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A lot of life left to live. UK alumnus and mother searches for new kidney

‘A lot of life left to live.’ UK alumnus and mother searches for new kidney

Emily Girard May 18, 2022

The Facebook page has been up since April 26. Sarah Zopfi’s sister-in-law, Lindsay Zopfi, set it up with a straightforward title: “Sarah Needs a Kidney.” The description is even more to the point,...


Kasimma March 23, 2022

I am pregnant.That is the story.The rest is the detail.The first time Dumebi hit me was the day I announced my pregnancy to him. After five misty years of casting out my net, I caught a baby. Those five...

Gooseberry Pie

Joseph Cox March 23, 2022

The day of the wedding was exceptionally pleasant. A clear sky promised a forbidding of rain and prompted a soothing backdrop for the soft rustling of the Magnolia. Its blooms dripped over Ms. Meade’s...


Grace Hedrick March 23, 2022

The elder ambled along the beach, hobbling over to each shell he came upon. The cane progressed in sync with his body and clicked with every step he took. He observed the hoary waves as they crashed beside...


Charlie Tran March 23, 2022

When I was a child, I used to ask my parents why we left the Fragrant Harbor. For the  longest time, I didn’t know its actual name because my parents refused to call it anything else.  Mama said whatever...

Robbery 101

Ava Weece March 23, 2022

I look up from my magazine and see a robber standing in front of me who doesn’t look like one, since his hair is sticking up in all directions and his shirt is on inside out. But he does have a gun.I...

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Beach, you kill my vibe: Why the shell it’s overhyped

Morgan Luster March 10, 2022

As spring break approaches, the beach dominates as the most popular hotspot for students to take time to unwind from their daily studies. While it’s an ideal place to de-stress, taking a trip to the...

Annalei Canter poses for a photo on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, at the Gatton Student Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Humans of UK: Annalei Canter travels outside her comfort zone

Sophia Shoemaker September 30, 2021

Freshman fashion merchandising major Annalei Canter has lived in several states and countries throughout her life, and she is working to meet new people in her newest home at UK. Canter was born in Chongqing,...

Anita Crick kneels by her husband, Rodney, after measuring his blood oxygen levels on Feb. 22, 2021, in Nicholasville, Kentucky. Rodney recently returned home after a month of being hospitalized for COVID-19. Photo by Rachel Crick.

Lifeline: How one couple’s 55-year love story helped them beat COVID

Rachel Crick June 8, 2021

On Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, Anita Crick packed a bag and called an ambulance for her husband, Rodney. When the ambulance arrived, the couple embraced, unsure if or when they would see each other again.It...

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Souls in the sky

Makenzie Dixon December 13, 2020

There are people who claim they are not afraid to die, but when they find themselves facing death, their opinions might change. Kentucky orthodontist, Dr. Jay Parekh, has been in near-deadly situations...

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Need for donated blood rising, donation drive to be held on campus

Lauren Campbell November 11, 2020

Kentucky Blood Center, the largest FDA licensed non-profit blood bank in Kentucky, relies on volunteer blood donors to provide 400 pints of blood per day to meet area patients’ needs.However, the need...


Your friendly neighborhood service workers need you to wear a mask

Gillian Stawiszynski October 31, 2020

 A week ago at my part time job as a hostess, a woman walked in looking for a table for lunch. She walked in with a smile that scared the life out of me. My co-worker quickly handed her a mask asking...

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