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Ed Sheeran’s Concert Draws Fans from PLD

Ed Sheeran’s Concert Draws Fans from PLD

September 8, 2017

Even though it was a school night, many Dunbar teachers and students were excited about Sheeran's Thursday night concert. They, like many other fans,  waited months for Sheeran’s coveted new album to be released after he went offline for a year to unplug, and to "nurture his musical roots."  His hiatus seems to have only made him stronger as an artist. During the evening's set, he alternate...

Incriminating Ink Celebrates 15 Years

Incriminating Ink Celebrates 15 Years

June 6, 2017

Dunbar's literary magazine, Incriminating Ink, is a collection of poems, illustrations, short stories and photographs created by students. Every year, the compilation is published under the instruction of Mr. Gary Egan and Mrs. Tara Wilkinson, who both teach creative writing. While creative writing students are required to submit to the magazine, any Dunbar student is allowed to share their work. ...

A Non-Traditional Path

May 18, 2017

Many of Dunbar’s seniors are looking forward to starting college in the fall, but some seniors will be pursuing a different path such as taking a gap year, working, or pursuing new challenges and interests. Senior Mackenzie Clay will be attending the Air Force Academy in Colorado this fall. “I have always had a passion for service, and my family has a military background so I wanted to ...

Dunbar Student Travels to Frankfort and D.C.for Kentucky Animal Rights

Dunbar Student Travels to Frankfort and D.C.for Kentucky Animal Rights

May 18, 2017

Dunbar junior Kailey Boyles recently traveled to Frankfort, Kentucky, to discuss state legislature concerning animal welfare. Boyles’ in-depth research on animal rights began during her English class essay under the guidance of Mrs. Tara Wilkinson. Her research on the topic prompted her to write a letter to a representative of Kentucky government. She addressed the letter to Congressman Yarmut...

Not Exactly What We Expected

May 17, 2017

Dunbar seniors share the differences between their expectation of high school versus reality of their experiences at PLD over the past four years.

Everything You Should Know about FCPS Lunch Programs

Everything You Should Know about FCPS Lunch Programs

May 15, 2017

As a rule, students complain about cafeteria food. It is a phenomenon that can be seen on television, in the media and in daily life. However, few students are aware of the behind-the-scenes processes that goes into putting food on their trays. "They serve us food... I mean, what else is there?" said sophomore Kevin Jing. In reality, FCPS Child Nutrition is a 25 million dollar self-supporting organization co...

Dunbar’s Memorial Garden’s Annual Plant Sale

May 11, 2017

The Memorial Garden's annual native plant sale will be held on May 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of PLD.

Seniors Attend Scavenger Hunt at UK

May 5, 2017

For the last six years, Dual Credit Senior English students end the semester with college preparatory activities including a scavenger hunt on the campus of University of Kentucky. "I got the idea for the trip during the first year I taught Dual Credit," said Mrs. Wendy Turner. "Because we have time at the end of the semester, I put together a mini-unit that I thought would be beneficial to students." Students...

Taking Summer School To Get Ahead

April 23, 2017

All Dunbar students are required to have physical education and health credits to graduate, but many students are taking one or more of these classes over the summer to free space in their schedules in the fall and spring. "It just makes sense to take gym in the summer," said senior Ireland Coiner. "It was a lot of fun." Summer gym will be held from June 5-16 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Students...

PLD in Pictures: Dunbar Prom 2017

PLD in Pictures: Dunbar Prom 2017

April 23, 2017

For the first time in several years, Dunbar held its prom off campus. This year, under the guidance of Mrs. Lyndsey Thurston, Mrs. Melanie Timmers and Mrs. Cynthia Jones, the prom steering committee petitioned to have prom at the Carrick House on North Limestone. According to attendees, not only was the venue a beautiful and welcome change, the music, snacks that included soft pretzels, and giveaways...

Students to Host Discussion of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why

April 21, 2017

Thirteen Reasons Why is a Netflix original show based on a book written by Jay Asher, that first aired on March 31. the show has brought awareness to a very serious issue: teen suicide. Many Dunbar students said that they have binged the series. "I binged the series during Spring Break," said senior Ireland Coiner. "It was a lot to process." Because the series is obviously affecting so many, a...