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

Olivia Wells

Olivia Wells, Staff Reporter

My name is Olivia Wells and I came to Lamplighter because I thought it would be fun and a really great learning experience. I am a senior and this is my third year in Lamplighter. I am a staff reporter and I hope to work in broadcast and possibly do some photography. I am on the golf team, love to sing, and I love acting. I have been in 9 musicals and was a lead role in 3 of them. I say Y'all a lot and I am a crazy person.

I hope you enjoy all the content I and the Lamplighter team produce!

All content by Olivia Wells
Spamalot has many dances with tap components. Students are provided with tap shoes to learn this style of dance.

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May 11, 2021
Many scenes in Spamalot are performed at the top of the castle on set. The set design and construction team is Jennifer Gould and Jay Henning.

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May 11, 2021
This is the girls' dressing room, where the ladies change during the show. Costumes and props are also stored here.

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May 11, 2021
Backstage left from the audience perspective, or stage right. A lot of set pieces are stored here. The garage door gives easy access to the outside for larger pieces.

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May 11, 2021
Backstage right, or stage left from the perspective of the audience. Many costumes are stored here.

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May 11, 2021
As show time gets closer the costumes for the cast are moved backstage for easy access. Every cast member has their own costume bag with their name on it to help everyone stay organized.

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May 11, 2021
The castle set piece is made with styrofoam as walls. To create the brick effect, students carved into the styrofoam.

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May 11, 2021
The cast rehearsing the

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May 11, 2021
Because of COVID-19 the drama department had to have a virtual choreographer teach the dances in the musical. The cast was able to practice using pre-recorded instruction.

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May 11, 2021
A hallway in the drama department is also used to store props from previous shows that can be reused by different casts.

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May 11, 2021
The back of the drama department's castle set for the production of Spamalot. Many of the pieces are reused from past sets.

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May 11, 2021
Students are required to go through metal detectors when entering the school to help ensure everyone's safety.

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March 5, 2021
This is our beloved Mr. Egan's classroom following the new desk regulations to prevent the spread of COVID. All desks must be facing the same direction and there will be required seating charts in each class.

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March 5, 2021
Many changes have been made to the PLD library; there are no longer any desktop computers for student use and everyone will be spaced out to follow social distancing standards.

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March 5, 2021
This is the new layout of the Dunbar cafeteria to achieve minimal contact between students. Everyone will be assigned to a chair and will be sitting with one other student.

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March 5, 2021
Dunbar has also installed new hand sanitizer dispensers in every classroom for everyone to use.

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March 5, 2021
As an added precaution, every classroom is now required to have an air purifier to help ensure students are breathing in clean air.

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March 5, 2021
On the Dunbar walls, you will find more 'keep right' signs where the hall splits into two and makes a circle. Students must around in the correct direction.

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March 5, 2021
Students are not allowed to drink from water fountains but are free to use the water bottle fill-up feature.

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March 5, 2021
These 'stay six feet apart' stickers are throughout all the halls of Dunbar as a reminder to socially distance so we can keep everyone safe.

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March 5, 2021
Another 'stay right' sign to remind students to be on the correct side of the stairs when going up or down in order to maintain social distancing.

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March 5, 2021
In order to socially distance, there are only two people allowed in the bathroom at once.

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March 5, 2021
Another poster to help students understand and follow all the new regulations that keep everyone healthy and safe.

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March 5, 2021
New posters on the Dunbar walls help remind students to wear their masks and stay six feet apart.

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March 5, 2021
You'll find signs like this all over the school as a reminder to stay on the correct side of the hallway for the direction that you are going in order to stay as socially distanced as possible.

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March 5, 2021
This is a new high-tech temperature checker. You simply walk past it and it picks up your temperature. If you have a fever, an alarm goes off to alert you and the faculty.

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March 5, 2021
As you come into the school, past the metal detectors, you walk through this carefully laid out area to go to your classes.

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March 5, 2021
This is the new attendance station, built during quarantine, off in the front lobby of the school.

