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Lapse is the new Instagram

Peyton Keyes, Reporter February 24, 2024

I created most of my social media accounts when I was in middle school. I had all the usuals for that time, but the one I used most was Instagram. I’ve always loved taking pictures and sharing moments...

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Keep the remote-work option

Peyton Keyes, Reporter February 22, 2024

In 2020, work-from-home options became the new norm for nonessential businesses. Collaborative Zoom calls replaced in-person business meetings, and instead of decorating office cubicles, workers created...

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COLUMN: iPhones vs. Androids: A guide to losing all your friends

Khushi Arora, Reporter February 20, 2024

We’re a month and a half into 2024, and things have been pretty chill. There’s absolutely nothing controversial going on anywhere So, I’m going to fix that by using the old-as-time tradition of...

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The truth about shopping locally: Benefits and drawbacks to buying from the local farmers market

Jennifer Sadler, Reporter February 18, 2024

With discussions of sustainability and climate-consciousness becoming ever-present, there has been an increase in talk of the importance of “shopping locally.” The push for this local consumerism...

GUEST COLUMN: Anti-Transparency Bill Must Be Stopped

GUEST COLUMN: Anti-Transparency Bill Must Be Stopped

Jon Fleischaker and Michael Abate February 15, 2024

Editor's note: Jon Fleischaker and Michael Abate are media law and First Amendment experts who serve as General Counsel to the Kentucky Press Association. They practice at the law firm of Kaplan Johnson...

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Everyone should practice self-love this Valentine’s Day

Peyton Keyes, Reporter February 14, 2024

Valentine’s Day is a time for us to share our love for those we care about with our timelines flooded with photos of elaborate dates, large bouquets of flowers and enough chocolate to last the rest of...

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What’s the hype with romantic comedies?

Kennedy Parker, Reporter February 14, 2024

Whether it be a sweet movie you throw on with your partner or a tear-jerking love story you watch with your best girl friends for Valentine’s Day, romantic comedies have made a mark on society — and...

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Single and loving it: Embracing the holiday of love

Reaghan Chen, Opinions Editor February 13, 2024

Ever since I can remember, I have loved Valentine’s Day. Something about staying up all night covering my Valentine’s box with construction paper and writing all 25 of my classmates’ names on...

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The top five TV episodes to watch on Valentine’s Day

Elizabeth Davis, Reporter February 12, 2024

Whether you’re sitting alone eating chocolates in your bed or having yourself a Galentine’s date, a good Valentine’s Day TV episode never hurt anybody. From laughs to love stories, these five episodes...

Should students commit to the honors pathway?

Should students commit to the honors pathway?

Owen Chesemore, Reporter February 10, 2024

During my freshman year, I met with an adviser who offered a compelling case for why I should join honors. I took her advice and applied for the Lewis Honors College through upper-level admissions. Why...

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Online influencing has ruined the shopping experience

Peyton Keyes, Reporter February 8, 2024

Like it or not, we have all fallen for the marketing of online trends. Every other post you scroll past is a subtle, or not so subtle, marketing tactic of influencers and companies. While the effect...

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COLUMN: Was our childhood really that great, or is the world just exponentially worse now?

Khushi Arora, Reporter February 6, 2024

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I want to talk about what’s on all our minds — our childhood. Or at least that’s the case for those of us who are single and blame our upbringing...

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