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Technology Student Association Conquers State Competition

Technology Student Association Conquers State Competition

May 11, 2018

The Technology Student Association (TSA) is a club meant to help students explore future areas in career and college. TSA offers members opportunities within areas of leadership, innovation, design, engineering and STEM. There are competitions at the regional, state and national levels. Students complete projects for each competitive event from Technology Bowl and Essays on Technology to Animatronic...

Card Fanatics are Crazy about the PLD Cardistry Club

Card Fanatics are Crazy about the PLD Cardistry Club

April 10, 2018

On April 9, junior Yostin Blanco successfully convinced Dunbar's Student-Based Decision Making Council to approve a new school club for card fanatics.

Dunbar Club Educates Community on Bees

Dunbar Club Educates Community on Bees

April 8, 2018

The Community Problem Solving Team at Dunbar has been collaborating on a year-long project, B.E.E. (Broadcasting Environmental Endangerment), aimed at educating local youth about the rapidly declining bee population in Kentucky and across the world and informing them about what they can do to help. The group has created a series of educational videos discussing why bees are important and the many factors...

Young Democrats Hold Voter Registration Drive

Young Democrats Hold Voter Registration Drive

April 2, 2018

A voter registration drive for Dunbar students took place in the cafeteria during all lunches on Tuesday and Thursday. Although the drive was organized by the PLD Young Democrats club, it was a nonpartisan event to register students regardless of political affiliation. Members of Dunbar's Young Democrats reached out to Fayette County Young Democrats (FCYD) about running the drive. "[Our goal was] to get as...

New Club at Dunbar Prepares Students for KYA

New Club at Dunbar Prepares Students for KYA

March 30, 2018

For years, Dunbar students have been attending YMCA conferences such as the Kentucky Youth Assembly (KYA) and the Kentucky United Nations Assembly (KUNA). However, unlike many other schools that attend, Dunbar did not have a registered Y-Club until this year. Seniors Ellora Kamineni and Shelby McCubbin created Y-Club to help students prepare for KYA and KUNA, create a sense of community for students...

Future Business Leaders of America

Future Business Leaders of America

March 27, 2018

The Future Business Leaders of America is an established club at Dunbar in which students can compete at the regional, state and national levels in a variety of subjects. It is currently the largest career student business organization in the world. At Dunbar, junior Helen Pang is the president of the school's FBLA chapter. "There are lots of different opportunities in FBLA like business to medic...

Dunbar Academic Team Competes in Governor Cup

Dunbar Academic Team Competes in Governor Cup

March 24, 2018

On March 17, Dunbar's academic team competed at the statewide Governor's Cup and placed fourth overall. The Governor’s Cup recognizes and awards the exemplary academic achievements of students. Over 2000 students and 1200 schools attend the annual Governor’s Cup each year. The Dunbar team participated in quick recall, composition, math, and science. "Quick recall is sort of what it sounds like....

What’s Up in the Booktique?

What’s Up in the Booktique?

March 19, 2018

The Booktique is run by students taking Dunbar's Entrepreneurship class taught by Mrs. Robin Johnson. Students in the class interview for their jobs, and then train and run all aspects of the store such as working with vendors, tagging inventory, and creating displays.  This year, the Booktique is run by CEO senior Carly Littleton and CFO senior Derek Torres. The Booktique sells hoodies, windbreakers...

The Inside Scoop on Lamplighter

The Inside Scoop on Lamplighter

March 14, 2018

Lamplighter is a student-run organization which produces weekly broadcasts, articles, photos and the Torch podcast at Dunbar. Among its many awards, Lamplighter won the NSPA Multimedia Feature Story of the Year award in 2015, and placed third in the NSPA Feature Photo of the Year competition. It was also named an NSPA All-American site in 2016 with five marks of distinction and a CSPA gold med...

Creative Writing Club Spotlight

Creative Writing Club Spotlight

March 12, 2018

Your computer hums monotonously on the desk, the white noise a backdrop for the argument in the background. Your laboratory’s bright LED lights have become quite a nuisance because all you want to do is sleep, but this research won’t write itself. You’d love to smell the coffee to the right of your desk, but unfortunately for you, allergies have blocked all nasal passages. Slowly the arguing...

Dunbar’s School Spirit Store

Dunbar’s School Spirit Store

October 20, 2017

The Booktique was established along with Dunbar in 1990. It serves to sell Dunbar spiritwear to the student body during B3 lunches and, this year, has taken over management of the Dunbar Den. Students can purchase sweatshirts, water bottles, umbrellas and other Bulldog merchandise at the main store. “It started as part of the school’s business program to incorporate school curriculum and… as...

Dunbar Academic Team Maintains a Busy Schedule

Dunbar Academic Team Maintains a Busy Schedule

October 20, 2017

The Academic Team is a combination of different activities ranging from critical call to written test. If you do Quiz Bowl you're usually studying with [a variety of questions varying from hard questions to more simple questions], for Future Problem Solvers you’re learning how to think on the spot and how to write creative but also effectively,” said Quiz Bowl Captain senior David Ma. Future ...