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Anaya Ali, a freshman animal science major, poses for a photo on Friday, Feb. 10, 2023, at The 90 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Carter Skaggs | Staff

Humans of UK: Anaya Ali makes the most of freshman year

Rayleigh Deaton, Editor-in-Chief February 20, 2023

Some freshmen take a while to acclimate to the culture of college and find ways to plug in at UK. For first-year animal science major Anaya Ali, the problem is finding enough time in the day for all the...

A slice of sweet potato pie is served on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff file photo

Sharing an international perspective on Thanksgiving

Quézia Arruda Cunha, Reporter November 23, 2022

People talking loudly, children running around the table, music louder than aunts in the beauty salon. This is the most realistic and familiar scene, when I remember my country – Brazil. I believe...

Students wait in line for Nathan’s Taqueria food truck at the Eat Around the World SAB event on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

Eat Around the World invites students to travel the world, without leaving UK’s campus

Taylor Moon September 26, 2022

University of Kentucky's Student Activities Board (SAB) hosted “Eat Around the World” on Sept. 16, an event designed to introduce students to the food, traditions, music and people of other cultures...

Fans cheer as three planes perform a flyover before the Kentucky vs. Missouri football game on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Kentucky Kernel

The culture and ceremony of football: An international perspective

Quézia Arruda Cunha, Reporter September 1, 2022

When I think about the American football experience, it’s this exact picture I have: a giant place full of my romanticized American stereotypes. As an international student coming from Rio de Janeiro,...

The Kentucky State Capitol dome breaks through the morning fog in Frankfort, Ky. on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. Photo by Martha McHaney | Staff

The real division in Kentucky

Brooklyn Kelley January 27, 2022

Moving to Lexington to attend the University of Kentucky might as well have been like moving to a whole other part of America, even though I only live a few counties away, and I grew up coming here to...

Students gather on University Avenue during a student celebration after Kentucky football defeated No. 10 Florida on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Changes coming to State Street

Audrey Simpson December 6, 2021

Katie Meek, a UK senior majoring in integrated strategic communication, has appreciated the culture of State Street for two years, but facing new construction and demolition, she now wonders what her street...

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Forgiveness is a key component to a true college education

Isabel Phillips September 24, 2019

At a time when “cancel culture” is prominent in our society, the concept of forgiveness has become rare. As soon as something negative comes out in the media about a celebrity’s past, they are almost...

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Culture, not just rules, must change for true equality

March 7, 2019

TIME reported on Feb. 20 that a high school in Wisconsin that previously presented cheerleaders with awards based on a competition of body parts has ended the practice. While I don’t think any of us...

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Cyntoia Brown doesn’t need to apologize

January 15, 2019

You probably know Cyntoia Brown’s name. If you don’t know her name, she is the 16-year-old who was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 51 years for killing a 43-year-old...

Kentucky players celebrate after winning the VRBO Citrus Bowl against Penn State on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at Camping World Stadium, in Orlando, Florida. Kentucky defeated Penn State 27-24. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Kentucky football solidifies ‘culture change’ with 27-24 win over Penn State

Bailey Vandiver January 1, 2019

ORLANDO, Fla.— The culture has changed: Kentucky is a real football school. UK football solidified this status in a 27-24 win over Penn State in the VRBO Citrus Bowl Tuesday.“Believe me, we had a...

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‘Experiencing a new culture’: UK students learn benefits of studying abroad

Sarah Halsey September 19, 2018

With a room exploding with energy, possibilities awaited students in the Gatton Student Center's Grand Ballroom at the Education Abroad and Exchanges Fall Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 18.Students buzzed with...


Safety provided for those studying abroad during international tension

Miya Leykauf October 20, 2017

In recent years, terrorist attacks have plagued major cities around the world, causing fear and chaos. Studying abroad is an opportunity that many students want to take advantage of; however, the fear...

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