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

Max He

Max He, Staff Reporter

Hi! I’m Max and I’m a senior in the Math Science Technology program at Dunbar and this is my second year as a staff reporter for Lamplighter. I mostly write articles and do what I can to help film for the broadcast. My favorite article I’ve written is about being Chinese during the COVID outbreak which won a Best of SNO at the end of last year. A few things about me are that I’m very outgoing, I love sweet tea, and I play classical guitar. This year I would like to keep putting out the best content that I can, and improve my skills in any way possible.

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Pressured to Get into the Right College

Pressured to Get into the ‘Right’ College

Max He, Staff Reporter May 14, 2021

I’ll be the first to admit that college applications brought out the worst in me in multiple ways. The combination of not knowing what the future held and knowing for a fact that these essays would make...

Senior Jackson Gabbard lunges for a ball that flies over his head.

Bulldogs at the FCPS Tennis Championships

May 9, 2021

Senior Jackson Gabbard lunges for a ball that flies over his head.

Senior Jackson Gabbard lunges for a ball that flies over his head.

Bulldogs at the FCPS Tennis Championships

Max He, Staff Reporter May 9, 2021

On May 7-8, Dunbar’s tennis team attended the city tournament.  Four doubles teams and four singles players entered the tournament. The first day of the tournament was cut short when it began...

Vial of COVID-19 vaccine in a gloved hand.

Why Most Teens Can’t Get Vaccinated Yet

Max He, Staff Reporter April 13, 2021

The CDC reports that children are at a lower risk of contracting COVID-19 and are less likely to develop severe symptoms. However, this does not mean that they are out of harm’s way. According to the...

AP exams are drastically changing, with both in-person options and full digital tests offered.

College Board Announces Changes to AP Exams

Wenbo Fan and Max He March 15, 2021

Due to the pandemic and continuation of online learning, the College Board has decided to change Advanced Placement (AP) exams this year to be as flexible as possible, prioritizing the health of students...

President Joe Biden greets his dogs Champ and Major in the Rose Garden of the White House.

Presidential Pet Tradition Revived

Max He, Staff Reporter February 18, 2021

The Biden family’s dogs Champ and Major have restarted the once-longstanding tradition of presidents owning pets in the White House. Donald Trump broke the tradition that has been upheld since George...

Now that Donald Trumps Twitter account has been suspended, users searching for his account will find this message.

Trump Faces Bans from Social Media

Max He, Staff Reporter January 15, 2021

On Jan. 8, Donald Trump was permanently banned from Twitter following the violent attack on the Capitol by a mob of his supporters. Many criticized and accused Trump for inciting the mob to act through...

Recent research into COVID-19 has led to the development of multiple vaccine candidates, but cases continue to surge as the world waits for a vaccine.

Beshear Closes Restaurants, Schools

Max He, Staff Reporter November 19, 2020

On Tuesday, Nov. 17, the U.S. saw its highest daily COVID-19 death toll since May. In Kentucky, there were 33 new deaths on Tuesday, a record high. In response to growing worries about new waves of COVID-19,...

The famous Las Vegas sign in Nevada, where ballot counting for the 2020 presidential election was extremely slow.

Why Nevada Took So Long

Max He, Staff Reporter November 10, 2020

The 2020 election spawned a great deal of confusion, memes, accusations, and waiting. A LOT of waiting. A running joke of the election was the sluggish speed at which Nevada counted their ballots. As of...

Some studies link social isolation with reduced cognitive function, leading teachers and mental health professionals to worry about the affects of COVID-19 quarantines on students emotional and mental wellness.

Mental Health Looks Different in Online School

Max He, Staff Reporter November 6, 2020

For many high schoolers, online class has been a roller coaster of accidentally unmuting on Zoom, sleeping through alarms, and missing assignments. While some aspects of school have remained unchanged...

While the Common Application can seem scary, these tips can help reduce stress.

A Guide for Your College Application Adventure

Max He, Staff Reporter October 29, 2020

If high school is a long winding adventure full of quests, companions, and beasts named summatives, then the final boss at the end of the line must be college applications. As a senior, I’ll play the...

Outside of the debates, Trump and Biden have been delivering speeches to encourage voters to support them.

Commission on Presidential Debates Changes Rules

Max He, Staff Reporter October 22, 2020

On Sept. 29, President Trump and Joe Biden debated each other in a new style of relentlessly interrupting one another, visibly aggravating moderator Chris Wallace.  The first presidential debate of...

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October 1, 2019

Students had to use laptops like this one to take their AP tests, a change from recent years.

AP Testing Gone Awry

May 28, 2020

Students had to use laptops like this one to take their AP tests, a change from recent years.

The CDC has stated that in order to kill the coronavirus, people should wash their hands for at least 20 seconds.

The Importance of Washing Hands During COVID-19

Max He, Staff Reporter March 31, 2020

Flattening the curve is the priority as of now, so every little preventative measure helps. The more we slow the spread of COVID-19, the more time health officials have to come up with combative measures...

Max was born in Oregon in 2003. When he was 10, his family moved to Kentucky.

Being Chinese During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Max He, Staff Reporter March 2, 2020

When I was born, the world was in a state of panic and hysteria over the 2003 SARS outbreak--I was born into a correlation between China and infectious disease. According to the CDC, COVID-19...

Many support the notion that adopting pets is preferable to buying from breeders and possibly supporting puppy mills.

Shelter Animals are Kentucky’s New State Pets

Max He, Staff Reporter February 7, 2020

In late January, Kentucky legislators passed House Bill 27, an act relating to state symbols with an aim to designate cats and dogs that "reside in or have been adopted from Kentucky animal shelters or...

A laptop covered in stickers from various brands and events

How to Get Free Stickers

Max He, Staff Reporter December 3, 2019

Water bottles, laptops, and phone cases can all be seen covered in stickers from various brands and companies. Many Dunbar students can be seen around the school with personal laptops and Hydroflasks covered....

Spirit Week a Success

Spirit Week a Success

Max He, Staff Reporter October 22, 2019

Cowboys, twins, and students covered in green roamed the hallways of Dunbar this week. In preparation for Homecoming weekend, Dunbar had its annual Spirit Week. Students and teachers dressed up each day...

Latino Festival De Lexington

Staff Report September 18, 2019

With live music, dance, visual arts, and authentic cuisine, there was plenty to explore and enjoy this two-day event.   It is a wonderful excursion for people of all ages to go and experience. “It...

Dunbar security resource officers are on campus throughout the entire school say.

Dunbar Safety Updates

Max He, Staff Reporter August 15, 2019

Dunbar students and staff are having to adjust to changes regarding school security. Beginning in the 18-19 school year, there have been major changes to how our school takes on security issues. This...

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