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

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Madelyn Justice, Chief Copy Editor

Hi, my name is Madelyn Justice. I am currently a freshman, making me a first-year staff member.  I have always loved reading the news and watching broadcasts so I have considered pursuing this after high school. I am involved in a few clubs at Dunbar including Student Council; PLD cheer; and my personal favorite Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), in which I serve as the President of Kentucky Region 15. I can’t wait to be a part of LampLighter and I hope I’ll be able to contribute to great things. 

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The return to in-person instruction has left many students feeling isolated and detached from school.

School Fights and Threats of Violence a Cause for Concern

Ella Williams and Madelyn Justice December 18, 2021

The United States seems to be experiencing a spike of violence that some are attributing to the pandemic. As traumatized students come back to class, many educators say that they are not ready to handle...

Students in the Parenting class were given infant simulator dolls to care for as part of a class project.

Not Ready to Be a Parent

Madelyn Justice, Chief Copy Editor December 8, 2021

Having to take care of a baby comes with many responsibilities that most teens aren't equipped to handle. Dunbar's Family and Consumer Science department has a program to help teens understand the enormity...

Toy Donations for Children’s Hospital

Madelyn Justice, Chief Copy Editor November 19, 2021

Dunbar's Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) is kicking off the giving season by hosting a Toy Drive. Starting in remembrance of a former student, Jesse Higginbotham, who was killed in a car accident...

Students throughout the state have been back and forth with the debate about wearing masks in school; while other counties around the state have taken away a mask mandate, Fayette county continues to enforce it for the safety of our students and staff.

Will the Mask Mandate Stand?

Madelyn Justice, Chief Copy Editor September 9, 2021

Kentucky has a long history of fiercely debated topics surrounding education. In a special legislative session, House Bill 1 (HB1) was signed into law after originally falling 1 vote short.  HB1, co-sponsored...

Episode 2: Logan Justice

Madelyn Justice, Chief Copyeditor May 27, 2021

Turn on the Lamp is a podcast series that explores the challenges and accomplishments of Dunbar students. Chief copyeditor Madelyn Justice talks with Logan Justice, a National Officer for a Career And...

PLD Baseball Players Closer Than Ever

Madelyn Justice, Staff Reporter April 19, 2021

Throughout the school year, many players of spring sports were wondering if they were going to get to have a season this year. After KHSAA announced that spring sports would be on and modified for the...

This week, watch to learn about Dance Blue and more school announcements!

Hybrid Style DanceBlue Mini Marathon

Madelyn Justice, Staff Reporter March 18, 2021

Paul Laurence Dunbar High School’s student council is hosting its first-ever hybrid-style DanceBlue Mini-Marathon. During a normal year, DanceBlue would be hosted after school in February. The PLD gym...

Vaccinated, Teachers Ready to Return

Vaccinated, Teachers Ready to Return

Madelyn Justice, Staff Reporter March 10, 2021

Many teachers are seeing the light at the end of what some thought was a neverending tunnel since Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear made teachers a high priority for the COVID-19 vaccine. This week, FCPS...

Little Black Boxes

Little Black Boxes

Madelyn Justice, Staff Reporter March 5, 2021

Many teachers are struggling to find ways to interact with their students during NTI. At Dunbar, it is not required for students to turn on their cameras leading teachers to wonder if their students are...

PLD Support Staff Still Assisting Students

Madelyn Justice, Staff Reporter November 30, 2020

Even though students are learning virtually, Dunbar isn't completely closed. Students are not in the building, but the support staff is, and they are doing the essential work to keep the school safe, and...

PLD Theatre Host the First Drive-In Spooktacular

Madelyn Justice, Staff Reporter October 31, 2020

On March 16, many Fayette County students thought they were getting a two-week spring break. Those same students are now learning virtually and adapting to the new normal. Extracurricular activities and...

Freshman taking notes on a zoom call for math class.

Class of 2024 Begins High School Virtually

Emma Daman and Madelyn Justice September 19, 2020

Starting high school virtually is just one task freshmen around the nation have proven to be just another bump in the road. High school can be a time full of fear and worry, and for the class of 2024,...

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