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Getting real about BeReal

Getting real about BeReal

Grace Medley, Reporter September 26, 2022

For an app based on the candidness of its users, BeReal can be as fake as it gets. Viral app BeReal has taken the world by storm. According to, the app has 28 million downloads and...


Yak is back!

Lindsey Jones November 12, 2021

University of Kentucky students were quick to take advantage of the re-release of the beloved iOS social media platform Yik Yak. The app, originally released in 2013 by CEO Tyler Droll, allows people...

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Unlikable likes: A need to remove Instagram likes

Hayden Donaldson November 1, 2021

The abolition of likes is in many ways long overdue. Instagram’s like-based system of public scrutiny is an archaic remnant from a bygone time. Social media's affinity for likes originated when the world...

UK, in partnership with Nike, unveil a new graphic identity, secondary logo and uniforms during a press conference at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky. on Friday, February 5, 2016. Photo by Michael Reaves | Staff.

How to score tickets this football season

Trinity Bratchett September 2, 2021

With the return to a more normal football season, Kentucky fans will soon be filling the seats of Kroger Field. Here’s how to purchase single-game tickets and access season passes for the upcoming games.First,...

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Should cancel culture be canceled?

Mihir Kale February 18, 2021

On even the most average of days, a quick scroll through Twitter’s trending tab would more than likely lead you to a #[Insert Celebrity]IsOverParty hashtag. The app has become synonymous with the “cancel...

Students gather in front of Willy T Library for snowball fight on the evening of Feb.15. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Students organize mass snowball fight over messaging app

Kernel news staff February 15, 2021

Update (9:30 p.m.): The crowd has dwindled to around 50 dedicated participants.Update (8:30 p.m.): The crowd has downsized by half pretty quickly to about 400 to 500 participants left, and snowball fighting...

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How we can cope in the age of anxiety

Sarah Halsey February 28, 2020

It is no secret that we are an anxious generation. One news organization even named 2017 the year of anxiety. It is easy to blame politics, current events, violence, or even the everyday stressors of life...

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How TikTok has come to rule the internet

Autumn Miller February 7, 2020

When trying to figure out how I wanted to start this new “Fangirl Friday” column, I knew I wanted to write about something I have personally been obsessed over. Recently, that’s TikTok.When I first...

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Citizen science: How to feel good about using your phone in nature

Cameron Luker January 22, 2020

Anyone who enjoys the outdoors owes some gratitude to the land managers who make sure that we have beautiful and biodiverse places to visit. These could be the friendly folks at your local Parks and Rec...

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Google and Apple must drop Absher from stores

February 15, 2019

Just in time for Valentine’s Day 2019, The New York Times published a story on Feb. 13 that shared some insight into an app that males in Saudi Arabia use to track and enslave females.According to that...

Dating apps at UK a cure for student loneliness

Hailey Peters February 11, 2019

Valentine’s Day is a rather polarizing holiday— if you have someone special in your life, it’s a great day to celebrate that; if you don’t, it can feel like a day filled with flowers and chocolate...

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What to keep in mind on National Stress Awareness Day

Kellsie Kennedy November 7, 2018

If you really need to read this article, you are likely too busy to do so. Or so you think. A large part of the college experience is learning how to manage stress. On this National Stress Awareness Day,...

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