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This will get you ready for YOUR college interview

This will get you ready for YOUR college interview

December 10, 2018

There’s nothing more stressful for graduating students than the idea of college. Where do they want to go? What scholarships should they investigate? What college is the best fit? Without a doubt, stress is on the rise. When I recently applied to college, I thought the stress would have ceased after clicking the submit button. However, a couple weeks after I submitted the application, I checked...

“Unsafe, Vulnerable, and Belittled”: The Legal Rights of Transgender Students

“Unsafe, Vulnerable, and Belittled”: The Legal Rights of Transgender Students

December 4, 2018

As a transgender male, I worry every day about losing my life because of being who I am, and some of my biggest worries have come from other students, and even some teachers, at my school. Students don’t realize that when I walk the hallways I hear them whispering things like “Pinocchio” and “freak.” They think I don't see their stares, but I do. Some teachers purposefully do not use...

Horse and Goat: An Unlikely Friendship

Horse and Goat: An Unlikely Friendship

December 3, 2018

I've grown up around horses, and I have always been fascinated by them. My father is the one to blame for this. He would always take me to the stables and teach all about the sport. And, to this day, it's one of our favorite pastimes. Every time I would go to the stables, I would always see some horses with a small companion… a goat. I always wondered “Why in the world are there goats on a hor...

Aye Aye Captain: The Death of Stephen Hillenburg

Aye Aye Captain: The Death of Stephen Hillenburg

November 30, 2018

Stephen Hillenburg passed away Nov. 26, 2018, but his impact on lives will not be forgotten. Stephen Hillenburg, a man who has made a great impact on so many children growing up through his creation of the very successful cartoon Spongebob Squarepants passed away Nov. 26, 2018, at age 57. This adds to the list of so many influential figures including Stan Lee, Steven Hawking, John McCain, Mac Mill...

Don’t Tank for Zion Williamson

Don’t Tank for Zion Williamson

November 30, 2018

NBA teams have started the trend of tanking in hopes of getting lottery picks in the draft. While when looking at teams like the 76ers it would be easy to say that this method works, but if you don’t take the best then all those losses are for nothing. This season everyone is high on Zion Williamson from Duke, but he is not the best player in college basketball and should not be who teams tank fo...

Bulldogs Lose Season Opener to Woodford County

Bulldogs Lose Season Opener to Woodford County

November 30, 2018

Dunbar's boys' basketball team lost their first game of the season to the Woodford County Yellow Jackets with a final score of 52-44. The Bulldogs were off to a promising start when they won the tip-off. Due to a turnover by Woodford, however, the first score was to the Yellowjackets. Throughout the game, the audience was on the edge of their seats as the teams battled it out. The first Bulldog score ...

Box Lacrosse Vs. Field Lacrosse

Box Lacrosse Vs. Field Lacrosse

November 30, 2018

Many people don’t know the difference between box lacrosse and field lacrosse, most don’t even know that there are two main types of lacrosse. There are many differences between box lacrosse and field lacrosse that make the gameplay of box lacrosse different than field lacrosse. Box lacrosse is a variant of field lacrosse that has different rules and regulations. Box lacrosse became common i...

The Hottest Teams in NHL right now

The Hottest Teams in NHL right now

November 29, 2018

Nashville Predators (13-5-1): Nashville has played 19 games and totaled 27 points throughout, they have won 13, lost five, and went to overtime once. They have also gained an 18 plus goal difference and 13 regulation plus overtime wins. They have acquired this winning number one spot by having well-represented offensive and defensive cores. Centers Ryan Johansen and Filip Forsberg have led the team with b...

Keeping the Flu Away

Keeping the Flu Away

November 28, 2018

Globally, 250,000 to 500,000 people are estimated to die from the flu each year, 36,000 of them in the United States. In Lexington alone, 27 deaths from flu-related causes occurred in 2017. "I have had the flu before but it wasn't that serious, I got to miss school for a week. I get the flu shot to help prevent getting it and if I do get the flu, I go to the doctor to get medicine," sophomore Sarah Albrecht ...

How the Bluegrass Became a Hotspot for Horse Racing

How the Bluegrass Became a Hotspot for Horse Racing

November 27, 2018

Lexington is known for being the “horse capital of the world” but how’d this title come to be? Well, the Bluegrass area is known around the world for our rich history with the Thoroughbred industry. It first started in the 19th century. For most of the 1800s, the horse race industry was actually headquartered in the east coast as opposed to being centered in Central KY. Then, around 1897, the ...

The Controversial New Roughing Rule

The Controversial New Roughing Rule

November 27, 2018

On Oct. 15, 2017, the Green Bay Packers were playing the Minnesota Vikings. This was the game that brought the new roughing the passer rule into effect. In the first quarter Packers’ quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, was under major pressure from the Vikings’ defense. As the pocket collapsed around him, Rodgers rolled out to his right and dumped the ball out to a receiver. Right after he threw ...

Can’t Find Your Stuff? Try Tile

Can’t Find Your Stuff? Try Tile

November 22, 2018

Finding lost belongings can be a frustrating and time-consuming task. Students and teachers at Dunbar have found a new device called Tile that makes finding your belongings much easier. Tile, a private business founded by Mike Farley and Nick Evans in December 2012, helps users find their devices through an app and a Bluetooth tile. The developers used an open website platform to fund the proje...