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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Yard signs line a sidewalk outside White Hall Classroom Building on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Branding a university: The story of UK’s marketing materials

Emily Girard April 14, 2022

Whether they are promoting vaccine incentives, student events or the university to prospective students, promotional materials are omnipresent on UK’s campus. Designing, printing and distributing these...

Ellie Harman, co-owner of High on Art & Coffee, poses for a portrait in front of her art on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, in Lexington, KY.

Perseverance through community: How High on Art & Coffee is giving back

Corrie McCroskey December 2, 2021

Affectionately known as “Grandma” and “Pappy,” Ellie and Tim Harman own the inventive High on Art & Coffee, a shop that combines a passion for creatives and homemade cuisine.“Our vision before...

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Spending the holidays with Hallmark

Morgan Luster December 2, 2021

Hallmark Christmas movies may have a reputation of lacking substance and being predictable, but this only makes them more entertaining. Through their cliché storylines, these lighthearted movies are intended...

A banner posted by Movement for Black Lives on the side of the Gatton Student Center, on Saturday, August 15 on the University of Kentucky campus. Photo from @blackatuk instagram. 

Banners displaying student testimonials about race posted on campus by student org

Haley Simpkins August 15, 2020

Movement for Black Lives at UK placed four banners on campus this morning highlighting UK students’ personal experiences with racism and calling for the UK administration to take action. MBL, a student-led...

Students lined up at SABs Shirt Shack to tie-dye their T-shirts.

‘A good stress reliever’: SAB’s shirt shack event helps students sum up semester

Julia Price April 8, 2019

With the 2018-19 school year coming to a close, UK’s Student Activities Board had the right idea to host an event to ease the minds of students with end-of-semester stress.On April 8, SAB held a "shirt...

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On advertising, free speech and dreary Mondays

Bailey Vandiver March 25, 2019

I woke up this morning, put on my yellow rain jacket because the forecast called for rain, and went to the Kernel newsroom. This is what I do nearly every morning— minus the rain jacket sometimes, of...

Kentucky Wildcats linebacker Kash Daniel (56) celebrating a sack. University of Kentucky football defeated Penn State University 27-24 in the VRBO Citrus Bowl at Camping World Stadium on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

UK football’s locally aired halftime Super Bowl ad costs $35,000

Rick Childress February 1, 2019

The UK football team is looking to continue its off-season advertising campaign with a halftime Super Bowl ad that is slated to run in Central and Eastern Kentucky.The team announced the ad on Friday via...

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Tampon Task Force Bill a necessary step forward for women

January 25, 2019

The Lexington Herald-Leader reported on Jan. 9 that a new bill, spurred on by the activism of University of Louisville’s Tampon Taskforce, would require all Kentucky universities and colleges to provide...

Phillips Market, located near campus, is a vender of Juul Pods, the flavoring component in Juuls. On Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

FDA initiative for restrictions on Juuls a good choice

December 4, 2018

The tobacco industry took a needed hit on Nov. 15 from the new Food and Drug Administration’s restrictions when it comes to popular flavored e-cigarettes and tobacco products. Many well-known companies...

Phillips Market, located near campus, is a vender of Juul Pods, the flavoring component in Juuls. On Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Many Juul flavors will soon be leaving the shelves of local stores

Anna McAndrew November 15, 2018

It seems like everywhere you look there is someone on UK's campus with a Juul.Starting this week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it will be suspending sales of most fruit flavored cartridge-based...

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We should fight the evil of greenwashing

Brianna Stanley October 19, 2018

Sustainability sells. Sixty-six percent of global consumers state that they would be willing to pay more for products that are environmentally friendly. My first reaction? Amazing! Wonderful! Bring on...

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Degradation of women in Game of Sultans is taken too far

Alex Brinkhorst September 25, 2018

Throughout the gaming industry, sexist advertising has been seemingly commonplace. However, recently, Game of Sultans has taken it from bad to worse by promoting the game with ideas of arranged marriage,...

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