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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

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COLUMN: Everyone is eating healthier…and it’s pissing me off

Khushi Arora, Reporter May 15, 2024

I feel it all around me – the judgement, the jerky glances, the slight shake of the head in disapproval. All I bought was a pack of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, but I might as well have declared myself an...

The TikTok ban is censorship and should not be celebrated

The TikTok ban is censorship and should not be celebrated

Austin Collier, Reporter May 13, 2024

It has been blamed for an entire generation losing its attention span. It has been accused of having addictive qualities. It is notorious for producing broad disinformation campaigns and sending users...

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 a dream to reality and now a farewell: Letter from the editor-in-chief

Hannah Stanley, Editor-in-Chief May 2, 2024

Out of all the stories I’ve ever written for the Kernel, this has been the most challenging. It’s not hard to thank everyone who’s helped me along the way and given me more memories than I’ll...

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Don’t believe everything you read online

Peyton Keyes, Reporter April 29, 2024

I remember when everyone said the world would end in 2012. The Mayan calendar ended on December 21, 2012, which sparked speculation online as to what would occur on that date. According to a Reuters...

Photo by Matthew Mueller

Learning how to jump without looking down: Words from a graduating editor

Gray Greenwell, Copy Editor April 27, 2024

There’s an image of myself from my freshman year of college that’s remained plastered to the folds of my brain since. In it, I sit with my parents on the bed in my newly-decorated dorm room as we...

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Album review: ‘The Tortured Poets Department’ is a deeply personal and reflective high point of Taylor Swift’s career

Gracie Moore, Digital Editor April 23, 2024

Taylor Swift has truly reached peak notoriety and fame throughout the past two years. Since 2022, she’s released one new album (“Midnights”), re-recorded two albums (“Speak Now” and “1989”)...

UK head coach Lars Jorgensen hugs signee Madison Winstead after she swam the 100m breaststroke during the UKs Sun Shall Shine Blue and White meet at Lancaster Aquatic Center in , Ky. on Friday, April 22, 2016. Photo by Michael Reaves | Staff.

EDITORIAL: UK must protect those who cannot protect themselves

Kentucky Kernel Editorial Board April 23, 2024

Seven years ago, the University of Kentucky allowed a professor to resign after being investigated for sexual harassment and assault allegations before a Title IX investigation was completed. On June...

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Women’s healthcare needs to improve

Peyton Keyes, Reporter April 21, 2024

When I was a kid I had a horrible fear of going to the doctor. Between the uneasy atmosphere of every doctor’s office to the threat of being poked with an unnecessarily large needle, I tried to avoid...

Rallyists hold up signs in opposition during the KY Fairness Rally on Feb. 15, 2023, at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, Kentucky. Photo by Samuel Colmar | Staff

COLUMN: Nex Benedict deserved to live and so do trans youth in Kentucky

Austin Collier, Reporter April 18, 2024

The death of Nex Benedict, a nonbinary teenager of Indigenous descent, in Oklahoma has become the focal point of the political fight over the rights of transgender people — and trans youth in particular...

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Belonging in crisis: A Palestinian student’s call for action at UK

Iman Hassan, Reporter April 16, 2024

Is it the responsibility of an academic institution to create a sense of belonging among its students? The University of Kentucky certainly believes so. In my time at UK, President Eli Capilouto...

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Maybe we should let the TikTok ban happen

Ethan Wallace, Reporter April 14, 2024

I’m probably due a proper digital gabfest for this one, but banning TikTok might not be the big bad wolf we’re making it out to be. As the House of Representatives debated the Protecting Americans...

The sun rises over the Red River Gorge on Saturday, August 5, 2023, in Stanton, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

The Red River Gorge is beautiful, act right when you visit

Austin Collier, Reporter April 11, 2024

It is once again that time of year: spring is slowly winning the battle against winter, and summer will follow it. The warm weather invites people to spend their free time outside, which, for those living...

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