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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

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UK SGA announces unofficial election results

UK SGA announces unofficial election results

Kendall Staton, Asst. News Editor October 4, 2022

UK Student Government Association (SGA) announced unofficial results of the race for Freshman Senate Positions via Instagram. The unofficial results name Morgan Brooke, Zach Tow, Carter Davidson, Jackson...

University of Kentucky mens basketball head coach John Calipari testifies in front of the Senate Education Committee in favor of Senate bill 6, which passed unanimously on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, at Kentucky State Capitol annex building in Frankfort, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Calipari and Barnhart testify before Kentucky General Assembly, support NIL bill

Hunter Shelton February 10, 2022

Kentucky athletics director Mitch Barnhart and mens basketball head coach John Calipari testified in favor of name, image and likeness (NIL) legislation for student athletes in Kentucky on Wednesday. According...

UK Student Government Association votes on vaccine mandate

UK Student Government Association votes on vaccine mandate

Allie Walters September 23, 2021

On Wednesday, Sept. 23, the UK Student Government Association held a full senate chamber meeting, voting to continue considering the motion of a university vaccination mandate.SGA Senator Danica Moon,...

A person walks up the ice covered step of the Kentucky State Capitol on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, in Frankfort, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff.

Legislature to watch

Haley Simpkins February 16, 2021

The Kentucky legislature has been busy since resuming session on Feb. 2, introducing a number of bills and continuing impeachment proceedings against Gov. Andy Beshear.The legislature has also wrapped...

UK will restore retirement contributions beginning with next fiscal year

Natalie Parks February 8, 2021

In an open meeting of the university's faculty Senate, executive vice president for finance and administration Eric Monday announced that UK will restore its retirement contributions for employees beginning...

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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,...

Mitch McConnell gives victory remarks at his Election Night watch party. 

A “clear choice.” McConnell defeats McGrath to win his seventh Senate term

Sarah Michels November 3, 2020

After months of attack ads, fundraising and campaigning, Mitch McConnell solidly retained his Senate seat Election night against Democratic candidate Amy McGrath. It came as little surprise to Kentuckians,...

Mitch McConnell speaks during the debate between Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Democratic opponent Amy McGrath on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, at the WKYT studio in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Takeaways from last week’s Senatorial debate

Natalie Parks October 19, 2020

22 days before the election, Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell and his Democratic challenger, retired Lt. Colonel Amy McGrath, met for the first and so far only debate of the fall campaign.The debate,...

Nicole Funk is a UK alumna who now works as an Educational Resource Coordinator VISTA with the Food Literacy Project. Photo provided by Nicole Funk.

Oppose Senate Bill 1, a UK alum’s perspective

Nicole Funk February 4, 2020

Right now in Kentucky state legislature, Senate Bill 1 is being reviewed. The bill proposes that anyone in Kentucky who works for a federal agency will be accountable for pointing out people who they think...

Muslim Day at the Capitol, Wednesday, January 22. A handful of men with signs protested the event.

Muslim day: A push against stigma, xenophobia and bullying at Kentucky’s capitol

Akhira Umar January 28, 2020

A week ago on Wednesday, January 22, Frankfort hosted the first Muslim Day at the Capitol. Muslims from all over Kentucky, young and old, made their way to the Capitol not only to celebrate Islam but to...

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2018 is the year for women in politics

September 19, 2018

A surge of female politicians has scorched the way to a possible Congress filled with more women than ever before, and this is the perfect year for it.I believe this surge of women, who ran full-force...

The Student Government Association Senate held their first meeting in the Senate Chambers in the Gatton Student Center on Wednesday, August 29, 2018. Photo by Rick Childress | Staff

UK SGA Senate wants students to know how it will spend $600,000 in student fees

Rick Childress August 30, 2018

UK’s Student Government Association Senate kicked off the school year with a light-hearted and productive meeting on Wednesday night— the first-ever official meeting in the brand-new Senate Chambers...

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