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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...

Fallen leaves collect under a row of trees outside of William T. Young Library on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Looking back at fall 2021

Editorial Board December 2, 2021

The fall 2021 semester has not passed without its challenges, but the feelings associated with it are vastly different — and far better — than the last.Following three semesters that were radically...

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Spending the holidays with Hallmark

Morgan Luster December 2, 2021

Hallmark Christmas movies may have a reputation of lacking substance and being predictable, but this only makes them more entertaining. Through their cliché storylines, these lighthearted movies are intended...

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...

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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...

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Fall break is a step in the right direction, but more is needed

Editorial Board October 29, 2021

UK was a ghost town this weekend. There were likely more squirrels than human beings on university grounds. A lost but not forgotten feeling filled the corridors of every hallway and wind tunnel on campus...

Flags form the outline “9/11” on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, outside of the Main Building in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Blinded by the media: How the new generation is desensitized to tragic events

Brooklyn Kelley September 9, 2021

Our hearts have been tainted. Our vision has been altered. Our minds have been polluted. We don’t think like people once did, but it isn’t entirely our fault. This began long before we could make conscious...

A man remembers the fallen victims of 9/11. UK Army and Air Force ROTC placed nearly 3,000 flags this morning in front of the administration building and had speakers read out the names of fallen victims of the terrorism attacks of September 11th, 2001 on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

How the memory of the 9/11 tragedy lives on

Editorial Board September 9, 2021

It is the 20-year anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy.For many Americans, this means the 20-year anniversary of losing a loved one. Some grieve despite not having lost anyone, due to the strife that this day...

Flowers outside Maxwell Place, the university presidents house, begin to bloom on Friday, April 10, 2020, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

The case for optimism

Luke Schlake August 26, 2021

Remember last year? Everyone stayed healthy, school was a hell of a good time and “Gangnam Style” broke the internet.Oh. Wait. That was 2012. Remember last year? Last year sucked.I assume (with little...

Naomi Osaka deserves kindness

Gillian Stawiszynski June 7, 2021

Naomi Osaka is a tennis legend, to say the least. At only 23 years old, this Japanese professional tennis player is ranked No. 1 by the Women’s Tennis Association, is a four-time Grand Slam singles champion,...

Friends is difficult to watch in 2021

David Bowlin May 24, 2021

Many studios have had issues trying to get new content released since COVID brought productions to a lull. With 80s and 90s nostalgia in full swing, they’re in luck. Many streaming services are leaning...

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