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How Safe is Your Vote?

Maddie Pass November 1, 2020

​2020 has been anything but a normal year; adjusting to the “new normal” and learning to live in these “unprecedented” times has been a struggle. The upcoming presidential election is not exempt...

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Trump claimed victory, dismantling Biden’s arguments, base

Jacob Patterson October 4, 2020

We typically think of debates as events where candidates hash out the ideas of the day and battle for the minds of Americans. More times than not the issues which make or break candidates in debates have...

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Biden “won” the debate, not by default, but by defense

Connor Thomas October 2, 2020

The first presidential debate was unquestionably a mess. However, since the beginning of the Trump administration, most everything that the president has waded into has been such. Though many potential...

A Vote Here sign outside of the Maxwell Elementary Voting location. Voters came out early in the morning to vote in the midterm elections on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the Maxwell Elementary Voting location in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Vote your ass off—while you still can

Samuel Krzystowczyk February 10, 2020

Samuel Krzystowczyk is an enthusiastic voter and college student attending the University of Kentucky.Ashley is a freshman of voting age at the University of Kentucky. On Nov. 5, 2019, she sent out a good-willed...

The Carver Center, a precinct in Lexington, Ky., provides sample ballots to voters on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Polls are open in Fayette County until 6 p.m. Photo by Joshua Qualls | Staff

Will Kentucky college voters turn out for the governor’s race?

Hailey Peters October 30, 2019

The voter turnout rate for college students has historically been proportionately low. In the state of Kentucky, voter turnout has also historically been low when compared to other states across the country.In...

A Vote Here sign outside of the Maxwell Elementary Voting location. Voters came out early in the morning to vote in the midterm elections on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the Maxwell Elementary Voting location in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Op-ed: UK professor urges students to register to vote

Dr. Mary Arthur September 25, 2019

There is an election in Kentucky on November 5th. Are you registered and planning to vote in the upcoming election?  Are you talking to your friends, family members and classmates about the upcoming election?Though...

UK students react to Election Day 2018

McKenna Horsley November 7, 2018

 University of Kentucky students recount their voting experiences, give their opinion on the outcome of elections and give reasons for young voters why go or don't go to the polls.

A voting official with their I voted on display. Voters came out early in the morning to vote in the midterm elections on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the Newman Center Voting location in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

UK students may be driving up early near-campus voter turnout numbers

Rick Childress November 6, 2018

As of Tuesday morning, some of the near-campus precincts are reporting promising turnout numbers.Many at the polls are crediting an increase in college-age voter turnout while a contentious national house...

Will Snapchat, Twitter and Taylor Swift get more college voters to the polls?

Cathryn Perini October 24, 2018

Voting registration has never been easier now that Instagram and Snapchat have taken matters into their own hands. With reminders and direct links, social media platforms are encouraging users to register...

A student walks into Kastle Hall on April 24, 2018. Photo by Rick Childress | Staff

Mayoral candidates coming to UK for discussion with students

Sydney Hill April 24, 2018

UK students will have an opportunity to express their opinions and discuss what they hope to see in Lexington’s future.A public forum with the city’s mayoral candidates will be held over breakfast...

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes addresses Buck Ryans journalism 101 class about the importance of citizen participation in politics on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 in the Cats Den at UK in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Adam Pennavaria | Staff

Tuesday is the last day to register to vote in Kentucky

News staff October 11, 2016

Tuesday, Oct. 11 is the last day for Kentuckians to register to vote. Future voters must submit their application by 4 p.m. Without registering, citizens cannot vote in the Nov. 8 presidential election.Those...

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