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A masked student studies in the William T. Young Library during the first day of classes for the fall 2020 semester on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Zoom classes: Soon to be a memory or here to stay?

Shawn Clancy April 19, 2021

In a post-COVID world, should UK still offer a greater amount of online and hybrid classes than they did pre-COVID?Ask any student or professor about “zoom fatigue” and I guarantee you’ll receive...

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The monster under our bed: Addressing mass shootings in post-pandemic America

Grant Wheeler March 17, 2021

Tuesday morning our country woke up to a tragic piece of news that was heartbreaking, spirit breaking, and sadly inevitable. A mass shooting in Atlanta has left eight dead, four of which are believed to...

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Lessons Learned: personal viewpoint

Gillian Stawiszynski February 27, 2021

Life pre-COVID feels archaic at this point in the pandemic. Concerts, movie theaters and large gatherings are a thing of the past, and quite frankly, the thought of any of these activities frighten me....

Alejandro G. Inarritu accepts the award for best director for "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)'', in the press room of the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. (Ian West/PA Wire/TNS)

Are the Oscars a waste of time?

Sarah Michels February 25, 2021

I typically find out the Oscars are happening the day after they’re over. Same with the Golden Globes, Emmys, Grammys, Tonys and the dozens of other awards shows usually broadcast at the beginning of...

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Should cancel culture be canceled?

Mihir Kale February 18, 2021

On even the most average of days, a quick scroll through Twitter’s trending tab would more than likely lead you to a #[Insert Celebrity]IsOverParty hashtag. The app has become synonymous with the “cancel...

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Presidents’ Day: good, or bad or unimportant?

Myles Stumbo February 11, 2021

Alternatively called Washington’s Birthday, Washington and Lincoln Day or President’s Day, Presidents’ Day is a federal holiday in the United States which closes many government offices, businesses...

Photographer Melani B. created Tayo Omisores album cover art, pictured here. 

Small Artist Spotlight Series: Tayo Omisore

Gillian Stawiszynski February 3, 2021

The idea of this small artist spotlight series is to bring light to artists of all genres in Kentucky, and occasionally beyond, who make amazing music, but don’t get the recognition that they deserve. Tayo...

A possible passageway to Narnia, on the hard-to-get-to second floor of the Little Lucille Fine Arts Library

The Chronicles of the Fine Arts Library

Luke Schlake January 26, 2021

If one happens to venture to the far side of the Fine Arts Library second floor, they will discover a nondescript door labeled “Narnia."The extreme plainness of the door juxtaposed with its magical...

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Four ways you can stay safe this holiday break

by Gillian Stawiszynski November 12, 2020

This school year, we’re all getting a much longer winter intersession than usual. Last school year, fall semester ended Dec. 20, and spring semester started Jan. 15. In contrast, this fall semester...

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Online classes during a pandemic? Not it

Makayla Porter November 5, 2020

Initially, there was excitement for 2020, because every celebration was on the weekend and the aura surrounding the year was happy and free. Personally, I was turning 21, which is an important age; it...

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How Safe is Your Vote?

Maddie Pass November 1, 2020

​2020 has been anything but a normal year; adjusting to the “new normal” and learning to live in these “unprecedented” times has been a struggle. The upcoming presidential election is not exempt...

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Trump claimed victory, dismantling Biden’s arguments, base

Jacob Patterson October 4, 2020

We typically think of debates as events where candidates hash out the ideas of the day and battle for the minds of Americans. More times than not the issues which make or break candidates in debates have...

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