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Teachers Not Happy with Latest Pension Reform Bill

Teachers Not Happy with Latest Pension Reform Bill

February 21, 2018

In the midst of a pension crisis, teachers in Kentucky have been fighting for their "inviolable contract" for nearly a year. A group of Dunbar teachers and students went to Frankfort on Feb. 13 to meet with legislators to discuss pension reform. "It was a great experience," said junior Abby Wheatley, who has been following the pension issue. "I care about my teachers, and I can see how this is hurting t...

Student Parking Frustrations

Student Parking Frustrations

February 12, 2018

It was a quiet, calm morning at Dunbar High School until an announcement was made that the school was towing cars parked in unauthorized parking or without a parking permit. The result was a surge of students, scrambling to get their cars out of the parking lot, or to buy a permit at the last minute. Even though cars that have multiple citations are at a risk for towing, many upperclassmen still...

Dunbar’s Lockdown Procedures Explained

February 6, 2018

In this segment, WPLD reporters interviewed Associate Principal, Mr. Tony Blackman, and School Resource Officers Pedroche and Blair to find out exactly what to do during a lockdown drill.

Accident Triggered Lockdown at Dunbar

Accident Triggered Lockdown at Dunbar

February 2, 2018

On Feb. 2 around 1:40 p.m. students and staff were directed into lockdown mode. Students have been directed to perform lockdown drills many times, and they know what to do: go to a designated spot in the classroom; if in the hall, go to the nearest classroom; teachers lock the doors, but leave the lights on. It can become rote and mechanical. Worse, it can become complacent. "It’s fair to say that ...

Lexington Women Gather on the Anniversary of the National Women’s March

Lexington Women Gather on the Anniversary of the National Women’s March

January 22, 2018

This past Saturday marked the one year anniversary of the National Women's March. Last year, over five million people across the world rallied to support women's rights. This year, over a million Americans marched for the same cause. Though there were fewer attendees, their message rang clear through powerful speeches, chants and signs. The Kentucky National Organization for Women organized o...

Logan Paul Causes Controversy After Offensive Trip to Japan

Logan Paul Causes Controversy After Offensive Trip to Japan

January 21, 2018

Until recently, Logan Paul was a Youtube sensation. With his diss tracks, pranks and vlogs, the 22-year-old’s channel gained 10 million followers faster than any other channel in Youtube history, according to Metro. However, his career took a turn for the worse on a trip to Japan last month. Paul had been uploading vlogs throughout his trip, but was brought into the public’s eye with a video...

Student Employment Opportunities at Fritz Farm

December 18, 2017

The Summit at Fritz Farm, located just south of Fayette Mall, not only offers a variety of restaurants, shops and entertainment, it also employs several Dunbar students.

Culinary Students Compete in Bulldog Top Chef

Culinary Students Compete in Bulldog Top Chef

October 26, 2017

The Bulldog Top Chef competition was hosted on Oct. 25 by Family and Consumer Sciences teacher Mrs. Andrea Baker. "It was sort of like the show Chopped. We didn't know the recipe or the ingredients, so it was a surprise. We had to be able to come up with a recipe off the top of our heads and make something for the judges," said senior competitor Sarah Morrison. Dunbar students not only compe...

A Closer Look at the Web Site Redesign

October 20, 2017

Along with all other schools in the district, Dunbar’s school website has been updated. “It was a district mandate that we change our website,” said Mrs. Kim Overstreet, a technology research teacher and the webmaster at Dunbar. Using a template set up by an overseer from Fayette County Public Schools, webmasters gathered during the summer to start to make this change. “We were tra...

Unfounded Violence Rumors Circulate Throughout Dunbar

Unfounded Violence Rumors Circulate Throughout Dunbar

October 20, 2017

Today at Dunbar, many students viewed tweets about potential violence at school. Some even called home and asked to be checked out of school. Thanks to the far-reaching effects of social media, rumors of violence at school spread quickly. Principal Betsy Rains addressed the whole school over the intercom to dispel these rumors, and to assure students. "Our students are safe and in no danger,"...

Dunbar’s Gay-Straight Alliance Kicks off Ally Week

Dunbar’s Gay-Straight Alliance Kicks off Ally Week

September 26, 2017

Ally Week is a national movement targeting students in grades K-12 that encourages students to be allies with the LGBT community, and to combat bullying and harassment through education and awareness. This year, Ally Week is from Sept. 25-29. Several Dunbar students and teachers were in attendance to hear a guest speaker, Tuesday Meadows, who is assistant editor and advertising manager of LinQ Magazine, president of...

What’s going on with DACA?

What’s going on with DACA?

September 22, 2017

On June 15, 2012 then-President Barack Obama appeared in the White House rose garden to announce that he would be taking an executive action to mend our country’s immigration policy. Specifically concerning immigrants that came to the United States illegally with their parents as children (children being defined by law as 16 years old and under), otherwise known as “Dreamers.” “They are...