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Vendela Norris, a freshman broadcast journalism major, sits in a hammock on Friday, April 9, 2021, outside William T. Young Library in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Why switching majors is actually a good thing

Alexis Harmon April 28, 2022

I came into college thinking I was going to end up becoming a psychiatrist. I was a psychology major who was excited to learn about people and the way we think.What I didn’t take into consideration is...

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Assigned readings: Helpful or harmful?

Brooklyn Kelley April 21, 2022

Minds are much like bodies — what we put in them matters. In a college setting, this can be difficult to control, especially when assigned readings have so much to do with a grade in a course.Assigned...

Humans of UK: Peter Allen Stone brings the Bluegrass to Finland

Karley Keen March 31, 2022

Peter Allen Stone is learning to speak Italian, but for his upcoming adventure, Finnish might prove more useful.Stone, assistant professor of theatre and head of acting at UK, will take his craft to Finland...

A student wearing a mask exits Gatton Student Center on the first day of in-person classes on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

The Class of 2020: How is college going two years into the pandemic?

Claire Osterfeld March 14, 2022

Teens who graduated high school in 2020 are now halfway through their time in undergrad, but they have not had a "normal" college year yet.The pandemic has not been easy for anyone, but it has affected...

Joe Graft poses for a portrait on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Corrie McCroskey | Staff

In memoriam: An ode to the people who move us

Corrie McCroskey March 10, 2022

At the end of January, I had the privilege of meeting and interviewing a man named Joe Graft. I needed a subject for our Humans of UK column, and a friend passed off his name and contact information to...

Student Press Freedom Day: The right to speak freely

Student Press Freedom Day: The right to speak freely

Evelyn Mickschl March 3, 2022

The First Amendment of the United States Constitution states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of...

Service learning at UK

Laurie Jonhatan and Emily Girard February 23, 2022

At UK, there are a great number of ways students can get involved with service learning. This type of experiential education provides for a variety of benefits for students. Whether they’re participating...

Alex Droth, a freshman at the University of Kentucky, studies on her laptop on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021 at 12:53 a.m., at William T. Young Library in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Kaitlyn Skaggs | Staff

Testing knowledge versus testing memory

Jessica Kinsella February 23, 2022

Students sit in a silent room, their phones tucked away in bags at their feet as they squint down at the pages of questions in front of them. Weeks of studying have prepared them to regurgitate the facts...

Sophomores Jack Watson and Elizabeth Oiler work on homework at the William T. Young Library on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021 at 12:48 a.m., in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Kaitlyn Skaggs | Staff

The reality of the college experience

Abbey Cutrer February 10, 2022

Throughout high school, students are told certain things about college life by teachers, mentors and parents. Not all this information is positive, and it has the potential to sway the expectations that...

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...

University of Kentucky strategic communications sophomore Maigan Williams gets tested for COVID-19 on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

COVID-19: Two years later

Morgan Luster January 20, 2022

Over the past two years, the world has grappled to find its balance under the unpredictable conditions brought by COVID-19. This uninvited guest has left the world with devastating gifts that have altered...

Ice covers the lawn in front of William T. Young Library on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

The importance of academic breaks

Brooklyn Kelley January 13, 2022

As I watched the country roads turn into interstates through my windshield and eventually saw the Lexington skyline, I realized how bittersweet it was to have a shorter winter break.Last year’s winter...

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