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Kylah Spring, the alleged victim of assault and racial slurs while working at Boyd Hall, speaks during the March Against Racism on Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

‘Let this be a movement.’ Peaceful protest conducted for victim of racial violence on campus

Alexis Baker, Reporter November 7, 2022

Demonstrators gathered outside William T. Young Library Thursday evening to march in solidarity with Kylah Spring, a freshman UK student who was a victim of racial violence on UK’s campus. The event...

A masked student studies in the William T. Young Library during the first day of classes for the fall 2020 semester on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Willy T is still standing: Libraries during COVID

David Bowlin March 2, 2021

Many people expect libraries to be quiet, but few have seen a library that’s dead silent.However, since the advent of COVID-19, a lot have things have changed in the University of Kentucky’s libraries....

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First snow

Gavin Colton November 15, 2019

Ursula had been in the stacks looking through books about Ernest Hemingway for an essay when Irene texted her that the snow was really bucketing down and that she was on her way. They’d reduced themselves...

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UK students find study spaces to fit their finals week needs

Emily Laytham April 23, 2018

Is it better to study sitting at a desk with headphones in or surrounded by 10 of your closest friends? Contrary to popular opinion, the answer might be both.Most students prescribe to the “meshing hypothesis”...

Historians, speakers to reflect on Vietnam War in upcoming lecture series

Emily Laytham February 6, 2018

A series of distinguished professors from around the country will be speaking at UK this semester on the Vietnam War, half a century after the Tet Offensive.Four lecturers, as selected by UK’s Department...

Computer science senior Alijah Green gets some snow in his face as he sleds down the side of the Bowl outside William T. Young library on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Photo by Rick Childress | Staff

Snow Day: UK students sled ‘The Bowl’

Rick Childress January 16, 2018

After classes were canceled Tuesday, snow-happy students braved a negative 2 degree wind chill to sled on anything they could get their hands on.Snow showers began crossing the area Monday night and continued...

Fraternity smashes car for good cause

November 9, 2017

A twisted hunk of metal and plastic was all that was left after Sigma Phi Epsilon’s philanthropy event on Wednesday afternoon.The fraternity hosted a car smash on the lawn across the street from the...

Legendary broadcast journalist Dick Enberg delivers his speech on Wednesday, October 5, 2017 in the William T. Young Library.

Broadcasting legend Dick Enberg visits UK

Taylon Baker October 5, 2017

The UK School of Journalism and Media hosted Dick Enberg at the UK Athletics Auditorium of the William T. Young Library on Wednesday night.Enberg spoke before a crowd of students, faculty, sports journalists...

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Underground UK: Avoid the weight of textbook shopping

Megan Brown August 24, 2017

Textbook shopping is a burden all students must carry. Whether they are used as an overpriced paperweight, a TV stand or their intended purpose, buying textbooks at the beginning of each semester can seem...


The 5 most productive places to study on campus

Blake Blevins August 24, 2017

As classes begin to pick up speed, students find themselves spending less time out on the town and more trying to keep up. Studying is a crucial part of college, and it’s a delicate practice. Effective...

Senior Agriculture and Medical Biotechnology senior Heather Gosnell gets her picture taken on the first day of her senior year at the University of Kentucky on Aug. 23, 2017. Photo by Heaven Tanessa | Staff

First day of school photo booth makes campus feel like home

Rick Childress August 24, 2017

Toothy smiles and planned poses canvassed the front lawn of the William T. Young Library on Wednesday, as new and returning UK students did their best to imitate classic first day of school photos.“If...

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