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Making spirits bright before December

Kennedy Parker, Reporter November 15, 2023

You walk into your childhood home on a snowy afternoon. You are eager to stay outside and make more snow angels, but the smell of warm cookies and Christmas music invites you inside anyway. You sit...

Finding home away from campus: Students’ favorite spring break destinations

Finding home away from campus: Students’ favorite spring break destinations

Quézia Arruda Cunha, Reporter March 10, 2023

Those colorful and vibrant leaves are at rest for now. The branches are drier and it looks like the trees are longing for some watercolor in their foliage. But it's just a fleeting season like any other.  It's...

How to have a meaningful and sustainable holiday season

How to have a meaningful and sustainable holiday season

Gracie Moore, Reporter December 14, 2022

The holiday season is chaotic to say the least. Trying to buy the perfect gift for someone who has everything, rushing to fill stockings and navigating around busy stores is overwhelming. It’s difficult...

Associate Direct of UK Choral Activities Lorie Hetzel conducts the entire choir ensemble during the 25th annual “Collage: A Holiday Special” on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, at Singletary Center for the Arts in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Carter Skaggs | Staff

UK’s Collage holiday concert celebrates 25 years

Paul Schlowak, Reporter December 8, 2022

The University of Kentucky’s School of Music celebrated a special anniversary this past weekend: the 25th annual “Collage: A Holiday Spectacular”. Collage is a yearly concert at UK that paves...

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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...

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Don’t be rude, save your food: Creatively reducing food waste this holiday season

Kelly Walker December 16, 2019

Now that Thanksgiving and the month of November are over, the holiday-crazed Cindy Lou Who’s of the world are finally allowed to openly blast Christmas music and decorate their Christmas trees free of...

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Sucker punch the spirit of consumerism this Christmas

Brianna Stanley December 4, 2019

We’re almost at the time when UK students gratefully crash-land into winter break. Personally, there is always one thing that delays my post-finals hibernation: procrastinated Christmas shopping.I'm...

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Five wonderful winter events for UK students

Isabel Phillips November 6, 2019

Although the cold weather and short days can make you want to stay inside all winter, some of the most fun activities take place over the next few months.With the holidays coming up, Lexington has many...

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Give back all year, not just at Christmas

December 24, 2018

Christmas is upon us once again, but don’t worry: I’m not here to give you a “top 10 ideas for giving back” article. It’s become cliché to “give back at the holidays." Articles abound with...

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Best podcasts to listen to over break

Sarah Halsey December 18, 2018

Christmas break is here, and so many good podcasts came out in 2018. There is so much that you can learn from podcasts, and there are podcasts on most any topic you can image for free online. I listen...

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Combat holiday blues with self care

Sarah Halsey December 11, 2018

The holidays can be a very hard time of year for many.A lot of things can change over the course of a year. Loved ones may have passed. Family relationships may still be in shambles. Life is hard, and...

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The best movie list for the Christmas countdown

Sarah Halsey December 4, 2018

Christmas is here once again, and that means it is time for annual Christmas movie marathons! Nothing puts me in the holiday spirit better than Christmas movies. Here is my list of my favorite Christmas...

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