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AP and Dual Credit Classes are Worth the Work

AP and Dual Credit Classes are Worth the Work

February 6, 2019

Advanced Placement and Dual Credit courses offered at Dunbar allow students to earn college credit and give the opportunity to gain necessary skills for college.  Students can receive credit in AP classes by passing the AP exam in May. A score between 3-5 is considered passing and students receive three hours of credit depending on the college they attend. Dual Credit classes enroll students in ...

Dunbar Academic Team soaring to new heights Nationally

Dunbar Academic Team soaring to new heights Nationally

February 1, 2019

Dunbar has a rich history of succeeding in athletically, artistically, and academically winning regionally, state-wide, and nationally. Dunbar now has another exciting accomplishment to add to its resume: Dunbar’s academic team recently won a tournament placing them first in the nation. The tournament that they placed first in was an online tournament called 3-2-1 Q Unlimited tournament is an...

The Impact of the Shutdown

The Impact of the Shutdown

January 31, 2019

A partial government shutdown started on December 22 and ended this past Saturday. 420,000 employers worked without pay and 380,000 were forced to take an unpaid leave of absence. Three-fourths of the government remained funded, the departments impacted by the shutdown include: agriculture, commerce, justice, homeland security, housing and urban development, interior, state, transportation and treasury....

What it’s Like To Go To Locust Trace

What it’s Like To Go To Locust Trace

January 25, 2019

Locust Trace is an agricultural based school, where students mainly go if they are looking to have a career in things like vet science, equine (horses), agricultural mechanics like working on tractors and building wagons, aquaculture, or plant science. It has everything a person would need to study their chosen pathway in Agriculture, not to mention it is considered to be the best agricultural scho...

Dunbar Students Attend Women’s March

Dunbar Students Attend Women’s March

January 21, 2019

The first Women's March began with a Hawaiian woman named Teresa Shook who voiced that a pro-woman march was needed after Donald Trump’s inauguration. After thousands signed up, veteran activists and organizers began planning the march. The event was huge. Organizers expected 200,000 people, but 500,000 showed. Estimates collected by The Washington Post said 4.1 million took part in the vari...

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 ...