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UK freshman interior design major Caroline Slicer packs bags into the back of a car for spring break on Thursday, March 12, 2020, at the the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

UK students spring into break

Laurie Jonhatan March 10, 2022

Spring break is the perfect time for UK students to rest, relax and recharge during the spring semester. And with this spring break being the first that UK has had in two years, many students are looking...

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Beach, you kill my vibe: Why the shell it’s overhyped

Morgan Luster March 10, 2022

As spring break approaches, the beach dominates as the most popular hotspot for students to take time to unwind from their daily studies. While it’s an ideal place to de-stress, taking a trip to the...

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Give us a (Spring) break

Anita Srinivasan September 27, 2020

On Sept. 17, UK announced its schedule for the spring semester.  When I opened the email, I noticed an unprecedented change—there would be no Spring Break.  Instead, students would be starting the...

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Safety over partying: Why UK cancelling spring break is necessary and not evil

Ryder From September 26, 2020

UK’s decision to cancel spring break is one of the best decisions the University has made thus far this year.  Last year’s spring break was a hotspot for COVID-19. The memes we all laughed at about...

UK releases academic calendar for spring 2021 semester

UK releases academic calendar for spring 2021 semester

Haley Simpkins September 17, 2020

UK president Eli Capilouto said in an email on Thursday that the finalized academic calendar for the spring 2021 semester would include a later start to classes and no spring break.Capilouto said classes...

UK spokesperson Jay Blanton speaks to local media on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, outside the Main Building in Lexington, Kentucky, after the university announced that classes would be held online until April 6 in response to the local spread of the novel coronavirus. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Univ. of Kentucky announces move to online classes after spring break

Kernel News Desk March 11, 2020

The University of Kentucky will be moving to online classes for at least the two weeks after the upcoming spring break, a campus-wide email from UK President Eli Capilouto stated.Online classes will begin...

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UK asking students to notify university of Spring Break travel

Rick Childress March 9, 2020

UK officials are asking students to notify the university of their Spring Break travel plans by filling out a voluntary form "so we can support returning travelers and safeguard our community as much as...

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Advice for the first day of class: Be positive

Sarah Halsey January 8, 2019

The start of another semester is here once again. Many of you may feel excited by the new possibilities that await in the new year and new semester. March Madness. Spring Break. A fresh start. On the other...

UK students give possible spring break attractions

Jo'tessa Townes March 8, 2018

Almost everyone has experienced big plans getting canceled unexpectedly. Things happen, but spring break plans getting canceled is the worst.UK students, both out-of-state and in-state, gave suggestions...


Spring break is a time for relaxation, head to the beach

Matt Hasty March 7, 2018

Spring break is less than a week away and all students want is to finally get that well-deserved break they’ve been waiting for.Many students want to just lay out on the beach and leave college life...

Spring break destinations that aren’t the beach

Kamilah Williams February 23, 2018

 As spring break is approaching, it is time to start thinking about where you’re going over break? Panama and Destin are great places to go, but with other universities being there at the same time,...


Ride Home Express tickets for spring break travel now available to UK students, employees

News Staff February 1, 2018

To those in need of transportation during spring break, all aboard the Ride Home Express. Tickets for the UK Transportation Services' Ride Home Express for spring break are on sale as of noon on Thursday,...

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