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So, what now?

Emily Girard June 24, 2022

I woke up today in a condo in Florida, excited and ready to go to the beach with my mother. A few hours later, I was sobbing in my bed, scared for my life. Sure, the news coming out of the Supreme Court...

A slice of sweet potato pie is served on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Thanksgiving: A holiday glow up

Sarah Michels November 18, 2021

I used to abhor Thanksgiving. For a holiday marketed as some fantastic feast, I couldn’t fathom why turkey was the star of the show. I personally preferred ham, and I could never understand why anyone...

Timothée Chalamet in the movie Dune. Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures.

Dune 2021: A classic gets its due

Kaleb Littleton November 16, 2021

Despite heavy delays due to the pandemic, the 2021 film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s “Dune” has arrived. There’s no time to waste, and fear is the mind-killer.Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune” is...

A masked student studies in the William T. Young Library during the first day of classes for the fall 2020 semester on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Is fall 2021 easier?

Kaleb Littleton November 16, 2021

We are approaching two years of this pandemic, and it’s been hard on everyone. Thankfully, though, between the vaccine and empathy from UK, it feels like things are improving.Spring 2020 is a blur, one...

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‘Dreaming of You.’ Novel brings dead pop star back to life

Karrington Garland November 12, 2021

Let’s get one thing straight: people die all the time, but the deaths that stick with us the most are those of our loved ones, friends and idols. This is especially true if their deaths come out of nowhere...

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Twenty-first century swashbucklers: The rise of ethical media piracy

Kaleb Littleton November 12, 2021

Is there such a thing as ethical media piracy? Let me ask you this: of the streaming services you use, how many of them do you personally pay for?It’s a tale as old as time: the main goal of entertainment...

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Deadly Astroworld tragedy reveals need for better safety measures

Audrey Fones November 9, 2021

Let’s take a break from defending multi-millionaire celebrities for a while. Astroworld, Travis Scott’s festival in Houston, left hundreds of attendees injured and eight families grieving the death...

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Closed for business: A need for accountability in the UK open records office

Sarah Michels November 4, 2021

Fair warning: if you need to file an open records request to get information from UK anytime soon, you may want to start thinking about a Plan B. The University of Kentucky’s open records office is...

The Kentucky Theater on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

The live Rocky Horror Picture Show isn’t happening this year. Here are some alternatives

Kaleb Littleton October 21, 2021

COVID-19 has taken many yearly traditions from us, and with the closing of the Kentucky Theatre, live showings of the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” are one of them.While you could just watch the “Rocky...

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Small Artist Spotlight Series: Tayo Omisore

Gillian Stawiszynski February 3, 2021

The idea of this small artist spotlight series is to bring light to artists of all genres in Kentucky, and occasionally beyond, who make amazing music, but don’t get the recognition that they deserve. Tayo...

Students take part in the tradition of sledding in front of William T. Young Library on January 16, 2018, at the University of Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather.

Give us full snow days

Natalie Parks January 27, 2021

Forget toothbrushes in the fridge, ice down the toilet or spoons under pillows: even if these rituals made it snow, the University of Kentucky has decided we won’t be having snow days.“Students enrolled...

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Quarantine Depression Diaries: Another school year, another transition

Ryder Noah From August 10, 2020

This is the final installment of Ryder's "Quarantine Depression Diaries" column. You can find the other installments here. About a month ago, I had a dream where I was back on campus in the student center....

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