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

Sia Vaish

Sia Vaish, Staff Reporter

Hey, I'm Sia! I'm a sophomore and this is my first year as staff on WPLD. Outside of school, I'm a big writer, debater, and runner. You can always count on finding me eating lots of snacks, being loud and crazy, or dozing off into space. Anyhow, I'm excited to help this program bigger and win more awards. Hopefully while doing this, we can make content that leaves an impact!

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Students talking about another person on social media getting canceled

Cancel Culture for Teens

January 19, 2023

Almost every day, someone is getting “canceled” on social media for saying or doing the wrong thing, and the concept has now reached schools.  As this idea becomes more common, it has created a...

To use or not to use? Cell phones are a part of everyday life, but there has to be a balance.

Student Cell Phone Use Not Changing, So What’s the Compromise?

December 15, 2022

Dunbar teachers and students have different ideas about cell phone use. One reason is the generational divide between teachers, who are mostly Gen X and Millennials, and teens who are Gen Z. ¨Back...

PLD Grading System Seven Years Later

PLD Grading System Seven Years Later

December 12, 2022

Schools use a variety of different systems depending on which suits their school best. Since 2016, Dunbar has used a system called Standards-Based Grading (SBG). SBG was created by Thomas Guskey, a...

The toilets in the boys restroom are missing toilet paper dispensers that have been torn off the walls.

Vandalism Causes More Bathroom Issues

December 12, 2022

Dunbar bathrooms have been severely damaged over the last several years, so this year the administration took action by removing the outer doors of the boys’ bathrooms. To some, this seems harsh,...

Dunbar Teacher’s Halloween Plans

October 13, 2022

Halloween is coming up and Paul Laurence Dunbar couldn’t be more excited. There are a lot of students with plans for this spooky time of year, but they're not alone, Dunbar teachers have also shared...

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