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Kentucky Kernel

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Kentucky Kernel

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How Safe is Your Vote?

Maddie Pass November 1, 2020

​2020 has been anything but a normal year; adjusting to the “new normal” and learning to live in these “unprecedented” times has been a struggle. The upcoming presidential election is not exempt...

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GoFund my healthcare: is crowdfunding medical bills a permanent solution?

Cameron Luker March 10, 2020

When you turn on the local news or read the paper, it’s hard to not be discouraged by all of the bad things happening in the world. Murders, wars, crime, and drugs seem to fill up every slot of a news...

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Nancy Pelosi’s “rip heard round the world”—Immature or praiseworthy?

Sarah Michels February 12, 2020

President Trump delivered his third State of the Union address last Tuesday, Feb. 4, but the content of his speech wasn’t what made the most headlines. The actions of Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House,...

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Ilhan Omar is a victim of deeply rooted Islamophobia

Mohammad Ahmad April 22, 2019

“Some people did something.”Those few words set off the massive American powder keg of rage and fury toward Ilhan Omar’s description of the Sept. 11 attacks at a CAIR conference. Critics have described...

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HB 202 is grossly late, crucially important

February 28, 2019

It’s 2019, and yet there are still 17 school districts in Kentucky that allow for corporal punishment, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. This article also shows that paddling and spanking was...

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Not your trashcan, America: National Parks during government shutdowns

Brianna Stanley February 15, 2019

America experiences few totally unifying events. Even during the Super Bowl or a presidential election, the effect can be more polarizing than uniting as we pick sides and stick to our guns (often literally).Recently,...

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A Palestinian-American Muslim’s perspective of living in Kentucky

Mohammad Ahmad January 23, 2019

With MLK Day having passed and all these racial, social tensions going around following the Covington Catholic incident in Washington, D.C., I thought it might be interesting to share my perspective as...

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Child marriage is the enemy of the American Dream

January 17, 2019

The Associated Press reported recently that over the past 10 years, thousands of requests have been approved from men who sought to bring child brides into America through the immigration system. The data...

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Editorial: 2019 should be the year of the migrant

By the Editorial Board January 14, 2019

2018 was hailed by many as the Year of the Woman, empowered by the first major party female presidential campaign and the #MeToo movement. In record numbers, women across the world used their voices to...

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Celebrating the first hijabi in Congress

November 26, 2018

This incoming batch of congressmen and congresswomen are more diverse than ever, mainly due to Democratic victories. There will be more than 100 women, about 26 percent of Congress will be non-white, there...


Remember Columbus Day; remember we are all immigrants

By the Editorial Board October 8, 2018

This Columbus Day, let us as a campus community work to end the national immigration divide by focusing on our roots. No matter how long our families have been in this country, nearly every American has...

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Plastic Bag Pollution: Why we should care and what we can do about it

Brianna Stanley October 5, 2018

Plastic bags are an unnecessary evil, and we need to reframe the way we see these seemingly mundane grocery items here in Lexington.These high-density polyethylene receptacles were only introduced to...

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