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

Drew Pennington

Drew Pennington, Staff Reporter

Hi, my name is Drew Pennington and I’m a senior going onto my 3rd year on staff. I got into lamplighter because of my passion of sports and began writing sports articles. Outside of lamplighter I love watching all sports and just living in the present every day. I’m looking forward to see what we accomplish this year!

All content by Drew Pennington

LeBron James’ Career Overview

April 2, 2020

LeBron James has been marked as the best player in the 21st century for quite some time. His 4 MVP awards, along with his 3 NBA Championships and 3 Finals MVP trophies to add to his hardware collection,...

PLD Student Work Featured at International Women’s Festival

March 10, 2020

Dunbar’s creative writing classes and art classes collaborated to create an art installation celebrating International Women’s Day, a day dedicated to women honoring their advancement in culture, economic,...

The Effects Of Climate Change

March 1, 2020

Climate change is a short-term increase in the average temperature of the Earth’s climate system, shown by temperature measurements. These measurements show that at the current rate of change, temperatures...

MLB Giants logo indicating how they are the first baseball team to hire a female coach.

Giants Sign First Female Coach in MLB History

February 10, 2020

The San Francisco Giants became the first team in the MLB to hire a female as an assistant coach. Alyssa Nakken will be joined by Mark Hallberg as an MLB assistant, which will round out Kapler’s staff.  As...

Top Candidates for NFL’s Most Valuable Player

December 12, 2019

As the mid-way point of the NFL season is upon us, here are some candidates for the MVP award for this year’s trophy. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks Russell Wilson is leading the Seahawks to...

Applying to college requires you to be familiar with numerous websites, from the Common App to FAFSA.

How soon should you begin the College Application process?

November 15, 2019

Starting the college application process is stressful and can make one nervous, but there are many ways to cope with this stress. There is a lot to do, the stakes are high, and you’re dealing with major...

Dunbar Defeats Lafayette in Final Home Game

Dunbar Defeats Lafayette in Final Home Game

November 8, 2019

Rain in the Bluegrass wasn't going to stop Dunbar or Lafayette, with both teams looking to secure a win against their cross-town rival. The Bulldogs started off with the ball on the Generals' own 40-yard...

PLD Organ Donation Drive

October 31, 2019

Dunbar has been promoting organ donation through a drive and teaching students what it means to be a donor. Advertising and opening registration in the cafeteria, we have been talking face to face with...

Drew Brees showing out at the New Orleans Saints training camp.

A New Era of Quarterbacks

October 15, 2019

With players such as Patrick Mahomes, Deshaun Watson and Lamar Jackson bringing a new type of playstyle into the league, the NFL is set for the next few decades.  Patrick Mahomes set the bar very high...

NBA Offseason Recap

September 1, 2019

The NBA Draft kicked off the NBA offseason as the New Orleans Pelicans selected Zion Williamson with the 1st overall pick. Zion is considered the most hype college basketball prospect since LeBron...

How the Los Angeles Clippers had the biggest comeback in the NBA

How the Los Angeles Clippers had the biggest comeback in the NBA

May 27, 2019

After the Clippers traded away Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, and let DeAndre Jordan walk in free agency, the Clippers were left with nothing but 2 lottery picks, multiple time 6th man of the year, and...

NBA Lottery Preview

May 15, 2019

As the NBA Lottery has passed, the Pelicans are on the clock. Will Zion be enough to keep Anthony Davis in New Orleans? Can Ja Morant be the next best point guard in the league? Pick #1 New Orleans Pelicans-...

NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference First Round Recap

NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference First Round Recap

April 28, 2019

For the first time in over 15 years, no series in the Eastern Conference lasted longer than 5 games. The top 4 seeds in the East moved on to the Second round. Let's look at how the first round played out. The...

NBA Playoffs, Western Conference First Round Recap

NBA Playoffs, Western Conference First Round Recap

April 28, 2019

From Damian Lillard 38 foot game-winner to end the Thunder’s season to Kevin Durant dropping 50 points to end the Clipper’s, the first round of the playoffs has been what we expected. The top 4 seeds...

Top March Madness Contenders

March 17, 2019

With Selection Sunday right around the corner, league tournaments started up on Wednesday and the question still hangs in the balance: who will prevail as March Madness champions? These are the top contenders...

NBA Playoffs: Whos it going to be?

NBA Playoffs: Who’s it going to be?

February 23, 2019

As the season is hitting the All-Star break, teams are making nods toward the NBA playoffs. Multiple teams are standing out for the chance to take home the trophy. Who will be in? Golden State Warriors The...

First Pick: RJ Barrett or Zion Williamson

February 23, 2019

Zion Williamson is one of the best players to put on a Duke jersey. His freak-like athleticism sets up his ability to put the ball on the floor and be a playmaker. Standing at 6’7 inches and 285 pounds,...

#12 Ja Morant drives the ball to the hoop on a fastbreak.

How has Ja Morant changed Murray State University?

February 23, 2019

Ja Morant, a 6’3 guard from Dalzell, South Carolina, has changed the Racers for years to come. After having no high school offers before his senior season, Morant was a consensus 2-star recruit from...

Dunbars student section showing out for one of the biggest games of the year.

Dunbar puts up L’s down against Lafayette in District Semifinal

February 21, 2019

Dunbar came into this game with one mindset, to win, leading against Lafayette 15-5 after the first quarter. To start out the second quarter, Dunbar went on a 7-0 run to run up the score to 22-7. The...

Marshall v. South Florida

January 21, 2019

On Dec. 20, the Marshall Thundering Herd faced the South Florida Bulls in Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl. Marshall ended up winning the bowl 38-20. Marshall’s quarterback Isaiah Green threw 221 yards...

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