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Gym Etiquette for Dummies

Jacob Blevins, Staff Reporter

February 25, 2014

Filed under Opinion

In the past few years as my peers have started lifting weights, I have noticed the development of a disturbing trend. Many people my age are not educated on standard weight room manners, and it has become incredibly annoying. It is my hope that by identifying common errors, people will begin correcting their mistakes and create a much more enjoyable environment for all. There are many frustrating mistakes that are made, including what I call “girlfriend day.” I often see a guy my age come into the weight room with his girlfriend. It is understandable that you want to show them how “stupid yoked” you are, but...

Designing with Brooke: Upcycling Old Clothing

Brooke Hancock, Staff Reporter

February 25, 2014

Filed under Opinion

[slideshow_deploy id='1207']Aztec Shorts Materials needed: A pair of shorts Scissors A fabric marker How to make it: To make aztec print shorts, you’ll be drawing directly on the back pockets. First, pick out the Aztec print you want, I just looked up images online and compiled several designs. Next, either practice drawing it onto a piece of paper, or if you’re confident in your drawing abilities  you can go straight to designing. Lastly, draw your design on the back pockets and wash them alone and with a color catcher and they’re ready to wear. Jersey Weave Sweater Materials needed: A soli...

El Bachelor Juan Pablo es stupido

Alyssa Molden, Senior Editor

February 21, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Every year, 27 women and one man are flown to Agoura Hills, California to live in a mansion. They leave their everyday lives behind with hopes of finding true love, the problem: all 27 women are expecting to fall in love with the same man. This year, the lives 27 bachelorettes and one bachelor can be followed on ABC’s 18th season of The Bachelor, which premiered on Jan. 6. This year, the network referred to January as “Juan”uary because the bachelor’s name is Juan Pablo Galavis. Juan Pablo, 32, was rejected on the 2013 season of The Bachelorette when Desiree Hartsock denied him a rose only four weeks short...

Tips for Testing

Chloe Robertson, Staff Reporter

December 17, 2013

Filed under Opinion

With the semester coming to a close, finals are a big part of getting the grade you want. For some people, test taking seems natural, while for others it is more challenging. Everyone in high school has challenging tests – mid-terms, finals, ACT, SAT – luckily there are efficient ways to get better results. Many students barely have time to study after school, given a part-time job, homework and projects. Ways to reduce studying time include using extra study materials and meeting your physical needs by getting enough rest and eating each morning. Some classes require ma significant amount of studying, so students...

What Grinds My Gears: Ugly Christmas Sweater Edition

Erin Pyle, Online Editor

December 17, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Flashback to Christmas of 2000-- I am five years old and I have just recieved a sweater from my grandmother. It’s not just any sweater, though, it is a hand-knit Christmas sweater, complete with a huge Christmas tree in the middle that has a jingle bell on the top of it. It was the best gift; I loved it so much that I had my grandmother knit a matching one for my American Girl doll. That Christmas, I discovered my (temporary) love for themed holiday sweaters. I loved the penguins and reindeer, the jingle bells and fuzzy balls, the red and the green, the soft fur and cozy feel. But I did not like to admit that, so...

R.I.P. Facebook

Kyra Dutton, Staff Reporter

December 17, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Facebook was once one of the most popular social media sites for teens. However, since social media such as Snapchat, Instagram, Tumblr and Pinterest have become more popular, Facebook is slowly dying. Many of us can agree that Facebook is boring now. Personally, I only get on about once a month to catch up with family. But on the other hand, I am on Snapchat and Instagram  (probably more often than I should be). Tumblr is a site where users can re-blog pictures and quotes that they find interesting onto their own blogs. Users enjoy posting about basically anything they want. Users can create as many blogs as they...

Bell’s a’Ringing

December 17, 2013

It’s a tradition that seems as old as the holidays themselves--in front of grocery and department stores, you’ll see bundled-up volunteers from all walks of life ringing bells for the Salvation Army. I’ve often wondered what it would be like to volunteer, so, one Saturday I decided to find out. Signing up offered the surprise of its simplicity. I only needed to give my telephone number and...

The Classy and Quirky

Kirby Fitzpatrick, Staff Reporter

December 17, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Before colorful scheduling cards are passed out in January, students may want to consider the many class options that Dunbar has to offer. Aside from required core classes, unique electives provide creative learning opportunities that students may not be aware of. These classes range from Creative Crafts to Ethnic Minority Studies, but the opportunities are endless. Enrolling in a unique elective next year can add some diversity to your typical schedule. If you consider yourself an artistic student, Creative Crafts is a new class to Dunbar that began in the fall of 2013. This hands-on class taught by Mrs. Rebecca Banks...

Relaxation Tips from a Sloth

Meredith Nichols, Staff Reporter

December 17, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Hi, I’m Buttercup, and I’m a sloth. I’m known for being a sedentary tree-dwelling mammal. I spend most of my days hanging upside down from a tree sleeping and eating, and I don’t have a worry in the world. Whenever I hang in my tree all I see are humans running a thousand miles an hour, worrying about this and that and never stopping to take in how awesome life really is. I’m so grateful to be a sloth and live a carefree, stress free life. I highly advise you humans to take my advice to make your life stress free. There are eight main things in order to live a stress free life. I don’t stress about anything...

Dunbar Needs an Intramural Volleyball Team

Jacob Blevins, Staff Reporter

November 26, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Playing volleyball has always been one of my interests. Unfortunately as a male, volleyball is not available to me as a student at Dunbar. Title XI declares that for every male sport, a female sport must be offered. Volleyball is offset by football in high school, which means that a men’s volleyball team cannot be offered. While an argument could be made that this is unfair and poorly written legislation, I instead want to focus on a solution. If intramural volley were to be offered to male students, the restrictions of title XI could be avoided. Intramural volleyball could be played before school starts. This would...

Perilous, yet delicious: Deep Frying a Turkey

Rebekah Ferguson, Staff Reporter

November 24, 2013

Filed under Features, Opinion

When thinking about a Thanksgiving meal, the turkey is the centerpiece; the quintessential Thanksgiving turkey is roasted. This is the safe route, but it often leads to undesirable effects.  I had accepted the fact that turkey was destined to be a dry hunk of poultry. That was until my Aunt decided to fry the turkey. That year was the first thanksgiving where I actually had a second helping of turkey. Deep frying anything locks in flavor and gives awesome texture and crunch.  In summation, it makes it ah-may-zing! There are many deterrents in deep frying the turkey. First, you need a turkey fryer. They can be...

Editors’ Reactions to Manny Scott Assembly

Madi Bledsoe, Alyssa Molden, Josiah Howlett and Pam Stravitz, Editors

November 22, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Madi Bledsoe, Editor-in-Chief Manny Scott visited Dunbar and hosted an assembly called “Turn the Page” on Tuesday. During this assembly he changed many lives and inspired many people to be the best that they could be; I was one of them. Scott is an original Freedom Writer. By 16, his story was almost over. Scott dropped out of school at 14, his father was imprisoned, he lived in 26 places by the time he was 16, and his best friend was brutally murdered. However, Scott managed to “turn the page” and write new, more fulfilling chapters in his life. He is now happily married with three children. Scott is a succe...