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A slice of sweet potato pie is served on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Thanksgiving: A holiday glow up

Sarah Michels November 18, 2021

I used to abhor Thanksgiving. For a holiday marketed as some fantastic feast, I couldn’t fathom why turkey was the star of the show. I personally preferred ham, and I could never understand why anyone...

Ahead of Thanksgiving, Beshear shares highest Monday cases and responds to restrictions

Andrew Dixon November 23, 2020

Three days out from Thanksgiving, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear is doubling down on warnings about holiday plans and the surge of COVID-19 cases in the Commonwealth.At his press conference on Monday, Nov....

University of Kentucky students get tested for COVID-19 at a drive through testing site on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

As UK students depart campus, some take steps to stop the spread

Haley Simpkins November 19, 2020

Students will be returning home for the seven-week winter break in just 10 days or less, and both students and administration are taking precautions to limit the spread of COVID-19 back in students' hometowns.UK...

A parade of police and construction workers organized by Gooch Construction honors front-line health and public safety workers on Friday, April 10, 2020, on South Limestone outside of the UK Chandler Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

A Lexington surge, potential vaccines and Thanksgiving plans: Local health experts urge community to refocus.

Sarah Michels November 13, 2020

This holiday season, give thanks by not killing someone’s grandmother. Listening now? By this point, many are desensitized to the constant recommendations to wear masks, wash hands and social distance....

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Don’t be rude, save your food: Creatively reducing food waste this holiday season

Kelly Walker December 16, 2019

Now that Thanksgiving and the month of November are over, the holiday-crazed Cindy Lou Who’s of the world are finally allowed to openly blast Christmas music and decorate their Christmas trees free of...

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Gavin Colton December 5, 2019

I set the table while Mom faffed about the kitchen, mashing potatoes, carving turkey, and stirring the gravy, licking it off of the wooden spoon and muttering to herself, “more pepper.” I joined Dad...

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A Thanksgiving reminder: Many still can’t access healthy food in the U.S.

Kelly Walker November 25, 2019

Thanksgiving break is almost here! Soon, it’ll be time to go home and reconnect with family over an abundance of food and acknowledge what you’re thankful for.  One of the many things that you might...

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Student Activities Board hosts ‘Friendsgiving’

Hayley Burris November 24, 2019

The television show Friends became iconic throughout the years it was aired. However, students and young adults still enjoy the show’s reruns even today.The Student Activities Board hosts an event annually...


How to thank the earth this Thanksgiving

Brianna Stanley November 21, 2019

When we feel truly grateful for someone, the way we show appreciation for them is rarely by taking out a club and walloping them, cartoon-caveman style. Exceptions may be made for particular siblings,...

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A family reunion 1.5 billion years in the making

Cameron Luker November 20, 2019

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and so is, arguably, the most American holiday: Black Friday.What could be a better way to follow a day dedicated to being thankful for what we have, than a day...

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Spring cleaning: No more canned cranberry sauce at holiday dinners

November 26, 2018

According to the Smithsonian, the cranberry sauce “log” first became available across the nation in 1941. Over five million gallons of this slimy, jelly-like log substance is consumed as a condiment...

UKs LGBTQ Resource Center which is located in the Dinkle-Mas Suite in the Gatton Student Center, helps make sure almost every student has a welcoming place to have a holiday meal. Photo by Jacob Eads | Staff

LGBTQ center gives UK students a home away from home for the holidays

Andrew Sutherland November 26, 2018

The holiday season is a time for most to gather with friends and family, sharing a feeling of connection and most likely indulging in far too many calories. For some UK students, however, that scenario...

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