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

Ella Turner

Ella Turner, Staff Reporter

I'm Ella and I joined PLD Lamplighter as a freshman. This is my fourth year on staff. I have worked on editing and producing segments for WPLD, writing articles and drawing features images and cartoons for our online newspaper. I also make animations for the broadcast.

All content by Ella Turner
The stretch of Man o War between Lyon Drive and Old Cave Hill is particularly treacherous in the winter.

Student Car Accidents Continue on Man o’ War

January 11, 2022

The stretch of Man o' War between Lyon Drive and Old Cave Hill is particularly treacherous in the winter.

Although many teens say that vaping is old news and that theyve moved on to other vices, data shows that their addiction to nicotine is as strong as ever.

The Vaping Epidemic isn't Over

April 3, 2020

Although many teens say that vaping is "old news" and that they've moved on to other vices, data shows that their addiction to nicotine is as strong as ever.

What is a Supermoon?

March 9, 2020

Staff members interviewed Astronomy teacher, Mr. Scot Gill, to find out what a supermoon is, and why it happens.

WPLD March 9 Broadcast

March 9, 2020

We've got some ACT tips for you for tomorrow's big exam. We also explained what a supermoon is since tonight it will be at its apex. Finally, we covered the Women's International Festival event this weekend...

Scholastic journalism faces censorship, and many students find themselves at odds with administrations that aim to stifle their voices.

Student Voices, New Voices

February 14, 2020

Scholastic journalism faces censorship, and many students find themselves at odds with administrations that aim to stifle their voices.

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.

The History of Groundhog Day

The History of Groundhog Day

January 30, 2020

Everyone knows about Groundhog Day. It is seen as a fun holiday where the rodent with the weather powers tells us how cold it’ll be for the next couple of weeks, but nobody really thinks about its origins.  The...

Billie Eilish is the youngest person to complete the Big Four Sweep at the Grammy.

Billie Eilish and the Big Four Sweep

January 29, 2020

Billie Eilish is the youngest person to complete the Big Four Sweep at the Grammy.

For such a small word, the pronoun they has been stirring up a lot of trouble.

They/Them/Their: Why Language Matters

February 5, 2020

For such a small word, the pronoun they has been stirring up a lot of trouble.

How to Reuse Your Tree After Christmas

How to Reuse Your Tree After Christmas

December 30, 2019

Most people find that after the holiday season, their Christmas tree lingers in their household as a haunting reminder of your winter break. But I’ve got news for you. There’s a way you can keep your...

Dunbars football team rushes out onto the filed with the school, and USA flag and huddle up before the game.

Dunbar Football Ends an Impressive Season

November 16, 2019

The 2019 Dunbar Football season was in many ways different than previous years.  By the end of the season, Coach Wes Johnson said that in the second year of the team that everyone was more comfortable...

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.

A cartoon of a carved Halloween pumpkin.

Why I Hate Pumpkins

October 9, 2019

A cartoon of a carved Halloween pumpkin.

The Legacy of Dunbar’s Memorial Garden

September 26, 2019

The sun shines on the small, idyllic garden by the school cafeteria. Monarch butterflies lazily flutter by as birds chirp and a breeze sways the leaves. Most students don’t think much of it, but this...

The view of the concert

Picnic on the Dawgwood 2019

May 17, 2019

At this concert, more modern pieces were played to appeal to a bigger audience.  Band member Juan Gonzalez said, “As a senior, a tradition as special as that of the Picnic on the Dawgwood is one...

One of the Us movie posters adapted by one of our cartoonist.

Us Movie Review

March 25, 2019

One of the 'Us' movie posters adapted by one of our cartoonist.

A St. Patricks Day hat animated by a staff member. It has a shamrock, a rainbow, and is mainly the color green.

Who was St. Patrick?

March 16, 2019

A St. Patrick's Day hat animated by a staff member. It has a shamrock, a rainbow, and is mainly the color green.

Illustration of a diverse group of women holding a sign with the popular phrase, The Future is Female. Feminism and empowerment are often a topic of interest for Generation Z.

How to Be Involved on International Women's Day

March 8, 2019

Illustration of a diverse group of women holding a sign with the popular phrase, "The Future is Female." Feminism and empowerment are often a topic of interest for Generation Z.

Illustration of Captain Marvel, aka Carol Danvers, a Marvel superhero.

Yes, She Can

March 13, 2019

Illustration of Captain Marvel, aka Carol Danvers, a Marvel superhero.

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