Illuminating the News for the Students by the Students

Lamplighter Media Productions

Illuminating the News for the Students by the Students

Lamplighter Media Productions

Illuminating the News for the Students by the Students

Lamplighter Media Productions

Annika Koch

Annika Koch, Business Manager

My name is Annika Koch and this is my third year on staff and second year on the Editorial Board. I first joined this program as a member of the photography team and slowly worked my way into other positions. My favorite part of learning so many roles is becoming a well rounded journalist. This year I am the business manager for Lamplighter and I am very excited to see what this position has in store for me. Last year I was awarded best of SNO for my published article on Ban Conversion Therapy Kentucky. This year I hope we grow even more and continue to impress nationally. 

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Lisa Deffendall promptly responded to my first email. This is the first and last response I received.

Protection Over Privacy?

August 2, 2021

Lisa Deffendall promptly responded to my first email. This is the first and last response I received.

While some dogs were excited by the snow, others were content to just lie down.

Dunbar Enjoys a Snowy Day

February 2, 2021

While some dogs were excited by the snow, others were content to just lie down.

English teacher Amber Faris has her vaccination record card and is ready to be vaccinated.

COVID-19 Vaccine: Making Kentuckians Hopeful

January 26, 2021

This pandemic that has taken the world by storm continues to escalate and shows very little signs of slowing down, as recent case numbers are on the rise. Rather than letting the virus run its course and...

A celebration of life service was held for Superintendent Emmanuel Caulk on December 12, 2020. His presence will be missed by all who knew and worked with him.

Farewell Partner

December 12, 2020

This Saturday, Dec. 12, a drive-through funeral visitation occurred at First Baptist Church Bracktown for Fayette County’s beloved Superintendent, Emmanuel “Manny” Caulk. Lisa Deffendall, a member...

Despite the hundreds of hours they spend in practices and games, UK football players do not receive any payment.

Working Off the Field: Compensating Athletes

November 27, 2020

Last year, the total revenue among all NCAA athletics departments was nearly 19 billion dollars, but the talent behind the operation is often under-compensated. The bulk of the enterprise can be attributed...

My major project for this semester was orchestrating a Global Impact Weekend for the congregation and community. These prayer resources were given to every attendee. They included all global partners and international workers of the church.

Experiential Learning Programs at Dunbar

November 16, 2020

Learning doesn’t just have to happen in the classroom. Dunbar is intentional about providing opportunities off-campus that will enrich students' school experience. Dunbar has three off-campus classes...

WPLD Sept. 30 Broadcast

September 30, 2020

This week, we take an in-depth look at Ruth Bader Ginsburg's life and what her passing means for the future of the country, the upcoming Spooky Skurry, and the history behind Hispanic Heritage Month.

Virtual learning and Zoom classes are in full swing. Check out our tips on the topic!

A Virtual Learning Handbook

September 27, 2020

All students are facing obstacles with the start of this new academic year. Learning virtually is new for everyone and  teachers and staff are always happy to help students in this new stage, but there...

Juniors Samira Kiessling (left), Carrie Gosky (center), and Caroline Jaeger (right) enjoying a night of dancing with their friends.

Dunbar’s Dance Blue 2020

February 16, 2020

Juniors Samira Kiessling (left), Carrie Gosky (center), and Caroline Jaeger (right) enjoying a night of dancing with their friends.

Kentucky has a bill proposing the ban of conversion therapy on minors. The reception in the state has been divided, and the bill is still pending.

Kentucky’s Anti-Conversion Therapy Bill Still Pending

March 11, 2020

A Dunbar freshman who asked not to be named shared her fears about revealing herself to her parents. “I am not out to my family yet, and I don’t really plan on coming out any time soon because I'm...

Scott County Defeats Dunbar in an Upsetting Region Game

Scott County Defeats Dunbar in an Upsetting Region Game

January 16, 2020

Dunbar played a home game against the Scott County Cardinals in a big region game. Both teams were playing comfortably and showing a strong defense. It was a clean quarter with almost an equal amount...

Managing money as a high school student can be a hard thing to learn how to do.

Managing Money as a High School Student

December 12, 2019

Some Dunbar students work a couple of days a week for day-to-day expenses such as car insurance, gas and other necessities, but others clock-in for as many hours as possible. Some students are even saving...

PLD Organ Donation Drive

October 31, 2019

Dunbar has been promoting organ donation through a drive and teaching students what it means to be a donor. Advertising and opening registration in the cafeteria, we have been talking face to face with...

Dunbar volleyball players spike the ball over the net to the other team.

Dunbar Beats Catholic in Impressive Shutout

October 30, 2019

The Bulldogs played the Lexington Catholic Knights in the last round of districts before the playoffs that were held the next night. From the beginning of the first set, the Bulldogs were on fire....

With nothing on the board at the start of the second half, both Dunbar and Henry Clay were eager to be the first ones to score.

The Bulldogs Tie 0-0 with Blue Devils

September 10, 2019

The Bulldogs played the Henry Clay Devils on Sept. 9. Both teams had high expectations for this game and were expecting solid competition, but it ended without scores from either team. From the beginning,...

Lang Leavs debut novel is a underrated book that more teens should read.

A Must Read Debut

August 29, 2019

The book is an easy read, something I would recommend to any student looking to find a book to reach reading requirements for any basic level English class. It doesn't require much thought and doesn't...

The Patagonia in Argentina.

My Photography Bucket-list

May 20, 2019

After looking at other photographers' work, I have fallen in love with places I have never even been. A majority of these are inspired by some of my favorite photographers and their work. Here are sites...

Mr. and Mrs. Wilkinson winning the first teacher prom king and queen title.

Prom 2019: Arabian Nights

April 25, 2019

The 2019 prom theme was Arabian Nights and the event was held at the Carrick House in downtown Lexington. Dunbar students and their guests enjoyed a beautiful night.

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