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Voters wait in line to cast their ballots on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, at the Tates Creek Public Library in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff file photo.

Amendment 2 debate shows need for transparency in government

Jennifer Sadler, Reporter December 26, 2022

Though election season is now over (for most), I’m sure many of us are left frustrated, confused and unfulfilled by the results. For those who participated in the 2022 midterm elections for Kentucky,...

Captain Christopher Hopkins, UK Army ROTC (Left), Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton, State Auditor Mike Harmon and JOU 101 professor Buck Ryan celebrate during UKs Constitution Day in the William T. Young Library on Sept. 17, 2018.

‘Cast your own vote’: UK community celebrates the Constitution’s 229th birthday

Taylon Baker September 17, 2018

On the 229th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution, members of the UK community decided to join in on the party.The Journalism 101 class hosted Kentucky’s Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton...

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India’s decriminalization of gay sex is a step toward equality for all

September 7, 2018

In a landmark ruling, India’s Supreme Court struck down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, decriminalizing gay sex.In short, the Indian Penal Code outlines the list of possible punishments per offense...

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Pressure on the Press: Journalism is under fire, and students are feeling it the most

Bailey Vandiver October 4, 2017

For 218 years, the press has been protected in America. For longer than that, the press has been threatened.Many college newspapers claim to be the oldest—The Harvard Crimson, Yale Daily News, The Miami...

A young girl waves an American flag at an event in solidarity with the Womens March on Washington in Lexington on Jan. 21, 2017, expressing her First Amendment right to peacefully assemble. 

Celebrate the First Amendment not just annually, but every day

September 26, 2017

Nowadays, it is impossible to talk about politics and journalism without bringing the First Amendment into the conversation. The idea is so important to talk about that we have a Scripps Howard First Amendment...

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...


Constitution Day to teach students about the First Amendment

By Alex Brinkhorst September 18, 2016

UK will celebrate the 226th anniversary of the United States Constitution Monday with several events discussing the historic document and the rights it gives American citizens.Directed by Matthew Giancarlo,...

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