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

Courtney Brewer

Courtney Brewer, Social Media Editor

Courtney is a senior and the social media editor at Lamplighter. She loves writing, fashion, the SEC, and French bulldogs. “Don’t dream it, be it.” @courtney_brewer

All content by Courtney Brewer

Crazy Kentucky Weather

March 24, 2017

Even though the first day of spring was March 20, there is some uncertainty as to how consistent the new season will be in terms of temperature. Students have been calling attention to this year's particularly...

PLD Drama Preparing to Bring It On

March 17, 2017

  Bring It On The drama department is currently rehearsing Bring It On, a musical based on the film franchise of the same name that features elements of cheer, hip-hop and rap. “We have...

French Club Celebrates Mardi Gras at Dunbar

February 24, 2017

At Dunbar, the French Club, sponsored by Mrs. Jennifer McNely, celebrated with food, music, and festivities on Feb. 27. According to Mrs. McNely, after about a month of planning the French Club "laissez...

What is PBIS?

February 20, 2017

The Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) committee, led by behavior specialist Mrs. Erin Adcock, meets at least once a month with teachers and parents. Their mission is to spread positive...

Mrs. Brooke Jackson directing students during the musical rehearsal.

Dunbar Teachers With Cool Hobbies

February 9, 2017

Mrs. Brooke Jackson directing students during the musical rehearsal.

Rincons chips, salsa and queso were a favorite of many, especially for summer nights on their extensive patio.

Ode to Rincon: Beloved Lexington Restaurant Closes

January 10, 2017

Everyone has their restaurant. The restaurant you find yourself at every Friday night, where the servers know your name and you don’t even have to open the menu to order. For myself and many other students,...

Unlearn Fear + Hate

Unlearn Fear + Hate

November 18, 2016
Dunbar students participated in an art project, "Unlearn Fear + Hate," all around the school in order to promote public dialog and civic engagement.
The Kentucky Theatre where the film is shown every month

Review: Fox’s Take on The Rocky Horror Picture Show

November 4, 2016

The Kentucky Theatre where the film is shown every month

Commonwealth Stadium during last weeks game against Mississippi State

UK Football: So You’re Telling Me There’s A Chance

October 28, 2016

In the fifteen years I’ve been going to UK football games, I’ve accepted quite a few things as fact: the student section will always try to rush that C-A-T-S cheer, Commonwealth has the best hot dogs...

Major BUZZ-kill

Major BUZZ-kill

September 2, 2016

Think about what you eat in a day. Fruits, veggies, nuts. Chances are, in one way or another bees were involved in producing your food. We didn’t get the expression “busy as a bee” from nowhere....

Students watch the commencement ceremony

Class of 2016 Graduation

May 30, 2016

With the end of the school year comes the bittersweet truth that is graduation. On May 27, seniors dressed up, put on their caps and gowns and gathered in Rupp Arena one last time--the same place...

Picnic On the Dawgwood 2016

Picnic On the Dawgwood 2016

May 15, 2016
Dunbar's music department hosts a concert together at the end of each school year. The choirs, bands, and orchestras came together on May 13 to present an evening of music.
Beyoncé shocks the world with the release of her album, LEMONADE

Lemons into Lemonade: Analyzing Beyoncé’s Newest Album

April 28, 2016

The last two years have not been easy for Beyoncé fans. As the hype from her game-changing BEYONCÉ wore off, the Beyhive began to wonder exactly what their queen was doing. 2016 gave the world a controversial...

The bulldog mascot cheers on the crowd at the pep rally on Tuesday.

We Got Spirit, Yes We Do?

March 16, 2016

From fifth grade to the start of my freshman year, I thought my high school years would be like High School Musical. Not in the sense that there would be spontaneous singing and dancing around every corner,...

I Refuse to Let Cancer Define Me

I Refuse to Let Cancer Define Me

January 28, 2016

On July 28, 2015, I sat in a doctor’s office at Central Baptist Hospital and was told that my recent thyroid removal had come back with diffuse sclerosing papillary carcinoma, an extremely treatable...

The Lamplighter expands far beyond the classroom. Pictured: Emad Chisthi (left) our business editor and Connor Roberts (right) a staff reporter.

Why Lamplighter?

January 27, 2016

The Lamplighter expands far beyond the classroom. Pictured: Emad Chisthi (left) our business editor and Connor Roberts (right) a staff reporter.

The Return of Alexander Hamilton

The Return of Alexander Hamilton

December 5, 2015

Ask any regular high school student what they know about Alexander Hamilton, and they might tell you that he is a founding father, on the ten-dollar bill and maybe even that he started our financial system....

Coldplay is Back

Coldplay is Back

December 4, 2015

Coldplay fans rejoice. After a brief hiatus, the band is back with their seventh studio album A Head Full of Dreams. Featuring guest artists such as Tove Lo and Beyoncé with daughter Blue Ivy, this album...

Shadowing Kaylee Hartung of SEC Nation

Shadowing Kaylee Hartung of SEC Nation

November 16, 2015

As long as I can remember, SEC sports have been a tradition in my house. I've missed only a few home football games since I was three, I'm up at 8AM on Saturdays for pregame coverage and I've stayed up until...

Breeders Cup At Home in Lexington

Breeders’ Cup At Home in Lexington

November 9, 2015

The Breeders' Cup has been a tradition in horse racing since its conception in 1982. It's up there with the Kentucky Derby as one of the most prestigious events in horse racing. This year, the 2015 Breeder's...

A recently hatched monarch butterfly is perched on a flower in the garden.

Exploring Dunbar’s Memorial Garden

November 26, 2015

A recently hatched monarch butterfly is perched on a flower in the garden.

Superintendent Caulk addresses student from across Fayette County

Anti-Bullying Rally Encourages Students to Eliminate Bullying

September 10, 2015

Ask any student who walks the halls at Dunbar. They have all either witnessed bullying firsthand, been a bully, or been bullied by a peer if they aren’t being bullied right now. This is an issue...

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