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Volunteers work to prepare trees to be planted on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, at Bryan Station High School in Lexington, Kentucky. The tree planting event was a part of Lexingtons fourth annual Tree Week. Photo by Martha McHaney | Staff

Tree plantings, tree walks at Lexington’s fourth annual Tree Week

Elijah Hendricks October 13, 2021

This week, Lexington’s fourth annual Tree Week aims to protect, cultivate, celebrate and enjoy the ecological and health benefits of trees. On Saturday, Oct. 9, a tree planting at Bryan Station kicked...

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The ‘understory’ of Appalachian forests and culture is ASA conference theme

Brianna Stanley March 4, 2020

This year marks two firsts in the Appalachian Studies Association conference’s 43-year history — the first time it’s being held at UK and the first time it’s had a main focus on the forests of...

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‘The Mad Scientist’: Why your life would be different without fruit flies

Thomas Hart February 26, 2020

The Mad Scientist is a new bi-weekly column by biology senior Thomas Hart. Fruit flies can be very annoying. But did you know they’re a very commonly studied organism in biology? Despite how many of...

A child examines an owl at the Owl Night Hike at the UK Arboretum in Lexington, Ky. on Jan. 24, 2020.

A Friday night at the UK Arboretum in search of nature’s ‘perfect killing machines.’

Brianna Stanley February 6, 2020

Dr. Jim Krupa smiled at the crowd gathered at the UK Arboretum. He was ready to set the tone for the evening—a light-hearted introduction to his favorite hobby.“Tonight is Warbler night,” he said,...

Aliina Keers leads members of the Iroquois Hunt Club on a hunt on Nov. 24, 2019, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Thrill of the Hunt: Lexington fox hunting club preserves a centuries old tradition

Just a half hour’s drive from the bustling, cell-phone ringing, e-scootering UK campus, the steady plod of dozens of former race horses could be heard marching over a babbling creek deep in the rolling...

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Become a dendro-detective: Why you should get to know your silent friends

Cameron Luker October 16, 2019

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a friend that is hundreds of years old? One that has seen things change yet has stood firm against the hardships of time. You can meet many of these friends as you walk to...

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Girls Take on Boy Scouts

Natalie Vincent February 25, 2019

As of Feb. 1, 2019, U.S. girls can now join the Boy Scouts of America. In the wave of feminism and female empowerment, this is another step in the direction of gender equality.However, the name will remain...

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Environmental Friday: The IPCC Special Report and why you should care

Brianna Stanley October 12, 2018

The Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C  was released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on Oct. 8. The prognosis for our planet: not good, but not hopeless. As students pretty...

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We must recognize gender bias in our language

September 6, 2018

One the largest differences between human beings and our closely related primate ancestors is our capacity for language.The ability to communicate our thoughts through spoken and written word has undoubtedly...

TeNiya Elnora Jones, a 19-year-old University of Kentucky sophomore, has been studying abroad in the Middle East was in a swimming accident in the Mediterranean Sea in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Saturday, July 28, 2018. According to The Times of Israel, her body was found Monday morning by Rescue forces that had been searching for her. 

Update: Body of UK student found after accident in Mediterranean Sea

Bailey Vandiver July 30, 2018

The body of a UK student who went missing in the Mediterranean Sea on Saturday has been found, according to The Times of Israel. TeNiya Elnora Jones, a 19-year-old sophomore from Ft. Myers, was swimming...

Student overcomes medical hurdles en route to graduation

Joseph Bledsoe November 27, 2016

Cecelia Hutchinson, a Biology student at UK, had her college career interrupted in the summer of 2015 when she was diagnosed with recurrent pericarditis, or inflammation of the pericardium, a thin sac-like...

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