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

Omar Hassan

Omar Hassan, Broadcast Editor

I was addicted to hokey pokey but I turned myself around. That's what it's all about.

All content by Omar Hassan
A few of the most well-known hip hop artists; 2Pac, Biggie, Big Sean, and Kanye West.

Evolution of Hip Hop

Jaquin Johnson and Omar Hassan May 29, 2019

In the ’70s, an emerging rap genre known as "hip hop" began to form in the Bronx, New York City. It focused on emceeing over house parties and neighborhood block party events, held outdoors. It really...

WPLD May 13 Broadcast

May 13, 2019

This week we cover Picnic on the Dawgwood, the archery team's Nationals, a look at the latest track meet, a goodbye to Geek Squad, and all the need to know announcements!

Teacher Appreciation

Omar Hassan, Broadcast Editor May 7, 2019

WPLD May 6 Broadcast

May 6, 2019

This week we take a look at students who take part in the month of Ramadan, the Late Afternoon show takes to the kitchen, students celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week by telling us a teacher they're thankful...

A Teacher’s Influence Changes Lives

Kennedy Gayheart, Executive Producer May 5, 2019

Teachers are a big part of students' lives. They guide students towards a successful future. For 13 years (K-12), we spend hours upon hours with our teachers. They become like our parents sometimes, and...

Muslim Students Beginning Ramadan

Muslim Students Beginning Ramadan

Omar Hassan and Isha Joshi May 4, 2019

Ramadan takes place during the 9th month of every year where strict fasting is practiced from sunrise to sunset. A month where Muslims try to practice increased self-discipline. This is motivated by...

WPLD April 22 Broadcast

April 22, 2019

This week we review prom, take a look at PLD track, and spill some tea on some teachers at Dunbar. Check all this out and more!

WPLD April 8 Broadcast

April 8, 2019

This week we feature the nominations for our very first TEACHER prom king and queen. Hear from this year's prom court, and then learn how to vote! Also, take a look at some clips from the talent show!...

WPLD March 25 Broadcast

March 25, 2019

This week, we wrap up Women's History Month with two Social Studies teachers who tell us about their heroes. Next, we hear from Dunbar teachers about the virtue of their subject matters, and the reason...

SAOTW – Matt Halpin

Omar Hassan, Broadcast Editor March 18, 2019

WPLD March 18 Broadcast

March 18, 2019

This week's episode includes a look at the recent Distracted Driving module that seniors experienced at Dunbar, our new and improved SportsCenter with a new host, and the return of Geek Squad! Not to mention,...

St. Patrick’s Day Segment

Meredith Herriford, Staff Reporter March 13, 2019

3/4 Sports Center- Boys Basketball

Allison Jones, Sports Broadcast Editor March 11, 2019

Valentine’s Day Geek Squad

Matthew Nichols, Entertainment Editor March 11, 2019

WPLD March 11 Broadcast

March 11, 2019

This week we discuss ACT tips, what Dunbar is doing for St. Patrick's day, and all the important announcements for the week!

Pude Derfect Geek Squad

Matthew Nichols, Entertainment Editor March 11, 2019

WPLD March 4 Broadcast

March 4, 2019

This week we took a look at the drama department’s Showcase with Broadway actress, Laura Bell Bundy. Our new Sports Broadcasting team was also on site at the boys’ basketball game in Frankfort to cover...

WPLD Feb. 25 Broadcast

February 25, 2019

This week we're taking a look at why students still study Shakespeare, what students are doing for their research projects--including the MSTC capstone projects, and of course, all the relevant announcements...

WPLD Feb. 4 Broadcast

Omar Hassan, Broadcast Editor February 4, 2019

Kentucky v. Penn State

Omar Hassan, Brodcast Editor January 21, 2019

On New Year’s Day, a battle between Blue and White was considered a game until the end. The Penn State Nittany Lions and the Kentucky Wildcats went to head-to-head for the VRBO Citrus Bowl title. Coach...

WPLD Jan. 14 Broadcast

January 14, 2019

This week we take a look at boys' and girls' basketball, PEARL girls and Leaders in the Making, and the new Barks and Recreation club. Check it out!

WPLD Dec. 10 Broadcast

December 10, 2018

This is our final episode of the semester, and we hope you enjoy it! This week we are discussing holiday traditions, an appeal to restart film club, a sneak peek at the upcoming documentary on the teen...

WPLD Dec. 3 Broadcast

December 3, 2018

This week's episode looks into students who have parents at Dunbar, the homework controversy, and important announcements. The club spotlight is anime club. Check it out!

