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By Brian Shlonsky Some liquor stores have seen a recent increase in sales as people stocked up in preparation for a state alcohol and cigarette tax hike that goes into effect Wednesday. The new tax applies Kentucky’s six percent sales tax to all alcoholic beverages and will double the state tax on cigarettes from 30 […]

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Author encourages students to follow dreams

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Twenty years ago, Dana Canedy walked on UK’s campus as a journalism student. Now, she’s the senior editor of The New York Times. “All I had was a dream, a good education … It turns out, it was good enough,” Canedy said. The UK alumna was invited to campus to give a lecture entitled “I […]

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Event offers students ‘Taste of Africa’

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By Cassidy Myers Students can get a taste of Africa during an event Wednesday featuring traditional music, food and poetry. “Taste of Africa” is organized by members of the African Student Association and sponsored by the Student Activities Board and will include a fashion show featuring traditional African clothing from various countries, African music, traditional […]

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SG election begins Wednesday

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By Melissa A. Eslinger Weeks of campaigning will end Thursday night for the top spot in UK’s Student Government. Three candidates are running in the bid for the SG presidency: Colby Khoshreza, Tyler Owen and Ryan Smith. All three plan on handing out campaign fliers this week with polling information and solicitations for votes. There […]

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Todd quiet on coach, addresses other questions

By Lauren Guberman As news of a replacement for former UK men’s basketball head coach Billy Gillispie developed Tuesday night, President Lee Todd remained mum on the issue during an open forum. Around 20 students came to the event, and around 10 reporters were also there. Most were interested in Todd’s comments on the coaching […]

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Victims speaking out: Students find light in the darkness at Take Back the Night

By Jazmin Smith As the sun went down Monday, more than 250 candles lit up the Memorial Hall amphitheater as students gathered to speak out against violence at Take Back the Night. Take Back the Night is a national event that started in the 1970s. It inspires men and women to confront social ills such […]

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For the past 12 and-a-half years, Dana Canedy has worked at the New York Times and was recently promoted to senior editor. She was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2001. In 2008, Canedy wrote a book. However, this book was one she never wanted to write. Entitled “A Journal For […]

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By Katie Perkowski Tyler Owen said he is running for Student Government president for two reasons. The first is to let students know that they have the option of voting for “an average guy” who does not have a history with SG or the Greek community. The second, he said, is to show that anybody, […]

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By Erin Melwing Ryan Smith promises to bring change and improve on the weaknesses of Student Government if elected. Smith, currently the Board of Trustees Advisory Board chair and the National Politics Advisory Board Chair, along with running mate Kelsey Hayes, stresses the importance of the relationship between SG, students and administrators within the university. […]

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By Mary Kelley Win or lose, Colby Khoshreza said he sees the presidential election as an enjoyable experience that could give him the opportunity to make change in Student Government. Khoshreza has worked with the Office of Student Diversity Engagement that put on “Diversity Dialogues” and “All Greek.” He said he wants to promote diversity, […]

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