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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...

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 ...

Leaders in the Making Hosts Original Dunbar Alumni

Leaders in the Making Hosts Original Dunbar Alumni

September 29, 2017

In the era of segregated schools, Dunbar High School  was known as one of the main cornerstones of Lexington’s black community. Fayette County schools did not integrate until 1967, and that's when the building was torn down leaving only an annex that still stands.  Seven alumni of the original Paul Laurence Dunbar High School came to speak to current students in the Leaders in the Making club....

Passing the Torch: Announcing Editorial Board 2017-2018

Passing the Torch: Announcing Editorial Board 2017-2018

May 11, 2017

Announcing next year's PLD Lamplighter Editorial Board: Editors-in-Chief, Abigail Hendren and Sharon Chen Business Manager, Zach Jones Sports Editor, Kaden Gaylord Photography Editor, Remy Milburn Copy Editor, Julia Radhakrishnan Broadcast Editors, Rohan Palla and Cristina Thorson HR Manager, Mercedes Adams Chief Maestro Leader, Edith Cruz-Rodriguez Podcast Editor, Santiago Duque Social Media Editor...

Around the World in Two Days

April 17, 2017

Dunbar Cultural Society is a club that is open to students of all grades. The organization meets once a month to experience cultures from around the world. Throughout the year, DCS celebrates holidays from across the globe, such as Lunar New Year and Oktoberfest, with crafts, dance and food. At the end of the year, DCS presents the annual culture fair to all world civilization and AP world histo...

Pups Playschool Hosted by Child Development Classes

April 12, 2017

Every year, family consumer sciences teacher Mrs. Monica Harbut hosts a program at Dunbar called Pup Playschool with her Child Development classes. There are currently nine children in the program so there is a good ratio between children and the students who develop lesson plans according to state guidelines and run the majority of the class. Mrs. Harbut said that she is only there to supervise. ...