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A screenshot of the University of Kentuckys Twitter post from Tuesday, March 1, 2022, expressing its stance of solidarity with Ukraine.

UK releases statement in support of Ukraine

Kendall Staton March 1, 2022

UK’s Public Relations and Marketing department shared university president Eli Capilouto’s statement on the school’s stance of solidarity with those impacted by violence in Ukraine.In the statement,...

Mario Maitland poses for a portrait on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, at the Gatton Student Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Humans of UK: Mario Maitland shares people’s stories

Laurie Jonhatan February 17, 2022

Mario Maitland, a recent December 2021 UK graduate, debuted his podcast “What’s Next with Rio,” last fall on social media. Maitland began season one, which is still in continuance, with a vision...

A Southern Belle: His Journey For Identity

Audrey Fones January 24, 2022

Davis McIntire started his TikTok career toward the end of his high school years and in the midst of COVID-19. He created the character Dixie Jewel that skyrocketed his TikTok account to 100,000 followers...

Elle Smith poses for a portrait on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Issac Janssen | Staff

UK, Journalism and Media alumna crowned Miss USA

Morgan Luster and Rayleigh Deaton December 1, 2021

Elle Smith, alumna of University of Kentucky’s School of Journalism and Media, won the 2021 Miss USA pageant Monday after previously being crowned Miss Kentucky. Smith graduated with a B.A. in broadcast...

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‘Dreaming of You.’ Novel brings dead pop star back to life

Karrington Garland November 12, 2021

Let’s get one thing straight: people die all the time, but the deaths that stick with us the most are those of our loved ones, friends and idols. This is especially true if their deaths come out of nowhere...


Yak is back!

Lindsey Jones November 12, 2021

University of Kentucky students were quick to take advantage of the re-release of the beloved iOS social media platform Yik Yak. The app, originally released in 2013 by CEO Tyler Droll, allows people...

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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...

Young trick or treaters walk down the sidewalk with their candy during Halloween on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, on Chenault Rd in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff file photo.

‘Squid Game,’ Britney Spears and fairies: This year’s Halloween costume trends

Sophia Shoemaker October 21, 2021

With Halloween quickly approaching, many UK students are making plans for the weekend and are working to find the perfect costume.  TikTok users have provided costume inspiration.On TikTok, the #halloweencostumeideas...

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...

Colleen Scott and JuRang Kim

JuRang Kim and Colleen Scott: Two missing instruments, a lack of security cameras, and an unexpected friendship

Gillian Stawiszynski June 29, 2021

    This May, two students at UK’s College of Fine Arts were put into an incredibly stressful situation. Their on-campus lockers were broken into, and their instruments were stolen. “I felt so...

Team Kentucky briefing 2/4/21: Four new vaccine sites announced

Rachel Crick February 4, 2021

During the Team Kentucky briefing on Thursday, Feb. 4, Gov. Andy Beshear announced four new regional COVID-19 vaccination sites will open next week across Kentucky.Two of the four additional sites were...

Participating locations selected for UK Covid-19 vaccine trial

Participating locations selected for UK Covid-19 vaccine trial

Josh Ford November 5, 2020

The University of Kentucky is participating in a COVID-19 trial. According to a UK press release from Nov. 5, Baptist Health Lexington and Norton Healthcare in Louisville will be testing sites for the...

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