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

Anthony Mondelli

Anthony Mondelli, Chief Copy Editor

My name is Anthony Mondelli, this is my second year on the Lamplighter staff. I wouldn’t want to spend my senior year any other way.

This year I'm taking on the role of being a Copy Editor. I absolutely love writing and editing, so what could be better. I love writing opinion pieces, especially when they involve political issues.

Being apart of Lamplighter has taught me so much I never knew I wanted to learn. My goals for this year include making every article published the best it can be, as well as making writers out of anyone with a passion for it.

Joining Lamplighter has led me to discover my love for journalism so much so I plan on majoring in journalism in college. I hope to one day be a prominent journalist reporting on everyday issues and informing people about what's happening in their communities.

All content by Anthony Mondelli

Trump’s Coronavirus Failure

Anthony Mondelli, Chief Copy Editor March 13, 2020

“We have rung the alarm bell loud and clear,” World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on March 11 when the coronavirus outbreak was declared a global pandemic. The...

Super Tuesday Shake-up

Super Tuesday Shake-up

Anthony Mondelli, Chief Copy Editor March 5, 2020

Super Tuesday is the most important day of any Presidential election, it can make or break a campaign. Historically speaking the candidate who wins the most delegates on Super Tuesday is able to keep their...

Joe Biden is the right man to become the President in 2020.

Why I’m Voting for Joe Biden

Anthony Mondelli, Chief Copy Editor February 28, 2020

I remember the 2016 election vividly. It was the first time I was truly interested in politics and cared about the outcome of an election. I was 15 at the time, and therefore was unable to vote, but all...

President Donald Trump attending a campaign rally in Minneapolis on October 10, 2019.

Trump Acquitted

Anthony Mondelli, Chief Copy Editor February 5, 2020

On Feb. 5 President Donald Trump became the third President in American history to be acquitted by the Senate. After three bitter weeks, the impeachment trial has come to an end. Trump was accused of...

Walt Disney depicted in a statue with the iconic Mickey Mouse in Walt Disney World, Orlando Florida.

Disney Is Failing LGBTQ Youth

Anthony Mondelli, Chief Copy Editor February 3, 2020

True loves kiss, a little bit of pixie dust, and poison apples make up the Disney magic we all know and love. Even so, they are not without serious flaws. Growing up I would watch the princess fall...

Demi Lovato performing during her Tell Me You Love Me tour.

Demi Lovato Makes A Tearful Comeback

Anthony Mondelli, Chief Copy Editor January 31, 2020

Demi Lovato, after nearly a year and a half, has finally returned to the spotlight following her 2018 drug overdose. Having almost lost her life Demi decided to step away from performing in order to rebuild...

It is common to see people wearing I voted stickers on election days

One Person, One Vote

Anthony Mondelli, Chief Copy Editor January 17, 2020

About a month ago I turned 18, and with that came the new responsibility of being able to vote. It’s arguably the greatest right of being an American citizen, but unfortunately, the way our constitution...

After the Jan. 14 debate, Senator Elizabeth Warren said to Senator Bernie Sanders, I think you called me a liar on national TV.

Tensions Rise at the Democratic Debate

Anthony Mondelli, Chief Copy Editor January 16, 2020

In the seventh debate, only six candidates qualified for the debate: former Vice President Joe Biden, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer, and Sen. Elizabeth...

Andrew Yang

Anthony Mondelli, Chief Copy Editor January 10, 2020

Andrew Yang is the perfect example of the American Dream. Born in New York from Taiwan immigrants, Yang went on to study at Brown and Columbia University. He is a former lawyer, CEO, and entrepreneur. Witnessing...

Protests can sometimes turn rowdy, such as this 2017 Chicago protest against Trump.

Why We Didn’t Attend the Trump Rally

Olivia Doyle and Anthony Mondelli November 7, 2019

President Donald Trump held a campaign rally in Downtown Lexington on Monday, Nov. 4. He hoped to convince supporters to vote for Matt Bevin in the 2019 Kentucky gubernatorial race and campaign for the...

Mrs. Turner has a bulletin board of former students who now work as professional journalists.

Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Wendy Turner

Anthony Mondelli, Chief Copy Editor November 4, 2019

Dunbar students know that Lamplighter kids put so much work into their products, but what many don't know is the face behind the program: Mrs. Wendy Turner. Mrs. Turner has been teaching for 18 years. However,...

This photo was taken in 2017 during an inauguration protest. The call for impeachment is not new.

The Future of our Country is at Stake

Anthony Mondelli, Chief Copy Editor October 16, 2019

It’s no secret the Trump administration has been plagued with numerous scandals. There seems to be no shortage of headlines making the rounds. Even before Donald Trump became president-elect, he had...

Mrs. Faris showing off her bright and welcoming smile.

Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Amber Faris

Anthony Mondelli, Chief Copy Editor October 15, 2019

For those who know her, English teacher Mrs. Amber Faris is an amazing film studies teacher and an even better English teacher. Not only does she help you succeed in the classroom, she always makes sure...

This photo from early 2017 shows that the call for Impeachment began from the beginning of Trumps presidency.

The Process of Impeachment

Anthony Mondelli, Copyeditor September 30, 2019

Since the beginning of the Trump administration, there has been scandal after scandal, but the most recent may be the most devastating. On Sept. 13, 2019, House Intelligence chair Adam Schiff announced...

The United States capitol where Congress is held when in session.

Teens Need to Get Political

Anthony Mondelli, Copy Editor September 17, 2019

As teens, we don't typically pay attention to or care about what's happening in the political world. We often recognize politics as something meant for adults or as something that doesn't affect us.  I...

Scoops of ice cream.

Top Five Ice Cream Shops in Lexington

Anthony Mondelli, Staff Reporter June 12, 2019

Summer is quickly approaching us and with summer comes longer and hotter days. Increasing temperatures can make a person miserable. Here are my top five places to get a nice summer treat to help you cool...

The limited edition smores frappuccino from Starbucks.

Anthony’s Top Five Summer Starbucks Drinks

Anthony Mondelli, Staff Reporter April 30, 2019

The limited edition s'mores frappuccino from Starbucks.

What I Learned as a First Year Journalism Student

Anthony Mondelli, Staff Reporter May 8, 2019

Journalism is something that provides necessary information, whether it be an emergency declaration or a scandal involving a political figure. The sole purpose of journalism is to determine the facts and...

Reflecting on my Favorite Teacher

Anthony Mondelli, Staff Reporter March 28, 2019

When introduced to new teachers every year, just like any student, I would either connect with them or I wouldn’t. As a junior in high school, I have learned to appreciate the connections I was able...

School Makes Reading Less Enjoyable

Anthony Mondelli, Staff Reporter November 15, 2018

Whether it was bedtime stories with parents or just a random book with a cover that grabbed our attention, reading has been a part of students' lives for a long time. Then school began, and reading...

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