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Dunbar Considers 4x4 Schedule

Dunbar Considers 4×4 Schedule

July 29, 2020

The abrupt transition to online learning in March was a hectic one: teachers choosing between seemingly dozens of online platforms, administrators scrambling to put together some kind of schedule, everyone adrift in the chaos that marked the arrival of COVID-19.  Now, as schools around the country consider a virtual return to school, administrators are more prepared. On July 23, the Fayette C...

Cloth face coverings will be required for all students above the first grade.

Wearing a Mask Gets Us Back to School

July 21, 2020

What used to indicate that someone was sick is now a preventative measure for the general public. Masks are considered to be one crucial aspect of the fight against COVID-19. While they can be uncomfortable, masks are just one measure allowing students to return to in-person school this year. Guidelines by the Education Continuation Task Force as well as the Governor’s Office, Department for Public Health, Kentucky...

Many teens have become frontline essential workers during COVID-19 pandemic.

Teens Become Essential Workers

May 27, 2020

While millions of Americans have lost their jobs due to COVID-19, some have been shoved onto America’s front lines. This time, the front lines don’t indicate an armed conflict, but a war against this deadly virus. In this fight, 17-year-olds like us have become unlikely frontiersmen of the battle along with doctors, delivery drivers, and grocery store clerks. Two months ago, we were just teenagers...

How to turn quarantine time into quality time.

Making the Most of the Quarantine

May 27, 2020

There are things that really stink about the stay at home measures, but there are also things to try that might just help you make the most of the situation.

Savanna Montgomery performs as Mrs. Van Daan in the Diary of Anne Frank for her final performance at Paul Laurence Dunbar.

COVID-19 Cancelled My Final Performance

May 27, 2020

As a senior, there are multiple things that I will be doing for the last time before I move on to life as a college student: my last football game, prom, my last meal in the cafeteria, a tardy note, time spent with my classmates, and even time walking down the crowded hallways.  Students like me, who plan on going out of state for college, are missing out on spending our lasting moments with our ...

When it comes to what we are going to do for school next year, many things remain unclear.

What Happens Next?

May 27, 2020

On April 20, FCPS superintendent Manny Caulk announced that school would remain closed for the remainder of the school year. This announcement didn't exactly come as a surprise. The number of COVID-19 was rising in the county and the state, and it looked like social distancing measures weren’t going to ease up any time soon. Since schools were closed for the rest of the year and it didn't seem like...

Social Distancing Leaves Time for Baking Adventures

Social Distancing Leaves Time for Baking Adventures

May 26, 2020

It's hard to stay busy while social distancing. I've spent more time on my typical hobbies: coloring, reading, walking my dogs, annoying my siblings. But after a while, I get a little stir-crazy. That's why I started baking. Baking is something I do regularly, but since there are endless recipes out there on the World Wide Web, I never have to make the same thing twice.  My family i...

Minnow and Nova stare out the window, stuck inside like the rest of my family.

With More Time on My Hands, I Taught My Cats Some Tricks

May 25, 2020

Lying in bed has become a frequent pastime for me, with little to do and boredom becoming the new normal. Luckily, an idea came to me one day when one of my cats hopped onto my pillow, scaring me awake from my midday nap: why don’t I teach my cats some tricks? Those who know me more than likely also know that I adore cats, hence my obsession with these two little angels: an orange male tabby named Mi...

Four Girls One House: Sisters Reconnecting

Four Girls One House: Sisters Reconnecting

May 19, 2020

My name is Alexis Radhakrishnan, and I have three sisters. My oldest sister, Julia, is a second-year student at the University of Chicago. She graduated from MSTC at Dunbar in 2018. My twin sister, Camille, is a junior with me at Dunbar. Reyna is my youngest sister, and in eighth grade at Beaumont Middle School.  The last time my sisters and I all lived in one house was a year and a half ago bef...

Learning a New Hobby During the COVID-19 Quarantine

Learning a New Hobby During the COVID-19 Quarantine

May 19, 2020

There are only so many shows and movies to binge-watch before you get bored, so why not try something new? With everyone working and doing schoolwork from home since quarantine began in mid-March, there is plenty of time to learn a new hobby.  Gardening Spring is here, and what better time to pick up a green thumb? Even if you don’t have a yard large enough for gardening, you can always grow plants l...

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Coronavirus Task Force Unveils New Mascot: Fauci Bear

May 18, 2020

In a new move of great progress and innovative marketing, the coronavirus task force revealed in a briefing last Sunday that they have a new mascot, Fauci Bear. Like many mascots, Fauci Bear is mute. In an interview with the press, Fauci Bear was quoted saying “.... ………, ………” Trump expressed concerns about this opinion, saying “He’s completely wrong, like, totally wrong, he...

Rather than spend money on movie theater snacks, many students are choosing to stream movies from home.

The Theater, the Theater, What Happened to the Theater?

May 12, 2020

"The theater, the theater, what happened to the theater?" Danny Kaye famously asked in the movie White Christmas.  He was referring to the rise of choreography, but many people are asking the same question about movie theaters during the coronavirus pandemic. Since we are all in quarantine, no one can go to the movies for fear of getting sick. This has caused a domino effect within the movie...