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

Maggie Davis

Maggie Davis, Editor-In-Chief

My name is Maggie. I'm Editor-In-Chief. I like smoothies and chocolate, but not chocolate smoothies.

All content by Maggie Davis
A few of this years editors pose for a picture on the last day of class.

Goodbye Lamplighter

May 26, 2016

High school is a treacherous time. There’s school work and sporting events, school dances and friend drama. Over the course of four years, everyone changes and everyone grows. High school teaches a wide...

Prince died at age 57 on April 21, 2016

Remembering Prince

April 22, 2016

2016 has been a tough year for music lovers, and yesterday, there were certainly doves crying all over the world. Prince, the legendary musical genius, died at age 57 at his studio in Minneapolis. All...

Beaumont Family Claims LGBTQ Discrimination

April 20, 2016

On Apr. 13, 2016, a group of students and adults alike gathered outside of Beaumont Middle School in protest. An eighth-grade student, Stella Guralski, was reportedly discouraged from giving an in-class...

Katie Shunk Signs with Xavier

Katie Shunk Signs with Xavier

February 2, 2016

Katie Shunk, one of Dunbar’s senior volleyball players, has now officially signed with Xavier University. On Thursday, Jan. 28, Shunk signed her National Letter of Intent to the Division I school in...

SAOTW (Swimming/Diving)

February 1, 2016

Brooks Marquette. Regionals will be held at Stivers Aquatic Center in Barbourville on Feb. 12 and 13.

Newspaper students focus on their phones instead of working.

Is Technology Making Us Stupid?

January 27, 2016

Newspaper students focus on their phones instead of working.

Several members of the Lamplighter gather for a group photo.

Why Lamplighter?

January 27, 2016

I’m not writing this to be cheesy; I’m not writing this to impress readers with my experiences or to boast my accomplishments. Instead, I’m writing this as a testimonial - a chance for the students...

Shelby Campbell signs with Lincoln Memorial University

Shelby Campbell signs with Lincoln Memorial University

November 16, 2015

Shelby Campbell, a senior at Dunbar, signed with Lincoln Memorial University on Nov. 13, 2015. After an extremely successful senior season, including four top five finishes in various tournaments, Campbell...

Madison Winstead Signs with Kentucky

Madison Winstead Signs with Kentucky

November 16, 2015

On Nov. 11, 2015, senior Madison Winstead signed to swim for the University of Kentucky next year. Although she verbally committed on April 18, 2014, Winstead finally made it official on Wednesday when...

Student Athlete of the Week (Football)

October 16, 2015

This week we sat down with Football  player Dontell Brown! Enjoy.

Katie Shunk (left) and Leah Edmond (middle) questioned a call during a game.

Dunbar Volleyball vs Bryan Station

October 15, 2015

Katie Shunk (left) and Leah Edmond (middle) questioned a call during a game.

The Dunbar football team defeated Jeffersontown 41-8 on Sept. 18.

Dunbar Football on a Hot Streak

October 9, 2015

After a slow start to the season, the Dunbar football team is picking up speed after three wins in a row. Combined, the team has won the last three games with a score of 82-18. In total, the Dogs have...

Student Athlete Of The Week (Soccer)

September 28, 2015

Second SAOTW of the year, with Travis Shuler!

Dunbar Football Celebrates Win, Looks to Future

Dunbar Football Celebrates Win, Looks to Future

September 17, 2015

Last Friday, the Paul Laurence Dunbar football team clenched their first win of the season with a 20-3 victory over the Eastern Eagles. At halftime, the Bulldogs were already winning 14-3,...

Governors Scholars Program Crash Course

Governor’s Scholars Program Crash Course

September 17, 2015

The Governor’s Scholars Program, a selective program available to students during the summer between their junior and senior year of high school, has recently opened their application. Speaking from...

The original Lamplighter Staff posing in front of the school in 1990.

25th Anniversary of the Lamplighter

May 1, 2015

Imagine yourself 25 years from now. Will you be using skills you learned in high school? Will you remember what electives you took? What about you teachers? Your classmates? For some of us, the answer...

Junior baseball player Connor Langfels and Senior lacrosse player Michael Gosky square off. Theirs, though, is a friendly rivalry.

The Longtime Rivalry Between Baseball and Lacrosse

April 23, 2015

Kentucky vs. Louisville basketball.  Auburn vs. Alabama football.  Yankees vs. Redsocks baseball. Rivalry weeks are anticipated for months, fan bases hate each other, states are divided, and occasionally,...

Adderall Abuse on the Rise

Adderall Abuse on the Rise

April 10, 2015

"Senioritis" is a concept common throughout the country - seniors losing the motivation to finish homework, study for tests or even simply come to school.  While some people argue that senioritis is...

Dunbar baseball players near their dugout at the Dunbar Baseball Field

When it Rains in Baseball…

March 17, 2015

It’s no secret that sports are money-makers.  Whether it’s on the professional, collegiate or even high school level, sports make money. Baseball in particular is one of Dunbar’s most profitable...

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Black and White and Blue and Gold

February 27, 2015

If you tell someone that it’s white and gold, you’ll be beaten until you’re black and blue. Less than 24 hours ago, that sentence would have had little to no meaning.  What are you talking about? ...

Custodian Bob Stone wearing Dunbar gear. He said he was proud to work at the school.

Beloved Custodian Leaving Dunbar

December 9, 2014

Fourteen years ago, Bob Stone took his first steps into Paul Laurence Dunbar High School.  The school had only been open for ten years, and Stone was young and inexperienced.  Yet, as  he walked...

Girls Soccer Recap

Girls’ Soccer Recap

December 3, 2014

2014 was a season of firsts for the Paul Laurence Dunbar girls’ soccer team. The girls captured their first regional championship title and secured a spot in their first state championship tournament...

Kailey Miller Commits To Central Michigan University

December 1, 2014

On Nov. 12, Kailey Miller committed to the gymnastics program at Central Michigan University, a Division I school located in Mt. Sterling, Michigan. “Signing takes a lot of pressure off of me,”...

Sadie Hawkins Dance

October 13, 2014

Girl's Perspective Sadie’s: at first glance, it’s exciting. It’s something new, something interesting. As a girl, I was excited when I first heard Dunbar would be hosting its own Sadie Hawkins’s...

Reilly Teal: Student Athlete of the Week

August 21, 2014

Like many high school athletes, Reilly Teal has to find her balance. Between maintaining her 3.9 GPA, playing the sport she loves, communicating with potential colleges, and traveling all over the country...

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