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

Emily Hacker

Emily Hacker, Maestro Leader

Hi! Im Emily and I am PLD Lamplighter's Maestro leader and comic artist. I manage our four broadcast teams who weekly film segments for WPLD. I also manage and am the creator of this years comic section.

About Me

As I've grown up, I would often make short films for my family. I guess you could say I've always been drawn to T.V. and film production, whether it's animated, live action, or simply a vlog on YouTube. Although I've only used programs like Windows Movie Maker, I am taking many opportunities to learn more professional programs; which is why I joined lamplighter. This year marks my second year on staff and I've enjoyed every minute. I've learned to take proper photos which has broaden my love for photography; and I've discovered that I really enjoy writing articles. For someone who dreads writing essays, I've really found a voice with the few works I've published.

In Lamplighter, I have written several articles/music reviews, covered games, and have helped produce numerous segments within WPLD. I will say that I am very fond of my music reviews, especially 'Poet | Artist' by Kim Jonghyun whom passed away in December 2017.

If you cant already tell, I LOVE listening to music, no matter the language or genre; but i do favor K-pop and Pop Rock as of late. I also really like cute things; plushies, fuzzy socks, stationary, blankets, etc. Corgi's are especially cute.

Anyways, I hope you enjoy my various work and stories I cover this year, and be sure to check out the rest of our staff on the Lamplighter!

All content by Emily Hacker
Cartoonist Emily Hacker poses with a backdrop featuring KPOP superstars BTS.

The Band That Helped Me Love Myself

May 12, 2019

Cartoonist Emily Hacker poses with a backdrop featuring KPOP superstars BTS.

Nick, Joe, and Kevin Jonas in summer attire for their cover art for their new song Cool.

We're a "Sucker" for You

May 27, 2019

Nick, Joe, and Kevin Jonas in summer attire for their cover art for their new song "Cool".

Geek Squad members, Matthew Nichols and Clay Rains, hold a sign that says Goodbye Lamplighter! Love, Geek Squad

Saying Goodbye to Principal Rains

May 26, 2022

Geek Squad members, Matthew Nichols and Clay Rains, hold a sign that says "Goodbye Lamplighter! Love, Geek Squad"

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence depicted as a goat to show his stats as a player.

Is Trevor Lawrence The Next GOAT?

May 19, 2019

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence depicted as a goat to show his stats as a player.

KPOP sensations BTS sit amongst a field of flowers next to the tour title LOVE YOURSELF: Speak Yourself

BTS’ LOVE YOURSELF: Speak Yourself Tour

May 5, 2019

Prior to the kick-off of their world tour on May 4 at the Rose Bowl stadium in Los Angeles, fans otherwise known as Adorable Representative MC of Youth (ARMY), awaited the arrival of Korean powerhouse...

Staff Cartoonist Emily Hacker illustrated the thoughts that students commonly have when responding to peer pressure.

Peer Pressure’s Harmful Effect on Teenagers

April 2, 2019

Staff Cartoonist Emily Hacker illustrated the thoughts that students commonly have when responding to peer pressure.

A sketch of a trebel clef drawn by cartoonist Emily Hacker.

Music Validates Me

April 2, 2019

A sketch of a trebel clef drawn by cartoonist Emily Hacker.

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

Hot Spots in Lexington

April 2, 2019

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

Greta Thunberg at her march for climate change. The sign translates to school strike for the climate.

Teen Climate Activist Sparks Worldwide Movement

March 30, 2019

Greta Thunberg at her march for climate change. The sign translates to school strike for the climate.

A pair of headphones with music playing from them.

Jackson’s Top 10 Songs of All Time

March 28, 2019

A pair of headphones with music playing from them.

Silhouettes of Beethoven, The Beatles, Kanye West, Michael Jackson and Johnny Cash.

Most Iconic Artists In Every Genre

March 24, 2019

Silhouettes of Beethoven, The Beatles, Kanye West, Michael Jackson and Johnny Cash.

What You Should be Watching

What You Should be Watching

March 20, 2019

In the last decade, home video has greatly evolved. From standard VHS tapes to Blockbuster DVDs, to today where major online-video sites such as YouTube, Netflix and Hulu give consumers the convenience...

Staff artist Emily Hacker illustrated this Spirit of video games grabbing at the thoughts of a teen.

Video Games and the Teenage Brain

March 23, 2019

Staff artist Emily Hacker illustrated this "Spirit" of video games grabbing at the thoughts of a teen.

Its Always Illuminating

It’s Always Illuminating

March 15, 2019

Prom is only a month away! Check out Dunbar's yearly Prom Drive and save your hard earned money for what's really important -- Chicken Nuggets.

The five members of TXT from left to right: Huening Kai, Yeonjun, Soobin, Beomgyu, and Taehyun.

Beyond BTS

March 5, 2019

After the astonishing success and global impact of their now senior act, BTS, the South Korean entertainment company Big Hit Entertainment debut their second boy group, Tomorrow X Together. In January...

Its Always Illuminating

It’s Always Illuminating

February 18, 2019

A nice cup of hot chocolate to fight the bitter cold of February.

Cover photo for Promise(To the left), Park Jimin at KBS Daechukjie on December 30th, 2018 (To the right)

A Promise for the New Year

January 8, 2019

New Year's Eve is a day when people all over the world promise to make a change for themselves when welcoming the new year. One of these people, Park Jimin of the popular South Korean boy band BTS, released...

Fall Out Boy Finally Releases New Album

Fall Out Boy Finally Releases New Album

March 14, 2018

Fall Out Boy is an American rock band from Wilmette, IL. After a long-awaited hiatus, the band finally returned with their seventh studio release, M A N I A, an electro-pop twist to the band's more rock...

Remembering Jonghyun

Remembering Jonghyun

February 15, 2018

It was difficult to review Kim Jonghyun’s posthumous album Poet | Artist without shedding a few tears; not only because I was a fan of his, but also because of its bittersweet testament to his legacy. For...

Dunbar Drama Presents Beauty And The Beast, Jr.

December 15, 2017

Beauty and the Beast, Jr. was presented to several area elementary and middle schools during the day on Dec. 7-8. They also had evening performances and a matinee on Saturday. Belle was played by senior...

Dunbar Volleyball District Champions

Dunbar Volleyball District Champions

October 20, 2017
Dunbar played against Tate's Creek on Oct. 18 in Districts and won with a score of 3-2.
BTS newest album was released on Sept. 18.

New Album from BTS Continues to Impress

September 26, 2017

Even for people who are unfamiliar with K-pop, it's hard to miss the presence of BTS, aka Beyond the Scenes, due to their growing popularity both in the states and around the globe. Since their debut...

Dunbar Volleyball Aces the Competition

Dunbar Volleyball Aces the Competition

August 31, 2017
The Bulldogs defeated Boone county 3-0.
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