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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Bar-goers visit and enjoy drinks on the rooftop at Belles Cocktail House on Friday, September 6, 2019, in downtown Lexington, Ky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Lexington bar’s eccentric history helps set it apart

Jacob Eads September 13, 2019

There’s only one place in Lexington where you can grab a bourbon slushy with a taxidermy water buffalo and a Victorian-era brothel owner – that’s Belle’s Cocktail House.The city’s eccentric three-story...

Feminist perspective

Girls Take on Boy Scouts

Natalie Vincent February 25, 2019

As of Feb. 1, 2019, U.S. girls can now join the Boy Scouts of America. In the wave of feminism and female empowerment, this is another step in the direction of gender equality.However, the name will remain...

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Sorority house construction will cause temporary lane closures Wednesday

Kernel News Staff October 9, 2018

Between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Wednesday, traffic on Columbia Terrace will be blocked by ongoing construction on the Delta Delta Delta sorority house, according to a UKNOW press release. Columbia Terrace...

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...

Students, faculty and staff had to evacuate the Chemistry-Physics Building after a fire alarm in the basement went off on Monday, August 27, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Construction likely the cause of Chem-Phys fire alarm, fire captain says

Kernel News Staff August 27, 2018

Fire engines rolled up Rose Street at approximately 2:18 p.m. on Monday in response to a fire alarm that went off in the southeast corner of the Chem-Phys building on UK's campus.According to Lexington...

A fire alarm caused by sanding dust from an area under construction required students, faculty and staff to evacuate the Gatton Student Center on UKs campus in Lexington, Kentucky on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018.

Sanding dust causes brief UK student center evacuation, officials say

Kernel News Staff August 20, 2018

Students inside the Gatton Student Center had to be briefly evacuated after fire alarms went off inside the building Monday morning."No fire," UK spokesperson Kathy Johnson wrote in an email.According...

Pieces of Karyn Olivier work Witness are cut out in preparation for their installation in the Memorial Hall vestibule on UKs campus on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. Karyn Olivier was an artist chosen by the UK Memorial Hall art committee to create an artwork that adds context to Anne Rice OHanlons 1934 mural. OHanlons mural depicts a sanitized version of the brutality that existed during the time of slavery and legal segregation. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Once anonymous, now revered: Memorial Hall art adds context to debate of race in art

Rick Childress August 16, 2018

A space once wrought with racial tension now demands reverence for the subjugated.Karyn Olivier, the artist charged with assembling a complimentary art piece for the controversial mural in UK’s Memorial...

Prospective design students attend open house to see if UK is right fit for them

Ally Hicks November 20, 2017

Prospective students were treated to an in-depth look into the world of interior design and architecture at the annual UK College of Design Undergraduate Open House.The event drew in students from eight...


Assistant architecture professor recognized

By Morgan Haas October 23, 2016

A UK assistant professor of architecture Martin Summers was a part of a team that designed a building that has been described as an architectural “masterpiece” by Business Insider. On Sept. 11, The...

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