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March 5, 2021
The Naturals Novel series by Jennifer Lynn Barnes; there are four books in this series, first The Naturals, second Killer Instinct, third All In, and fourth Bad Blood. The Naturals Novels are about gifted kids that the FBI has recruited to help solve previously unsolvable crimes. This series is a dark, twisted, and thrilling mystery as you go along with these teens trying to catch serial killers. I loved these novels and never wanted to put them down.

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February 22, 2021
Embassy Row Novel trilogy by Ally Carter. The first novel in the series is All Fall Down, the second is See How They Run, and the third is Take the Key and Lock Her Up. This is a thrilling trilogy about a strong teen girl with a lot of trauma, trying to figure out whether her mother was killed and, if so, who killed her, all while living in the US embassy. I love this series and would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good mystery and plot twists with a hint of romance.

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February 22, 2021
Cancel Culture

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February 22, 2021
Grad 5

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February 22, 2021
Grad 4

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March 8, 2021
Grad 2

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March 8, 2021
COVID 12

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February 5, 2021
COVID 13

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February 5, 2021
COVID 11

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February 5, 2021
COVID 10

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February 5, 2021
COVID 8

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February 5, 2021
COVID 9

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February 5, 2021
COVID 6

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February 5, 2021
COVID 7

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February 5, 2021
COVID 5

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February 5, 2021
COVID 3

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February 5, 2021
By December, students became accustomed to wearing masks in public settings, such as Fayette Mall.

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February 5, 2021
COVID 2

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February 5, 2021
COVID 1

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February 5, 2021
UK Stadium 6

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February 5, 2021
UK Stadium 7

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February 5, 2021
UK Stadium 5

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February 5, 2021
UK Stadium 3

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November 27, 2020
UK Stadium 1

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November 27, 2020
UK Stadium 2

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November 27, 2020

We Support Donald Trump

November 2, 2020
This is a Chocolate Lab named Indie. She is 9-years-old and belongs to senior Emily Spores.

Dogs of Dunbar

October 23, 2020
This is Gus-Gus, a six-year-old Schnauzer Poodle mix. He belongs to senior Olivia Wells.

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October 23, 2020
Senior Elizabeth Fitzpatrick has two adorable dogs: Lila, a 13-year-old maltese and poodle mix (L) and Olivia, a nine-year-old chihuahua (R).

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October 23, 2020
The annual daylight saving time change causes people euphoria

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March 10, 2020
Dunbar basketball player #25 jumps up to hit the ball

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February 12, 2020
Shot made by number 23.

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February 12, 2020
Number 23 going in for a floater.

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February 12, 2020
Number 23 going up for a layup.

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February 12, 2020
Number 31 shooting a three-pointer.

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February 12, 2020
Number 55 posting up for a layup.

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February 12, 2020
Number 31 about to go in for a layup.

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February 12, 2020
Number 2, about to pass the ball.

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February 12, 2020
Number 25 going up for a jump shot.

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February 12, 2020
Number 23 shooting free throws.

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February 12, 2020
Number 2 about to go up for a jump shot.

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February 12, 2020
Number 55 going in for layup against big defender number 44.

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February 12, 2020
Number 2 shooting a three-pointer.

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February 12, 2020
Number 3, the point guard, about to cross the defender.

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February 12, 2020
Point guard, number 3 about to pass the ball.

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February 12, 2020
Number 31 going in for a layup.

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February 12, 2020
Number 55 posting up with a layup.

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February 12, 2020
Point guard number 3 getting a pass to go down the court.

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February 12, 2020
Number 23 on defense.

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February 12, 2020
Team break after first quarter.

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February 12, 2020
Number 31 with a three pointer.

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February 12, 2020
Number 55 posting up with a layup.

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February 12, 2020
Number 31 down the court during free throws.

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February 12, 2020
Number 3 with the ball and number 34 waiting for a pass or play.

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February 12, 2020
Team huddle and break.

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February 12, 2020
Number 55 going for a layup.

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February 12, 2020
Number 33 for the layup.

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February 12, 2020
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