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

Alexis Radhakrishnan

Alexis Radhakrishnan, Staff Reporter

My name is Alexis Radhakrishnan. I am a senior at Dunbar and this is my third year on the Lamplighter staff. I am excited to contribute to the program by writing articles, taking photos for galleries, and contributing to WPLD in any way I can. 


I am a part of the Dunbar dive team as well as the Cincinnati Diving Academy team and hope to continue my diving career in college. I also play the ukulele and teach classes after school. Even though this year looks a little different, I am excited to see all that we accomplish!

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The Sphinx Academy is a hybrid school of online and in-person learning, dedicated to helping students succeed in a non-traditional school environment.

What It’s Like to Be a Student-Teacher

March 11, 2021

My teaching career began in my sophomore year of high school when the ukulele teacher at my former middle school, the Sphinx Academy, asked if I would be interested in assisting his class once a week....

Dunbar students had to bundle up to keep warm in the wintry weather.

Dunbar Enjoys a Snowy Day

February 2, 2021

Dunbar students had to bundle up to keep warm in the wintry weather.

In 2018, Dunbars football team showing their school spirit as they rush to the field with the school flag.

All School Sports Canceled…Except Football

November 21, 2020

After spring sports were canceled abruptly last school year, many student-athletes were aware of the precarious situation their seasons were in. However, others still hoped that with proper safety precautions,...

Leaving candy in a bowl for trick-or-treaters is safer than passing it out in-person.

Corona-Proof Ways to Enjoy Halloween

October 31, 2020

Spooky season is upon us! However, that does not mean the global pandemic we are in will be put on pause. While we still need to be safe and cautious, there are still many ways we can enjoy this unofficial...

Although its often used as a joke, OCD is a serious disorder that impacts many peoples lives.

Why Saying “I’m So OCD” is Problematic

October 19, 2020

“Oh my gosh, I’m so OCD!”  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard a relative, friend, or stranger say these words after color coding their notes, organizing a packet of Skittles by color,...

After using practice books like these to prepare for the ACT, students were disappointed to realize they werent getting the test theyd expected.

The ACT Lied To Us

October 5, 2020

Earlier this year the American College Testing, or ACT, announced they would be changing their exam to be more flexible for students. The changes would allow individuals to retake specific sections of...

Four Girls One House: Sisters Reconnecting

Four Girls One House: Sisters Reconnecting

May 19, 2020

My name is Alexis Radhakrishnan, and I have three sisters. My oldest sister, Julia, is a second-year student at the University of Chicago. She graduated from MSTC at Dunbar in 2018. My twin sister,...

Anita Franklin, hard at work to protest gun violence and advocate for teens.

The Legacy She Left Behind: Anita Franklin’s Effort Against Gun Violence

February 25, 2020

“Let’s choose to live in peace rather than rest in peace,” said local gun-violence activist, Anita Franklin. Franklin was a force for peace who passed away on February 24, 2020. Franklin’s...

Boys Swim Team Sweeps the State Finals

Boys’ Swim Team Sweeps the State Finals

February 25, 2020

The Dunbar Swim and Dive team was undefeated for the entirety of their regular season. Plus, they won the regional meet for the 13th year in a row. The athletes entered their state meet with confidence...

A Little Kindness Goes a Long Way

February 18, 2020

Every day we hear about the dangers, violence, and hatred in our country from local and national news sources. When the world’s burdens are weighing us down, small acts of kindness help lift us up. Random...

Simple Costumes for Halloween

Simple Costumes for Halloween

October 31, 2019

With Halloween quickly approaching, it can become stressful to decide last-minute plans.  A change of plans can cause a change of costume, then panic ensues. But, there is no need to worry! Here is...

Anti-vaping posters hang in Dunbars hallway to remind students of the dangers of vaping.

Vaping Health Crisis

October 17, 2019

When you were little, what chapstick did you choose? Original or cherry? What ice cream did you choose? Plain vanilla or chocolate? Today, what vape flavor do you choose? Tobacco or Mango?  The...

Driving her Jeep Cherokee, Camille has no problem switching gears.

My Stick-Shift Story

September 12, 2019

Driving her Jeep Cherokee, Camille has no problem switching gears.

New Swim and Dive Coaches

August 30, 2019

Every year, Dunbar welcomes new staff members and students into our school. However, most people don't realize there are new faculty members not seen at school every day. There are multiple coaches...

The 2018-2019 swim team.

New Coaches for Dunbar Swim and Dive

August 20, 2019

Coach Cole Pleasants has been leading the Dunbar swim team to success, as the head coach, for the last seven years. However, he is handing the title to Coach Noah Richter. Coach Richter, who is also...

Summer Skin Safety for Teens

Summer Skin Safety for Teens

June 10, 2019

The number one cause of skin cancer is the exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun. Many teens enjoy laying out by the pool in the sun. However, they may not be aware of the dangers the sun can...

Posters for upcoming movies for 2019.

Three Must See Movies of 2019

May 29, 2019

New movies are played in theaters every month. Keeping up with films can seem overwhelming when trying to pick one to go see. However, here is a short list of the top three movies to see in 2019 to...

Fears for Junior Year

Fears for Junior Year

May 27, 2019

Many people have told me that junior year is the most difficult and stressful year. From the ACT, SAT, AP tests, and College and Career readiness tests. It seems pretty scary figuring how to juggle all...

Nick, Joe, and Kevin Jonas in summer attire for their cover art for their new song Cool.

We’re a “Sucker” for You

May 27, 2019

The last time fans heard a new “Jonas Brothers” album was in 2010, for the album, “Jonas L.A.”. In 2013, when the brothers went their separate ways people wanted to know why, and who was to blame....

Alexis and Camille playing soccer together.

Our Life As Twins

May 23, 2019

The Impact of the Shutdown

January 31, 2019

A partial government shutdown started on December 22 and ended this past Saturday. 420,000 employers worked without pay and 380,000 were forced to take an unpaid leave of absence. Three-fourths of the...

The Effects of Caffeine on Students

The Effects of Caffeine on Students

November 20, 2018

Many students find themselves feeling fatigued during the school day due to a combination of late night studying, extracurricular activities and early morning classes. To resolve this issue many students...

Ariana Grande releases her new single, Thank U, Next.

Grande Shares Lessons in Love in New Single

November 18, 2018

Ariana Grande’s new single "thank u, next" was released Nov. 3, 2018. The song talks about the lessons she has learned from ex-boyfriends Big Sean, Ricky Alvarez, Pete Davidson and Mac Miller, who passed...

PLD’s National Merit Semi-Finalists

October 7, 2018

This year, Dunbar is proud to have 33 National Merit semifinalists. The National Merit scholarship program was created in 1955. It is a national competition that can result in student recognition along...

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