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

Rohan Palla

Rohan Palla, Broadcast Editor

All content by Rohan Palla
Our 2018-19 Halloween episode has arrived!

WPLD Oct. 29 Broadcast

October 29, 2018

Our 2018-19 Halloween episode has arrived!

Seniors Share College Plans

May 31, 2018

Several Dunbar students let us know where they're heading next year.

Indian Boy: I Tore It Up

Indian Boy: I Tore It Up

Rohan Palla, Broadcast Editor May 29, 2018

High school is coming to a close. This not only concludes these past four years but the long chapter of my life from growing up in the ‘desi’ culture to having to adapt with it in America. Throughout...

WPLD May 23 Broadcast

May 23, 2018

This is the final episode of WPLD for the 2017-18 school year! This episode includes senior quotes, teacher advice to seniors, and a look at where some of our graduates are headed next year. It has been...

WPLD May 14 Broadcast

May 14, 2018

This week we take a look at the music department's Picnic on the Dawgwood, stress relief tips for upcoming finals, and class elections. And our Sports Boys head to the field to check out summer football....

WPLD May 7 Broadcast

May 7, 2018

This week we checked in with our softball team, took a look at Dunbar's new grab and go breakfast program, and caught up with Dunbar's art department. All this and more!

WPLD May 1 Broadcast

May 1, 2018

This week, we take a look at the Starnival in memory of late Dunbar student Star Ifeacho and our students' favorite ice cream shops around Lexington. All this and more so check it out!

WPLD April 24 Broadcast

April 24, 2018

This week we quiz Dunbar teachers on current slang–do they know what it means? We take a look behind the scenes of Sweeney Todd in preparation for this week’s in-school performances, and we cover everything...

WPLD April 16 Broadcast

April 16, 2018

This week we go over prom expectations and introduce the prom court. Tune in for all this and more!

A Fight For Funding

A Fight For Funding

Cuts in Kentucky's public education prompt thousands to appear before the capitol.

WPLD April 10 Broadcast

April 10, 2018

This week's episode includes a look at Dunbar Cultural Society's Culture Fair and the Faculty Cup winners. Check all this out and more!

WPLD March 26 Broadcast

March 26, 2018

This week's episode includes a look at everyone's March Madness brackets, some styling tips for Dunbar's new lanyard requirement, and a look at this past weekend's March for our Lives rally. Check all...

WPLD March 19 Broadcast

March 19, 2018

This week we cover Dunbar's obsession with Fortnite, the teacher walk-in to protest the latest bill part affecting the pension crisis, and tips to prepare for the ACT. Our Sports Boys also check in with...

Indian Boy: I Tipped Off A Butterfly

Indian Boy: I Tipped Off A Butterfly

Rohan Palla, Broadcast Editor March 17, 2018

The definition of the butterfly effect is “the sensitive dependence on initial conditions in which a small change in one state of a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences in a...

Dunbar Students March for Their Lives

Abigail Hendren and Julia Radhakrishnan March 14, 2018

On March 14, schools and other organizations around the nation participated in the March for our Lives walkout to protest congressional inaction on issues of violence, particularly in schools. Dunbar’s...

WPLD March 12 Broadcast

March 12, 2018

This week, we cover Dunbar's latest fashion trends and take a look at the lacrosse team. We also included an important message from Mrs. Overstreet about student and teacher email accounts. All this and...

Adding Weapons Will Not Reduce Violence

Adding Weapons Will Not Reduce Violence

Since the lives of 17 students and faculty were taken at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, people have been calling for a change. Teenagers, in particular, have taken a stand and...

WPLD March 5 Broadcast

March 5, 2018

In this week's episode we take a look at last week's African American poetry reading with Frank X. Walker, we preview our upcoming softball season, and we show some appreciation for our teachers and custodians....

The Unconditional Rise of Wakanda

Rohan Palla, Broadcast Editor February 27, 2018

“Wakanda Forever.” These two words were screamed by millions as they arrived to watch Marvel’s Black Panther. From the early stages of its production to the release, the public and press have...

WPLD Feb. 26th Broadcast

February 26, 2018

This week we take a look at Dunbar's new safety measures, the baseball team , and check in with the Sports Boys at the District Girls Basketball game. Don't miss out!

WPLD Scheduling Commercials 2018-19

February 22, 2018

Scheduling classes can be stressful because there are so many wonderful choices! At Dunbar, we offer many, many electives to suit every interest! Every year, WPLD produces "commercials" for the following...

