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SGAs Director of Inclusion and Equity Kayla Woodson poses for a portrait on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, at the Student Government Association office in the Gatton Student Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff.

Out of darkness, into light? College students on America’s future

Sarah Michels February 1, 2021

When COVID-19 arrived, it forced people to stay home. The usual distractions were taken away as restaurants and businesses closed, sports seasons abruptly halted and the world went quiet. Americans, looking...

Young participants hold up signs during the annual Holiday Freedom March on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Dear Mr. President: Letters from elementary and middle schoolers to Joe Biden

Sarah Michels January 21, 2021

As the Biden administration officially replaces the outgoing Trump administration, the nation shifts their eyes to the next four years. What will President Joe Biden do, and how well will he do it? Will...

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Reflections on a Riot: The power of presidential lies

Luke Schlake January 19, 2021

Six days ago, after one of the darkest moments of modern American history, Donald Trump was impeached for inciting an insurrection that breached the U.S. Capitol building. Had things gone a bit differently,...

Biden won. Now what? Next steps in the presidential transition of power.

Haley Simpkins November 8, 2020

Now that Joe Biden has been named president-elect, what happens next? President Trump said in a press release on Saturday that his campaign will take the next steps for legal action on Monday to “ensure...

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to Amy McGrath supporters during the rally on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, at Bath County High School in Owingsville, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

UK students voice reactions to Biden presidency

Lauren Campbell November 8, 2020

Joe Biden was elected the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, Nov. 7, surpassing 270 electoral college votes as he flipped Pennsylvania. UK students have voiced their reaction to his win and...

Biden/Harris supporters celebrate the results of the presidential election, cheering and dancing as passing cars honked in solidarity on Nov. 7, 2020. Photo by Natalie Parks.

Following Biden’s victory, ‘overjoyed’ supporters celebrate in downtown Lexington

Natalie Parks November 8, 2020

In New York, Philadelphia and Chicago, thousands of Americans took the streets to celebrate Joe Biden's victory in the Presidential election, an outcome announced the morning of Saturday, Nov. 7.In Lexington,...

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to Amy McGrath supporters during the rally on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, at Bath County High School in Owingsville, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Key swing states called, driving Biden to victory over Trump

Natalie Parks November 7, 2020

The nation has been waiting.Four days after Election Day, and at the tail end of months and months of campaigning, the Presidential race has been called in favor of Joe Biden, who will become the 46th...

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Nobody won the debate, unless you count Chris Wallace

Ryder From October 3, 2020

After many campaign ads, tweets and an endless array of memes, on Tuesday, Sept. 29, the time came for President Trump and democratic nominee Joe Biden to face off in one of the worst debates many news...

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Biden “won” the debate, not by default, but by defense

Connor Thomas October 2, 2020

The first presidential debate was unquestionably a mess. However, since the beginning of the Trump administration, most everything that the president has waded into has been such. Though many potential...

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Climate change: Where do the Democratic 2020 candidates stand?

Claire Hilbrecht September 16, 2019

As the 2020 presidential election draws nearer, it is important that we as students educate ourselves on the presidential candidates’ platforms. One issue that is of particular importance this election...

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George H.W. Bush’s death is not the end of ‘a culture of civility’

December 6, 2018

George Herbert Walker Bush’s death was deemed, “The end of a culture – a culture of civility,” by Ron Kaufman, one of Bush’s former senior aides, and other GOP members, according to the AP.Much...

Barr pointing off stage to his campaign staff. Andy Barr and his supporters attend his 2018 Election Night Celebration on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at Griffin Gate Marriott Hotel in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Barr expresses ‘gratitude’ after win; McGrath calls to ‘resume our work’

Sydney Momeyer and Bailey Vandiver November 6, 2018

After defeating his Democratic challenger in a close, heated race this election day, incumbent Congressman Andy Barr said the one word to describe what he felt was “gratitude.”Barr received 51 percent...

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