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

Arunmani Phravorachith

Arunmani Phravorachith, Writing Editor

I really do enjoy going on long walks on the beach, I hate bad drivers, and I find pleasure in eating sushi during my free time.

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Claire Rich, Kyoko Hamagata, Ashley Verdi and Arunmani Phravorachith at a home football game.

More Than a Half-Time Show

Arunmani Phravorachith, Writing Editor March 8, 2017

As I look back at my time in the Dunbar color guard, it is clear to me that I had no idea of what I was walking into on that first day of clinics. I didn’t even realize that I would be required to spin...

Seniors Nisarg Patil and Emily Liu, two of Dunbars seven candidates.

Dunbar Boasts Seven Presidential Scholar Candidates

Arunmani Phravorachith, Staff Reporter January 27, 2017

In Fayette County, there are 10 seniors among 2017 Presidential Scholar candidates, seven of whom attend Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. The Dunbar students are Jan Balk, Annie Griffith, Carlo Labianca,...

The members of the Content Creators Club at PLD.

Bestselling Author to Judge Club Writing Contest

Arunmani Phravorachith, Chief Copy Editor December 15, 2016

Dunbar's "Content Creators Group" is a school club that focuses on writing and art. Members share and critique work during meetings, and they hold contests for high school students. The club web site...

PLD marching band performing at the homecoming football game halftime.

PLD Marching Band Earns Grand Champions Title

Arunmani Phravorachith, Writing Editor October 20, 2016

Following their win at Dixie Heights High School, the PLD marching band was crowned grand champions on Oct. 15 in the Commodore Classic hosted at Tates Creek High School. The band competed in class...

Bryan Station High School

Stabbing at Local High School

Arunmani Phravorachith, Staff Reporter April 28, 2016

On the morning of Apr. 22, a student at Bryan Station High School was accused of stabbing another student in a school classroom. School officials have confirmed that the student accused of stabbing has...

Connecting Our Past with Our Future

Arunmani Phravorachith, Staff Reporter March 10, 2016

The current Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, established in 1990, was led by principal Jon R. Akers. Accompanied with alumni from the original Dunbar High School of the 1960s, Akers came to an event titled...

How To: Red Velvet Cookies for Valentine’s Day

Arunmani Phravorachith and Claudia Robertson February 8, 2016

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling MAKES: 90 servings Ingredients  * 1 cup shortening * 1 cup sugar * 3/4 cup packed brown sugar * 3 eggs, separated * 2 teaspoons...

R.I.P. Alan Rickman

R.I.P. Alan Rickman

Arunmani Phravorachith, Staff Reporter January 27, 2016

On Jan. 14, 2016, beloved actor Alan Rickman, 69, passed away due to cancer. His death came as a shock to the world as he had been one of the most respected British actors for the past thirty years. Junior...

An emotional President Obama addressing new gun regulations.

President Obama Gives New Regulations On Gun Control

Arunmani Phravorachith, Staff Reporter January 8, 2016

Passed by Congress on Sept. 25, 1789, the Second Amendment states, “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not...

History of the Holidays

History of the Holidays

Arunmani Phravorachith, Staff Reporter December 1, 2015

The holidays are always a time for families to come together. Traditions are also an important part of the holiday whether it’s coming together to light the menorah or setting presents under the tree. Hannukah Popularly...

Marching Band 2015 Recap

Marching Band 2015 Recap

Arunmani Phravorachith, Staff Reporter November 17, 2015

From start to finish, the Paul Laurence Dunbar marching band had a season to remember. Many came into this season skeptically due to Mr. Hood’s retirement and the appointment of Ms. Teresa Elliott...

Smores are some of the seasons best treats.

Fall Foods that Fuel your Soul

Claudia Robertson and Arunmani Phravorachith November 2, 2015

As it begins to get colder and we head into fall, smoothies and watermelon no longer sound appealing. Instead, we tend to turn to more warm and comforting types of foods. In addition to classic fall specialties...

The team huddles up before the game.

Dunbar Boys Soccer vs. Lafayette - Semifinal

October 20, 2015

The team huddles up before the game.

The team huddles before the game.

Dunbar Boys Soccer vs. Lexington Catholic

October 16, 2015

The team huddles before the game.

Create Your Own Winter to Summer Fashion

Arunmani Phravorachith, Staff Reporter May 13, 2015

T-shirt or sweater? Shorts or pants? Sandals or sneakers? Spring is about that time of the year when you’re in that awkward transition trying to figure out what to wear and still be comfortable outside....

Valentine’s Day: Do’s and Don’t’s

Claudia Robertson and Arunmani Phravorachith February 14, 2015

Everyone can remember when Valentine’s Day meant passing out cards, candy, and love notes for that “special someone” in your class. Even now, Valentine’s Day is a day for love birds to have a day...

Teens and Politics: What Do We Know?

Arunmani Phravorachith, Staff reporter November 8, 2014

When it comes to celebrity breakups, the newest fashion trends or the latest gossip, teens can keep up without blinking an eye. But when it comes to politics, teens struggle to stay on top of it. Whether...

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