WPLD Feb. 12 Broadcast

February 12, 2018

In honor of Valentine's Day on Wednesday, Lamplighter staffers spoke with some of their favorite teachers about the do's and don'ts of dating. We take a look at how Dunbar's French Club is planning to...

WPLD Feb. 5 Broadcast

February 5, 2018

This week we covered lockdown procedures and our speech and debate team. We checked in with the Sports Boys at a Dunbar wrestling practice, and our Geek Squad went on a hunt for Mr. Jesse Howell's missing...

WPLD Jan. 29th Broadcast

January 29, 2018

This week we take a look at New York Times best selling author and Dunbar alumnus David Arnold, tips to fighting the flu, and cryptocurrency. We’ll also check in with our Sports Boys at the basketball...

As a young child, I was always around cameras. My uncle used his to capture my first steps

Indian Boy: I Broke A Dream

Rohan Palla, Broadcast Editor January 23, 2018

On Aug. 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. said “I have a dream.” On Jan. 15, 2018, I said “What is a dream?” As I walked in the MLK march, commemorating a man who gave inspiration to the world,...

Financial Aid Rules Unfair to International Students

Financial Aid Rules Unfair to International Students

Rohan Palla, Broadcast Editor January 22, 2018

The incredible expenses of an American college education exceed what most families can afford with the average tuition for a 4-year public institution accumulating to $30,000 per year, according to the...

WPLD Jan. 22 Broadcast

January 22, 2018

Due to the inclement weather last week, we are back with a mini show. This week, we take a look at important announcements and the Sports Boys at the boys basketball game against Lexington Catholic. Check...

PLD in Pictures: MLK Walk 2018

PLD in Pictures: MLK Walk 2018

Rohan Palla, Broadcast Editor January 18, 2018

Dunbar freshman Rishita Sontenam, sophomore Shreya Tamilesvan, juniors Radhika Sharma; Leni Broady; Neal Rekhraj, and senior Rohan Palla, who are members of the Bluegrass Indo-American Civic Society,...

WPLD Jan. 19 Broadcast

January 18, 2018

This week we take a look at Dunbar's literary magazine, Incriminating Ink. We focus on how to prepare for cold weather--especially on the road. We'll also check in with our Sports Boys at the last girls'...

WPLD Jan. 9 Broadcast

January 9, 2018

This week's "mini-show" includes PLD's weekly announcements, Top Dawg and PRIDE buck winners, a New Year's Resolutions Geek Squad, and our Sports Boys take us to last Friday's home boys' basketball game....

WPLD Dec. 11th Broadcast

December 11, 2017

During this holiday season, we take a look at the different festivities students and faculty celebrate and charitable events around the community. We also look at the latest basketball game with our Sports...

WPLD Dec. 4 Broadcast

December 4, 2017

This week the WPLD Sports Boys covered the first boys' basketball home game, we checked in with PLD wrestling, we interviewed several Dunbar students who create their own music on Soundcloud, we took a...

A Pension is a Promise

Abigail Hendren and Julia Radhakrishnan November 30, 2017

After paying a consulting firm a sum of $556,300, Governor Matt Bevin presented a 505 page bill he dubbed “Keeping a Promise,” to make significant changes to the pension system in order to pay back...

WPLD Nov. 27 Broadcast

November 27, 2017

This week's episode is short because last week was only a two day week, but don't worry--we still cover club announcements, PRIDE and Top Dawg winners, and we also check in with PLD archery. Take a look!

WPLD Nov. 20 Broadcast

November 20, 2017

This week’s broadcast covers everything Thanksgiving from Pinterest-style treats to Dunbar students’ Thanksgiving plans. We share a recap of Bulldog Madness, and in our Geek Squad, junior Skye...

WPLD Nov. 13 Broadcast

November 13, 2017

This week's episode takes a look at our highly successful volleyball team, highlights a new club at Dunbar that spreads goodwill and encouragement, and shares information about the Dunbar Den's new hours....

WPLD Nov. 6 Broadcast

November 6, 2017

This week's broadcast includes a Veteran's Day tribute to the military family members of Dunbar employees who serve our country, a look at Dunbar drama department's competition play, Aunt Leaf, a review...

WPLD October 30th Broadcast

October 30, 2017

It's that scary time of year again! In our special Halloween episode, we take a look at DIY costumes, Halloween treats, Dia De Los Muertos, and the Beta Club blood drive. We also talk with the Sports Boys...

