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

Brooke Abell

Brooke Abell, Writing Editor In Chief

My name is Brooke and this is my 4th year on staff. I am one of the writing editors in chief this year.

Ever since my freshman year in the program, I aspired to be on the editorial board and be in a position to help others. I have always loved writing stories and making my characters come to life since I was a kid and now I get to write about real events and people. In my free time, I like to run, hang out with my friends, and watch movies. My vision for the year is to teach and mentor our staff to produce high-quality articles that we are passionate about. I can’t wait for a great year! Go bulldogs!

 

All content by Brooke Abell
Analysis suggests an increase of as much as 10% in youth voter turnout – with particularly high engagement in 11 key battleground states. That may have been game-changing for Joe Biden, who had the support of 61% of people aged 18-29.

First-Time Voters Share Their Experiences

November 8, 2020

As of Oct. 27, young voters, identified as being from ages 18 to 29, are coming out in record numbers. More than 7 million young people have already voted in the 2020 election, either early or absentee,...

Hannah Chambliss

Hannah Chambliss

November 8, 2020

Alumnus Hannah Chambliss voted for the first time by a mail-in ballot for the safety of her and her family.  “Being a first-time voter was interesting because of the pandemic. It was kinda confusing...

Emily Hacker

Emily Hacker

November 8, 2020

Emily Hacker voted to have her voice heard and a say in who leads our country. “As a democracy, we are not governed by just one person or higher powers but rather of the people, by the people, and...

Anthony Mondelli

Anthony Mondelli

November 8, 2020

Alumnus Anthony Mondelli has many hopes and desires for this election.  He voted by mail-in ballot because of safety concerns with the pandemic.  “I voted because I believe it is one of the most...

Andy Beshear keeps Kentuckians updated on COVID19 statistics in the state.

‘Andy at 5’ Keeps Kentuckians Connected

April 6, 2020

Kentucky’s 63rd Governor, Andy Beshear, has been in the spotlight since the first coronavirus case in Kentucky was confirmed on March 6. Beshear has gained popularity through his nightly briefings...

Mr. Ben Herzog

Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest 2019

December 17, 2019

Mr. Ben Herzog

Ruby Mae, the newest edition to the Abell family.

The Joy of a New Puppy

June 2, 2019

You never realize how tired you can be until a new puppy is brought into your house. Puppies are like little babies because they require constant attention and love. They will also be the first to...

Students engaged in a discussion

Sharing Political Opinions in Schools

May 14, 2019

Students engaged in a discussion

Life is good

A Perfect Life

April 19, 2019

Everyone has a different concept of "perfect" and as students begin pursuing their dreams, they have different ideas in mind. “My perfect life is to make money, and to be stable enough to which I...

A cartoon depicting the many things to do in Lexington that are talked about in the article.

Hot Spots in Lexington

April 2, 2019

Lexington is the second biggest city in Kentucky with a total population around 300,000. The variety of landscapes, family activities, and culture makes the city unique including places like Keeneland,...

Can’t Find Your Stuff? Try Tile

November 22, 2018

Finding lost belongings can be a frustrating and time-consuming task. Students and teachers at Dunbar have found a new device called Tile that makes finding your belongings much easier. Tile, a private...

Bike sharing has become a popular thing around the streets of Lexington

Take a Spin on These Rental Bikes

October 13, 2018

Riders can find Spin Bikes in parking lots, around downtown, in local parks and even in some neighborhoods, but not everyone knows about this program or how to use it. What is a Spin Bike? A company...

Southside Technical is located at 1800 Harrodsburg Road.

Technical Schools available to Dunbar Students

October 7, 2018

Technical schools, also known as technical colleges, give students an opportunity to specialize in a career or interest of their choice. Students can choose from areas like technology, family consumer...

Netflixs 13 Reasons Why Releases Season 2

Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why Releases Season 2

May 20, 2018

The second season of 13 Reasons Why was released on May 18. This series is based on the book by Jay Asher, and focuses on the aftermath of a teen girl's suicide. Season 1 was comprised of 13 episodes,...

Technology Student Association Conquers State Competition

Technology Student Association Conquers State Competition

May 11, 2018

The Technology Student Association (TSA) is a club meant to help students explore future areas in career and college. TSA offers members opportunities within areas of leadership, innovation, design, engineering...

Facebook Privacy Scandal

Facebook Privacy Scandal

March 29, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive officer of Facebook, was interviewed by the Senate April 10-11. He was questioned about Facebook allegedly leaking users' information in the 2016 election, and gathering...

Future Business Leaders of America

Future Business Leaders of America

March 27, 2018

The Future Business Leaders of America is an established club at Dunbar in which students can compete at the regional, state and national levels in a variety of subjects. It is currently the largest career...

The boys academic team poses for a photo with their newly earned Governors Cup trophy.

Dunbar Academic Team Competes in Governor Cup

March 24, 2018

On March 17, Dunbar's academic team competed at the statewide Governor's Cup and placed fourth overall. The Governor’s Cup recognizes and awards the exemplary academic achievements of students. Over...

The Inside Scoop on Lamplighter

The Inside Scoop on Lamplighter

March 14, 2018

Lamplighter is a student-run organization which produces weekly broadcasts, articles, photos and the Torch podcast at Dunbar. Among its many awards, Lamplighter won the NSPA Multimedia Feature Story...

Amanda Hancock

February 28, 2018

Amanda Hancock was a former student at Paul Laurence Dunbar and Editor-in-Chief of PLD Lamplighter. Hancock graduated from Miami University in 2015. After graduating, she interned at Colorado Springs Gazette...

Voices Spoken

Voices Spoken

February 15, 2018

On Jan. 23 at 7:57 a.m., shots were fired at Marshall County High School, killing two students and injuring 17. One day earlier, a video of suspect Gabe Parker being bullied and teased was posted on Snapchat....

The Effect of Technology on a New Generation

The Effect of Technology on a New Generation

January 12, 2018

Technology is an ever-changing field. Most recently, Apple came out with iPhone 8 and X. These devices are now capable of face recognition and wireless charging. What impact will this technology have on...

When Will it Stop?

When Will it Stop?

November 28, 2017

On Oct. 1, at 10:05 P.M. a gunman opened fire on a large crowd during the Harvest Music Festival on Route 91 in Las Vegas. This was the deadliest mass shooting in modern history, leaving 58 dead and over...

Dunbar Cross Country Prepares for State

October 20, 2017

The cross country season is coming to an end and Dunbar’s team is preparing for the regional meet and state championships. Head coach Mr. Jean Balan, and assistant coach Mr. Daniel Janbakhsh, have...

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