Forum targets young voters’ interests

By Brandon Farmer Students had a chance to hear six of the nine Senate candidates address several issues of public concern currently facing Kentuckians at Wednesday’s Citizen Kentucky public forum. Candidates present were Republicans Rand Paul, Bill Johnson, Roger Thoney and Brian Oerther, and Democrats Darlene Price and Maurice Sweeney. All had a chance to […]

SG committee drafts proposal

By Andrew Pillow The Internal Affairs Committee of Student Government drafted a compromised version of the proposal to eliminate all senator-at-large positions that did not pass at last week’s Senate meeting. The Senate Membership Constitutional Amendment as originally proposed would have taken away all senator-at-large positions and the freshman senator position and added one sophomore […]

World-traveling photographer visits UK

By Whittney Johnson Stephen Johnson has traveled to many places in the world, including Antarctica, Alaska, Galapagos, Greenland, Ireland and now Lexington. When working with Canon USA to bring a prestigious photographer to campus to work with photography students, Ruth Adams, a photography professor, knew Johnson was the person she wanted. Adams, after meeting Johnson […]

Banners protest new lodge name

A sign reading "Colbert Nation Classroom Building" hung outside of White Hall Classroom Building. Photo courtesy of an anonymous sender.

Students from an unnamed organization staged a multi-banner drop throughout campus Wednesday in response to the “Wildcat Coal Lodge.” The banners were intended to send the message that the university was turning campus into a corporation by association names of businesses with various buildings on campus. There were six banners and one poster hung at […]

[SLIDESHOW & VIDEO] Can’t keep them down: Lexington women find release in rough and tumble sport


Despite broken bones, concussions, torn tendons and busted lips, Audri Gaskins can sum up her feelings about roller derby into four simple words: “I fell in love.” Lexington is home to the Rollergirls of Central Kentucky and many members of the team double as UK employees or students. An intense contact sport, roller derby girls […]

Project helps solve state’s key issues

By Keyla Snowden Students will have the chance to talk politics with potential future representatives of the state. The eighth-annual Citizen Kentucky public forum, held in conjunction with UK’s Discovery Seminar Program class, the Commonwealth’s political leaders, journalists, students and faculty to discuss Kentucky’s most pressing problems and proposed solution. This forum, at 11 a.m. […]

Canon, UK host Explorer of Light

By Sarah Wainright The most beautiful scenes of nature are hard to portray on paper, but one photographer has mastered the art of capturing such landscapes. UK’s Department of Art has partnered with Canon USA to bring Stephen Johnson, a landscape photographer, designer, teacher and Canon Explorer of Light to campus Wednesday at 6 p.m. […]

H1N1 vaccine ‘continues to creep out of the production lines’

Although the number of University Health Service patients with influenza-like illnesses decreased, the peak of the 2009   H1N1 Influenza has yet to come. Dr. Chris Nelson, associate professor of pediatrics specializing in infectious diseases, said in a Sept. 29 Kernel article the peak of the Novel H1N1 in the U.S. is unknown for sure, but […]

Smart and sexy: Trojan ranks UK in top third

UK scored higher than Princeton and even got a higher grade than Harvard — in sexual health, that is. Trojan Brand Condoms conducted the “Sexual Health Report Card” survey, ranking 141 universities across the nation. Bert Sperling, president of the research company Sperling’s BestPlaces which conducted the study, said the information collected was not based […]