WPLD Oct. 23 Broadcast

October 23, 2017

This week we'll check in with the Student Voice Team, hear from Dunbar about their favorite scariest movies, take a look at what is going on with the Booktique, and much more!

WPLD Oct. 16 Broadcast

October 16, 2017

This week's episode of WPLD features a walk through of the new school web site, a feature on teacher hobbies, a check-in with the academic team, and a closer look at some of our clubs like the Spanish...

WPLD Oct. 9 Broadcast

October 9, 2017

This week's WPLD is a "mini-show" that includes announcements, PRIDE bucks and Top Dawg winners, and a Geek Squad. We weren’t able to do any news segments because last week was shortened due to Fall...

Student Athlete of the Week with LeAnna Williams

October 3, 2017

Senior volleyball player, Macy Jundi, is this week's Student Athlete of the Week. This feature is sponsored by The Tutoring Club of Lexington.

WPLD Oct. 2 Broadcast

October 2, 2017

This week's episode takes a look at fall activities, the lunch staff, the CCC, and a special segment with Principal Rains. All this and more on WPLD!

WPLD Sept. 25 Broadcast

September 25, 2017

This week's episode takes a look at PLD marching band, our homecoming game and festivities, and Hispanic heritage month. Check out all this and more!

WPLD Sept. 18 Broadcast

September 18, 2017

In the first episode of WPLD this school year, we talk about Bulldog football, the Dunbar Memorial Garden and meet the new teachers. We also get an update from the Guidance Office and announce this week's...

Our Favorite High School Memories

Jon Little, Staff Reporter May 19, 2017

With graduation just around the corner, many seniors recalled some of their favorite memories they had while attending Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. Many of these memories took place in classrooms. "My...

A New Generation of Scholars and Artists

Yoon Cho, Staff Reporter April 28, 2017

Several Dunbar students received acceptance to the Governor’s Scholars Program (GSP) and Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA). These are two government-sponsored summer camps that high school student...

Dunbar Student Organizes Community Support for Those in Need

Yoon Cho, Staff Reporter April 19, 2017

Hearts of Hope provides assistance and support for those who do not have access to resources that might help them become more successful. The group, led by junior Rachel Wagers, focuses on projects where...

Fire and Ice: Dunbar Prom 2017

Mackenzie McConnell, Staff Reporter April 12, 2017

Here is what you need to know to make the most of this year's prom: New Venue Dunbar's prom has been held in the school gym in past years, but this year, the prom steering committee, led by junior class...

First Annual Spring Break Sustainability Summit

Yoon Cho, Staff Reporter March 20, 2017

Transylvania University's Sustainability Council and the Bluegrass Sustainability Council (BYSC) will be partnering up to host Lexington’s first high school student sustainability summit. The Spring...

PLDs Future Business Leaders of America Regional Winners

PLD’s Future Business Leaders of America Regional Winners

Rohan Palla, Staff Reporter March 9, 2017

The 2017 Region 4 Future Business Leaders of America competition was held at NKU on March 8.  The following Dunbar students won awards: William Ding won first place in Business Ethics; Kelly Chen won...

Mrs. Tava Clay and Mr. Julian Jackson Jr, alumni of the original Dunbar high school, pose next to their high school memorabilia.

Connecting Dunbar’s Past to the Present

Rohan Palla, Staff Reporter March 8, 2017

Dunbar was once an all-black high school in a time period when schools were still segregated. It wasn’t until FCPS became integrated in the late 1960’s that the original Dunbar High School was finally...

PLD Pep Rally on March 3

Abigail Hendren, Abby Wheatley, and Remy Milburn March 6, 2017
On March 3, during fourth block the bulldogs hosted a school wide lip dub followed by a pep rally.

Dunbar’s Academic Team Heading to State

Caroline Puckett, Radio Editor February 24, 2017

On Feb. 18, Dunbar’s Academic Team won the 11th Region Championship at Lafayette High School. The Kentucky Association for Academic Competition (KAAC) is responsible for organizing all the competitions...

Dunbar Cheerleaders are World Champions

Sydney Carter and Kaden Gaylord February 20, 2017

On Feb. 8, the Dunbar Varsity and JV cheerleaders arrived in Orlando's Disney World for the national competition. They returned on Feb. 14 with their ninth national title, winning second in the Girls'...

Robotics Team Takes FIRST STEAMworks Challenge 

Rohan Palla, Staff Reporter February 13, 2017

The FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition is an international high school robotics competition. Each year, approximately 5,855 high school teams from over...

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