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E-sports Gaining Momentum and Fans

E-sports Gaining Momentum and Fans

November 21, 2018

November is a big month for competitive video gaming, with five competitions from Nov. 1-4. Overwatch with the Overwatch World Cup 2018 Finals, Hearthstone with the 2018 Hearthstone Global Games Finals, and Starcraft II with its 2018 World Championship Series Global Finals (all three games being made by Blizzard) had their competitions at Blizzcon 2018 in Anaheim, California, from Nov. 2-3. At ...

Adam Vinatieri Redeems Colts By Smashing Record

Adam Vinatieri Redeems Colts By Smashing Record

November 20, 2018

The Colts haven’t had much to celebrate so far as their record has fallen to 3-5, but they can take pride in the fact that their kicker, Adam Vinatieri, has become the all-time points leader with an astounding 2,547 points. This feat occurred as he kicked a 25-yard field goal with 26 seconds left till halftime against the Raiders. Adam Vinatieri has kicked in the NFL for an astonishing 23 years. Some of the rooki...

Students Adjusting to New ID Policy

Students Adjusting to New ID Policy

November 20, 2018

From the Marshall County shooting, Dunbar receiving threats and someone from Fredrick Douglass accidentally shooting himself in the hand, Fayette County Superintendent Emmanuel Caulk has implemented a new 10 point safety plan, one of which is the student IDs. At Fredrick Douglass High School, metal detectors were in place after a student shot himself in the hand. According to WKYT, the student was i...

The Effects of Caffeine on Students

The Effects of Caffeine on Students

November 20, 2018

Many students find themselves feeling fatigued during the school day due to a combination of late night studying, extracurricular activities and early morning classes. To resolve this issue many students bring drinks that contain caffeine before school such as coffee or tea. Approximately 73% of kids consume this drug daily. “I drink coffee every morning because I get three to four hours of sleep a night and then I drink o...

Dunbar Cares Food Drive Underway

Dunbar Cares Food Drive Underway

November 18, 2018

According to Marketplace, the average cost of a Thanksgiving dinner in 2017 was $49.12, while the average cost for meals per week was around $550, $6.11 per meal. This means that the average Thanksgiving dinner is eight times more expensive than the average cost per meal most people spend. These statistics could mean that several families might not have the resources to provide the Thanksgiving d...

Grande Shares Lessons in Love in New Single

Grande Shares Lessons in Love in New Single

November 18, 2018

Ariana Grande’s new single "thank u, next" was released Nov. 3, 2018. The song talks about the lessons she has learned from ex-boyfriends Big Sean, Ricky Alvarez, Pete Davidson and Mac Miller, who passed away in September 2018. “Thought I’d end up with Sean, but he wasn’t a match. Wrote some songs about Ricky, now I  listen and laugh. Even almost got married, for Pete, I’m so thankful. W...

School Makes Reading Less Enjoyable

School Makes Reading Less Enjoyable

November 15, 2018

Whether it was bedtime stories with parents or just a random book with a cover that grabbed our attention, reading has been a part of students' lives for a long time. Then school began, and reading turned into a chore. Instead of taking the time to enjoy a book, we spend time stressing about the work that goes along with it. For instance, starting in middle school, we had required summer rea...

Need the Perfect Customized Christmas Gift?

November 9, 2018

PLD Lamplighter is hosting a crafting fundraiser on Nov. 16 from 4-8 p.m. Anyone can drop in to learn how to create a cross-stitch portrait--no need to stay the whole time. Mrs. Turner will teach everyone, so no experience necessary. The cost is $25 which includes all materials needed. Email [email protected] to sign up....

Sadie’s 2018

Sadie’s 2018

November 8, 2018

Dunbar hosted its annual Sadie Hawkins dance on Nov. 5 in the cafeteria. Even though it was a Monday night, students showed up to enjoy the evening.

Gun at Douglass Casts Doubts on Metal Detectors

Gun at Douglass Casts Doubts on Metal Detectors

November 7, 2018

Frederick Douglass High School principal Lester Diaz sent a letter home to parents this afternoon indicating that a student was caught on their campus with a gun. In the letter, Diaz stated that the male student did not enter the building through the walk-through metal detectors and that he checked in after the day had started. The metal detectors are taken down after students enter in the morning, a...

High School Football and Head Injuries

High School Football and Head Injuries

November 6, 2018

September 28, 2018, was a night like any other for Pike County High School. Bright lights lit the sea of cheering faces, laughter, and cries of excitement filled the stadium--the team was like a sea of red and black jerseys. To any onlooker, this would've seemed like a typical high school football game. And it really was…until the 3rd quarter. One moment, junior Dylan Thomas was blocking the offensive linem...