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My Stick-Shift Story

My Stick-Shift Story

September 12, 2019

I drive a Jeep Wrangler that has a manual transmission in which I literally use a stick to change gears. Most people refer to this as a "stick-shift" and it's astounding how many students have no idea how to drive one. When people discover this about me, there are typically three questions that follow:  “Why do you drive a stick-shift?” “Do you like driving stick-shift?” “Is driving stick-...

Blog: My Weekly ‘What the Heck?’

Blog: My Weekly ‘What the Heck?’

September 12, 2019

The news is everywhere: on our TV’s, our laptops, our computers, our phones. It is one of the most accessible things in our life. The question is how much do we actually read it? And when we do, do we actually enjoy it or do we suffer through the maze of depressing information? It can seem like the newspaper is dripping with stories about fires, shooting, loses in sports games, and dirty poli...

Freshman Lessons from a Senior

Freshman Lessons from a Senior

September 12, 2019

Fumbling around with their schedules in hand and their new backpacks in tow, freshmen are extremely easy to spot. It’s like a new species roaming around in an unfamiliar habitat, trying to adapt but not really sure how.  For the upperclassman, especially seniors like me, this early period is a time to reflect on all of the mistakes we made through our high school year, and the things we wish ...

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...

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...

Becoming Editor-in-Chief

Becoming Editor-in-Chief

May 30, 2019

When I received the call telling me that I was becoming one of the three upcoming Editors-in-Chief for the 2019-2020 school year, I was in a state of shock. I was on vacation with my family when decisions were being made about editors for this coming school year. My phone lit up with an incoming call from a (859)-351 number, knowing that’s the number for every phone call coming from Dunbar. ...

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,...