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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...

Take a Spin on These Rental Bikes

Take a Spin on These Rental Bikes

October 13, 2018

Riders can find Spin Bikes in parking lots, around downtown, in local parks and even in some neighborhoods, but not everyone knows about this program or how to use it. What is a Spin Bike? A company called Spin developed a program for citizens of Lexington to rent orange bikes that anyone can pickup in one location and drop off in another. The initiative was created to provide an alternative method of...

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 ...

Welcoming Dunbar’s New Teachers

Alexis Radhakrishnan and Meredith Herriford

September 27, 2018

Mrs. Amanda Brandenburg Mrs. Brandenburg, who has been teaching for 12 years, has digital literacy and engineering classes. In her first five years of teaching, she taught math, which drove her passion for engineering. “I discovered that engineering was way more fun,” said Mrs. Brandenburg. “But we always apply it, and we know why we’re doing the math.” She attended the University of Kentucky, and she is certified in math. She said she enjoys playing kickball and dodgeball, and she likes to read. Mr. Christian Clark Mr. Clark, a first-year teacher, has chemistry classes. “I actually went to college ...

Dunbar’s Marching Band’s REDemption

Dunbar’s Marching Band’s REDemption

September 20, 2018

Marching Band’s production, REDemption, is about coming back from a loss. It's about going from bad and choosing to be better. “Last year’s show, Whirl, was the first time in years we didn’t make it to finals," freshman Daniel Roenker said.  "So this year we’re supposed to be redeeming ourselves from last year."  On Sept. 15 the marching band competed against 12 other schools at Boyle County High School, and they won the music caption. The music caption means th...

Senior Tailgate 2018

September 18, 2018

Teachers Give Advice To Seniors

June 1, 2018

The class of 2018 has graduated, and now adult life is upon them. These teachers have advice for surviving in the real world. Check it out.

Seniors Share College Plans

May 31, 2018

Several Dunbar students let us know where they're heading next year.