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Need for donated blood rising, donation drive to be held on campus

Lauren Campbell November 11, 2020

Kentucky Blood Center, the largest FDA licensed non-profit blood bank in Kentucky, relies on volunteer blood donors to provide 400 pints of blood per day to meet area patients’ needs.However, the need...

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Quarantine Depression Diaries: Lamenting the social aspect of college

Ryder Noah From June 22, 2020

The social aspect of college is arguably as meaningful as the academic part. Everyone has the potential to meet lifelong friends, have fascinating conversations with strangers in the library or dining...

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Quarantine Depression Diaries: We must not forget the College Board

Ryder Noah From May 25, 2020

With schools switching to online learning amid the pandemic, the education empire College Board had to make quick changes to its AP exam to accommodate social distancing guidelines. Tests were shortened to...

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Quarantine Depression Diaries: To be a kid again

Ryder Noah From May 25, 2020

It seems like one thing after the other with this quarantine. Protests bringing up discussions about racism, church session cancellations bringing up talk about religious freedom and murder hornets making...

Prats, a lecturer in the College of Arts and Sciences, is concerned about enforcement and compliance of social distancing guidelines like masks.

“I can’t imagine going into the classroom”: UK faculty on campus reopening

Emily Girard May 18, 2020

At the beginning of May, UK announced that it planned to reopen for the Fall 2020 semester.The reopening plans, released in mid-May for feedback, include adjustments to classroom spaces and course delivery.But...

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Quarantine Depression Diaries: My shifting body image

Ryder Noah From April 27, 2020

Everyone on social media has seen those quarantine memes about people’s bodies deteriorating because of the quarantine; and not in the I’m-eating-too-many-unhealthy-snacks-that-will-lead-to-heart-issues-down-the-road...

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Quarantine Depression Diaries: A reflection on the true essential workers

Ryder Noah From April 19, 2020

This is the third installment of Ryder Noah's newest column, Quarantine Depression Diaries. When in school, the cliché way to convince students to work hard is by making them afraid of working at McDonald’s....

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Quarantine Chronicles: St. Pat’s weekend and greenless Chicago rivers

Gavin Colton April 16, 2020

This is the first installment of Gavin Colton's new column, Quarantine Chronicles, that will detail his experiences amidst the coronavirus pandemic. ***I couldn’t get into the hotel room because my...

A mural of John Prine painted by Graham Allen of SquarePegs Studio and Design on the outside of Apollo Pizza, Lexington, KY. 

Remembering John Prine, the songs and the stories

Cameron Luker April 13, 2020

Over the past few weeks, the coronavirus outbreak has left us stuck inside, bored and lonely. It has been hard on a lot of us as we feel disconnected from others and nature. In these dark times, we should...

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Quarantine Depression Diaries: Back to the bad place

Ryder Noah From April 9, 2020

This is the first installment of a new column by Ryder Noah concerning daily life struggles in quarantine. The screech of the lawnmowers. The cookie-cutter houses. The three schools right next to each...

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