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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...

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Ten things young journalists should know, according to a panel of industry professionals

Brooklyn Kelley April 14, 2022

On Thursday, the UK School of Journalism and Media hosted a panel of professional journalists to speak about their experiences in the industry. The six panelists, all affiliated with the Louisville Courier...

Flowers outside Maxwell Place, the university presidents house, begin to bloom on Friday, April 10, 2020, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Growth vs. fixed mindset: Glass half empty? Then add more water

Morgan Luster February 22, 2022

The mind is the most powerful tool a human being has. It is the control center that is behind all thoughts, emotions and desires. Since this built-in instrument carries a great deal of information tailored...

Kentucky Wildcats outside hitter Alli Stumler (17) hits the ball over the net during the UK vs. Ole Miss game on Saturday, March 13, 2021, at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 3-1. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Humans of UK: Alli Stumler keeps the Cats on top

Jaron Centers September 2, 2021

This is Humans of UK, inspired by the Humans of New York Instagram series by photographer and author Brandon Stanton. This series dives into the individuals of UK as well as their stories, strifes and...

Leslie Bueno and other exchange students visited Seouls Gyeoungbokung Palace wearing “hanboks,” dresses that are worn for traditional events in South Korea. Photo provided.

A student’s experience studying abroad in South Korea

Leslie Bueno December 16, 2019

Being able to travel to a foreign country while earning college credits is the perfect excuse to travel for students. Studying abroad is one of the best experiences any student can have, and personally...

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Your personality sets you apart in the professional world

Haley Blackburn October 24, 2019

Students in the same major have taken nearly all the same classes, learning very similar skills. This can seem daunting to students when it comes to setting themselves apart for future internships and...

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For presidential candidates, being a good debater should be part of the job description

Natalie Vincent October 16, 2019

The CNN/New York Times Democratic Presidential Debate on Tuesday night, with twelve competing candidates, was the largest primary debate in U.S. history—and it was certainly interesting.Candidates pinned...

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Learning that pays: the value of pursuing multiple majors

Sarah Michels September 30, 2019

Ever since I decided to pursue a dual degree and two minors, the connections between each area of study have astounded me.Sometimes, my economics class curriculum perfectly matches up with chapters in...

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UK’s top running back says Boy Scouts taught him the ‘man skills’ to be a leader

Chase Campbell August 29, 2019

In the Boy Scouts of America, reaching the rank of Eagle Scout takes an incredible commitment. I know this because I tried, and ultimately didn’t reach it. One person that did, though – UK football...

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Awards belong to those who earn them, and that’s not just winners

Sarah Simon-Patches March 26, 2019

Growing up, I was always involved in something. Soccer, swimming, science fair -- you name it, my mom had signed me up. Like many other kids, I was proud to show off the medals, trophies and ribbons I...

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Don’t quit. Adjust.

Sarah Ladd February 25, 2019

I thought my jaw was going to hit the floor when one of my teachers joked to my class recently that we are only weeks away from spring break, which of course means it’s almost time for midterms.I, alongside...

Head strength and conditioning coach Rob Harris trains with Reid Travis. Photo by Chet White | UK Athletics

Kentucky strength coach keeps up his energy for both his families

November 7, 2018

One word to best describe Kentucky basketball’s strength and conditioning coach Rob Harris: energetic.Before every home game, fans sitting in the Rupp Arena seats can see Harris bouncing around with...

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