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Kentucky Kernel

Editor-in-Chief Hannah Stanley poses for a portrait in front of the Kentucky Kernel office on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2023, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

From the editor: The beauty in front of us

Hannah Stanley, Editor-in-Chief August 21, 2023

For the last 20-some odd years, we've grown up with the evolution of technology in our back pockets. It’s something we’ve carried with us from the launch of the very first iPhone all the way to the...

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Letter to the editor: CI course modalities

Jennifer Greer September 18, 2020

 I write to clarify data included in Sept. 8 article “In-person, hybrid or online: How do this semester’s courses break down?” The article stated: “The College of Communication and Information,...

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Letter to the Editor: Kernel decides UK future?

Luke Schlake September 1, 2020

As I read the opening page of the Kentucky Kernel this week, I was immediately struck by the title: “Kernel staffers predict when UK will move to remote learning." When, not if. This was a surprising...

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Letter to the Editor

John C. Higgins February 5, 2020

The recent Kernel article entitled "UK's Female Deans Are Paid Less" is an intentionally divisive non-sequitur when compared to its content. The data presented in the article is only a small part of the...

Makenna Theissen, Staff

Letter to the Editor: We need to work on our diversity in athletics

Donna Porter Emig, Class of '76 November 7, 2019

As an alum of UK, I was happy to see our school rank above average overall in student diversity, according to  However, it saddens me to see how that diversity doesn’t extend to...

Makenna Theissen, Staff

Op-ed: Know your resources, share your responsibility to the UK community

February 17, 2019

The Kentucky Kernel’s focus on mental wellness among UK students is not only commendable.It is vital.So, too, is the admonition throughout the Kernel’s recent reporting, captured in two statements:“We...

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Op-Ed: I sought help. I still felt alone.

Morgan Lafferty February 7, 2019

My freshman year at the University of Kentucky was the lowest, most depressing point of my life.Currently, as a senior in college attending a different university, I read news headlines about the recent...

Makenna Theissen, Staff

Letter to the Editor: Remembering Sean Culley

Deborah Marini February 7, 2019

We are struggling here in New Jersey. We are struggling with what to say to our own young men and women that went to bed last night without a dear friend.Sean Culley was new at UK. As all of our young...


Op-Ed: UK Tobacco-free Ambassadors proud of tobacco policy results

UK Tobacco-free Ambassadors December 3, 2018

As UK’s Tobacco-free Take Action! (TFTA) Ambassadors, we want to take a moment to inform the UK community about the efforts we are making on a daily basis to keep our campus a healthy place to live,...

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Letter to the editor: Like is said, like, way too often

October 5, 2018

I currently study Russian at UK under the Donovan Fellowship for Academic Scholars and thoroughly enjoy it. However, as I listen to my young classmates and overhear conversations on campus, I have come...

Letter to the Editor: Black Lives Matter

Jacob Wilson November 9, 2017

Two hundred-fifty-eight African Americans killed by police in 2016, 39 percent unarmed, nine died in custody and the majority fatally shot. Thirty-four percent of the unarmed people killed that year were...

UK should not expand parking

April 23, 2017

I am writing to go against almost every UK student, faculty and staff member on campus. I believe campus parking should not change. The University of Kentucky is known for not having cars on campus, and...

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