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The President addresses the nation in an effort to calm the storm.

Trump’s Coronavirus Failure

March 13, 2020

“We have rung the alarm bell loud and clear,” World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on March 11 when the coronavirus outbreak was declared a global pandemic. The number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed 115,000, and more than 4,200 have died. In the U.S. there have been more than 1,200 cases confirmed and 39 confirmed deaths. Not to mention that the virus has spread to at least 40 states, many of which have declared a state of emergency. The largest outbreaks so far hav...

Why Elections Matter Even if You Can’t Vote

October 30, 2019

For many years, I thought of Election Day as nothing more than a day off from school. I’d sleep in late, watch TV or YouTube videos all day, and let my parents tell me whether our government had been saved or ruined.  This response can feel natural to many teenagers. After all, we’re too young to vote, so why bother staying informed, right? With all the academic and social stress that is a p...

Episode 5: The DREAM Act

Episode 5: The DREAM Act

April 18, 2018

Real World Citizenship at Dunbar

Real World Citizenship at Dunbar

February 15, 2017

On Feb. 16 the Dunbar social studies department is hosting a letter writing event in room 604 after school. Teachers will be on hand to provide assistance during the writing process, and all students are invited to the non-partisan event. “We would like to give Dunbar students a chance to have their voices and opinions heard about what’s going on in our country," said social studies teacher...

Go Out and Vote 2016

May 14, 2016

The 2016 Presidential Race has been one of the most extreme and memorable races in recent history. Despite how historic this election is shaping up to be, only 29% of our population wants to be part of history this year (Pew Research Center RSS). This is a longtime trend now, as in recent elections, at all levels of government, voter turnout only exceeds 50% in the presidential elections and is v...

Students Take Opposing Sides on the Political Debate

April 6, 2016

Earlier this month, staff reporters Jack Stokely, a junior, and Keaton Allen, a senior, showed students how easy it is to register to vote at the County Clerk's office. Now, they go head-to-head in their political viewpoints on the presidential candidates.

Young Democrats and Young Republicans at Dunbar

November 23, 2015

As the 2016 presidential election approaches, people seem to become more interested in the happenings of American government. From Donald Trump’s “ugly” comments to Hillary Clinton’s email scandals, this year’s Presidential elections have been very entertaining. For those who are interested in debating and talking about what’s going on in politics, our school has two political clubs for...

Student Voice Team members including Dunbar seniors Susie Smith, Meghana Kudrimoti and Sahil Nair.

Kentucky’s Student Voice Team

March 18, 2015

Kentucky’s Student Voice Team got their first bitter taste at politics last week when lawmakers got in the way of their widely supported bill, HB 236 which would give students a voice on the appointment of school superintendents. The bill set out to allow high school students -like ourselves- be appointed on committees to decide on new superintendents. When it comes to education, it shouldn’t be...

The PLD Young Democrats and PLD Young Republicans advertise their clubs through their respective political mascots.

PLD’s Political Clubs

December 19, 2014

The political scene here at Dunbar is tense with fierce rivalry-on one side, the small but sturdy group that composes the Young Democrats Club, while on the other hand, the crowded but strong Young Republicans Club. Young Dems The PLD Young Dems has roughly 12 members, and is sponsored by English teacher, Mrs. Wendy Turner. Senior Yutong Gu serves as president. They meet every other Tuesday in Rm. 2...

Upcoming Election

Kennedy Kruger, Staff reporter

November 3, 2014

As Nov. 4 approaches, the race for the senate is on. This election is the first in which many Dunbar seniors will have the opportunity to vote. Unfortunately, many students don’t have the knowledge about the campaigns and they will likely not take part in voting. Republican candidate McConnell has held senate for 30 years, and he has a conservative stance on civil rights issues, support for veterans, and he also makes promises on protecting life and keeping taxes low. “Due to Mitch McConnell’s experience and proven results he has provided for the state of Kentucky, I believe he is the lesser of two evils, and...

Dunbar Political Awareness

October 30, 2014

How aware are Dunbar students of the political atmosphere around them? THe WK-9 The Pound radio station talked to teachers and students about political awareness in Dunbar.

Year End Review

December 17, 2013

January 20th - President Obama Inaugurated On Jan. 20, President Obama was inaugurated to a second term. A crowd of 800,000 was reported to be in attendance for the event, which unusually was one of seven inaugurations to be hosted on a Sunday. In his address after being sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts, the President emphasized political unity and the need for social equality, callin...