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Students get splashed with paint at the SAB Paint Blue event on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

SAB makes a splash with Paint Blue event

Samuel Colmar, Reporter October 7, 2022

The Student Activities Board’s (SAB) annual “Paint Blue” event was held across from Memorial Coliseum Thursday night, Sept. 29. It featured free T-shirts and Kona Ice, as well as the opportunity...

The Main Building on Friday, April 10, 2020, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

UK holds open forums for new provost candidates

Saige McFarlane May 2, 2022

Candidates for UK’s next provost gave open forums for faculty and staff over the past two weeks.The former provost, David W. Blackwell, did not extend his tenure last July, as he wanted to pursue a position...

Internet comedian Josh Peck shares a conversation with moderator Samantha Valentino during a SAB event on Sunday, May 1, 2022, in the Worsham Cinema in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Martha McHaney | Staff

UK Student Activity Board hosts actor Josh Peck

Rana Alsoufi May 2, 2022

The social media personality and “Drake and Josh” actor Josh Peck visited the University of Kentucky on Sunday, May 1, as part of the Student Activity Board’s SpeakBlue Distinguished Speakers series.Peck,...

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...

The adventure of parking at UK

The adventure of parking at UK

Tina Hristova April 27, 2022

On-campus parking has become a constant problem at UK, and students are not happy about it.In order to receive a parking pass, students must enter a ticket lottery every year for their preferred parking...

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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...

James W. Stuckert Career Center on Rose Street on University of Kentuckys campus in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

‘A vital component of the student experience.’ UK helps students find internships

Emily Girard April 20, 2022

Entering a career after college is a daunting prospect for many students. In an effort to help bridge this gap, UK offers multiple options for students to find internships, but not all students end up...

A UK student takes notes on an iPad 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

How often are students using their university-designated tech?

Claire Osterfeld April 14, 2022

Nearly every freshman, sophomore and junior at UK has been provided an iPad, but how often are these iPads utilized?In 2019, the university announced that it was beginning a partnership with Apple Corporation....

Lilly Whitley poses for a portrait on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at the Gatton Student Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Humans of UK: Lilly Whitley works it out

Charlotte Hauck April 14, 2022

College students have much to balance; school, jobs, extracurriculars and social activities add up to create hectic schedules for students, sometimes causing physical fitness and mental wellness to be...

Graduate student Daniel Batten (left), professor Haralambos Symeonidis (center) and professor Paula Ruiz (right) stand to present the upcoming film in the Spanish Film Series in the UK Athletics Auditorium on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, in Lexington, Kentucky.

UK Hispanic Studies department promotes diversity through film

Abbey Cutrer April 14, 2022

The Department of Hispanic Studies at the University of Kentucky is holding an LGBTQ Spanish Film Series throughout the spring semester.The series began showings on Feb. 1 in the University of Kentucky...

Holmes Hall is one of many dorm-living options for students on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Kaitlyn Gumm | Staff

Water main breaks in UK residence hall

Hannah Stanley April 5, 2022

Shortly before 8 p.m. on April 4, a sprinkler broke in a Holmes Hall resident’s room, causing water intrusion and flooding throughout the building.  At 10:09 p.m., a text message was sent from UK Alert...

People study at Chocolate Holler coffee shop on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

College students and coffee shops

Kennedy Parks March 31, 2022

Coffee shops are the perfect match for the sleep deprived college kid. There’s something special about grabbing a seat in your favorite coffee shop with your unique drink order in hand. The low music...

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