New sorority recruits older students, offers leadership roles for freshmen

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Ashley Strawser and Taylor Thesing smile for a photo at a table at Whitehall Classroom Building. Alpha Chi Omega is UK’s newest sorority. Strawser and Thesing plan to recruit 250 women for their chapter.

By Will Wright wwright@kykernel.com The newly founded Alpha Chi Omega chapter  is recruiting students of all ages, even juniors and seniors who may not be allowed to join other sororities. Political science junior Willow Kreutzer said she tried to join other sororities, but was told she was too old. But Alpha Chi Omega, which has […]

Drew Curtis: long shot, high hopes

Drew Curtis, a independent candidate in the Kentucky governors race, poses for a portrait at National Provisions in Lexington, Ky. on Thursday, August 27, 2015. Photo by Michael Reaves | Staff.

Lexington Native on Independent ticket for governor By Cheyene Miller news@kykernel.com Drew Curtis has been using humor to address serious issues for years, but when things started falling in place for the 2015 Kentucky gubernatorial election, he decided it was time to get serious about making a change. Running on the Independent ticket, the owner […]

Graham family has lost two battles, but their war is far from over

Mark and Carol Graham holding the folded American flags they received after the funerals of their sons. Taken at Fort Carson, CO in 2009. Photo courtesy of the Graham family and Matt Slaby.

By Marc Thomas news@kykernel.com Carol Graham’s story focuses on her two sons, who fought different battles and lost, and how Carol was able to channel her sorrow into combating suicide. Carol’s youngest son, Kevin Graham, died by suicide on June 21, 2003, after losing his battle with depression. Eight months later, on Feb. 19, 2004, […]

Unlike EKU, UK will not fine tobacco offenders

There are multiple smoking signs all over campus like this one in front of Champions Court 1 at UK's Campus in Lexington, ky. on Thursday, August 27, 2015. Photo by Lydia Emeric  | Staff.

  By Sarah Brookbank sbrookbank@kykernel.com @sarahbrookbank UK students, faculty and staff were greeted Thursday morning by an email from President Eli Capilouto reminding them about the university’s tobacco-free policy. UK has been a tobacco-free campus since 2009. The policy prohibits the use of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, chew, pipes, cigars, hookah and snuff, both in buildings and […]

New bus routes should shorten wait times

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  STAFF REPORT Parking and Transportation Services has changed their bus routes. In an interview earlier this month, director of PTS Lance Broeking said new routes should shorten wait times. Real time bus tracking. The changes are as follows: The blue bus runs clockwise (or west) along Limestone. The blue bus route hits Cooper, Ag […]

Breaking News: Student Affairs Vice President to depart

William T. Young library. Staff file photo

By Joshua Qualls jqualls@kykernel.com President Eli Capilouto sent out a campus-wide email announcing the departure of UK’s Vice President of Student Affairs, Robert Mock, on Friday, Aug. 28. Mock is currently one of the top administrative officials at UK. He is leaving to become president of Johnson and Wales University’s Charlotte campus. According to its website, […]

VIP Center aims to prevent peer-based violence at UK

By Sarah Brookbank sbrookbank@kykernel.com @sarahbrookbank The Violence Intervention and Prevention Center sits in the basement of Frazee Hall, next to the remains of the Student Center. The VIP Center provides intervention and advocacy services that are geared toward preventing peer-based personal violence for UK students, faculty and staff. Rhonda Henry, the Director of the VIP […]

Islamic Center unifies Muslims near campus

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A general view of the Islamic Center of Lexington on South Limestone.

By Cheyene Miller news@kykernel.com Islam is frequently covered in the national media, mostly in relation to terrorism and violent extremism. But members of the Islamic Center of Lexington say they want to spread the message that Islam, as its very name suggests, is a religion of peace and submission to God. Established in 1982, the […]