Sigma Phi Epsilon loses charter

UK’s Kentucky Alpha Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon has been denied a chapter review and had their charter revoked by national headquarters, according to a letter sent to the fraternity from a Sigma Phi Epsilon director of chapter services. The letter, dated Sept. 15, said, “The National Board of Directors has authorized the withdrawal of […]

Spreading his wings: UK ROTC alumnus returns to campus for stadium flyover

Captain Brown

When Capt. Penn Brown was four years old, he would watch planes fly over Interstate 65 and land at Louisville International Airport. On Saturday, 70,000 people will watch Brown fly an F-15 over Commonwealth Stadium before the UK/Louisville football game. There was never any doubt in Brown’s mind he would become a fighter pilot, he […]

Multicultural sorority takes ‘step forward’ at UK

By Kyle Kleisinger After two years of failed attempts to affiliate with UK, Delta Phi Mu, a Latina-based inclusive sorority, is making headway. Jackie Segura, current president of the UK chapter, said the sorority looks to embrace women of every background. “Part of our mission is to include everyone,” Segura said. “Hispanic, black, white, we […]

Clearing the air: UK HealthCare to inform about secondhand smoke

By Kirsten Clancy Though many people know the dangers of smoking directly, many underestimate the dangers of secondhand smoke, according to a UK HealthCare survey. UK HealthCare and statewide community partners launched an educational program Thursday to bring secondhand smoke health risks to light. Nearly 1.6 million Kentuckians do not understand the serious health risks […]

Liberian war documentary provides ‘inspiring’ message

portrait by Cassidy Herrington Suedy Menseray fled Liberia two years ago during the brutal civil war. She and her three daughters now live in Lexington and she works at UK Hospital.

By Cassidy Herrington Lexington’s eyes affix to Liberia this weekend for the showing of a new documentary, “Pray the Devil Back to Hell.” The film is a war story that addresses the Liberian Civil War, but unlike most war stories, hope and non-violence are central to its message. The cameras follow a group of Liberian […]

Students A.C.E. musical theater

Opera Theater

By Hope Smith Young performers in Lexington have a new venue for honing their talents of singing, dancing and acting. A class offered by UK Opera Theater teaches its students what other performance classes don’t — how to improve while having fun. The Academy for Creative Excellence is a series of classes designed to train […]

New student housing regulations proposed

By Brandon Farmer Overcrowding in student neighborhoods has the Lexington Town and Gown Commission considering changes in student housing regulations. At the meeting on Wednesday, the committee discussed the problem of converting single-family houses into numerous-occupancy apartment complexes. Because the streets were designed to house only light-density homes, there have been problems with parking, garbage […]

Kennedy urges Ky. clean-up

Kennedy

By Roy York The nephew of late environmentalist Sen. Edward “Ted” Kennedy attacked coal and other fossil fuels and called for an overhaul of the infrastructure and economic policy regarding energy production in the U.S. on Wednesday in Memorial Coliseum. Robert F. Kennedy Jr., chief prosecuting attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper and president of Waterkeeper […]

Lessening game day litter

Group aims to reduce trash around stadiu By Sara Nargessi Football season brings thousands of fans into Commonwealth Stadium for hard hits and touchdowns, but once the game ends, cans, bottles and other trash cover the area. For its third year, the Game Day Task Force is hoping to curb the amount of litter left […]

SG debates Senate title merger

By Andrew Pillow The possibility of combining two Student Government positions was presented Wednesday night during a full Senate meeting. Senator-At-Large Kara Osborne used senator’s privilege at the end of the meeting to introduce the idea of combining the vice president title from the executive branch and the Senate president position of the legislative branch. […]