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PLD’s National Merit Semi-Finalists

Alexis Radhakrishnan, Staff Reporter

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 within the top 1% of high school juniors in their state. Semifinalists are chosen based on their cumulative score and will need to receive high marks in each section. Students are able to see where they stand in the NMS index...

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Teacher Pension Arguments to be Televised

September 19, 2018

The Kentucky Supreme Court will hear oral arguments presented by Attorney General Andy Beshear and the Governor’s legal counsel at 10 a.m. on Sept. 20, concerning the appeal of Franklin County Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd’s ruling that Senate Bill 151 was unconstitutional. The hearing will be live streamed. This is only the second time in history that there has been a statewide br...

Back to School: All You Need to Know to Be Dunbar Ready

Back to School: All You Need to Know to Be Dunbar Ready

July 18, 2018

The 2018-19 school year kicks off on Wednesday, August 15. Are you ready?

Graduates listen as class officers Amy Wang, Mary Vezina, and Jordan Scholl host the

Get Ready for Graduation

May 30, 2018

To make sure everything runs smoothly for graduation, here are some tips: ARRIVING AT RUPP All graduates should plan to arrive at Rupp Arena at 6:30 p.m.  Anyone arriving after 7 p.m. will not be allowed to march. Remember to take traffic and parking into account. Upon arriving at Rupp Arena, graduates will report directly to Door 9 (via the Manchester Street parking lot). Parking in that lot...

Starnival Celebrates the Life of Star Ifeacho

May 5, 2018

Friends and family came together to celebrate the life of former Dunbar student, Star Ifeacho, who died unexpectedly in 2017.

MSTC Seniors Capstone Research

MSTC Seniors Capstone Research

April 30, 2018

On April 28, Dunbar hosted the annual Senior Symposium where seniors in the Math, Science and Technology Center (MSTC) had the chance to present their 360-hour Capstone research projects, which are a graduation requirement of the program. Students typically begin this process at the beginning of their junior year by seeking out a mentor at the University of Kentucky or another local instit...

Graphic Anti-Abortion Display at Dunbar

Graphic Anti-Abortion Display at Dunbar

April 27, 2018

People exiting Dunbar at 3:15 p.m. on April 27 were subjected to graphic photos of aborted babies. At least six large signs were displayed at both the front and rear entrances of the parking lot. Eight people representing Created Equal, a non-profit organization based in Columbus, Ohio, were equipped with body cameras and pamphlets. The group's web site states that volunteers go on "Justice Rides"...

Freshman Haja Thornton said she wanted to influence others to

Student Led Walkout at PLD

April 20, 2018

The National School Walkout on April 20 marks the 19th anniversary of the mass shooting at Columbine High School, and it comes as yet another student led protest against gun violence in schools. At 10 a.m., students at thousands of schools across the country students walked out to protest gun violence in schools. At Dunbar, some student simply left the building, but others remained to hold sign...

Renovations for Dunbar Not Coming Anytime Soon

Renovations for Dunbar Not Coming Anytime Soon

April 6, 2018

According the the original building plans, Paul Laurence Dunbar has 271,514 square feet, and was mean to hold a maximum capacity of 1,559 students. Since then, the enrollment capacity has been increased to 2,033. As of February 2, Dunbar has exactly 2,000 students, and with a rising student enrollment, renovations are becoming more necessary. What renovations are planned? On the Fayette County ...

50th Anniversary of MLK's Assassination

50th Anniversary of MLK’s Assassination

April 4, 2018

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, TN, 50 years ago on April 4, 1968. The assassination sparked mourning and anger across the nation. King was in Memphis to rally support for striking sanitation workers, who wanted safe working conditions. While he was on the balcony of his room at the Lorraine Motel, he was fatally shot by James Earl Ray. King was a longtime leader of the civ...

Dunbar teachers pose for a group photo.

Passage of Last Minute Pension Bill Angers Teachers

March 31, 2018

Early Thursday evening, a special session was called to vote on the newest version of the proposed pension reform, Senate Bill 151. The unplanned session was met with outrage by Kentucky educators as the new revision did even less to address the state’s retirement debt than its predecessor and was attached as a rider to an unrelated sewage bill. Kentucky teachers and government workers wa...

Facebook Privacy Scandal

Facebook Privacy Scandal

March 29, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive officer of Facebook, was interviewed by the Senate April 10-11. He was questioned about Facebook allegedly leaking users' information in the 2016 election, and gathering users’ personal information without proper authorization. A lawsuit has been made against the company for making, “materially false and misleading statements” regarding privacy policies. Lawmakers in the House and Senate asked Mr. Zuckerberg questions regarding privacy...