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Keith Orr Scores Touchdown Thanks to Teammates

Maryam Bukhari, Staff Reporter

November 22, 2013

Filed under Opinion

A few weeks ago, a very heartwarming moment took place at Olivet Middle School in Michigan. Keith Orr, one of the players, suffers from learning and physical disabilities. Prior to the first home game, his teammates made a plan that would allow Orr to score the first touchdown of the season. The coach had no knowledge of this plan. When the team was close to a touchdown, they handed the ball to Orr, who was waiting at the goal line. "After he scored that touchdown, the stadium erupted," said Coach Tim Jungle in an interview with their local news station, WILX 10. With all the congratulating and praise that was...

Teens Stop Shopping at Abercrombie and Fitch

November 22, 2013

Abercrombie and Fitch is a brand that teens begged for a few years ago because it was exclusive and a cool label. But recently, it isn’t unusual to see a tweet or Facebook post making fun of the once popular store. The kids who used to pay an unreasonable price for the brand are now sarcastically requesting a gas mask and flashlight before entering the dark, perfume filled abode of Abercrombie...

Using Cornell to Study

Chloe Robertson, Staff Reporter

October 21, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Scared out of my mind awaiting the big test. So much going through my mind but I need to focus on the material. Did I study? Yes, but does it even matter? I didn’t seem to retain any of the information. Luckily, though, more and more students are learning about a technique to help with this panic. Cornell Notes is extremely helpful for those few hours before the test to cram in all of the knowledge you need to remember. There are many different ways to take notes for classes. But in high school classes, the amount of information that needs to be absorbed can be overwhelming. Cornell Notes are a structured way to...

Mother’s Shocking Nevada Obituary

Mother’s Shocking Nevada Obituary

October 21, 2013

On Aug. 30, a shocking obituary was printed by the Reno Gazette in Nevada. The announcement of Marianne Theresea Johnson-Reddick’s death, which typically highlights the achievements of the deceased during his or her lifetime, was instead an exposure of the abuse and hurt the woman caused over her 79 years of life. The obituary has since been removed. The obituary, written by her children, said,...

Slut Shaming

Cameron Young, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2013

Filed under Opinion

As social media has taken over a vast majority of our lives in the past decade, a new term has appeared in our vocabulary: "slut shaming." It is the act of making a woman feel guilty and/or inferior for not portraying herself in a manner that is accepted by society. This has been around for many centuries. Women have always been told to present themselves in a specific way, especially towards men. If a woman were to step out of these boundaries set by society she would automatically be thought of as lesser, and would be given a "scarlet letter," as described by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Today women are still taught these...

I Miss Hipsters

Asia Fuller, Staff Reporter

May 29, 2013

Filed under Opinion

This year at Dunbar I have found myself thinking something that I never thought I would; I miss scene kids. Who knew that the kids who dressed up in skin tight, checkered leggings, animal ears and tails and raccoon-esque eyeliner would seem like innovators in a sea of Bill Cosby sweaters? I sure didn’t. It seems as though lately everyone has developed an obsessive fixation with looking indie and obscure, despite the fact that true originality does not derive itself from following the trends set by the media. My question though, is why. Why is becoming a hipster such a desirable feat? Conformity itself is...

To All the Single People on Valentine’s Day

Erin Pyle, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Everyone knows that it sucks to be single. Everyone knows that it especially sucks to be single on the one day of the year where the limelight is on love and only love (aka Valentine’s Day/February 14). And quite frankly, those of us in relationships also know that the phrases “forever alone” and “Single People’s Awareness Day” are annoying and unnecessary. Other snide remarks aimed at the happy couples fit in this annoying and unnecessary category as well. Not only are these phrases bothersome and needless, they are also not entirely true. If you make it to 90 years old without ever having a significant...

Being Single on Valentine’s Day

Abby Florence, Editor-in-Chief

February 14, 2013

Filed under Opinion

  Hi, my name is Abby… and… I am single. They say the first step to recovery is admitting there is an issue. But honestly, I’m not all that worked up about being single. Would I like to have a man on my arm? Absolutely. But being single until that time happens isn’t so bad. For starters, it keeps jealousy out of the equation. So things between friends and other friends can go smoothly. Say you are a girl who has a guy friend that works at a movie theater. By being single, she has no problem going to see a free movie with her friend. It is a fun outing and saves money. With a boyfriend though,...

Things I Actually Love About the Holidays

Erin Pyle, Online Editor

December 19, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Although people constantly complain about the annoyances of the holiday season, like taking awkward family photos, most cannot help but secretly love everything about these obnoxiously festive winter activities. For starters, how could one hate the fact that Elf practically runs 24/7 on TNT starting Thanksgiving Day and ending New Year’s Day? The answer: they cannot. It is impossible. Elf is arguably the best holiday movie out there because it is humorous and heartwarming at the same time. If you haven’t seen this glorious film, it is about a human, Buddy, raised by Santa’s elves in the North Pole. After wreaking...

On Leaving Dunbar

Idrees Kahloon, Staff Reporter

May 29, 2012

Filed under Opinion

My senior classmates and I are at a threshold—on the margin between coddled childhood and anxious adulthood, between high school and colleges or careers and between the past and the future. The diploma conferred to us after our four years at Dunbar is at once a physical emblem of concerted effort and success as well as a symbol from which introspection can spring. Graduation is an educational analogue of a somber coming-of-age ceremony where my peers and I welcome the blank slate of maturity and our new access to status, higher education and careers. But our coming-of-age is less of a testament to knowledge of algebraic...