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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Katie Mount, pictured in White Hall classroom building, is a junior history major at the University of Kentucky. Mount worked 50-60 hour weeks last summer to pay her tuition and for her food and rent. She continues to work full time while attending classes to pay her bills.

Katie Mount works hard to break out of poverty

Hailey Peters April 19, 2019

The American Dream tells people that no matter where you come from or what your circumstances are, you can break out of poverty and achieve anything you want in life. There are several real-world examples...

Occupiers begin to spread out in the designated sleeping area during the occupation by the Black Student Advisory Council and Basic Needs Campaign on Monday, April 1, 2019 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Natalie Parks | Staff

How UK students went from hunger strike to campus sit-in

April 2, 2019

If you've passed anywhere near the Main Building on the University of Kentucky campus, you may have heard or seen the peaceful occupation of a group of UK students. The two separate groups who are joining...

President Capilouto listens to student concerns during the meeting between him and the Black Student Advisoy Council and the Basic Needs Campaign on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Natalie Parks | Staff

UK building occupation continues after intense meeting with Capilouto

Natalie Parks April 2, 2019

The demands by the Black Student Advisory Council and the Basic Needs Campaign were not met during Tuesday’s meeting with President Capilouto. The hunger strike and occupation of the Main Building will...

University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto met with faculty from the Department of Communications on Friday, September 21, 2018, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

In campus-wide email, Capilouto says he will meet with occupying students today

Kernel News Staff April 2, 2019

On Monday evening, students led by the Black Student Advisory Council and Basic Needs campaign began to occupy the Main Building on UK's campus. Early on Tuesday morning, UK President Eli Capilouto sent...

A student hangs up posters from the Basic Needs campaign in the first floor of the Main Building on UKs campus as part of the occupation by the Black Student Advisory Council and the Basic Needs Campaign on Monday, April 1, 2019 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Natalie Parks | Staff

‘Students want to see change.’ UK students occupy campus building.

Natalie Parks April 1, 2019

Students led by the Black Student Advisory Council and Basic Needs campaign began to occupy the Main Building on Monday evening in support of their campaigns for action from the administration.“Our dialogue...

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SGA to host event to address food insecurity concerns of SSTOP Hunger

Sydney Momeyer February 21, 2019

UK students are seeking to SSTOP Hunger among undergraduates and graduates.On Thursday, March 21, from 4:00 to 5:30 in Memorial Hall, UK's Student Government Association will be hosting an event that addresses...

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