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Lilly Whitley poses for a portrait on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at the Gatton Student Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Humans of UK: Lilly Whitley works it out

Charlotte Hauck April 14, 2022

College students have much to balance; school, jobs, extracurriculars and social activities add up to create hectic schedules for students, sometimes causing physical fitness and mental wellness to be...

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The battle of the merch: Wearing high school apparel in college

Lindsey Davis April 7, 2022

When it comes to wearing high school merchandise in college, I personally do not partake, but I don’t see the harm in doing so either – to a certain extent, at least.As a freshman in college, it’s...

A student wearing a mask exits Gatton Student Center on the first day of in-person classes on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

The Class of 2020: How is college going two years into the pandemic?

Claire Osterfeld March 14, 2022

Teens who graduated high school in 2020 are now halfway through their time in undergrad, but they have not had a "normal" college year yet.The pandemic has not been easy for anyone, but it has affected...

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

The future of your financial journey at UK

Editorial Board March 3, 2022

The future of tuition payments doesn’t look entirely bright. College is downright unaffordable for many, and tuition has increased for the past 10 academic years at the University of Kentucky. House...

Sophomores Jack Watson and Elizabeth Oiler work on homework at the William T. Young Library on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021 at 12:48 a.m., in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Kaitlyn Skaggs | Staff

The reality of the college experience

Abbey Cutrer February 10, 2022

Throughout high school, students are told certain things about college life by teachers, mentors and parents. Not all this information is positive, and it has the potential to sway the expectations that...

Ariane Almeida, a freshman international student, poses for a photo on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

Humans of UK: Ariane Rodrigues Patrus Almeida faces challenges in a new country

Abbey Cutrer January 13, 2022

Ariane Almeida had to wear a mask for 28 hours straight while traveling back to Lexington from her hometown of Belo Horizonte, Brazil, after winter break.Almeida, a freshman international student majoring...

Gov. Andy Beshear announces new COVID-19 restrictions

Gov. Andy Beshear announces new COVID-19 restrictions

The top five days for positive cases in Kentucky during the entire COVID-19 pandemic have been recorded in the last week.Tuesday, Nov. 17 was the fourth highest day for positive cases in the state, with 2,753...

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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...

Kentucky head coach John Calipari yells at a referee during the University of Kentucky vs. Auburn mens basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 73-66 to win the SEC regular season championship. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Clarion Connection: Calipari’s Coach’s Grandson joins Kentucky roster

Braden Ramsey March 29, 2020

Each fall, there's an influx of basketball players into Lexington. This year's class recently added a wrinkle. Isaac DeGregorio, the grandson of Joe Degregorio - who served as John Calipari's coach at...

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New dual-credit program enables UK instructors to teach college courses in high schools

Ryder Noah From February 23, 2020

As part of an effort to make an easier integration and transition from high school to college, UK has started a new dual credit program that teaches college courses in local Kentucky high schools.The UK...

Kentucky freshman guard Dontaie Allen poses for a photo during mens basketball photo day on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, at the Joe Craft Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Former “Kentucky Mr. Basketball” Dontaie Allen nears childhood dream with UK

Mohammad Ahmad November 12, 2019

In the small town of Falmouth, Kentucky, just 40 miles south of Cincinnati, a shy, quiet kid has dreamed of playing basketball for the Kentucky Wildcats since he was eight years old. That young man’s...

Former president Bill Clinton talks with former Kentucky Gov. John Y. Brown, a UK alumnus, after speaking to support Jack Conway in his run for Senate on Oct. 11, 2010. Brown is a UK alumnus. Photo by Britney McIntosh | Kernel File

Here’s a list of UK alumni who have moved on to to become governor.

Hailey Peters October 26, 2019

University of Kentucky alumni have gone on to do great things. Although neither of the current gubernatorial candidates are graduates of UK, there have been several notable governors in the history of...

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