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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

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UK’s first fall break gives students a break after midterms

Sydney Momeyer October 15, 2019

Next week will mark the University of Kentucky's first fall break.Students will get a break after midterms and before Thanksgiving, the first of its kind at the school. In the past, students went to school...

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UK’s calendar will include a two-day fall break beginning in 2019

Jacob Eads April 23, 2018

In a concrete step to impact mental health and wellness, UK is slated to institute a fall break in the Fall 2019 semester.In a 42-8-6 vote on Monday, the University Senate passed a motion to amend the...

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Erasing the stigma: more students are seeking help for mental illness–and are finding it at UK

Jacob Eads April 3, 2018

Concerns about student mental health are growing across the nation, and UK is not immune.In the 2016-2017 fiscal year, 1,055 reports were filed with the Community of Concern, an on-campus resource devoted...

Students at Apollo High School participate in a DanceBlue mini marathon on Jan. 27, 2018, in Owensboro, Kentucky. Apollo raised $68,324.87 for child cancer research. 

For The Kids, from the Commonwealth

Bailey Vandiver February 13, 2018

Communities across Kentucky come together for DanceBlueHundreds of UK students danced in unison to “Hollaback Girl,” one of the songs in the 2017 DanceBlue line dance.Six weeks earlier and 178 miles...

Capilouto to present at University Senate meeting; watch via livestream

October 27, 2017

UK's president will address the University Senate about the future of the university during Monday's meeting.On the agenda for the Oct. 30 meeting is a presentation by President Eli Capilouto called "University...

Student Government Association president and vice president. President Ben Childress (right), an economics senior, and vice president Elizabeth Foster (left), an electrical engineering junior, posed for a photo near Bradley Hall at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky. 2017 file photo. Photo by Joshua Qualls | Staff

Student government puts plans into action

Bailey Vandiver September 9, 2017

Just over six months ago, Ben Childress and Elizabeth Foster were candidates for Student Government Association’s top spots. Now, they have been hard at work for months.Economics senior Childress and...

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray addresses Kentuckians during the event held in solidarity with Charlottesville, Virginia held in front of the Courthouse in downtown Lexington on Monday August 14, 2017. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

City to relocate statues, UK denounces hate

Kat Manouchehri August 16, 2017

Kentucky is no stranger to racism, but as society grows, there is a desperate need for the eradication of hatred toward a single race.After the violent white supremacist protests in Charlottesville, Virginia,...

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray addresses Kentuckians during the event held in solidarity with Charlottesville, Virginia held in front of the Courthouse in downtown Lexington on Monday August 14, 2017. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

White nationalists make plans to rally in Lexington

Bailey Vandiver August 15, 2017

White nationalists are planning a rally in Lexington in response to Mayor Jim Gray's announcement that Confederate statues will be moved, according to reporting by the Lexington Herald-Leader.The Nationalist...

Student Government Association president and vice president. President Ben Childress (right), an economics senior, and vice president Elizabeth Foster (left), an electrical engineering junior, posed for a photo near Bradley Hall at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky. 2017 file photo. Photo by Joshua Qualls | Staff

University of Kentucky Student Government Association election results announced

Kalie Marantette March 3, 2017

The Student Government Association's election results were announced outside of Bowman’s Den on March 3.The SGA college senators, undergraduate Senator-At-Large, graduate Senator-At-Large positions,...

Student Government Association president and vice president. President Ben Childress (right), an economics senior, and vice president Elizabeth Foster (left), an electrical engineering junior, posed for a photo near Bradley Hall at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky. 2017 file photo. Photo by Joshua Qualls | Staff

Childress, Foster stress inclusion in SGA

Bailey Vandiver February 26, 2017

Veteran SGA representatives Ben Childress and Elizabeth Foster are running together for Student Government Association president and vice president, respectively.Childress, an economics senior, was a senator...

Banners and signs are seen all around Take Back The Night event across campus. Wednesday, April 20, 2016 in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Joel Repoley | Staff.

UK’s survivors ‘Take Back the Night’

McKenna Horsley April 20, 2016

“UK unite! Take back the night!”UK students, faculty and members of the Lexington community chanted this and other phrases, such as, “However we dress and wherever we go, yes means yes and no means...

Rowan Reid (left) and Ben Childress (right) speak during a SGA Town Hall at Memorial Hall on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Joel Repoley | Staff.

Vice President-elect talks transparency, passion

Lexington Souers March 6, 2016

[email protected] by a call to give back to the community, SGA Vice President-elect Ben Childress is dedicated to creating change at UK.“You’ve got to love people, and love the people you’re...

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