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October 21, 2013

Kenya Terrorist Attacks On Sept. 21, around eight to twelve people dressed in black opened fire on unsuspecting civilians in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi in the East African nation’s latest terrorist attack. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya, confirmed that at least 39 were killed during the shootings, and as many as 150 were injured. The shooting, which took place in Nairobi’s Westgate Mall, w...

Dunbar’s Library Turns a New Page

Kirby Fitzpatrick, Staff Reporter

October 21, 2013

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Change is inevitable, and the Dunbar library is just one example of how the school was revamped over the summer vacation. Over the break, Mrs. Summer Perry became the new librarian after Mrs. Lynda Short announced her retirement in May. This new position was a transition Mrs. Perry had been working toward. Since the age of seven, Mrs. Perry said she has wanted to be involved in education. However, the thought of becoming a librarian did not enter her mind until she began her teaching career. "During my fifth year of teaching, I took on a student teacher, and I was given three free classes at UK for the semester,...

Federal Government Shuts Down

Brandon Bell, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2013

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It has been almost a week since several federal agencies of the United States government shut down after Congress failed to concurrently pass the budget appropriations bill for the 2014 fiscal year, leaving many federal employees unemployed and many citizens frustrated. The shutdown is the result of a dispute over the Affordable Care Act, or 'Obamacare,' the healthcare reform bill signed into law in 2010, between Democratic and Republican members of Congress. As early as Sept. 24, Senator Ted Cruz, Republican from Texas, spoke for 21 hours against a Senate measure to continue current funding levels for the government,...

School Shootings: Too Big to be Ignored

Sidney Sallengs, Staff Reporter

October 7, 2013

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After a number of mass shootings in the United States in the past few years, gun control has become a nationwide topic. The issue has been covered by the government and groups like the National Rifle Association, NRA, with many different approaches taken by all with the common goal of protecting the country. In the past year there have been over 20 mass shootings in the United States resulting in nearly 80 deaths. As a result of these shootings, security and policies have been changed nationwide. In the government, many different bills have been written with the intention of changing gun laws. Senator Kelly Ayotte,...

New “Russian Plan” on Syria

Brandon Bell, Staff Reporter

September 19, 2013

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Weeks after President Obama originally asked for an authorization of force against Syria, the President asked Congress last Tuesday to delay their vote so as to allow the new 'Russian plan' time to develop as a possible alternative to a military strike. The Russian plan involves the use of special international observers to oversee the identification and removal of chemical weapons from Syria. Clearly a departure from more violent military alternatives, the plan arose from the longtime opposition of Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, to any form of unilateral strike by the United States, a position that was also taken...

Nokia Take Over

Chandler Brennan, Staff Reporter

September 19, 2013

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With Microsoft buying out Nokia for $7.17 billion, many people are wondering how Apple maintain the stranglehold it has had on the Smartphone market since the release of the iPhone. Microsoft has a long and documented history of avoiding getting into the hardware market in order to avoid irritating their partners from the 1980’s in the early days of computing. However, on Sept. 3 Microsoft bought out Nokia. This means that Microsoft is moving into the handset market to compete with Apple and possibly with long-time business partner, HTC. This does not mean that Microsoft is abandoni...

Annual Lit Mag Released

Vania Ma, Staff Reporter

May 29, 2013

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Budding writers, aspiring artists, and literary enthusiasts can all find a niche and showcase their talents in Dunbar’s literary community. One venue for those talents is a publication called Incriminating Ink. Affectionately known as “Mr. Egan’s brainchild,” Incriminating Ink is Dunbar’s premier student-run literary magazine. Dunbar’s Creative Writing 2 and 3 students are in charge of the preparation, publication, and distribution of the magazine. They release one new edition every school year.  Seniors Hailley Wheeler and Maggie Garnett are the magazine’s editors, and the entire staff works under th...

Teen Pregnancies in the U.S. Hit a Record Low

Erin Pyle, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2013

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On average, the United States’ teenage age birthrate is nine times higher than it is in other countries.  But, this rate has been at a record low for the past couple of years. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, a branch of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of births in female teens ages 15 to 19 has fallen 44% since 1991. The rate also fell 9% between 2009 and 2010; there were less teenage mothers in the year 2010 than any year since 1946. The new average number of births for females in this age range is 34.3 per 1,000 teenage girls. According to the study, this...