be going to the beach and traveling, there are many activities for students to do in Central Kentucky. Some Dunbar students are planning to attend outdoor sporting events. “I like going to UK baseball games because I like the atmosphere of watching a college team play, also the weather was good and i...

Gypsy Vanner Horses

Gypsy Vanner Horses

March 28, 2019

Gypsy Vanners are a mix between different breeds of horses. This includes the Shire, the Clydesdale, and native British ponies, such as the Dales. Today, they could be registered from a number of different horse associations, such as the GHA (Gypsy Horse Association). Gypsy history can be dated back 300 years, yet they weren’t considered a real breed until 1996. This was because there a...

New Media Arts Pathway at Dunbar

New Media Arts Pathway at Dunbar

March 24, 2019

A Career Technical Education Pathway is a program in Kentucky for those who desire to join the workforce after high school as well as an opportunity for those who plan to go to college. Dunbar recently added the Media Arts pathway which allows students to become Adobe certified, something that can help students with college applications and resume. In 2015, 39 states implemented 125 new regulations which increas...

Video Games and the Teenage Brain

Video Games and the Teenage Brain

March 23, 2019

It's fair to say that video games have become an increasingly attractive way to spend time for most teenagers. But is playing video games really bad? Video games are sometimes prioritized over school work and playing them is a common excuse for procrastination. This can be academically harmful, and teachers have noticed. “If there is a minute transition between two things, some children are automatica...

TEDxLEX at UK College and Career Fair

TEDxLEX at UK College and Career Fair

March 20, 2019

Colleges set up booths in UK's new Bill Gatton Student Center where areas of study include Agriculture, Education, S.T.E.M, and Communication. Each booth had activities for students related to the area of study. For instance, 3D pens were used by a BCTC booth for an activity. Along with activities, each booth had informational packets and brochures for their college along with contact information....

Spring Fashion Trends

Spring Fashion Trends

March 19, 2019

As spring comes we always see new styles, in the spring of 2019 it seems that more fashion trends are coming back into style than ever before. Most girls like to try and look nice once or twice throughout the week, so knowing what the new fashion trends are is important. Scrunchies are a fashion statement that has come back into style over the past few years. They come in different colors, patterns,...

Who was St. Patrick?

Who was St. Patrick?

March 16, 2019

Shamrocks, parades, pinches, and a whole bunch of green, March 17 is held as a feast day and in observance of the death of St. Patrick.  Over the years, this holiday has evolved into a day full of celebration honoring Irish Culture. Who was St. Patrick? St. Patrick was a Christian missionary accredited for converting Ireland to Christianity in the 400s AD. To the disbelief of many, he is not of I...

Should Students Use Wikipedia?

Should Students Use Wikipedia?

March 16, 2019

Wikipedia is considered a free encyclopedia site, containing articles on many different topics and interests for people to access. Created in 2001, Jimmy Wales came up with the idea of making a publicly editable encyclopedia, but Larry Sanger came up with the idea of using a wiki, which offers users the ability to edit articles online. Many students enjoy using Wikipedia to gather large amou...

Scholarship Apps a Must for Students

Scholarship Apps a Must for Students

March 1, 2019

With college cost on the rise, scholarships are essential. There are two apps that every high school student should consider using to help them make the most of their opportunities to earn money for college. The first app is called RaiseMe in which a student can input their grades from courses, extracurricular, community service, and test scores. Their achievements are then awarded in the form of...

Popularity of Airpods

Popularity of Airpods

February 25, 2019

Between the 1960s and 1970s, the first pair of wireless headphones were invented. These headphones received a signal through transmitters such as radios. In 1999, the introduction of Bluetooth opened up new possibilities for earpiece headphones. In September 2016, Apple introduced the new Airpods. Currently priced at $159, they continue to grow in interest. Being completely wireless, they allow liste...

Dunbar Band at All-State

Dunbar Band at All-State

February 18, 2019

From Feb. 6-11, band members from Paul Laurence Dunbar participated in the 2019 All-State bands in Louisville. The participating band members were seniors Emily Cooper, Chase Faulkner, Juan Gonzalez, Sam Gritton, Zach Kilian and Taylon Taylor; juniors Matthew Goodrich, Ashley Su, and Lynne Grace Wooden; and sophomores Ben Chen and Chris Wang. In order to be selected for the All-State concert...

World Language Study Important for Students

World Language Study Important for Students

February 11, 2019

The opportunity to learn a world language in America is available in many high schools across the country; however, students may not be aware of the benefits of taking these classes while language classes are readily available. One benefit of studying the structure and tenses of a new language, it that it makes it easier to comprehend the grammatical rules and steps of English. Students often...