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Kentucky quarterback Will Levis (7) looks for an open receiver during an open practice in Lexington, Ky., Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Clubb)

Faith, family, football (and fruit, of course): The story of Will Levis

Jack Weaver January 27, 2022

Will Levis knows what it’s like to be a “normal student.”Last semester, Levis spent his weekends at Kroger Field, where he led the Wildcats in a successful 10-3 season. But just a semester before...

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...

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

Is fall 2021 easier?

Kaleb Littleton November 16, 2021

We are approaching two years of this pandemic, and it’s been hard on everyone. Thankfully, though, between the vaccine and empathy from UK, it feels like things are improving.Spring 2020 is a blur, one...

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

UK intends to operate normally again beginning in Fall 2021

Braden Ramsey March 12, 2021

Just two days after revealing it will hold in-person commencement at the conclusion of this spring semester, the University of Kentucky has announced intentions to return to normal operations in the...

Students take notes in Jill Day’s History & Philosophy of Physical Education & Sport class on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, at White Hall Classroom Building in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Students feel stress for midterms but see light at end of the tunnel

Josh Ford March 11, 2021

Midterms are one of the most stressful times of the year for most college students. In a year in which higher education and learning has been upended almost completely, the benchmark tests students face...

Students take part in the tradition of sledding in front of William T. Young Library on January 16, 2018, at the University of Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather.

Give us full snow days

Natalie Parks January 27, 2021

Forget toothbrushes in the fridge, ice down the toilet or spoons under pillows: even if these rituals made it snow, the University of Kentucky has decided we won’t be having snow days.“Students enrolled...

Details released on COVID-19 entry testing for spring semester

Details released on COVID-19 entry testing for spring semester

Haley Simpkins January 10, 2021

In an email on Jan. 10, UK Vice President for Student Success Kirsten Turner released details on the COVID-19 entry testing required for students before they return to classes for the spring semester. COVID-19...

Students walk out of the White Hall Classroom Building 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

‘Life is hard’: Students, professors adjust learning to pandemic stressors

Ryan Whitt November 30, 2020

Higher education was tested in ways it has never been tested before during the COVID-19 pandemic.As administrations and universities tried to adapt large-scale operations and campuses to accommodate safety...

UK junior computer engineer major Tony Ramirez moves out of his dorm on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff.

Semester down, finals to go: UK students depart campus for winter break

Sydney Stiegel November 24, 2020

A semester that began as an experiment has nearly come to an end, with UK students departing campus prior to the holidays. The final day of classes was Tuesday, Nov. 24, though finals will be held online...

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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...

Cases among UK students since March account for 90 percent of all college cases reported by the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department.

At least one UK student hospitalized for COVID-19

Natalie Parks September 27, 2020

Between one and five UK students have been hospitalized with COVID-19 complications, according to the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department.The hospitalizations were first reported on Sept. 21, though...

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