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By Austin Schmitt Hot weather is creeping across UK’s campus and summer is right around the corner, yet a shadow still exists: Finals Week. Final exams begin on Monday, and the days to study are dwindling. Students need to start studying now in order to prepare themselves for the next week, said Karin Lewis, UK’s […]

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By Brian Shlonsky Two new federal loan programs will go into effect July 1, offering some students debt forgiveness. The College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007 established the Income-Based Repayment plan and the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, which could significantly reduce monthly student loan payments when used together for students pursuing public […]

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Students clean up campus, save recyclables

By Andrew Blankenship With a small amount of time and a willingness to pick up garbage, UK students did their part to clean up campus Wednesday. About 20 students gathered at Stoll Field to pick up trash as part of Campus Clean-up. The event was part of Earthdays in the Bluegrass, a month-long celebration during […]

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Q&A with UK student selected as Kentucky Derby princess

By Sarah Eisenmenger At this year’s Kentucky Derby Festival, a UK biology senior will be more than an attendee. She’ll be a princess. Laura Hamilton, who plans to attend medical school next year, was chosen as one of the 2009 Derby princesses.   The Derby Princess contest, which has been running since 1957, is a […]

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Kicked to the curb: Local organizations encourage students to donate used furniture

By Kayla Phelps The end of the school year is quickly approaching and students are moving out of residence halls, apartments and houses around campus. In an effort to prevent students from disposing of unwanted furniture, the Salvation Army Thrift Store, Habitat for Humanity ReStore and Goodwill want to remind students of the opportunity to […]

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UK Police issued a crime bulletin after a student reported an assault Tuesday morning. The female student reported she was walking behind W.T. Young Library along Columbia Avenue around 2 a.m. when she was pulled from behind by her backpack and fell against a parked car.  She suffered minor injuries to the side of her […]

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By Andrew Blankenship Individuals who want to help make the Earth a cleaner place will get their chance Wednesday, as students gather to pick up trash left around campus. As part of a month-long celebration, Earthdays in the Bluegrass is hosting Campus Clean-Up, which will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at Stoll Field. […]

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By Sarah Wilder The Lexington Transit Authority will hold public meetings to present the findings of an operational study, hoping to make improvements to the system. The comprehensive operational analysis was performed by RLS & Associates, Inc., a firm based out of Dayton, Ohio. The preliminary findings were based on results of passenger surveys, rider […]

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The Lemon Tree serves students unique experience

By Kelli Long The iron burned a hole in the white linen tablecloth, then quit working completely. And this was at 9:30 a.m., guaranteed to be the first of many near-disasters the students, the professor and the chef would have to avert in order to get lunch served at noon sharp. This may seem like […]

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The Final Effect: End of the semester cause local business hours, patterns to change

By Sarah Wilder With Dead Week in full swing, and finals week quickly approaching, students may find themselves looking for a quiet place to study outside of the library. While some businesses will be extending their hours at the cost of their own sleep, others have decided to not let finals week affect their hours. […]

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