Student Athlete of the Week: Grayson Shively

Eleanor Davis, Staff Reporter November 30, 2018

Senior Grayson Shively (#0)  plays for Dunbar's boys' basketball team as a starting guard.

WPLD Nov. 5 Broadcast

November 5, 2018

This week we thank our custodians, take a look at banned books week, and focus on our Young Democrats and Young Republicans so we can prepare for election day tomorrow!

WPLD Oct. 29 Broadcast

October 29, 2018

Welcome to our 2018 Halloween episode.  Big thanks to Mr. Campbell and Mrs. Champe for their scary stories, and to our reporters who covered Fright Night! Our sports boys went to the state volleyball...

Student Athlete of the Week: Kaitlyn Doza

October 22, 2018

Cheerleader Kaitlyn Doza is our student-athlete of the week!

WPLD Oct. 22 Broadcast

October 22, 2018

Metal Detectors Implemented at Dunbar

Staff Report October 21, 2018

On Oct. 29, Dunbar will become the second high school in Fayette County using walk-through metal detectors. Starting on Oct. 22, metal detectors will be set up, but not turned on, so that students can...

Student Athlete of the Week: Austin Mathews

October 15, 2018

Senior Austin Mathews is our student athlete of the week.

WPLD Oct. 15 Broadcast

October 15, 2018

Student Athlete of the Week: Olivia Stotz

October 12, 2018

This week we interviewed junior Olivia Stotz, a Dunbar volleyball player.

WPLD Oct. 1 Broadcast

October 1, 2018

This week's broadcast covers new traffic safety procedures on campus, fashion trends making a comeback, and spirit week! Also, we always share announcements and updates and PRIDE buck winners.

What’s Your Green Dot?

Emma Daman, Staff Reporter September 30, 2018

In 1999, Dr. Dorothy Edwards introduced the Green Dot program at the University of Kentucky after she began seeing bystanders step in to stop "red dot behaviors" such as sexual harassment and assault...

Jamarcus Robinson

September 20, 2018

Our very first Student Athlete of the Week is junior Jamarcus Robinson. He sat down with host Victoria Bravo to discuss his experiences as a Dunbar football player.

WPLD Sept. 17 Broadcast

September 17, 2018

This is the first full broadcast of the 2018-19 school year. Don't miss out!

WPLD Sept. 4 Broadcast

September 4, 2018

This week's show is only announcements and PRIDE winners. Once the new staff is fully trained, we'll move to full episodes on Sept. 17. Thanks!!

We All Scream for Ice Cream

June 3, 2018

The hot days of summer mean it's time for cool treats. With so many options in Lexington, who has the best ice cream in town? Take a look!

Teachers Give Advice To Seniors

June 1, 2018

The class of 2018 has graduated, and now adult life is upon them. These teachers have advice for surviving in the real world. Check it out.

Dunbar Drama Presents Beauty And The Beast, Jr.

Remy Milburn and Emily Hacker December 15, 2017

Beauty and the Beast, Jr. was presented to several area elementary and middle schools during the day on Dec. 7-8. They also had evening performances and a matinee on Saturday. Belle was played by senior...

In Honor of Our Veterans

Staff Report November 7, 2017

Every year on Veteran's Day, the staff of PLD Lamplighter takes time to honor veterans and to thank them for their service. We salute you!

PLD Drama’s Upcoming Season

Rebecca Chapman, Staff Reporter September 15, 2017

There has been a surge of students attending drama courses this year. Lining the walls in the foyer of Dunbar are a multitude of drama trophies from performances years before. Junior J.T. Jett performed...

Dunbar’s Art Department Has Lasting Impact on Students

Mike Rosen, Staff Reporter March 4, 2017

The art department at Dunbar has the goal of helping students break away from classroom stress and express themselves with their artwork. “It’s not just about making pretty things to put on your...

Dunbar Students Compete in District Science Fair

Mike Rosen, Staff Reporter February 24, 2017

Over 700 FCPS students competed in the 33rd Annual Kentucky American Water Science Fair on Feb. 11 at Bryan Station High School. The projects presented at the fair were categorized into 15 different...

Wrestler Andres Calleja to Represent Dunbar at State

Matt Jones and Mike Rosen February 13, 2017

Wrestling is a highly intensive sport, but senior captain Andres Calleja excels at his incredibly difficult regimen for PLD wrestling. Calleja, who has a record of 25-10, is the only Dunbar wrestler who...

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