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Lapse is the new Instagram

Peyton Keyes, Reporter February 24, 2024

I created most of my social media accounts when I was in middle school. I had all the usuals for that time, but the one I used most was Instagram. I’ve always loved taking pictures and sharing moments...

Disconnected: The benefits of a social media cleanse

Disconnected: The benefits of a social media cleanse

Gracie Moore, Reporter March 29, 2023

About a month ago, I deleted TikTok and in turn decreased my social media usage exponentially.  My boyfriend deleted TikTok weeks before I did and constantly raved about his increase in productivity.  I...

‘The aspect of being seen is all it takes to start.’ MLK Center hosts discussion of inclusivity for Women’s History Month

‘The aspect of being seen is all it takes to start.’ MLK Center hosts discussion of inclusivity for Women’s History Month

Allie Diggs, Reporter March 23, 2023

The Martin Luther King Center partnered with Underground Perspective and the Office of LGBTQ* Resources to host influencer Lynae Vanee as part of a series celebrating Women's History Month. Vanee’s...

Sophia Rosings mugshot from the Fayette County jail website.

Videos show UK student using racial slurs, attacking desk clerk

Rayleigh Deaton, Editor-in-Chief November 6, 2022

Campus police arrested a UK student Sunday morning, and the victim took to social media to share her story, saying the student used racial slurs and became physically violent. The student was originally...

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Unlikable likes: A need to remove Instagram likes

Hayden Donaldson November 1, 2021

The abolition of likes is in many ways long overdue. Instagram’s like-based system of public scrutiny is an archaic remnant from a bygone time. Social media's affinity for likes originated when the world...

UKs cheerleading team making a pyramid during ESPN College GameDay at Rupp Arena on January 26, 2019, in Lexington, Kentucky. No. 8 Kentucky mens basketball takes on No. 9 Kansas at 6:00 PM. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Current and former UK cheerleaders react in outrage at the firing of the coaching squad over hazing allegations

Sarah Michels May 18, 2020

Yesterday UK announced the conclusion of a three-month investigation into the UK cheerleading squad, regarding allegations including hazing, underage drinking and public nudity. After a concerned parent...

Warren Byron, left, and Chris Sullivan, right, perform for sQecial Medias 48th anniversary celebration amidst the stores unique stock. Photo by Gillian Stawiszynski

UK students, community celebrate 48 years of sQecial Media

Gillian Stawiszynski March 3, 2020

Cheese platters, fruit punch and colorful flyers that read “Everything 40% OFF Today Only!” filled the entrance of sQecial Media on Sunday.Lexington’s well-known metaphysical store celebrated its...

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Youtuber David Dobrik to visit campus, tickets still on sale

Emily Laytham February 25, 2020

After a busy first day of sales, SAB is re-opening ticket sales Tuesday morning for the Youtube U event starring David Dobrik.Students with valid UK IDs can purchase tickets at the Singletary Center box...

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 17: Ariana Grande performs on stage during her Sweetener World Tour at The O2 Arena on August 17, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for AG)

Lexington’s Ariana Grande concert canceled

Natalie Parks November 17, 2019

Ariana Grande has canceled her concert in Lexington on Sunday, citing health concerns. The singer announced the cancellation in an Instagram story, where she also said there would be refunds.The Lexington...

Kentucky Wildcats linebacker Josh Allen (41) runs onto the field pointing his hand with the L down before the game against Louisville on Saturday, November 25, 2017 in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Carter Gossett | Staff

Newborn son and NFL Draft process humbling for Josh Allen

Chris Leach January 11, 2018

One thing in particular helped Josh Allen decide to come back to Kentucky for his senior season instead of pursuing his NFL dreams. On Jan. 3, Allen announced on Instagram that his son, Wesley Allen,...

The GoWild app launch party was held on Oct. 26 at Elkhorn Tavern.

Launch of GoWild app celebrated at Elkhorn Tavern

Blake Fister October 29, 2017

An Elkhorn Tavern party on Thursday launched a new app created by a UK alumnus.GoWild, whose co-founder and CEO Brad Luttrell graduated from UK in 2009, is a social media app for people who love hunting,...


Instagram screenshot rumors not completely true

Madison Rexroat November 27, 2016

With the latest Instagram update came rumors across the social media community that Instagram would now show users when someone screenshots their posts. While users are notified when someone screenshots...

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