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Kentucky Kernel reporters speak to chief procurement officer Barry Swanson and assistant director Jeff Carmickle on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at the University of Kentucky Surplus property in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Samuel Colmar | Staff

Adventures in UK Surplus: A warehouse of surprises

Natalia Garcia and Courtney Suber March 23, 2023

From horse-drawn carriages to every size and shape of filing cabinet and sound boards used for announcing legendary games in the University of Kentucky’s own Memorial Coliseum, UK Surplus is home to...

Maggie Kowalski, Emilee Casabella, Grace Lyon, Madi Moorhead and Kaitlyn King perform Layers...and whats in between, choreographed by Theresa Bautista, at UK’s Rooted Forces dance performance on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, at Guignol Theater in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Mark Cornelison

UK’s ‘Rooted Forces’ dance performance shares stories of struggle

Kristen Roberts, Reporter February 1, 2023

The UK Department of Theatre and Dance held its annual dance performance “Rooted Forces,” the third of five faculty-led productions to be put on this school year, Jan. 27-29 in Guignol Theater. Dancers...

A dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is injected into a patient’s arm on Saturday, April 10, 2021, at UK’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

COVID-19 cases show a steady decrease for students and faculty at UK

Amy Oakley March 10, 2022

Nearly two years after the pandemic started, many students and faculty at UK are feeling hopeful now that the university has gone mask-optional.Many neighboring universities across the state have either...

Students walk across campus on the first day of the spring semester on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

UK resumes in-person classes as omicron cases rise

Hannah Stanley January 13, 2022

The new year brings new challenges for UK, and the omicron COVID-19 variant has become one of the most relevant. The university has implemented further actions to prevent the spread across campus.UK has...

Jayden Riggs, a sophomore clinical management major, gets tested for COVID-19 on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, at K-Lair in Haggin Hall in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

All of UK should be tested

Editorial Board January 13, 2022

As students approach the fifth semester that has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems unlikely that the virus will be going away anytime soon. At this point, though, the University of Kentucky...

Continued masking, testing among Capiloutos plans for spring semester

Continued masking, testing among Capilouto’s plans for spring semester

Emily Girard December 24, 2021

UK will continue to require all individuals to wear masks in campus buildings and unvaccinated individuals to take weekly COVID tests in spring 2022, according to a spring guide released Thursday.In a...

Fallen leaves collect under a row of trees outside of William T. Young Library on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Looking back at fall 2021

Editorial Board December 2, 2021

The fall 2021 semester has not passed without its challenges, but the feelings associated with it are vastly different — and far better — than the last.Following three semesters that were radically...

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...

UK president Eli Capilouto speaks to new students during the Wildcat Welcome Ceremony on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

COVID Update: One goal achieved but more progress to come, Capilouto says

Sarah Michels September 16, 2021

Over 80 percent of the campus community is fully or partially vaccinated as of Sept. 9, UK President Eli Capilouto announced to UK’s Board of Trustees Friday. With an 81.5 percent vaccination rate,...

The Albert B. Chandler Hospital on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

More people than ever are applying to the College of Medicine. Students and faculty have ideas about why

Emily Girard September 9, 2021

UK’s College of Medicine saw a dramatic increase in applications in 2020. In the past year, the number of applicants has increased from 2,777 to 3,792 — one of the highest recorded applicant numbers...

Open letter urging vaccine mandate at UK gains over 1,000 signatures

Open letter urging vaccine mandate at UK gains over 1,000 signatures

Jack Weaver and Rayleigh Deaton September 1, 2021

As of Wednesday at 11 p.m., 1,400 signatures have been affixed to an open letter petitioning University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto and Acting Provost Robert S. DiPaola to make COVID-19 vaccines...

A crowd of UK students jumps up and down to music during Christian Student Fellowship’s Luau Party on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021, at CSFs temporary location on Columbia Avenue in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

CSF luau criticized for lax COVID protocol for second consecutive year

Haley Woods and Sarah Michels August 23, 2021

A luau party thrown by UK’s Christian Student Fellowship has caused quite the Twitter stir, and not for the first time. A video of Friday night’s mostly maskless and not socially-distanced event posted...

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