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Stabbing at Local High School

Stabbing at Local High School

April 28, 2016

On the morning of Apr. 22, a student at Bryan Station High School was accused of stabbing another student in a school classroom. School officials have confirmed that the student accused of stabbing has been charged with first degree assault. The male victim was stabbed around 11 am with a pocketknife, according to Fayette County Public Schools spokeswoman Lisa Defendall. The student with the pock...

Beaumont Family Claims LGBTQ Discrimination

April 20, 2016

On Apr. 13, 2016, a group of students and adults alike gathered outside of Beaumont Middle School in protest. An eighth-grade student, Stella Guralski, was reportedly discouraged from giving an in-class presentation on LGBTQ rights, despite students in her English class initially being told they could present a speech in front of their peers on a topic of their choice. "My teacher told me I c...

Dunbar Students Shine at 2016 Kentucky Science and Engineering Fair

Dunbar Students Shine at 2016 Kentucky Science and Engineering Fair

April 15, 2016

On Mar. 26, some enjoyed their first day of Spring Break by relaxing or vacationing the day away, and others competed in the 14th Annual Kentucky Science and Engineering Fair. After sweeping their way through Districts and Regionals, these amazing students gathered at EKU to show off their research projects and gain recognition. 10 individuals made Dunbar proud and took home awards: 6th pla...

Dunbar Students Honor Teachers Through FAME Awards

Dunbar Students Honor Teachers Through FAME Awards

April 7, 2016

The annual Fayette County FAME awards are a time for students to reflect on and express their appreciation for a former coach, teacher, or administrator from their current school or past school that has had an important impact on their life, and the 2016 results were recently released. Although all high school seniors are invited to participate, 42 students from Dunbar sent in submissions for this...

Love Doesn’t Count Chromosomes

March 17, 2016

Promposals, asking someone to prom in a public and elaborate way, have been a tradition in high school culture for the past decade, and they seem to be getting bigger and better every year. Arguably, the most public promposal is to ask in front of the entire school, and that’s exactly what senior Halkeiem Lewis did on March 15. In the middle of the much-anticipated pep rally during fourth block,...

Connecting Our Past with Our Future

March 10, 2016

The current Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, established in 1990, was led by principal Jon R. Akers. Accompanied with alumni from the original Dunbar High School of the 1960s, Akers came to an event titled "Dunbar 2 Dunbar" to share experiences. Akers began with saying, “Thank you for inviting me to come back home.” He was quick to say that he didn’t want Dunbar to be referred to as the old...

Dunbar 2 Dunbar Event

March 8, 2016

Superintendent Visits Dunbar Class

March 4, 2016

On Mar. 2, FCPS Superintendent Manny Caulk visited Mrs. Wendy Turner's B1 Senior English class to discuss their reading of Amanda Ripley's book, The Smartest Kids in the World. Superintendent Caulk will be hosting this title in his inaugural book club, a project he brought with him from his previous post in Portland, Maine. He invites not only students and faculty, but also community members, to disc...

Dunbar Dominates at District Science Fair

February 23, 2016

On Feb. 6, the district science fair took place for fourth through 12th graders. Students from Dunbar claimed the title of runner up in 13 categories and champion in 12. Members of the Lamplighter staff met with some of Dunbar’s contestants for a look into what the science fair is all about. Seniors in Dunbar’s MSTC program are required to conduct a 360-hour research project that takes place...

Dunbar has a Google Doodle Finalist

February 9, 2016

Dunbar junior Maggie Cook-Allen has placed in the top five nationally for her design in the Doodle4Google competition. Doodle4Google is a competition that Google holds annually that presents kids the opportunity to create a unique piece of artwork that follows the specific theme. “For this 2015 contest, students created doodles that told the world 'What makes' Kids have all kinds of...

History of Groundhog Day

History of Groundhog Day

February 4, 2016

Groundhog Day is a German custom tracing back to the 11th and 19th centuries. In ancient European weather lore, a badger or sacred bear is the weather forecaster for the next six months based on the animal’s habits. Similarly, the Pagan festival of Imbolc, celebrating the seasonal turning point of the Celtic calendar, using a forecast, is celebrated from Feb. 2 to St. Swithun's Day on July 15. In...

President Obama Gives New Regulations On Gun Control

President Obama Gives New Regulations On Gun Control

January 8, 2016

Passed by Congress on Sept. 25, 1789, the Second Amendment states, “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” If the need should ever arise, this right was for preserved for the protection of the people so that they are able to defend themselves. Unfortunately, as time passed, more and more...