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Kentucky Kernel

Flags form the outline “9/11” on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, outside of the Main Building in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Blinded by the media: How the new generation is desensitized to tragic events

Brooklyn Kelley September 9, 2021

Our hearts have been tainted. Our vision has been altered. Our minds have been polluted. We don’t think like people once did, but it isn’t entirely our fault. This began long before we could make conscious...

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...

A climber selects a fallen first responder to represent during the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Natalie Parks | Staff

Local first responders honor 9/11 victims with stair climb

Natalie Parks September 11, 2019

Over 300 first responders and community members gathered at Kroger Field on the evening of Sept. 11 to honor the first responders who died in the 9/11 attacks.Members of the Lexington Fire Department,...

Poetry in Motion is Lexingtons longest open mic set. Any and all audience members are encouraged to share.

This is America: Poetry in Motion celebrates diversity in Lexington and beyond

Hailey Peters September 12, 2018

What is America? That was the question addressed at Creaux’s event, Poetry in Motion, on Sept. 11.Poetry in Motion is an open-mic poetry slam night hosted at Creaux, a bar in downtown Lexington, one...

This mural is in the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York City. This photo was taken on August 12, 2016. Bailey Vandiver | Staff

Remember 9/11 by creating, uniting

September 11, 2018

The mural stretches nearly the length of one floor of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York City.The words, forged from pieces of recovered World Trade Center steel, quote Virgil: “No day shall erase...

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We’re not desensitized to 9/11; we’re desensitized to freedoms lost

September 10, 2018

Sept. 11, 2001. A date that lives in infamy.Almost every American who was alive at that time knows where they were and what they were doing when they heard the news of terrorists hijacking airplanes and...

Stephanie Imeson arranges flags for the 9/11 memorial in front of the main building in Lexington, Kentucky on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. Photo by Emily Wuetcher | Staff

After sixteen years, effects of 9/11 still present

Sarah Ladd September 11, 2017

This year, America recognizes the 16th anniversary of 9/11. UK’s new 2017 freshmen were only toddlers when this terrorist attack occurred, but the tragedy continues to impact lives today.The terrorist...

Crystals’ effects clear, yet unexplained

Sierra Hatfield April 26, 2017

The Writing, Rhetoric and Digital Studies class I’m taking is about conspiracies, hoaxes and frauds. Throughout the semester, we’ve explored the flat-earth theory, the anti-vaccination movement and...

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