Illuminating the News for the Students by the Students

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Illuminating the News for the Students by the Students

Lamplighter Media Productions

Illuminating the News for the Students by the Students

Lamplighter Media Productions

Alex Staykov

Alex Staykov, Chief of Photography

Hi! I'm Alexander, a staff member going into his second year of PLD Lamplighter. I've been doing photography since the age of 7, mostly documenting my family's numerous trips around the contiguous United States. I enjoy trying to create a picture that is memorable and vivid by getting close to my subjects and using creative angles. At PLD Lamplighter, I've been working on translating my photography skill into good video segments. It's been a challenge for sure, and I'm still figuring some things out, but I eventually hope to produce work that I'm proud of having my name attached to.

On another note, I love cooking and I like to make dinner if I have the time. Some of my favorite foods (as of writing this) are lasagna, salmon sushi, and lemon chicken. I also spend a lot of time outside, usually playing basketball with some friends or going on a run with my dog.

Some of my favorite artists are Kendrick Lamar, Nas, Def Leppard, and Frank Ocean. I love listening to music, and although I might be picky about a genre when I first hear it, I'll tend to warm up to it.

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Devine Carama spent time with students after his presentation answering questions, taking photos and listening to their stories.

Devine Carama Visits Dunbar

November 14, 2023

Devine Carama spent time with students after his presentation answering questions, taking photos and listening to their stories.

Erik Daniels works with World Civilizations classes and helps students understand other cultures and time periods throughout history.

From the NBA to the Classroom

October 20, 2023

Erik Daniels works with World Civilizations classes and helps students understand other cultures and time periods throughout history.

The American celebration of Halloween has evolved into a holiday revolving around candy, but it wasnt always that way.

What is Halloween?

October 20, 2023

The American celebration of Halloween has evolved into a holiday revolving around candy, but it wasn't always that way.

Dunbar’s uniforms for the game featured a smiley face patch, as did the shirts of coaches and many fans.

Volleyball Hosts Mental Health Awareness Match

August 30, 2023

Dunbar’s uniforms for the game featured a smiley face patch, as did the shirts of coaches and many fans.

Sophomore Ace Courtad led the Dunbar protest against SB 150 on Feb. 24.

PLD Students Walk Out in Protest

February 24, 2023

Sophomore Ace Courtad led the Dunbar protest against SB 150 on Feb. 24.

2/22 girls basketball

First and Last District game

Alex Staykov, Staff Writer February 23, 2022

Freshman Malika Bhavsar shares a heart with her friend.

A Very PLD Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2022

Freshman Malika Bhavsar shares a heart with her friend.

A Flashback to the Bearcats

A Flashback to the Bearcats

Elise White, Alex Staykov, and Abigail Fiero February 1, 2022

A window displaying Dunbar artifacts is located outside the College and Career Center on PLD's Campus.

The return to in-person instruction has left many students feeling isolated and detached from school.

School Fights and Threats of Violence a Cause for Concern

Ella Williams and Madelyn Justice December 18, 2021

The United States seems to be experiencing a spike of violence that some are attributing to the pandemic. As traumatized students come back to class, many educators say that they are not ready to handle...

The world languages department at PLD includes Spanish, German and French courses at a variety of levels.

The Benefits of Being Bilingual

February 25, 2021

The world languages department at PLD includes Spanish, German and French courses at a variety of levels.

STLP Toy Drive Underway

STLP Toy Drive Underway

Elise White and Alex Staykov December 3, 2021

The Student Technology Leadership Program at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School is once again participating in the UK-organized toy drive. All proceeds go to kids at the UK Healthcare Kentucky Children's...

In big, bold letters, this banner in room 802 lets everyone know that it’s spooky season.

Dunbar’s Spooky Decor

October 28, 2021

In big, bold letters, this banner in room 802 lets everyone know that it’s spooky season.

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