Pokémon club evolves into friendships

Members of the UK Pokemon Trainers Association play video games during their meeting on Friday. Photo by Kaitlyn Skovran

By Kaitlyn Skovran news@kykernel.com Pokémon may just be a game, but it has created friendships on campus that could last a lifetime. The Pokémon Trainers Association began four years ago, when three strangers met at K Week. Psychology senior and club co-founder Wes Young said the club is a laid back way to have people […]

New barbecue spot smoking way to top

Lyles Barbecue Company is located on Elizabeth Street in Nicholasville. Photo by Cameron Sadler | Staff 

By Ella Wilkie news@kykernel.com A new barbecue joint in Nicholasville is thriving among the Lexington area’s local businesses. Lyles BBQ Company, a family owned business, was founded four months ago by Jennifer Lyles and her son, Chandler Lyles. They began their barbeque journey a few years ago, across the country from each other. When Chandler […]

2015 Homecoming King and Queen crowned

news@kykernel.com UK’s 2015 Homecoming King and Queen were crowned during halftime of the UK v Eastern Kentucky University football game Saturday night. Despite the rain, UK celebrated its 100th year of Homecoming. Austin Mullen and Lauren Henrickson were crowned King and Queen. Mullen is the Student Government Association president and a finance, marketing, and business […]

UK Art Museum now free for all

By Rebecca Watters news@kykernel.com The UK Art Museum will offer free admission to everyone for the first time in UK history. The museum, which is located in the Singletary Center for the Fine Arts, has also extended its hours and brought in more lectures and programs to entice students to take advantage of the under-utilized […]

From Alabama to campus, Capilouto feels ‘fortunate’

UK President Eli Capilouto poses for a portrait on Tuesday. Photo by Michael Reaves

When Eli Capilouto received a phone call asking him if he wanted to be president of UK, he was wearing a T-shirt and blue jeans at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.

Seattle folk-rock band returns to Kentucky

Folk-rock band Ivan & Alyosha journeyed from Seattle, to local hangout Cosmic Charlie’s on Tuesday, Sept. 29.
A book titled “The Brothers Karamazov,” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, inspired the name of the group. Pete Wilson, Ivan & Alyosha’s bassist and vocalist, said the producer of their first EP, Eli Thompson, was a fan of the brothers in the book.

SGA to vote on resolution disagreeing with Kernel editor’s Islam column

By Marjorie Kirk news@kykernel.com Following complaints about a column by Kentucky Kernel Editor-in-Chief Will Wright, the Student Government Association’s Senate is meeting Wednesday to discuss a resolution on tolerance and acceptance on campus. SGA Senator Arshia Saiyed decided to sponsor the resolution after other members of SGA and students in her law class discussed the […]

Video: Kitty Karnival shows kids what Homecoming is all about

By Lexington Souers news@kykernel.com Student Activity Board’s Kitty Karnival has been connecting members of the UK community and the Lexington area annually since 2005. Gabri Scott, sophomore and Homecoming Chair, worked with a team of five other chairs to create the Homecoming activities. Scott said she helped to plan the Kitty Karnival because she enjoys […]

Authors of “Picking Cotton,” a story of wrongful conviction, to speak at UK

On July 29th, 1984, two worlds collided and the aftermath exposed a vulnerable justice system.
Jennifer Thompson-Cannino said she was a typical 22-year-old college student at the time. She was going into her senior year at Elon University, maintaining straight A’s and her family was proud she would be graduating at the top of her class.