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So, what now?

Emily Girard June 24, 2022

I woke up today in a condo in Florida, excited and ready to go to the beach with my mother. A few hours later, I was sobbing in my bed, scared for my life. Sure, the news coming out of the Supreme Court...

Kentucky Kernel sports editor Hunter Shelton peers over an edition of the Kentucky Kernel inside McVey Hall in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb

Forever a Kernelite: saying goodbye

Hunter Shelton May 5, 2022

With all of my heart, I am going to miss being a part of the Kentucky Kernel. I wish that I had some profound analogy to accompany this lede, but frankly I'm just sad. There's zero time to process...

Jack Weaver, Rayleigh Deaton and Michael Clubb, left to right, wait for maintenance to tow the Kernels golf cart out from between a utility pole and a brick wall after Clubb got the golf cart stuck on Monday, Sept. 13, 2022, in front of Scovell Hall in Lexington, Kentucky.

The Kernel golf cart: A survival story

Rayleigh Deaton April 29, 2022

It all happened so quickly. Wait, no, not really. We definitely saw it coming and it was definitely preventable.For context, back in September, the Kernel’s art director, Michael Clubb, and I were sitting...

Vendela Norris, a freshman broadcast journalism major, sits in a hammock on Friday, April 9, 2021, outside William T. Young Library in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Why switching majors is actually a good thing

Alexis Harmon April 28, 2022

I came into college thinking I was going to end up becoming a psychiatrist. I was a psychology major who was excited to learn about people and the way we think.What I didn’t take into consideration is...

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The adventure of parking at UK

Tina Hristova April 27, 2022

On-campus parking has become a constant problem at UK, and students are not happy about it.In order to receive a parking pass, students must enter a ticket lottery every year for their preferred parking...

A student walks across campus on the first day of the spring semester on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Five pieces of advice from the class of 2022 to underclassmen

Jennifer Osting April 27, 2022

With graduation right around the corner, many seniors are about to transition into a world of new opportunities. As I look back on my four years at the University of Kentucky, I can’t help but laugh...

Chris Stapleton performs during his “A Concert for Kentucky” on Saturday, April 23, 2022, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Chris Stapleton’s spectacular Kroger Field concert was worth the two year delay

Jack Weaver April 25, 2022

After two years of postponements, Chris Stapleton finally took the stage in Lexington Saturday night for the first ever concert at Kroger Field.Stapleton’s “A Concert for Kentucky” was originally...

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Assigned readings: Helpful or harmful?

Brooklyn Kelley April 21, 2022

Minds are much like bodies — what we put in them matters. In a college setting, this can be difficult to control, especially when assigned readings have so much to do with a grade in a course.Assigned...

Kernel sports editor Hunter Shelton poses during KRNL Lifestyle + Fashions Not So Happy Birthday fashion shoot. Photo by Martha McHaney | Staff

Confessions of a sports editor-turned model

Hunter Shelton April 21, 2022

I’d like to consider myself a jack of … a couple trades.I’m not so bad at writing about balls getting thrown, shot and caught. I’ve shot under 100 on a golf course once or twice. I make a mean...

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Life in the limelight: The stories of today’s icons

Morgan Luster April 14, 2022

As new, fresh faces and rising stars are presented each year, only a handful are truly remembered for their tremendous impact in their industry.The rise to fame must be a thrilling journey, as a multitude...

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New Disney movie has parents ‘Turning Red’ in the face

Lindsey Davis April 14, 2022

The newest Pixar film, “Turning Red,” is surrounded by controversy due to its themes of periods and puberty. It’s basically an animated “coming of age” film.The main character, Meilin Lee, who...

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Ten things young journalists should know, according to a panel of industry professionals

Brooklyn Kelley April 14, 2022

On Thursday, the UK School of Journalism and Media hosted a panel of professional journalists to speak about their experiences in the industry. The six panelists, all affiliated with the Louisville Courier...

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