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

Camille Radhakrishnan

Camille Radhakrishnan, Staff Reporter

My name is Camille Radhakrishnan. This year is my third year as a Lamplighter Staff Reporter. My older sister was a member of Lamplighter and enjoyed her experience, so I thought I would join as well.

For the past two years, I have created news segments for WPLD, our school's weekly broadcast. Additionally, I participate in Sports Center, attending and filming one Dunbar sporting event per week. I enjoy the videography aspect of Lamplighter and having the opportunity to improve on my writing skills.

In my spare time, I enjoy reading, being outdoors, as well as spending time with my friends, family, and pets. I am also a competitive swimmer. 

I am very excited to create more content this year, both individually and with my fellow staff members. 

All content by Camille Radhakrishnan
Thousands of Americans have protested to promote more aggressive action on climate change.

United States Re-enters the Paris Climate Accord

March 1, 2021

On Apr. 22, 2016, 189 countries -- including Germany, Japan, China, Russia, and the United States -- signed the Paris Climate Agreement, an international agreement dedicated to the fight against climate...

The Auctioning of the Arctic Wildlife Refuge

The Auctioning of the Arctic Wildlife Refuge

February 26, 2021

In January 2021, before leaving office, the Trump administration made its most severe environmental action. Officials of the administration auctioned off Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for...

WPLD Oct. 28 Broadcast

October 28, 2020

This week, we look back on this year's Spooky Skurry, hear student opinions on NTI, and dive into a world of coffee and community with A Cup of Common Wealth!

Empty fields and stadiums are the new reality for most sports.

College Sports Get the Boot

October 1, 2020

2020 will go down in history as the year the world went on pause. As the coronavirus spread around the globe, everyone felt the impact. Businesses shut their doors to the public, the hustle and bustle...

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.

Memorial for Breonna Taylor in Jefferson Square in Louisville, Kentucky.

Attorney General Announces Decision Not to Prosecute Officers for Killing of Breonna Taylor

September 23, 2020

Soon after midnight on March 13, Breonna Taylor, 26, was shot and killed in her home in Louisville. LMPD officers entered her residence, executing a no-knock warrant investigating two men believed to...

After using practice books like these to prepare for the ACT, students were disappointed to realize they werent getting the test theyd expected.

The ACT Lied To Us

October 5, 2020

After using practice books like these to prepare for the ACT, students were disappointed to realize they weren't getting the test they'd expected.

Social Distancing Leaves Time for Baking Adventures

Social Distancing Leaves Time for Baking Adventures

May 26, 2020

It's hard to stay busy while social distancing. I've spent more time on my typical hobbies: coloring, reading, walking my dogs, annoying my siblings. But after a while, I get a little stir-crazy. That's...

Take an iBreak

Take an iBreak

March 30, 2020

I took a poll of fifty high school students, asking them how they typically spent their free time. The options were: getting on social media/watching tv, Netflix, etc, exercise/sports practice, and reading/arts...

What is Lent?

What is Lent?

March 2, 2020

 Lent is a 40-day period, not including Sundays, of fasting that resembles the length of time Jesus Christ walked in the desert without food or water. A select few individuals fast their meals for the...

The components to a healthy lifestyle.

Got the Flu?

January 2, 2020

As the seasons begin to change, Dunbar students may find themselves more prone to contracting illnesses, meaning that the flu season is approaching. In order for the high school environment to remain healthy,...

ACT practice booklets are commonly used by students in preparation for the exam.

Changes to ACT Allow Section Retakes

December 9, 2019

Starting in the year of 2020, students will be allowed to retake certain sections of the ACT in order to improve their overall “superscore.” A superscored ACT takes a student's highest score of each...

Plastic pollution is plaguing planet Earth and it is our job to fix it

Four Plastic Items to Stop Using Right Now

November 30, 2019

A majority of the plastic produced by humans ends up as litter or can be found in a landfill. According to Environmental Health News, plastic humans rely on can have detrimental health effects. Chemicals...

Driving her Jeep Cherokee, Camille has no problem switching gears.

My Stick-Shift Story

September 12, 2019

I drive a Jeep Wrangler that has a manual transmission in which I literally use a stick to change gears. Most people refer to this as a "stick-shift" and it's astounding how many students have no idea...

Examples of delicious ice pops to create.

DIY Popsicles

June 27, 2019

As the school year is coming to a close, the temperature in Lexington is beginning to rise. People are going to be looking for a way to cool off.  What better way of doing this than an ice cold popsicle? Store...

Alexis and Camille playing soccer together.

Our Life As Twins

May 23, 2019

PLDs building, located at 1600 Man o War Blvd, was built in 1990.

When Will Dunbar Be Renovated?

September 9, 2022

PLD's building, located at 1600 Man o' War Blvd, was built in 1990.

PLDs building, located at 1600 Man o War Blvd, was built in 1990.

The History of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School

April 27, 2019

Paul Laurence Dunbar was an African-American who lived during the 18th century. He was born June 27, 1872, and died Feb. 9, 1906. The poet’s parents were originally from Kentucky, both of them enslaved....

App St v. Middle Tennessee

January 22, 2019

Appalachian State (App St.)  won the New Orleans Bowl Game against Middle Tennessee. The final score was 45 - 13. For App St. Z. Thomas scored three touchdowns and had two interceptions, M. Williams scored...

The rivals fighting for ball control.

Division III Men’s Soccer Semi-Finals

December 1, 2018

The University of Chicago and Calvin College have developed an intense rivalry in Division III men’s soccer. The 2018 soccer season started on August 31 for both the Maroons (U of C) and Knights (Calvin). The...

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