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No Halloween Masks Allowed

No Halloween Masks Allowed

October 30, 2018

While many high school students have given up on the notion of going door to door getting candy from neighbors, some still have a desire to keep Halloween a playful and fun experience, while others feel they have outgrown the tradition. “I'm staying home because I think that going out and asking for candy is silly, given that I don't even like candy that much,” sophomore Ben Chen said.  Ac...

I Went on 17 College Visits

I Went on 17 College Visits

October 25, 2018

The college application process can be both exciting and stressful. I just sent in my eleventh and final (as of now) college application and while it feels like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders I am now filled with new feelings of anticipation and excitement. Where will I get accepted? And once I get accepted how will I know which school is the perfect school for me? I have found...

The Stress of High School

The Stress of High School

October 24, 2018

For many students, the mere thought of checking their grades fills them with dread, not because they’re necessarily bad, but because many of these students are pressured by their parents, friends and especially their school to get perfect grades with little to no room for imperfection. The stress that many students are facing due to the extreme amount of pressure to get perfect grades is taking...

Bryan Station defeats Bulldogs in Close Game

Bryan Station defeats Bulldogs in Close Game

October 21, 2018

The Dunbar Bulldogs faced off against the Bryan Station Defenders on Oct. 19, a suffered a loss 27-26. Dunbar won the toss and elected to receive the opening kick which went into the end zone for a touchback. The Dunbar offense took over on their own 20 yard line. With big runs from #27 Alex Bard (a 28 yard run), and #6 Mitchell Joseph (an 11 yard run) and a touchdown run, and #24 Evan VanDanik...

Disturbed’s Long Awaited Evolution

Disturbed’s Long Awaited Evolution

October 21, 2018

Disturbed's Evolution is the band’s first album in over three years and the first album in over eight years with bass guitarist John Moyer. The album was made to pay tribute to heavy metal musicians, that died, that the band has worked with over the years. According to the band’s front man, David Draiman, this is the band’s "Black Album." “You have to fight for the strength of your creation. It's...

Metal Detectors Implemented at Dunbar

October 21, 2018

On Oct. 29, Dunbar will become the second high school in Fayette County using walk-through metal detectors. Starting on Oct. 22, metal detectors will be set up, but not turned on, so that students can walk through as a gradual transition to full implementation. There will be nine metal detectors in the gym foyer and three in the front foyer. At each detector, students will place their backpacks on...

Boys’ Soccer Puts Up a Fight at District Tournament

Boys’ Soccer Puts Up a Fight at District Tournament

October 20, 2018

On Oct. 11, the boys’ soccer team went head to head with Lafayette at the district finals. Dunbar lost to Lafayette with a score of 0-0 during the game, with penalty kicks leading the score to 2-4. Earlier in the season, Dunbar beat Lafayette 3-2. During the first half, Dunbar had main possession of the ball. For the most part, Lafayette played a defensive game, blocking Dunbar’s many s...

Are Group Projects Beneficial?

Are Group Projects Beneficial?

October 20, 2018

Are group projects beneficial advantage to students? Although some say it is hard to work collaboratively with peers, others enjoy group work and find it helpful. PLD Lamplighter's Instagram account hosted a poll to followers asking if students found group work beneficial. Of the 177 responses, 66% said they did. “It is helpful to share my opinions and ideas about the project with a group ...

Dunbar Advances to the Semi-Finals in the 11th Region

Dunbar Advances to the Semi-Finals in the 11th Region

October 18, 2018

This game is Dunbar’s first game in the 11th region championship, against Madison Central High School. This game is right off the heels of a loss to Lexington Catholic in the 43rd District Championship. The game began with good playing from Dunbar. The Bulldogs managed to score their first goal of the game about two and a half minutes into the game. It is scored by #6, Gracie Logan. Dunbar gains ...

Threat of school violence at Dunbar

Threat of school violence at Dunbar

October 17, 2018

During fourth block on Oct. 17, a note threatening violence at Dunbar was found in a girls' bathroom stall. As pictures of the note began to circulate on social media, a student reported the note to administration where it was investigated immediately by principals and school resource officers. Soon after the note was discovered, students began reporting the picture to the S.T.O.P. tip line provided by the Kentucky Center for School Safety. The tip line encoura...

Dunbar Girls’ Soccer Shocking District Championship Loss

Dunbar Girls’ Soccer Shocking District Championship Loss

October 15, 2018

The Bulldogs lost against Catholic on Oct. 11 in the district championship. After finishing regulation and double overtime with a score of 0-0, the Bulldogs, unfortunately, lost in penalty kicks by a score of 3-1; making it their first loss in 12 games. Seniors and captains Meron Roach (MF/F) and Morgan Turcotte (GK) really showed out. Meron Roach was the center of Dunbar's offense creating most of...

Artists Respond to Banksy’s Balloon Girl

Artists Respond to Banksy’s Balloon Girl

October 7, 2018

On Oct. 5, the Balloon Girl painting made by well known anonymous British artist, Banksy, self-destructed after being sold at the Sotheby’s, one of the largest brokers for decorative art, jewelry and collectibles in the world. Speculators realized that the painting was being shredded after strips of the original artwork began to come out from under the frame. "It all goes back to Banksy...