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The FarmHouse Fraternity house on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Burden of proof: Alcohol violations widespread amongst Kentucky IFC

Natalie Parks December 2, 2021

The death of an 18-year-old student from presumed alcohol toxicity has thrust alcohol use into the spotlight at the University of Kentucky.Thomas “Lofton” Hazelwood was pronounced dead in the evening...

Pages from the Harwood file detailing the Kernel Press v. University of Kentucky lawsuit. Some information has been redacted by UK.

A story six years in the making

Sarah Michels August 26, 2021

After an investigation found sufficient evidence to corroborate multiple sexual harassment allegations against former UK professor James Harwood, he was able to effectively retire from the university with...

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Should cancel culture be canceled?

Mihir Kale February 19, 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...

A parade of police and construction workers organized by Gooch Construction honors front-line health and public safety workers on Friday, April 10, 2020, on South Limestone outside of the UK Chandler Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

A Lexington surge, potential vaccines and Thanksgiving plans: Local health experts urge community to refocus.

Sarah Michels November 13, 2020

This holiday season, give thanks by not killing someone’s grandmother. Listening now? By this point, many are desensitized to the constant recommendations to wear masks, wash hands and social distance....

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Social mingling is the new drunk driving

Thomas Hart April 13, 2020

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold, many of us are adjusting to the new social-distancing life. Even this far into the pandemic, though, some people are still not taking the situation seriously.Despite...

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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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Women should have access to free birth control pills on campus

Isabel Phillips February 25, 2019

On a college campus, there are usually many resources that give out condoms for free. Different health organizations around campus often hold tabling events where condoms are provided for free, and anyone...

Ellen Hyde

‘I don’t need therapy.’

Ellen Hyde thought she’d be OK if she just kept looking forward.“He's going to pull a gun, he's going to pull a gun,” Hyde said she thought at the time. “I was panicking, and I was trying to look...

The speakers at Fridays Discrimination Impact Symposium in the Kincaid Auditorium on Feb. 11, 2018. Photo by Sierra McLean

Experts speak on impact of discrimination at annual symposium

Sierra McLean February 12, 2018

Three experts gathered Friday to speak on the impact of discrimination on marginalized groups.Stacey Horn, a professor of Educational and Developmental Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago,...

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