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Two Sides of the Trump Rally

November 8, 2019

Two staff reporters took on the challenge of covering the Nov. 4 Trump Rally at Rupp Arena. One was outside. The other was inside. Here are their stories.

Outside

November 8, 2019

3:00 PM I anxiously waited for my mom and sister to text me back. My older sister was going to come with us to the protests but she abruptly (and reasonably) decided she didn't feel safe going anymore. I was now trying to convince my mom to still let me go but with some swift words from my dad and sister, she didn't seem to have a problem with it. 3:15 PM I wish I could say my mom picked me up at this time but, no, of course, she didn’t. As I waited for her and my Lamplighter colleagues, Mike and Sloan, and I geared up with cameras, mics, and SD cards. Mrs. Turner, my adviser, said “If you, in your heart, feel un...

President Donald Trump came to Lexington to encourage Kentuckians to vote for Matt Bevin.

Bevin Calls for a Recanvass of Votes

November 7, 2019

The whole nation watched as the Kentucky Gubernatorial Election was happening on Nov. 5. Exceeding the Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes' prediction, 42 percent of registered voters cast a ballot--the state’s largest voter turnout since the election in 1995. This is a large increase from the 2014 election which elected Matt Bevin with only a 30 percent voter turnout.  The race between Republican Matt B...

Protests can sometimes turn rowdy, such as this 2017 Chicago protest against Trump.

Why We Didn’t Attend the Trump Rally

November 7, 2019

President Donald Trump held a campaign rally in Downtown Lexington on Monday, Nov. 4. He hoped to convince supporters to vote for Matt Bevin in the 2019 Kentucky gubernatorial race and campaign for the 2020 presidential election.  While many student journalists would be flocking to such a rally with dreams of writing the perfect news story, we decided not to attend because even though the experienc...

Protests can sometimes turn rowdy, such as this 2017 Chicago protest against Trump.

Protests Against Trump

November 5, 2019