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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...

Members of Kentuckys mens basketball team kneel during the national anthem on Saturday at Florida. 

Reactions to Kentucky basketball’s kneeling statement highlight a double standard

Sarah Michels January 11, 2021

The “right to protest” clause of the Constitution has received much national attention in the past few years. From Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling to BLM protests to gatherings calling for schools and...

So, you want to vote early?

Sarah Michels October 13, 2020

Everything you need to know before you hit the pollsSo, you procrastinated too long and didn’t order a mail-in ballot by the deadline. It’s okay, I’m right there with you. Fortunately, you still...


Should UK rename Rupp Arena?

Sarah Michels July 24, 2020

Several UK faculty have prompted a social media debate after calling for the renaming of Rupp Arena and other campus buildings some say are named after enslavers, Confederate sympathizers and white supremacists....

Letter from the editor: the road ahead

Natalie Parks May 8, 2020

The weekend before Kentucky’s first case of COVID-19, I spent all of Saturday in the Kernel office.I was working on a story that has now been swamped under the deluge of coronavirus news, but that at...

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