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Mike Thompson (left) and Williams Atkinson, the two leaders of the Lexington Lightsaber League, ready their weapons on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, at Woodland Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Thompson and Atkinson are the two members that have been a part of the league for the longest. Photo by Kaitlyn Skaggs | Staff

From a galaxy far, far away to Lexington: Lightsaber league brings Star Wars to life

Kaleb Littleton November 4, 2021

For almost 45 years, Star Wars has held a massive presence in popular culture. From an annual array of Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader Halloween costumes to never-ending Yoda memes, the movie franchise...

New students watch a video during the Wildcat Welcome Ceremony on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Five things a UK freshman learned in their first month

Riley Stull September 19, 2021

1. You need to invest in good shoesWalking at least three miles a day is a given on UK’s campus. If you don’t have decent shoes, your feet will never recover. Walking from the Jacobs Science Building...

Five things a UK freshman learned in their first month

Riley Stull September 17, 2021

1. You need to invest in good shoesWalking at least three miles a day is a given on UK’s campus. If you don’t have decent shoes, your feet will never recover. Walking from the Jacobs Science Building...

Where once stood three large white oaks, as well as dogwoods and hornbeams, now only a single holly stands.

Columnist: Kirwan-Blanding trees removed despite intent to ‘preserve’

Cameron Luker February 19, 2020

When I heard that the Kirwin-Blanding complex was going to be removed, I was very pleased to hear that plans for replacement dorm included adjacent greenspace. It seems that places for students to relax...

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Memes, the patriarchy, and why people hate on Greta Thunberg

Brianna Stanley October 10, 2019

I was absent-mindedly scrolling through my news feed yesterday, doing my best to ignore the looming specter of midterms, when a photo of a Greta Thunberg effigy swinging from a noose woke me from my daze.Hold...

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Welcome 2019 by being better humans

January 1, 2019

New Year’s Day is here after a year of highs, and, unfortunately, heaps of lows.2018 was filled with disappointing events around the world that should open our eyes and challenge our minds in the New...

A participant participates in the bareback riding event during the 5th annual Cowboy Up for a Cure Rodeo at Alltech Arena on Saturday, April 7, 2018 in Lexington, Ky. Cowboy Up for a Cure was created in 2013 to raise money and awareness for various types of pediatric cancer. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Cowboy Up for a Cure Rodeo, UK students take a stand against pediatric cancer

Rafael Silva April 8, 2018

The greater UK community, alongside 200 entrants, "cowboyed up" for the fifth time to take a stand against pediatric cancer.The 2018 annual Cowboy Up for a Cure Rodeo was held Saturday, April 7, at the...

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