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Police work a scene after responding to reports of shots being fired on University Avenue on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

UK needs to do more to promote safety in an unpredictable world

Gracie Moore, Reporter February 19, 2023

Following the shooting at Michigan State University on Monday, Feb. 13, shots were fired in an on-campus parking garage at UK early Wednesday morning. The first alert went out at 1:28 a.m. when the...

Illustration by Akhila Nadimpalli

A story known All Too Well: The Taylor Swift Ticketmaster saga

Gracie Moore, Reporter February 14, 2023

Ticketmaster and the Senate saw the wrath of many Taylor Swift fans after chaos ensued while thousands of them hoped to get tickets to Swift’s first tour in four years.  The first round of tickets...

This is America

In memoriam: Honoring The Capital victims by practicing freedom of the press

Bailey Vandiver June 29, 2018

This is America.In America, Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of the press. Because of this, I used to read stories about journalists imprisoned, disappeared or killed in other countries...

Teens are leading the way for gun control – and people are listening

Hannah Woosley March 30, 2018

On March 24, 2018, the March For Our Lives protest began in the form of a march. This march, organized by the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after the devastating shooting that took place...

A protestor holds an umbrella with handwritten statements calling for change during the March for Our Lives Lexington on Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Lexington, Kentucky. The march was held in solidarity with gun violence protests across the country. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Students a force at Lexington gun violence protest despite rain, freezing temps

Shannon Hickerson March 24, 2018

Thousands of Lexington students and other supporters braved the cold, pouring rain on Saturday to participate in Lexington’s March For Our Lives protest.The protest, held along with other protests nationwide, was...

Age restrictions on gun sales are necessary moving forward

Hannah Woosley March 14, 2018

Dick’s Sporting Goods, Walmart, Kroger and L.L. Bean are currently doing what lawmakers aren’t.Dick’s Sporting Goods began what now looks like a chain-reaction to gun violence sweeping the United...

Bean bags are the answer to school gun violence

Megan Brown February 23, 2018

The answer to gun violence in schools is not arming teachers nor is it an assault weapon ban or enhancing background checks. Republicans and Democrats will always be split over the Second Amendment issue,...

Mass shootings should be politicized now

Sydney Nash October 11, 2017

The tragedy in Las Vegas last Sunday marks the 273rd mass shooting in the United States since the beginning of 2017, according to data from the Gun Violence Archive. Today is the 282nd day of the year,...

Student bars safer alternative to local nightclubs

Tanquarae McCadney April 15, 2017

There is nothing worse than seeing your life flash before your eyes— imagining your happiest moments, your moments of sadness and of sheer gratitude. Before your life ends you think of your parents and...

Dani Greene painting a mural on the Shoppers Choice Market. 

Lexington artists plan to create mural to honor Trinity Gay

Madison Rexroat November 11, 2016

Local artists Dani Greene and Raymond Mueller will paint a 30-foot tall mural of Trinity Gay at Whitaker Bank Ballpark, according to a report by LEX 18.Gay was shot and killed in a Cookout parking lot...

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