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

Emily Parks

Emily Parks, Staff Reporter

My name is Emily Parks, I am a senior at Dunbar and this is my third year on staff. In the past I have worked with human relations and been the human relations manager on staff. This year I am focusing mainly on broadcasting and video! I am super excited to get to meet all the new people and show them how much of a family Lamplighter is.

In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my friends, and I love to run. I am on the cross country team here at Dunbar also. Being outside is one of my favorite things because it’s very calming and relaxing.

I believe we are going to have an amazing year, even given the circumstances!!

All content by Emily Parks
Donald Trump has been banned from a long list of social media platforms.

Should Trump Have Been Banned from Social Media?

Emily Parks, Staff Reporter February 8, 2021

There are lots of ways to use social media. I use social media to share my life with others. Brands use platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat to advertise. And some creators and influencers...

Although last years seniors had to have a drive-through graduation, many current seniors were optimistic that theyd have an in-person experience. Now, theyre not so sure.

Seniors Reflect on Virtual Learning

Emily Parks, Staff Reporter February 5, 2021

When my senior year first started in August, I was a little bummed out that it was starting virtually, but I had some hope that by second semester we would be able to have a somewhat normal last semester...

Some students took the opportunity to go sledding with their siblings.

Dunbar Enjoys a Snowy Day

Sadie Bograd, Editor-in-Chief February 2, 2021

Some students took the opportunity to go sledding with their siblings.

Students are dealing not only with COVID, but also with family members who contract the virus.

COVID-19 Affects Students and Families

Emily Parks, Staff Reporter November 30, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has been ongoing for about 8 months, prompting changes at the national, state, and local level. According to Kentucky’s COVID-19 dashboard, Dunbar has had 35 total student COVID-19...

We Support Donald Trump

Emily Parks and Olivia Wells November 2, 2020

UPDATE (1/14/20): Since the time of this article’s publication, armed insurrectionists have attacked the United States Capitol. Under the direct incitement of President Donald Trump, these...

The girls basketball team does their team chant before tip-off in 
 February 2020.

Should School Sports Happen?

Emily Parks, Staff Reporter November 2, 2020

School sports have been around in some form or fashion as far back as the late 1700s. There have been outbreaks of a variety of different viruses and diseases since then, including smallpox, typhus, yellow...

Im Ready to Go Back to School

I’m Ready to Go Back to School

Emily Parks, Staff Reporter October 8, 2020

Whether or not schools should return to in-person education or continue with virtual learning has been a significant controversy among students in recent weeks.  At this point in the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Going on walks helps to keep you sane during this hard time.

How to Stay Sane During Quarantine

Emily Parks, Human Relations Manager May 5, 2020

We are all going through so much right now; this all feels like a movie because it’s so unreal, but this is our everyday life right now, and it is important that you find ways to cope with the stresses...

Dunbars indoor soccer team huddled together for a picture.

The Importance of Extracurricular Activities

Emily Parks, Staff Reporter July 13, 2019

Many people don’t ever think about or consider extracurriculars to be a big part of high school, but they are. It could be something as simple as joining an after school activity such as recycling club,...

The 2018-2019 PLD Lamplighter staff picture.

A First Year Lamplighter

Emily Parks, Staff Reporter May 31, 2019

Going into my freshman year at Dunbar, I had several friends who were involved in PLD Lamplighter. I had never heard about it before and didn't have an interest in knowing more. It just sounded like a...

Layla Dabit competing in long jump for Dunbar

PLD Track & Field Show Two Dominant Performances

April 7, 2021

Layla Dabit competing in long jump for Dunbar

Sophomores Elizabeth Fitzpatrick and Olivia Wells, with freshman Emma Daman using multiple devices.

Is Generation Z Lazy?

Emily Parks, Staff Reporter March 31, 2019

Many teenagers spend most of their time sitting in bed watching Netflix or videos on YouTube. This may appear as laziness because of the amount of time spent on their phone, but is this perception accurate? The...

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