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Courtesy in the Cafeteria

Staff Editorial

May 29, 2013

Filed under Features

Every day more than 2,100 students choose to eat their midday meal in the cafeteria here at Dunbar. Lunch is a chance for friends to catch up with each other while recharging for the rest of the school day. If all goes smoothly, the daily visit to the cafeteria is one of the brightest parts of a Dunbar student’s day.  After all, nothing can ruin the pleasure of good company and good food, right? Well, no. Every day, students act rudely to each other and to the cafeteria staff. They might be forgetful, malicious or just not mindful of their actions. Whatever the reason, Dunbar students need to review basic manners...

Conscious Consumerism

Julie Graf, Staff Reporter

May 29, 2013

Filed under A&E

What special cause will you have in mind as you shop today? Will it be donating glasses to those who cannot afford treatment for vision problems? Helping those recovering from a natural disaster? Giving shoes to the shoe-less? Supporting victims of abuse and neglect? There are many good causes out there to support, and therefore, many organizations sell products to help. Conscious consumerism is the practice of buying products from companies committed to promoting a good cause. Today, it is easier than ever to join this movement by buying products in the stores and online. Shoes, chocolate, cell-phone chargers, coffee...

I Miss Hipsters

Asia Fuller, Staff Reporter

May 29, 2013

Filed under Opinion

This year at Dunbar I have found myself thinking something that I never thought I would; I miss scene kids. Who knew that the kids who dressed up in skin tight, checkered leggings, animal ears and tails and raccoon-esque eyeliner would seem like innovators in a sea of Bill Cosby sweaters? I sure didn’t. It seems as though lately everyone has developed an obsessive fixation with looking indie and obscure, despite the fact that true originality does not derive itself from following the trends set by the media. My question though, is why. Why is becoming a hipster such a desirable feat? Conformity itself is...

Annual Lit Mag Released

Vania Ma, Staff Reporter

May 29, 2013

Filed under News

Budding writers, aspiring artists, and literary enthusiasts can all find a niche and showcase their talents in Dunbar’s literary community. One venue for those talents is a publication called Incriminating Ink. Affectionately known as “Mr. Egan’s brainchild,” Incriminating Ink is Dunbar’s premier student-run literary magazine. Dunbar’s Creative Writing 2 and 3 students are in charge of the preparation, publication, and distribution of the magazine. They release one new edition every school year.  Seniors Hailley Wheeler and Maggie Garnett are the magazine’s editors, and the entire staff works under th...

Kentucky Kitchens

Josiah Howlett, Staff Reporter

May 28, 2013

Filed under Features

The sun shines bright on our old Kentucky home, and the abundance of southern food glistens. While much of the attention given to Kentucky stems from the annual Kentucky Derby and production of coal, there are many Kentucky food recipes that have gained national recognition as well. One of the most recognizable Kentucky foods is the famed Kentucky Fried Chicken of the KFC restaurant chain. The “Original Recipe” chicken has been around since 1940. It might be the most sought after tastes for fried chicken in the world, and now you can make it in your own home. To make the “Original Recipe” seasoning, you will...

I, Kentuckian

Julie Graf, Staff Reporter

May 28, 2013

Filed under Features

You can either be proud or embarrassed to say you’re from Kentucky. We urge you to be Kentucky Proud. To explain why our state is a terrific place to call home, we made a list of the many quirks of living in Kentucky: 1. Everyone and their grandma cheers for the UK Wildcats or the Louisville Cardinals. Pick a side and wear blue or red for the rest of your days. 2. When people from outside Kentucky ask you if you wear shoes, you are amused. Not. 3. Ale-8 is the soft drink of choice. Supporting local businesses can be quite refreshing! 4. Even if you’re not a rider, you’ve attempted to giddy up on a horse’s...

Dunbar Memorial Garden Prepares for Plant Sale

Abby Florence, Editor-in-Chief

May 1, 2013

Filed under Features

Many Dunbar students may have noticed the yellow caution tape that has been strung up recently around the Memorial Garden and have wondered what is going on. It's simple: the group in charge of the garden is getting ready for a plant sale. Friends and family associated with this trust work all throughout the year to revitalize the Memorial Garden , which sits behind the cafeteria. The main contributors to this garden are the parents of Jesse Higginbotham, a Dunbar student who passed away in 2007. Jesse's parents, Jerome Higginbotham and Rebecca Woloch, are founders of the Jesse Higginbotham Technology Trust,...

Dunbar Cheerleaders Represent at Nationals

Meredith Nichols, Staff Reporter

April 29, 2013

Filed under New in Sports, Sports

This year, the Dunbar cheerleaders won the state, national and world titles during their season. It took much hard work to get them there. Cheerleading tryouts were held last May, with conditioning taking place throughout the summer. Everyone was required to go to a cheer camp and two hour a day practices took place throughout the school year. In addition to all this they cheered at home and away games for the football team and for both boys’ and girls’ basketball teams. The team is led by head coaches Mrs. Donna Martin and Mr. Saleem Habash. Both have been very successful with the program for a very long...

Teen Pregnancies in the U.S. Hit a Record Low

Erin Pyle, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2013

Filed under News

On average, the United States’ teenage age birthrate is nine times higher than it is in other countries.  But, this rate has been at a record low for the past couple of years. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, a branch of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of births in female teens ages 15 to 19 has fallen 44% since 1991. The rate also fell 9% between 2009 and 2010; there were less teenage mothers in the year 2010 than any year since 1946. The new average number of births for females in this age range is 34.3 per 1,000 teenage girls. According to the study, this...

Lexington Tattoo Project

Adam Falluji, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2013

Filed under A&E

Lexington, Kentucky, is a proud place to call home, and its citizens are always looking for new ways to express their love for their city. Transylvania University’s Professor of Art, Kurt Gohde, and the Associate Professor of English, Kremena Todorova, asked local Affrilachia poetess Bianca Spriggs to write a poem about Lexington. Frequently collaborating on large artistic projects, they divided the poem into 250 phrases after it was completed. Then, they came up with a design for each phrase, and called out to the Lexington community on Facebook, asking for volunteers to have one of the designs tattooed on their...

To All the Single People on Valentine’s Day

Erin Pyle, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Everyone knows that it sucks to be single. Everyone knows that it especially sucks to be single on the one day of the year where the limelight is on love and only love (aka Valentine’s Day/February 14). And quite frankly, those of us in relationships also know that the phrases “forever alone” and “Single People’s Awareness Day” are annoying and unnecessary. Other snide remarks aimed at the happy couples fit in this annoying and unnecessary category as well. Not only are these phrases bothersome and needless, they are also not entirely true. If you make it to 90 years old without ever having a significant...

Being Single on Valentine’s Day

Abby Florence, Editor-in-Chief

February 14, 2013

Filed under Opinion

  Hi, my name is Abby… and… I am single. They say the first step to recovery is admitting there is an issue. But honestly, I’m not all that worked up about being single. Would I like to have a man on my arm? Absolutely. But being single until that time happens isn’t so bad. For starters, it keeps jealousy out of the equation. So things between friends and other friends can go smoothly. Say you are a girl who has a guy friend that works at a movie theater. By being single, she has no problem going to see a free movie with her friend. It is a fun outing and saves money. With a boyfriend though,...