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

Mason Taylor

Mason Taylor, Executive Producer

My name is Mason Taylor, I’m a senior, and this is my third year on staff at Lamplighter. I am a part of the editorial board acting as the WPLD Executive Producer. This means I write the script for the weekly broadcast, film the anchors, and edit the video segments.

One of my favorite hobbies is playing in the band at Dunbar. I play the clarinet, which I’ve been playing for seven years now. I’m in Wind Symphony for concert band and one of the drum majors in the school’s marching band. I really love band because I have a passion for music in general, and I've made really good friends and memories.

I’ll try my best this year to make the broadcast the best it can be and I’m so excited to see what I can accomplish and share with my school!

All content by Mason Taylor

WPLD May 12th Broadcast

May 12, 2021

In our last broadcast of the year, we discuss the end of the year announcements and important updates. Have a great summer!

Students ages 16 and older were given the opportunity to receive the Pfizer vaccine for free during the school day.

Students Hope COVID Vaccine will bring a ‘Return to Normal’

April 27, 2021

Students ages 16 and older were given the opportunity to receive the Pfizer vaccine for free during the school day.

WPLD May 5 Broadcast

May 5, 2021

This week's broadcast features a segment on Dunbar's School Resource Officers and a look at last week's COVID vaccinations at Dunbar last year.

WPLD Apr. 28 Broadcast

April 28, 2021

This week, we celebrate the PLD Swim and Dive Team state win and remind you of important dates.

WPLD Apr. 21 Broadcast

April 21, 2021

We're back with more announcements and a special segment on Dunbar students' responses to the COVID-19 vaccine.

WPLD Apr. 14 Broadcast

April 14, 2021

We're back again with another announcement-filled broadcast! Watch to learn about more updates and club meetings!

WPLD Apr. 7 Broadcast

April 7, 2021

Watch to hear more announcements and updates for the upcoming week!

WPLD Mar. 3 Broadcast

March 3, 2021

Watch to stay up to date on the schoolwide announcements and club meetings happening around Dunbar!

WPLD Feb. 24 Broadcast

February 24, 2021

Watch to learn about the events around Dunbar and how you can take part!

WPLD Feb. 17 Broadcast

February 17, 2021

In this edition of WPLD, we hear what students would tell themselves before COVID-19 and we learn about PLD's football team and their upcoming 2021 season.

WPLD Feb. 10 Broadcast

February 10, 2021

This week, we discuss club meetings and more school information!

WPLD Feb. 3 Broadcast

February 3, 2021

This week, we learn about the Future Problem Solvers and changes that seniors have had to make to their future plans due to COVID-19.

WPLD Jan. 27 Broadcast

January 27, 2021

In this edition of WPLD, we discuss the club meetings happening around Dunbar and how you can join!

WPLD Jan. 20 Broadcast

January 20, 2021

Welcome back, Dunbar! We hope you had a great winter break and we are excited to start a new semester!

WPLD Dec. 16 Broadcast

December 16, 2020

This week, we cover your club announcements. Have a great winter break Dunbar!

WPLD Dec. 9 Broadcast

December 9, 2020

This week, we cover your club meetings and schoolwide announcements.

WPLD Nov. 25 Broadcast

November 25, 2020

This week, we look at the staff at Dunbar that has become our heroes during COVID-19, and our fall sports!

WPLD Nov. 18 Broadcast

November 18, 2020

Welcome back to another week! Here, we learn more about club meetings and announcements!

WPLD Nov. 11 Broadcast

November 11, 2020

This week, we learn about the history of Veteran's Day and a Dunbar student's custom shoe business.

WPLD Nov. 4 Broadcast

November 4, 2020

This week, we introduce a new virtual system for pride bucks and discuss upcoming school events!

WPLD Oct. 28 Broadcast

October 28, 2020

This week, we look back on this year's Spooky Skurry, hear student opinions on NTI, and dive into a world of coffee and community with A Cup of Common Wealth!

WPLD Oct. 21 Broadcast

October 21, 2020

This week, we talk about club meetings and what you can do to stay involved!

WPLD Oct. 14 Broadcast

October 14, 2020

This week, we look at the rising COVID-19 cases at the University of Kentucky and the precautions they're taking, and students working during the pandemic with new changes to the work environment.

WPLD Oct. 7 Broadcast

October 7, 2020

This week, we discuss club meetings and announcements!

WPLD Sept. 30 Broadcast

September 30, 2020

This week, we take an in-depth look at Ruth Bader Ginsburg's life and what her passing means for the future of the country, the upcoming Spooky Skurry, and the history behind Hispanic Heritage Month.

WPLD Sept. 16 Broadcast

September 16, 2020

This week in our first edition of WPLD for this year, we explore what poor zoom etiquette looks like and how a student at Dunbar has spent his summer exploring a world of engineering.

Maintaining a positive attitude has helped me stay sane while staying at home. Its all about perspective.

How I’m Making My Quarantine a Positive Experience

Mason Taylor, Executive Producer April 18, 2020

A lot of people, including myself, were really looking forward to the year 2020. A new year and a new decade: what better time for everyone to make positive changes in their lives, right? Unfortunately...

WPLD Dec. 16 Broadcast

December 16, 2019

Welcome to the very last broadcast of the decade! We have a fun holiday special for you, so be sure to check it out. Good luck on finals this week, and have a great winter break!

The view of the concert

Picnic on the Dawgwood 2019

Mason Taylor and Ella Turner 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...

A rabbit in a science lab.

Animal Testing Needs to Stop

Mason Taylor, Staff Reporter April 27, 2019

At this moment, millions of animals are being tested. This adds to the on-going list of more than 100 million animals that have suffered and died in tests in the United States. Consent has been thrown...

Ohio v. San Diego State

Mason Taylor, Staff Reporter January 22, 2019

On Dec. 19, the Ohio Bobcats played the San Diego State Aztecs in the Frisco Bowl. The final score was 27-0, with the Bobcats winning against the Aztecs. The passing leaders were #12 Nathan Rourke for...

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