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Editorial: Defending DEI against legislative threats is vital to the future of Kentucky

Kentucky state legislators have put forth an attack on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) across the commonwealth’s public university campuses, failing to recognize these initiatives are the best...

A man stands in protest for the lives killed in Gaza holding a sign that reads ceasefire now on Nov. 7, 2023, in Frankfort, Kentucky. Photo by Matthew Mueller | Staff

Editorial: A plea for peace: A ceasefire in Gaza is imperative

Editorial Board February 27, 2024

It is time for a ceasefire in Gaza. We must put an end to the bloodshed and suffering. The Kentucky Kernel Editorial Board reached an unanimous decision and believe a ceasefire is not a sign of weakness...

A dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is injected into a patient’s arm. Illustration by Abbey Cutrer

Editorial: Students have the power to cultivate a healthy campus

Editorial Board November 16, 2023

COVID-19 is no longer a public health emergency, but that does not equate to the end of it in our lives. It is now up to you as an individual to take preventive initiatives. Along with your efforts...

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear speaks on Monday, Oct. 23, 2023, before the fourth gubernatorial debate. Kentucky Lantern photo by Matthew Mueller

Editorial: We endorse Andy Beshear

Editorial Board October 24, 2023

As students, we hope to have our voices heard, rights protected and a healthier future for the state of Kentucky, and Gov. Andy Beshear is the best fit to do so. In an unanimous decision of 15-0, the...

Students walk out of the Gatton Student Center on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Brady Saylor | Staff

Editorial: Attendance should only be 10% of overall grades at UK

Editorial Board February 28, 2023

Absences add up quickly, and with the usual two or three absences allotted for individual classes, they can be gone quicker than one might think. Because of this, the overall impact attendance should have...

The FarmHouse Fraternity house on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, the night Hazelwood died, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Kentucky Kernel

Editorial: Hazing is life and death, not a game of semantics

Kentucky Kernel Editorial Board November 17, 2022

The University of Kentucky has failed to paint the full picture of the death of Thomas “Lofton” Hazelwood. Hazelwood, a new member of the FarmHouse Fraternity, gathered with his fellow members in...

Cones and fences prevent traffic on Rose Street on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Kentucky Kernel

Editorial: UK needs more acceptability and accessibility on campus

Editorial Board October 13, 2022

On campus tours, many future Wildcats can admire the beauty of campus and the new buildings, but what they may not see are the parts that are not quite as nice and accessible. Between elevators that...

Fallen leaves collect under a row of trees outside of William T. Young Library on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Looking back at fall 2021

Editorial Board December 2, 2021

The fall 2021 semester has not passed without its challenges, but the feelings associated with it are vastly different — and far better — than the last.Following three semesters that were radically...

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Fall break is a step in the right direction, but more is needed

Editorial Board October 29, 2021

UK was a ghost town this weekend. There were likely more squirrels than human beings on university grounds. A lost but not forgotten feeling filled the corridors of every hallway and wind tunnel on campus...

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When will this end? A need for accountability in Greek life

Editorial Board October 21, 2021

Jacob Heil. Four-year-old Marco Shemwell. Collin Wiant. Maxwell Gruver. Stone Foltz. Clayton Real. Thomas “Lofton” Hazelwood. All of these tragedies have one thing in common — they are all tied...

A man remembers the fallen victims of 9/11. UK Army and Air Force ROTC placed nearly 3,000 flags this morning in front of the administration building and had speakers read out the names of fallen victims of the terrorism attacks of September 11th, 2001 on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

How the memory of the 9/11 tragedy lives on

Editorial Board September 9, 2021

It is the 20-year anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy.For many Americans, this means the 20-year anniversary of losing a loved one. Some grieve despite not having lost anyone, due to the strife that this day...

The Kentucky State Capitol on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, in Frankfort, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff.

Game over: UK can no longer hide behind its lawsuit

Editorial Board August 26, 2021

You may or may not have heard of James Harwood, a former associate professor at the University of Kentucky who was allowed to resign in 2016 after he was accused of sexual harassment and sexual assault.The...

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