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Illuminating the News for the Students by the Students

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Illuminating the News for the Students by the Students

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Devine Carama Visits Dunbar

Staff Report November 14, 2023

On Nov. 14, Dunbar freshmen and sophomore students attended an assembly to hear from local rapper and activist, Devine Carama. Although he graduated from Tates Creek High School, Carama said he has...

Students, Dunbar Misses You!

Staff Report March 23, 2020

After COVID-19 shut down schools in Fayette County until April 20, PLD Lamplighter wanted to do something for students at home who might need a message of encouragement from their teachers and counselors. With...

Kobe Bryant at a 2014 Lakers game against the Washington Wizards.

Basketball Legend Kobe Bryant Killed in Helicopter Crash

Staff Report January 27, 2020

NBA basketball legend, Kobe Bryant, died at the age of 41 in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, CA  on the morning of Jan. 26. His thirteen-year-old daughter, Gianna, was with him. Others who died in...

The first amendment protects our right to freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition.

Our Experience at Nationals

Staff Report November 30, 2019

Throughout the course of our five-day stay, we dove deep into the purpose of student journalism and discussed the best ways to reach and appeal to our audiences. We met with professionals, met a First...

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...

Superintendent Says KY Schools Threat Unsubstantiated

Superintendent Says KY Schools Threat Unsubstantiated

Staff Report August 27, 2019

Superintendent Manny Caulk sent a letter to parents and guardians on Aug. 27 stating that FCPS has been advised of an unsubstantiated threat of violence at an unnamed school in Kentucky. He stated that...

Examples of the work of the Googly Eyed Bandit at Dunbar.

The Googly-Eyed Bandit

Staff Report April 6, 2019

At Dunbar, students and teachers have been noticing a new trend. Someone, and no one knows who, is putting googly eyes on posters, pictures, and even objects. "I don't know who is doing it," social...

PLD in Pictures: Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest

Staff Report December 19, 2018

Finals week isn't easy for students or teachers, so the Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) committee hosted an ugly holiday sweater contest for faculty and staff on Dec. 19. Students...

Need the Perfect Customized Christmas Gift?

Staff Report November 9, 2018

PLD Lamplighter is hosting a crafting fundraiser on Nov. 16 from 4-8 p.m. Anyone can drop in to learn how to create a cross-stitch portrait--no need to stay the whole time. Mrs. Turner will teach everyone,...

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...

The Legislative Coverage webpage.

Teacher Pension Arguments to be Televised

Staff Report September 19, 2018

The Kentucky Supreme Court will hear oral arguments presented by Attorney General Andy Beshear and the Governor’s legal counsel at 10 a.m. on Sept. 20, concerning the appeal of Franklin County Circuit...

Texas High School Newspaper Censored For Not Being Uplifting

Texas High School Newspaper Censored For Not Being ‘Uplifting’

Staff Report May 29, 2018

A Texas high school newspaper staff has reached out to the Student Press Law Center and Journalism Education Association to assist them in a battle against censorship. Prosper High School’s student...

Dunbar Students Support KY Teachers

Dunbar Students Support KY Teachers

Staff Report April 2, 2018

My English teachers —who inspired me to pursue a career with words, and showed me that reading can be more than a fun hobby — all have a special place in my heart, but every one of my teachers is responsible...

Fixing the Problem

Staff Report January 11, 2018

Harassment in the school system is an issue that can, and must, be addressed. One possible solution is the Green Dot Program created by Dr. Dorothy Edwards, founder and president of Alteristic, and the...

Harassment in Schools

Staff Report January 11, 2018

A Dunbar teacher shared an example of harassment she experienced as a teenager. She asked to remain anonymous*. “My earliest memory of sexual harassment is at my first job in a little local restaurant...

Not just Hollywood: The Culture of Harassment in Schools

Not just Hollywood: The Culture of Harassment in Schools

Staff Report January 11, 2018

With movements like #metoo and #timesup, our culture is taking a long, hard look at sexual harassment and assault. Unfortunately, it's all too common--even at Dunbar.

Celebrities and Students Alike Unite With #MeToo

Celebrities and Students Alike Unite With #MeToo

Staff Report January 11, 2018

Last October, it was revealed by the New York Times that at least 40 women claimed to be sexually harassed by renowned film producer Harvey Weinstein. As the story progressed, other producers and actors...

Student Employment Opportunities at Fritz Farm

Staff Report December 18, 2017

The Summit at Fritz Farm, located just south of Fayette Mall, not only offers a variety of restaurants, shops and entertainment, it also employs several Dunbar students.

Soundcloud Features Dunbar Artists

Staff Report December 18, 2017

Seniors Charles Brennan and Beckett Cromwell and junior Angie Wilcutt share what it takes to create and share their music on this popular site.

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!

Dunbars Phillips Named National Archery Champion

Dunbar’s Phillips Named National Archery Champion

Staff Report May 22, 2015

Dunbar junior Marissa Phillips was named the High School Girls Champion in the National Archery in Schools Program at the National Tournament held in Louisville on May 9. With 192 schools participating,...

As students walked into the building on May 8, they were surrounded by trees covered in toilet paper.

Seniors Upset About Prank

Staff Report May 11, 2015

Dunbar's "School Wide Expectations" specifically includes the following phrases, "Any and all pranks that violate the code of conduct will be followed by a consequence ranging from a minimum of two days...

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