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

Ben Rains

Ben Rains, Executive Producer

Hi, my name is Ben Rains. This is my fourth year doing PLD Lamplighter and I’m the Executive Producer and Maestros Leader. I make weekly segments on WPLD and lead the Maestro Teams to victory. I’m excited to grow this program into a well-oiled machine.

All content by Ben Rains

WPLD Nov. 3 Broadcast

November 3, 2021

WPLD Oct. 27 Broadcast

October 27, 2021

WPLD Oct. 13 Broadcast

October 13, 2021

WPLD Oct. 6 Broadcast

October 6, 2021

Funky Footprint Art Lines Halls

September 24, 2021

Art students have started working on projects that will be decorating the hallways. The art teachers, Ms. Eller and Mrs. Preptit, have a lot planned for this year’s art students.  Students in Art...

WPLD Sept. 22 Broadcast

September 22, 2021
Music Used in this video: Track: Asketa & Natan Chaim x Requenze x M.I.M.E - Warriors [NCS Release] Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds. Watch: https://youtu.be/dVWlxP_Iu-4 Free Download / Stream: http://ncs.io/Warriors

WPLD Oct. 14 Broadcast

October 14, 2020

This week, we look at the rising COVID-19 cases at the University of Kentucky and the precautions they're taking, and students working during the pandemic with new changes to the work environment.

Whitney Houston Finally Added to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

May 1, 2020

Whitney Houston has been inducted into the 2020 class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the category "Greatest Singer of Her Generation" along with other distinguished artists and groups such as The Doobie...

Stressing About the ACT Exam?

March 10, 2020

Studying for the ACT stresses students out. For most students who plan on heading to college after high school, they understand that this test is crucial for them. The higher the score, the more likely...

WPLD March 2 Broadcast

March 2, 2020

This week we pay homage to Dr. Seuss's birthday, remind students about Daylight Savings Time, muse over Kentucky weather, and learn about a very special Dunbar student who overcame a huge obstacle.

Celebrating Dr. Seuss’s 116th Birthday

March 2, 2020

March 2 marks the 116th birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel who is commonly known by his pen name Dr. Suess. He died on September 24, 1991, at 84 years old due to oral cancer. Years later, a few unpublished...

WPLD Feb. 11 Broadcast

February 12, 2020

This week is our special Valentine's Day broadcast, where we look at how to spend Valentine's day single and how Dunbar students are spending their Valentine's Day. Also we went to the Regional Dive Meet.

Single teenage girl enjoying her ice cream and whipped cream for Valentines Day.

A Single Person’s Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2020

Single teenage girl enjoying her ice cream and whipped cream for Valentines Day.

WPLD Jan. 21 Broadcast

January 21, 2020

This week we covered the importance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, as well as a guest speaker, hosted at Dunbar by Leaders in the Making. We also took a look at PLD's Orchestra and finally, we checked...

WPLD Dec. 16 Broadcast

December 16, 2019

Welcome to the very last broadcast of the decade! We have a fun holiday special for you, so be sure to check it out. Good luck on finals this week, and have a great winter break!

WPLD Nov. 25 Broadcast

November 25, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving, Dunbar!

WPLD Nov. 11 Broadcast

November 11, 2019

This week we honor our veterans for their service, take a look at the winning football game last Friday, and hear about Dunbar's bowling team. All this and more!! Check it out.

Two Sides of the Trump Rally

November 8, 2019

Two staff reporters took on the challenge of covering the Nov. 4 Trump Rally at Rupp Arena. One was outside. The other was inside. Here are their stories.

WPLD Oct. 29 Broadcast

October 29, 2019

This is our Halloween episode featuring a segment on favorite candy, a look at our current Donate for Life organ donation drive, and a "bootastic" segment of Chuckle Buddies. All this and more!

WPLD Oct. 21 Broadcast

October 21, 2019

This week we took a look at the first annual Spooky 5kurry 5K race and since this week is America's School Safety Week so we reviewed what Dunbar does to ensure student safety here at school. All this...

WPLD Oct. 7 Broadcast

October 7, 2019

This week we take a look at art classes, things to do in the fall, and the announcements for the week. Take a look!

Neal Shustermans newest trilogy is a must read for Young Adult Sci-Fi fans.

Book Review: Scythe

September 13, 2019

In the far away future of Scythe, the world has super-advanced technologies. For example, they have self-driving cars, an artificial intelligence named the Thunderhead that has been put in charge to govern...

Top 5 Best Fruits for the Summer

May 31, 2019

Fruits are the best. Fruits are nature's candy, they are sometimes sweet, they are sometimes tart, but overall fruits are the best. Fruits are a million times better than their health, green, bitter counterparts,...

Pie Crust Recipes and Quick Tips

May 31, 2019

Get a Feature photo [make sure to have an introduction to the article and to each recipe] [name of pie] Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting 1 pinch kosher salt 10...

Book Club

March 5, 2019

Dunbar's Book Club is for students who are interested in reading and exploring new genres of books. School Librarian, Mrs. Summer Perry, hosts book club in the library during lunch. Anyone can join or...

Barks and Recreation Club

February 17, 2019

Barks and Recreation is a new club to Dunbar. This club often hosts fundraisers for the Lexington Humane Society. Those involved visit and donate to the Humane Society. You can help out by visiting and...

Tabletop Gaming Club

January 20, 2019

Dunbar Tabletop club is for students who are interested in playing board games like Dungeons and Dragons, Settlers of Catan, or Magic: The Gathering. Those who are interested can contact Mrs. Bilkha (room...

WPLD Jan. 14 Broadcast

January 14, 2019

This week we take a look at boys' and girls' basketball, PEARL girls and Leaders in the Making, and the new Barks and Recreation club. Check it out!

Film Club

December 10, 2018

Like Film Studies? Dunbar's Film Club is a space where students who love the quality of film and the technology behind filmmaking can come together to experience a variety of movies from different time...

Anime Club

December 3, 2018

Are you interested in the art ofAnime? Well, then Dunbar's Anime Club may be the right fit for you. Students gather in Mr. Gary Egan's room to watch many types of Anime. If you're interested you can contact...

Ping Pong Club

November 15, 2018

Ping Pong club is held after school on Thursdays in the Cafeteria. Club sponsor, Ms. Amanda Holt, said that players don’t need any experience to join. "It's just a fun way to meet new people and it's...

Art Club

October 22, 2018

Art Club is held in Mrs. Storch’s room (712) and students can come to express their artistic skill. She has paper, paints, drawing utensils, and other items available so all you have to bring is yourself....

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