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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Just clowning around: UK Circus Club

Haley Simpkins June 1, 2022

Before last semester, Jess Farace, University of Kentucky senior and president of the UK Circus Club, never would've imagined that she would be twirling around on 20-foot-high silk curtains every Friday. When...

Treating the disease, not the symptoms: A glimpse into the Fayette County Mental Health Court

Treating the disease, not the symptoms: A glimpse into the Fayette County Mental Health Court

Sarah Michels May 19, 2022

  *** The names of the participants in the Fayette County Mental Health Court have been changed using a random name generator due to privacy concerns. *** The last time Elena had a drink was October...

A lot of life left to live. UK alumnus and mother searches for new kidney

‘A lot of life left to live.’ UK alumnus and mother searches for new kidney

Emily Girard May 18, 2022

The Facebook page has been up since April 26. Sarah Zopfi’s sister-in-law, Lindsay Zopfi, set it up with a straightforward title: “Sarah Needs a Kidney.” The description is even more to the point,...

The Lexington Humane Society helps animals find their forever homes

Jessica Kinsella April 21, 2022

 Oscar the Grouch isn’t the only Oscar who lived in a trash can. In February, an officer found a tan dog in a garbage can in Lexington. “He’s such a good boy,” said Sarah Martin, animal care...

The sidelines aren’t just for benchwarmers: The pep behind UK athletics

Kendall Staton April 21, 2022

Responsible for keeping crowds engaged through close calls and all-around blowouts, the UK pep band has seen its fair share of UK sports history. While it may not always be the main attraction, the band...

Humans of UK: Madalyne Kinnett competes for a cause

Laurie Jonhatan April 21, 2022

Madalyne Kinnett, a junior double majoring in marketing and merchandising, textiles and apparel, grew up dreaming of standing on the Miss USA stage. When the owner of the pageant reached out during her...

James W. Stuckert Career Center on Rose Street on University of Kentuckys campus in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

‘A vital component of the student experience.’ UK helps students find internships

Emily Girard April 20, 2022

Entering a career after college is a daunting prospect for many students. In an effort to help bridge this gap, UK offers multiple options for students to find internships, but not all students end up...

A UK student takes notes on an iPad in Jill Day’s History & Philosophy of Physical Education & Sport class on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, at White Hall Classroom Building in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

How often are students using their university-designated tech?

Claire Osterfeld April 14, 2022

Nearly every freshman, sophomore and junior at UK has been provided an iPad, but how often are these iPads utilized?In 2019, the university announced that it was beginning a partnership with Apple Corporation....

Lilly Whitley poses for a portrait on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at the Gatton Student Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Humans of UK: Lilly Whitley works it out

Charlotte Hauck April 14, 2022

College students have much to balance; school, jobs, extracurriculars and social activities add up to create hectic schedules for students, sometimes causing physical fitness and mental wellness to be...

The Big Blue Pantry in Whitehall Classroom Building on January 27, 2020. Photo by Pete Comparoni | UK Photo

Campus pantry fights student food insecurity

Kendall Staton April 14, 2022

Research conducted by university faculty in fall 2017 showed that 43% of UK students who were surveyed had experienced some degree of food insecurity in the past year. Big Blue Pantry is working to change...

Yard signs line a sidewalk outside White Hall Classroom Building on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Branding a university: The story of UK’s marketing materials

Emily Girard April 14, 2022

Whether they are promoting vaccine incentives, student events or the university to prospective students, promotional materials are omnipresent on UK’s campus. Designing, printing and distributing these...

Graduate student Daniel Batten (left), professor Haralambos Symeonidis (center) and professor Paula Ruiz (right) stand to present the upcoming film in the Spanish Film Series in the UK Athletics Auditorium on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, in Lexington, Kentucky.

UK Hispanic Studies department promotes diversity through film

Abbey Cutrer April 14, 2022

The Department of Hispanic Studies at the University of Kentucky is holding an LGBTQ Spanish Film Series throughout the spring semester.The series began showings on Feb. 1 in the University of Kentucky...

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