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Prom 2018: The World Awaits

Prom 2018: The World Awaits

May 1, 2018

Dunbar's prom "The World Awaits" was held on April 21 at the Carrick House.

PLD in Pictures: Dunbar Prom 2017

PLD in Pictures: Dunbar Prom 2017

April 23, 2017

For the first time in several years, Dunbar held its prom off campus. This year, under the guidance of Mrs. Lyndsey Thurston, Mrs. Melanie Timmers and Mrs. Cynthia Jones, the prom steering committee petitioned to have prom at the Carrick House on North Limestone. According to attendees, not only was the venue a beautiful and welcome change, the music, snacks that included soft pretzels, and giveaways...

Popping the Question for Prom

April 3, 2017

Promposals, or the act of inviting someone to a high school prom, have become a rite of spring. Posting photos and videos of the events on sites such as Instagram and Twitter is a big part of the ritual. Some promposals involve pun laden signs, others involve spelling out the word “PROM” with food or other items. Each approach is unique in their own special way, and sometimes they involve a...

Dunbar Students Participating in Prom Dress Drive

March 4, 2017

Because she believes that no one should have to forfeit prom due to financial reasons, Lafayette High School junior Rachael Bishop, contacted multiple representatives at schools in Lexington to help her organize a prom dress drive at 2-5:30 pm on March 25 at Southland Christian Church in Building M. Dunbar's representative is junior Abby Hendren. "Our mission [for the prom dress drive] is to mak...

WPLD May 2 Broadcast

May 2, 2016

This week we looked at Lacrosse Season Update, Creative Writing Kindergarten Books, a review of Prom, and the Latino Outreach Leaders interview with Univision.

A Cinderella Story

April 27, 2016

Upon hearing the news that she might be able to wear a tiara, Mallory Burrows was elated to be on Dunbar’s 2016 prom queen court. This year at Dunbar, prom was a special night for just about everyone. For the first time in Dunbar history, a senior with Down Syndrome, Mallory Burrows, was crowned prom queen Apr. 23 as the crowd cheered in excitement. Earlier this semester, during Dunbar’s pep ...

His and Her Prom

His and Her Prom

April 21, 2016

Two of Lamplighter's staff reporters, Jack Stokley and Sarah Phillips, give their individual perspectives on this year's prom.

Love Doesn’t Count Chromosomes

March 17, 2016

Promposals, asking someone to prom in a public and elaborate way, have been a tradition in high school culture for the past decade, and they seem to be getting bigger and better every year. Arguably, the most public promposal is to ask in front of the entire school, and that’s exactly what senior Halkeiem Lewis did on March 15. In the middle of the much-anticipated pep rally during fourth block,...

Top Five Prom Songs of 2015

Top Five Prom Songs of 2015

April 23, 2015

There are two modes at prom: empty dance floor and packed dance floor. The difference between the two is based on one thing--music. There are tried and true favorites like "Cupid Shuffle," "Happy" and pretty much any Beyonce song, but what are some of the newer songs that you can expect to hear this year. If you want to pre-plan your choreography, here's your chance to preview the top five so...

No Prom? No Problem

No Prom? No Problem

April 23, 2015

This year, I’ve decided not to go to my senior prom. When people ask me why, I have a few different reasons; I alternate answers to make it interesting. It's either: 1) No one asked me. 2) Because of reason one, it would be very expensive. 3) I’ve already been to two proms and senior dinner dance and I still have the blisters from my shoes. These reasons came up a little later, however,...

Promposals: A sweet tradition or an unfair expectation?

Promposals: A sweet tradition or an unfair expectation?

April 20, 2015

With spring approaching people are beginning to spring the question. Prom? Just this past month junior and senior girls have started to realize that prom is around the corner as they race to claim their unique dresses. Once the first tweet or snapchat of a girl’s dress is sent out, Miss Priss and Geno’s become mad houses, with girls attacking the racks and storming the fitting rooms, trying...

Planning the Prom

Planning the Prom

April 17, 2015

Mrs. Lyndsey Thurston has been the sponsor of Dunbar's prom for two years with the help of Mrs. Cynthia Jones, Mrs. Amy Hayden, and Mrs. Kris Feddock, who assists with fundraising for the event. The 2015 prom steering committee consists of 35 girls and two boys, who have worked since the fall to plan this year's event. Despite their good intentions there have been complaints about prom related issues...