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Bowmans Den being torn down in response to opening of new Student Center.

Demolition of Bowman’s Den begins

Sydney Momeyer June 11, 2018

In response to the erection of the new $200 million Student Center, UK has begun efforts to tear Bowman’s Den down.Bowman’s Den was constructed in 2015 to serve as a replacement student center on UK’s...

Drew Vant Land, the organizer of the rally and UK philosophy graduate student, and Samuel Lockridge, a UK public administration graduate student, led protestors in chants during the #KY120 Solidarity Rally by the Bowman statue on the University of Kentucky campus on Thursday, April 12, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Kentucky education is on a ‘dark road,’ UK campus protesters say

Rick Childress April 12, 2018

Red-clad protesters rallied at the Bowman's Den Wildcat Statue for close to an hour in the bright noon sun on Thursday. Future and current teachers of higher and public education gathered with supporters...

Bowmans Den will be deconstructed this summer, and a new green space for students will take its place. 

Say goodbye to Bowman’s Den and say hello to the new Student Center

Sarah Ladd March 30, 2018

New and returning students to UK this fall will face a new scene—the completed Student Center and a green space where Bowman's Den now stands.In 2015, students changed up their hang-out spaces when Bowman's...

A student uses their wildcard ID to purchase food at Bowmans Den on September 14, 2016 in Lexington, Ky.

Wildcat Deals not returning next year; many students already oppose the change

Rick Childress February 12, 2018

Wildcat Deals, a popular dining option which allowed meal-planned students to use meal swipes at retail dining locations, are not coming back next school year, UK said. Many students are up-in-arms about...

Members of the Phi Delta Epsilon medical fraternity raise money and awareness for the Childrens Miracle Network.

Rush and Rally 1K raises money and awareness for the kids

Taylon Baker October 12, 2017

Runners and joggers sweated and gasped through a 1K dash on Wednesday night to raise money and awareness for the Children’s Miracle Network.The Phi Delta Epsilon medical fraternity said they hosted...

A student uses their wildcard ID to purchase food at Bowmans Den on September 14, 2016 in Lexington, Ky.

Underground UK: Flexing through the year

Megan Brown August 28, 2017

It's two weeks into the semester. The taste of home cooked meals are long gone and they have since been replaced with the insatiable and repetitive food of dining halls.The unidentifiable smells of Bowman's...

Freshman Japanese major Katia Ramirez decorating a halloween mason jar at the Pinterest Party presented by SAB at the Rasdall Gallery on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Kalyn Bradford | Staff File Photo

SAB provides action packed semester for students

Sarah Ladd August 18, 2017

The UK Student Activities Board has released its fall schedule of events and asks all students to join in the fun.Dart Art will be held Aug. 24 from 5-8 p.m. at The 90 Front Lawn. Dart Art is a chance...

Students wait in line at Subway in Bowmans Den on Monday, February 27, 2017. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Tapingo app makes campus dining faster

Megan Brown February 28, 2017

Hungry students, rushing to their third class in a row, have only 10 minutes to eat. To their rescue comes a hero: an app called Tapingo.UK has recently followed in the footsteps of seven other SEC schools,...

Students rally against religious protesters on campus. Photo by Emily Cole.

Students show love amid hate

Blake Blevins October 30, 2016

The familiar smell of Bowman’s Den mixed with the pungent odor of hellfire and brimstone thanks to a congregation of radical Christian groups recently protesting next to the eatery’s walkway. What...

Student protesters near Bowmans Den on Monday. 

Religious group disrupts campus with protest

News Staff October 17, 2016

A traveling religious group set up a protest near Bowman's Den on Monday afternoon. Around a hundred bystanders began heckling and arguing with the group. The protest turned physical in some cases and...

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