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My Life as a YouTuber

My Life as a YouTuber

July 9, 2019

In summer 2016, two months before I started eighth grade, I made my first YouTube video. It was titled “Sloan Water Bottle Work Hard Video.” I remember that day vividly. I stuck my phone onto my mom’s old tripod and spent the summer day filming the video. One of my proudest moments was editing that video on Windows Movie Maker. The late nights, long weekends, seven-hour editing session...

My Independence Day Family Tradition

My Independence Day Family Tradition

July 3, 2019

Independence Day (AKA The Fourth of July) has been a nationally celebrated holiday since 1941, but it originally dates back to 1776 when our congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. This year, The Fourth of July is on a Thursday. The Fourth of July is a day for fireworks, ice cream, grilling out, and family. Many people go to nearby lakes to go boating and enjoy the environment for the wee...

Life Lessons Living On a Farm

Life Lessons Living On a Farm

July 1, 2019

I live on a 13-acre farm with a few more than 20 horses in Bourbon County. I absolutely love living on a farm. It is peaceful and beautiful in every way. The farm that I reside on is far away from any town or city, so my family and I don’t have to worry about anyone breaking into our house. It gives me a sense of safety that I didn’t have when I lived in the city. Although there are a lot...

Iron Man and the Threat of the Military Industrial Complex

Iron Man and the Threat of the Military Industrial Complex

June 3, 2019

Iron Man has been a staple Marvel character for decades. It was first introduced in Tales of Suspense during 1963, and getting his first comic Iron Man in 1968. Tony Stark inherited Stark Industries from his father, Howard, which is a “defense company” that builds weapons and weaponized vehicles for the military. Most notably, his technologies are used by the Avengers and S.H.I.E.L.D while fighting the many...

The Joy of a New Puppy

The Joy of a New Puppy

June 2, 2019

You never realize how tired you can be until a new puppy is brought into your house. Puppies are like little babies because they require constant attention and love. They will also be the first to whine if their needs aren’t met.   My family brought home a small black and white English Springer Spaniel puppy named Ruby Mae. Now, don’t get me wrong, she is the sweetest puppy, but the sleeples...

A First Year Lamplighter

A First Year Lamplighter

May 31, 2019

Going into my freshman year at Dunbar, I had several friends who were involved in PLD Lamplighter. I had never heard about it before and didn't have an interest in knowing more. It just sounded like a class that had lots of work that I didn’t have time for.  However, as the year went on, the same friends started telling me more about the chances they got because of Lamplighter. By the beginning ...

Saying Goodbye to Seniors

Saying Goodbye to Seniors

May 31, 2019

I have been at Dunbar for three years, and so far I have made many friends that have come and gone. At the start of high school, I had very few senior friends, other than the kids who lived on my block and those who I'd known since I was little. I started to become close with a lot of the upperclassmen later freshman year. Throughout high school, I've been in many classes with seniors.  The closer...

Junior Year is the Hardest Year

Junior Year is the Hardest Year

May 31, 2019

Dear Sophomores, You did it--you’re an upperclassman! Now school will really start to hit you in the face. The ACT, thinking about a college, and more AP classes and tests than you can count will make you realize why adults say they won’t go to their high school reunion. Junior year is the worst. But honestly, it’s not that bad. Yes, it’s hard. Yes, you’ll struggle. Yes, school wil...

Reflection on my Freshman Year

Reflection on my Freshman Year

May 30, 2019

Now that the 2018-19 school year is nearing the end, I wish I could go back in time and tell my eighth-grade self to not worry about the year ahead. Luckily, my mom works at my school, and my older sister is a sophomore. So, I’d heard the good and bad stories about high school. Every time I would come to Dunbar with my mom, the size of this school was very intimidating. Coming from Beaumont,...

What Would Your Senior Quote Be?

What Would Your Senior Quote Be?

May 29, 2019

Even though we don’t have senior quotes, some students at Dunbar told me what their senior quote would be: “It’s a yeet or be yeeted world, so be Gucci.” - Eleanor Davis “Being a senior was fun, but now I’m done.” - Mason Taylor “We lit. We lit!!!!!” - Grayson Shively “You only live once.” - Emily Parks “I went through high school with a yee to the haw.” - Oli...

All Pain Subsides with Time

All Pain Subsides with Time

May 27, 2019

What is pain to you? Is it the numbness that reaches you inside and feeds off emotion? Or a sensitive area that's been bruised or maybe an open wound or a burn that’s agonizing? Whatever it may be, I believe that all pain subsides because it’s a temporary feeling. When I was younger I was told that "pain is temporary it may last a minute or an hour or a day but eventually, it fades away." ...

Farewell Geek Squad

May 24, 2019

From Clay It's crazy how fast time flies by while having fun. When I first started PLD Lamplighter, I wanted to do something that would impact people. To me, it's always been fulfilling when people laugh and enjoy something I've said or done. In my sophomore year I got the opportunity to accomplish something that overwhelmed me with joy. The past two years I've been a part of a segment called G...