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Phones Down, Heads Up

March 17, 2019

In July 2009, 21-year-old Casey Feldman was hit and killed by a distracted driver. Her parents, Dianne Andersen and Joel Feldman, founded the Casey Feldman Memorial Foundation that same year. "End Distracted Driving" is a project from the CFMF in order to save lives from distracted driving by educating drivers, acting upon the issue and advocating against it. According to the United States ...

The Corruption of College Admissions

The Corruption of College Admissions

March 14, 2019

It is no surprise that the admissions process is somewhat biased. However, the corruption of the system has been completely taken advantage of, with people using their money to have power over others. Colleges like U.C. Berkeley, Yale, Wake Forest, and UCLA, have rigorous requirements to be accepted, making the appeal of these schools even higher. This causes families to go to an extreme to help get their child in...

How to Be Involved on International Women’s Day

How to Be Involved on International Women’s Day

March 8, 2019

In 1769, The United States decreed that women could not own property in their name, or keep earned wages. In 1848, The Seneca Falls Convention was held, and the 300 attendees signed The Declaration of Sentiments, which consisted of a list of grievances made by women. In 1920, women were finally allowed to vote by the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. And in 1975, March 8th was decl...

Still Fighting for a Voice

Still Fighting for a Voice

March 1, 2019

School was cancelled on Thursday, February 28, because according to FCPS, 40% of Fayette County teachers had unfilled absences. This “sick out” was in response to the discussion of House Bill 525 and included the two largest school districts in the state, Jefferson and Fayette counties, as well as Boyd, Letcher, Carter, Bath, Madison, and Marion. Kentucky teachers have been fighting...

Migration Theme for 2019 Black History Month

Migration Theme for 2019 Black History Month

February 11, 2019

There are many memorable figures who are honored during Black History Month, including Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Booker T. Washington, Louis Armstrong, Malcolm X, Angela Davis, Sammy Davis Jr., Martin Luther King Jr., and President Barack Obama. Also, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, in coordination with Carter G. Woodson, founded Black History Month ...

Pension Special Session Ends in Sine Die

Pension Special Session Ends in Sine Die

December 18, 2018

On Dec. 18, Government teacher Mrs. Sharessa Crovo was in Frankfort watching the session's proceedings. "The Republicans kept going into caucus behind closed doors," she said. "This excluded the Democrats from any information." Gov. Matt Bevin called a special session on Dec. 17 to address the states’ pension crisis only four days after the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled the pension reform bill t...

Students Adjusting to New ID Policy

Students Adjusting to New ID Policy

November 20, 2018

From the Marshall County shooting, Dunbar receiving threats and someone from Fredrick Douglass accidentally shooting himself in the hand, Fayette County Superintendent Emmanuel Caulk has implemented a new 10 point safety plan, one of which is the student IDs. At Fredrick Douglass High School, metal detectors were in place after a student shot himself in the hand. According to WKYT, the student was i...

Gun at Douglass Casts Doubts on Metal Detectors

Gun at Douglass Casts Doubts on Metal Detectors

November 7, 2018

Frederick Douglass High School principal Lester Diaz sent a letter home to parents this afternoon indicating that a student was caught on their campus with a gun. In the letter, Diaz stated that the male student did not enter the building through the walk-through metal detectors and that he checked in after the day had started. The metal detectors are taken down after students enter in the morning, a...

Metal Detectors Implemented at Dunbar

October 21, 2018

On Oct. 29, Dunbar will become the second high school in Fayette County using walk-through metal detectors. Starting on Oct. 22, metal detectors will be set up, but not turned on, so that students can walk through as a gradual transition to full implementation. There will be nine metal detectors in the gym foyer and three in the front foyer. At each detector, students will place their backpacks on...

Threat of school violence at Dunbar

Threat of school violence at Dunbar

October 17, 2018

During fourth block on Oct. 17, a note threatening violence at Dunbar was found in a girls' bathroom stall. As pictures of the note began to circulate on social media, a student reported the note to administration where it was investigated immediately by principals and school resource officers. Soon after the note was discovered, students began reporting the picture to the S.T.O.P. tip line provided by the Kentucky Center for School Safety. The tip line encoura...

Technical Schools available to Dunbar Students

Technical Schools available to Dunbar Students

October 7, 2018

Technical schools, also known as technical colleges, give students an opportunity to specialize in a career or interest of their choice. Students can choose from areas like technology, family consumer science, nursing, arts, cosmetology and many other subjects of interest. Along with a diploma students can earn an associates degree in some areas. Dunbar partners with Southside Technical, Eas...

PLD’s National Merit Semi-Finalists

PLD’s National Merit Semi-Finalists

October 7, 2018

This year, Dunbar is proud to have 33 National Merit semifinalists. The National Merit scholarship program was created in 1955. It is a national competition that can result in student recognition along with academic scholarships. To enter the program students must take the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT), more commonly known as the Preliminary SAT (PSAT). Students must score with...