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Chris Stapleton performs during his “A Concert for Kentucky” on Saturday, April 23, 2022, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Chris Stapleton’s spectacular Kroger Field concert was worth the two year delay

Jack Weaver April 25, 2022

After two years of postponements, Chris Stapleton finally took the stage in Lexington Saturday night for the first ever concert at Kroger Field.Stapleton’s “A Concert for Kentucky” was originally...


A look into the lives of ‘Queer Eye’ personalities

Abbey Cutrer March 3, 2022

Antoni Porowski and Bobby Berk from the Netflix show “Queer Eye” visited the University of Kentucky Singletary Center on Tuesday, March 1, for an interview with the Student Activities Board (SAB).The...

Elle Smith poses for a portrait on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Issac Janssen | Staff

UK, Journalism and Media alumna crowned Miss USA

Morgan Luster and Rayleigh Deaton December 1, 2021

Elle Smith, alumna of University of Kentucky’s School of Journalism and Media, won the 2021 Miss USA pageant Monday after previously being crowned Miss Kentucky. Smith graduated with a B.A. in broadcast...

What to expect from Miss USA 2021

What to expect from Miss USA 2021

Natalie Parks November 29, 2021

Lights, cameras and action — all three will feature on the national level tonight as 51 women from across the country compete to be named Miss USA 2021. The 70th edition of the Miss USA pageant airs...

The Laramie Project on October 29, 2021. Photos by Mark Cornelison | UKphoto

The resurgence of UK theater: Department presents ‘The Laramie Project’

Anna Byerley November 18, 2021

After a non-traditional season with a mix of live and pre-recorded performances, the UK theater department is eager to return to a full season of live indoor performances with in-person audiences. During...

Kentucky Wildcats forward Keion Brooks Jr. (12) dives for a loose ball during the University of Kentucky vs. Auburn mens basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 82-80. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

BBM: This year vs. last

Trinity Bratchett October 8, 2021

As basketball season quickly approaches, so does the highly anticipated Big Blue Madness. Though the COVID-19 pandemic is not over, there are plenty of differences between last year’s and this year’s...

Prisoners of our own device-ing: A look at Bo Burnham’s Inside

Rayleigh Deaton June 18, 2021

As mandates are lifted and the world rushes headlong back to normality, wanting to put the last year behind it as soon as possible, Bo Burnham invites us to stop and reflect on pandemic life.A few days...

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...

Dark Moon Hollow band member Trey Reinhart plays guiter and sings during a show on April 10, 2021, at The Burl distillery and event venue in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Martha McHaney | Staff

In person entertainment returns to Lexington’s event venues

Callie Justice April 14, 2021

Live entertainment has made a long-awaited return to Lexington. With restrictions, venues are able to reopen and bring the lively atmosphere back Lexingtonians were once accustomed to.Comedy Off Broadway...

WRFL maintains broadcasting streak while quarantined

Emily Girard May 20, 2020

In over 30 years, UK's student-run radio station, WRFL 88.1, has never gone off the air — not even now, during a pandemic, when the station has moved its operations outside the studio for the first time...

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Student Activities Board hosts ‘Friendsgiving’

Hayley Burris November 24, 2019

The television show Friends became iconic throughout the years it was aired. However, students and young adults still enjoy the show’s reruns even today.The Student Activities Board hosts an event annually...

Lexington Fire Department Major Walter observes smoke coming from a vent outside the Singletary Center on UKs campus on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Lexington, Kentucky. Walter said it was most likely just a smoke scare. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Smoke outside of UK Singletary Center likely caused by generator, fire officials say

Rick Childress April 24, 2019

Multiple Lexington Fire Department crews responded to a call of excessive smoke near UK's Singletary Center on Wednesday morning. At the scene, reporters observed a considerable amount of smoke pouring...

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