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Students rehearse “Lucidity: A New Musical” before the opening performance on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023, at Briggs Theatre in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Smallwood | Staff

‘A catalyst for conversation.’ Student-led musical tackles mental health through song

Owen Chesemore, Reporter March 10, 2023

Most students graduate high school with a sense of freedom, never looking back.  Devin Landis, however, utilized the insight and observations he gained throughout his high school experience to serve...

Mental health is not weakness

Mental health is not weakness

Quézia Arruda Cunha, Reporter March 8, 2023

When I was younger, I dreamed of being the president of the Brazilian Republic.  I swore to myself that I would be the role model that everyone would look up to. My vision of a leader of the nation...

Sean Wood poses for a portrait on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Maria Rauh | Staff

Humans of UK: Sean Wood builds gaming community

Laurie Jonhatan February 3, 2022

Recently, UK’s new Cornerstone Exchange building brought a home to all gamers on campus. Esports, a club that welcomes both casual and competitive gamers, has seen incredible growth in past years —...

White Hall Classroom Building

UK to host LGTBQ Trans Week of Awareness

David Bowlin November 11, 2019

UK's LGBTQ* Resource Center will host its annual Trans Week of Awareness next week.UK's Trans Week of Awareness will coincide with the national Transgender Week of Awareness, a press release announcing...

UKs campus went purple throughout the month of October to raise awareness of domestic violence. Photo by UKPR.

UK goes purple for domestic violence

Barkley Truax October 25, 2019

Throughout the month of October, the Violence Intervention and Prevention Center has gone purple in effort to raise awareness for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Wednesday night as well as Thursday,...

Running mates Michael Hamilton and Kat Speech at the SGA presidential debate on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Natalie Parks | Staff

Annual SGA debate features Hamilton, Speece; Lovett, Flood opt out

Emily Laytham February 26, 2019

The annual debate between Student Government Association presidential and vice presidential candidates was scheduled to occur Tuesday evening. The event was attended by only one of the candidate duos: incumbent...

President and vice presidents candidates Michael Hamilton and Kat Speece pose for a photo on Feb. 19, 2019, on UK’s campus in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Rick Childerss | Staff

Hamilton, Speece say they’ll bring experience, continuity

Rick Childress February 25, 2019

Michael Hamilton wants to finish what he started.Hamilton, the UK Student Government Association’s incumbent president, is running for a second year in office and a chance to continue the initiatives...

Women attending the All About the Boobs event hosted by the Iota Sigma chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha participate in a BINGO competition. 

‘All About the Boobs’: Alpha Kappa Alpha brings breast cancer awareness

Hailey Peters October 23, 2018

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed type of cancer among African American women, and the Iota Sigma chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha sought to bring awareness to their sisters in hopes that the numbers...


National Breast Cancer Awareness month is relevant for college students

By the Editorial Board October 15, 2018

College students hear the “c” word-- cancer-- and though we’re terrified of it, we generally don’t think that we as young people are in any danger of it.There’s a certain facade of invincibility...

Kernel Opinion SIG

In honor of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, prioritize self-care

By the Editorial Board September 28, 2018

This month, we at the Kernel join people all around the country in recognizing Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.In honor of this month and important issue, we would like to encourage all UK students...

The University of Kentucky womens swim team wore pink swim caps for breast cancer awareness during the meet against Vanderbilt University on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

UKPD, swim team among groups showing awareness for breast cancer

Kaitlyn Skovran October 26, 2017

Over the past few weeks, students on campus have noticed a change in color with the leaves turning from green to red, yellow and orange; but that isn’t the only color students and faculty have been seeing.Pink...

Attorney General Andy Beshear presents a check to UK Pofessor Pastel and two of her students.

Attorney General awards UK students for video contest

News Staff April 28, 2017

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear came to campus Friday to award the winners of his #VoiceofJustice video contest.Professor Emily Bonistall Postel's 400-level sociology course won the video contest...

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