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Top Five Must Watch Christmas Movies

Top Five Must Watch Christmas Movies

December 17, 2018

Everybody loves the holiday season. Whether it's for the yummy food or for the wonderful gifts, the holidays are always tons of fun. Part of what makes Winter Break so enjoyable is getting to curl up with a blanket and watch some Christmas movies. We have compiled a list of the top 5 Christmas movies so grab some popcorn and enjoy! Santa Clause Santa Clause is a movie about a man who is turned into Santa Claus. Scott is a divorced dad who has custody of his son ...

Dunbar is a Penitentiary? I Don’t Agree

Dunbar is a Penitentiary? I Don’t Agree

December 17, 2018

On Dec. 12 the Lexington Herald-Leader reported on a story about students who presented to lawmakers data they had collected via a survey to our student body. In their presentation they said the survey indicated major problems with the recent addition of metal detectors to our school. The article begins, "Instead of feeling more secure from walk-through metal detectors and daily bag searches ...

My KYA Experience

My KYA Experience

December 17, 2018

Right before Thanksgiving break, a group of students from Dunbar went to a YMCA sponsored event called The Kentucky Youth Assembly (or KYA). This assembly creates a mock government for the students. KYA has such a large number of students attend the assembly, that the Y staff splits the group in half by grade. Freshman and sophomores are put in the Bluegrass delegation, juniors and seniors are put...

Why Being the Middle Child is the Best

Why Being the Middle Child is the Best

December 16, 2018

In the highly controversial argument of who is the best child, a lot of people say it’s the oldest because they get whatever they want, and others say it’s the youngest because they get away with everything. But, obviously, the middle child is the best. Maybe I’m just biased because I’m the middle of five, but then again, wouldn’t I know the best? With the oldest siblings, parents a...

Will The New Lion King Movie Be As Good?

Will The New Lion King Movie Be As Good?

December 15, 2018

From Pete’s Dragon to The Jungle Book, the past couple of years have brought many childhood favorites to life through the power of live action animation. However, out of the three live-action reboots set to release in 2019, I know which one I’m most excited about: The Lion King. Before I knew what live action was I was waiting for this 1994 classic to be redone with updated animation techno...

No Baked Cookie Dough Shop Replaces Orange Leaf

No Baked Cookie Dough Shop Replaces Orange Leaf

December 15, 2018

Beloved yogurt shop, Orange Leaf, has been replaced by a cookie dough restaurant, No Baked in Palomar Centre. No Baked is a little eatery with many flavors of cookie dough. Some flavors include brownie batter chip, confetti sugar, s’mores, and more. The prices are one scoop for $5, two scoops for $7 and three scoops for $9. They serve both cookie dough and ice cream so customers can put cook...

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

December 14, 2018

Growing up, I couldn’t tell you who Mr. Rogers was. I had heard the name before but had no idea who or what he had done. I never truly understood how special of a man he was until I attended a journalism conference in Chicago. One of the sessions I went to was dedicated to Mr. Rogers. I walked into the session, eager to learn but had little understanding of how eye-opening and heartwarming it...

My Journey with Rania

My Journey with Rania

December 14, 2018

I recently got a brand new puppy and her name is Raina. She is an Australian Shepherd and a Blue Heeler mix. She has loads of energy and is very smart. Right now I’m at the stage of crate training and potty training Raina. This has been a learning experience for both her and for me. In the past I have helped potty train other dogs, but never my own. Let me tell you, it is hard at first...

Mason’s Tips for Finals Prep

Mason’s Tips for Finals Prep

December 13, 2018

With finals approaching quickly, students are starting to stress. The pressure is on: it’s time to show everything we've learned so far this year in a test that counts toward an arguably too large percentage of our grade (20%!) There are many ways to prepare for finals, but I’ve picked five things that I believe are the most helpful. Tip #1: Calculate What Score You Need to Make an "A" B...

Benefits and Drawbacks of an Ivy League Education

Benefits and Drawbacks of an Ivy League Education

December 13, 2018

The Ivy Leagues have been dated as far back as 1636, and they have been dream schools for students all across the nation, including those at Dunbar. These prestigious schools with high admission requirements and very exclusive student bodies draw a certain demographic of students. Prospective students who are looking to be admitted to an Ivy League or other top-level universities have an understanding...

Texas A&M v. LSU

Texas A&M v. LSU

December 12, 2018

For Thanksgiving break, I went to Texas to visit my family and attend the Texas A&M vs. LSU game. My father’s side of the family consists of many former students of Texas A&M. Every time we visit Texas, we always visit significant historical markers, like the story of Cynthia Ann Parker, one of my sister’s favorites.  College Station, Texas, is like another home of mine. This trip my Uncle W...

How Did Keeneland Begin?

How Did Keeneland Begin?

December 12, 2018

For over two centuries, the Bluegrass area has become widely renowned for its thoroughbred industry and Keeneland is at the heart of the thoroughbred industry in Kentucky. It is known for its fall and spring meets as well as the wildly successful yearling sales. The famous racetrack was founded in 1936 and was named after Jack Keene who was a driving force behind the building of the racetrack. After ma...