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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Phi Kappa Tau building on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, at Pennsylvania Court in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Samuel Colmar | Staff

Phi Kappa Tau fraternity reinstated as student organization

Hannah Stanley, Editor- in-Chief April 17, 2024

After being revoked as a University of Kentucky student organization for approximately nine months, the Phi Kappa Tau (PKT) fraternity was reinstated on Dec. 31, 2023. The fraternity had violated UK...

Organizers dance to start the kick-off of Dance Blue on Saturday, April 6, 2024, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Matthew Mueller | Staff

Dancers raise record breaking $2.13 million at annual DanceBlue marathon

Isabella Sepahban and Helena Arjona April 8, 2024

The 19th annual DanceBlue marathon fundraised a record-breaking $2.13 million for patients and families of the DanceBlue Kentucky Children’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic on April 6. Over 850...

An audience of students and family members sit before the 48 Hour Film Race screening on Friday, March 29, 2024, in the William T. Young Library Auditorium in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Akhila Nadimpalli

UK Libraries and Student Media Depot announce winners of 48 Hour Film Race

Alexis Baker, Reporter April 3, 2024

Filmmakers, friends and family gathered for a screening and awards ceremony for 48 Hour Film Race participants. In collaboration with the Student Media Depot, University of Kentucky Libraries hosted...

Tom Fricker, a UK groundskeeper, lifts branches out of the road behind the Whitehall Classroom Building and Patterson Office Tower after severe storm damage on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

PHOTOS: Severe weather causes damage across Lexington

Abbey Cutrer and Matthew Mueller April 2, 2024

Severe weather knocks down trees and damages cars across campus on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky.

RJ Stone passes out Pride flags at Kentucky Black Pride fest on Saturday, Sep. 17, 2023, at Woodland park, Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Matthew Mueller | Staff

Office of LGBTQ Resources hosts SafeZone workshop to educate campus community on allyship

Morghan Swaim, Reporter April 1, 2024

The University of Kentucky Office of LGBTQ Resources hosted a 90-minute SafeZone workshop open to any student or faculty member wanting more education on ways individuals can be better allies for the LGBTQ...

The Beshear family and friends stand during the Armed Forces Salute during the 62nd Kentucky inauguration ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2023, at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

Bill to end DEI initiatives at public universities in Kentucky fails to be voted on before veto period

Casey Sebastiano, News Editor March 30, 2024

Recently amended Senate Bill 6 was not voted on by the Kentucky Senate before entering the veto period last night, failing to advance through the General Assembly.  The Senate did not concur with the...

Silas House signs books after giving a lecture at the William T. Young library at the University of Kentucky on Thursday, March 21, 2024, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Isabella Sepahban | Staff

Silas House, Kentucky Poet Laureate, presents lecture at University of Kentucky

Isabella Sepahban, Reporter March 24, 2024

Kentucky Poet Laureate Silas House spoke about his latest novel, “Lark Ascending,” and his journey through grief to attendees at the William T. Young Library.  House was appointed as the poet laureate...

Senior Editor of The Atlantic, Jenisha Watts, speaks at an event discussing the future of journalism at the Singletary Center for the Arts at the University of Kentucky on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

Senior editor of The Atlantic visits UK to speak about the future of journalism

Adah Hufana, Staff Reporter March 22, 2024

Jenisha Watts, University of Kentucky alumna and senior editor of The Atlantic, an American magazine, spoke on campus about the future of journalism and her own experience as a journalist. Watts graduated...

Musicians bow after performing at the Global Gala at the Singletary Center for the Arts on Tuesday March 19, 2024 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Matthew Mueller | Staff

UK School of Music holds concert with Greek university, celebrates international connections

Adah Hufana, Staff Reporter March 21, 2024

The University of Kentucky School of Music collaborated with Ionian University in Corfu, Greece, to put together a free concert open to the public. “Global Gala: A Concert Collaboration,” was held...

Tensions remain high amidst proposed changes to shared governance structure

Tensions remain high amidst proposed changes to shared governance structure

Cole Parke, Sports Editor March 12, 2024

The University of Kentucky Senate Council met in an open meeting to discuss the changes to the leadership model proposed by President Eli Capilouto and Deloitte. Across both the in-person meeting and...

A police officer tells Sajida Megariaf to leave a Turning Point even on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024, at University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Najma Amarkhail

Turning Point guest speaker event met with protest

Lilly Keith, Staff Reporter March 9, 2024

  The public event, a “conversation about Israel” hosted by student organization Turning Point, welcomed guest speaker Ian Haworth, members and student protestors, to discuss the Israel-Palestine...

Friends and family of Madison Becknell gather to mourn her death during a vigil on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at Baptist Campus Ministry in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

Madison Pearl Becknell: ‘A ray of sunshine’

Abbey Cutrer, Managing Editor March 7, 2024

Madison Pearl Becknell was known for her radiant personality, unwavering passion and deep faith that touched the lives of all who knew her. After a car crash last week, the University of Kentucky...

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