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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Elle Smith poses for a portrait on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Issac Janssen | Staff

UK, Journalism and Media alumna crowned Miss USA

Morgan Luster and Rayleigh Deaton December 1, 2021

Elle Smith, alumna of University of Kentucky’s School of Journalism and Media, won the 2021 Miss USA pageant Monday after previously being crowned Miss Kentucky. Smith graduated with a B.A. in broadcast...

What to expect from Miss USA 2021

What to expect from Miss USA 2021

Natalie Parks November 29, 2021

Lights, cameras and action — all three will feature on the national level tonight as 51 women from across the country compete to be named Miss USA 2021. The 70th edition of the Miss USA pageant airs...

Joan and David Kelly, Lexington residentss, peruse an exhibit of historical photographs at the UK Art Museum on Saturday, April 10, 2021, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Martha McHaney | Staff

Starving for art, museum visitors get a taste of what they’ve longed for

Callie Justice April 14, 2021

After months of lockdown, digital experiences have only curbed the craving of art aficionados while many masterpieces are stuck behind closed doors. A picture and video can capture the beauty of painting...

Students participate in a line dance during the 24 hour DanceBlue marathon at 3:06 a.m. on Sunday, March 1, 2020, at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Format changes but spirit remains for beloved fundraiser

Natalie Parks March 22, 2021

The scene is almost unimaginable now: hundreds of University of Kentucky students in close proximity in one room, sweating together, laughing together, crying together. Not only do they not shirk from...

A model walks down the runway during the Black History Fashion Show on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, at the Gatton Student Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

‘Art of being’ fashion show highlights Black creators

Haley Simpkins March 1, 2021

Several student organizations came together Friday night to host The Art of Being fashion show in celebration of Black History Month.The show featured BIPOC designers from around the country and performances...

Kentucky plays a basketball game on Monday, May 2, 1977 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo from UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY GENERAL PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTS

UK community grapples with Rupp name and legacy

Braden Ramsey February 16, 2021

On July 23, 2020, the faculty of UK’s African American and Africana Studies (AAAS) program wrote a letter to president Eli Capilouto calling for actions to be taken that “would have an immediate impact...

Dr. George Wright on September 12, 2019. Photo by Pete Comparoni | UKphoto

‘Wright’ for the job: the man behind UK’s diversity office

Sarah Michels February 8, 2021

At 70 years old, Wright is starting a whole new career.UK hired him as a visiting professor in 2019, the 70th anniversary of Lyman T. Johnson’s successful lawsuit which desegregated the university and...

SGAs Director of Inclusion and Equity Kayla Woodson poses for a portrait on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, at the Student Government Association office in the Gatton Student Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff.

Out of darkness, into light? College students on America’s future

Sarah Michels February 2, 2021

When COVID-19 arrived, it forced people to stay home. The usual distractions were taken away as restaurants and businesses closed, sports seasons abruptly halted and the world went quiet. Americans, looking...

Rebecca Edwins, a third-year medical student, confirms a patients medical information at UK’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Extra hours worked by student volunteers expand vaccination capacity at UK

Natalie Parks January 31, 2021

Almost two weeks after first opening, UK's mass vaccination clinic in Kroger Field has inoculated more than 20,000 UK and Lexington community members against COVID-19.Already operating at a rate of 85...

Young participants hold up signs during the annual Holiday Freedom March on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Dear Mr. President: Letters from elementary and middle schoolers to Joe Biden

Sarah Michels January 21, 2021

As the Biden administration officially replaces the outgoing Trump administration, the nation shifts their eyes to the next four years. What will President Joe Biden do, and how well will he do it? Will...

Chris Girard, Emily Girard and Kim Girard during Emily’s 2019 high school graduation

Unprecedented times

Emily Girard December 31, 2020

Author’s Note: In March, when the COVID-19 pandemic was nearing its peak, I wrote an opinion piece reflecting on the pandemic in relation to my father’s battle with leukemia. Unfortunately, on August...

UK student and Miss Teen Indiana competes in national pageant

Madeline Simonich December 1, 2020

A few weeks before the semester concluded, most UK students were focused on finishing up projects and making plans for winter break. But one student had a very different task at hand - competing in the...

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