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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari coaches his team during the Kentucky vs. No. 7 Alabama mens basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023, at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Alabama won 78-52. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Cats look to regroup against struggling Gamecocks

Ali Cetinok, Assistant Sports Editor January 9, 2023

A tough 26-point loss on the road Saturday against Alabama and expectedly receiving zero votes in the AP Poll means John Calipari’s squad is in need of a confidence boosting conference win at home. Luckily...

Audience members raise lights during Helena Handbaskets final song of the Cats Den drag show on Thursday, February 28, 2019 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Natalie Parks | Staff

Cats Den is a recreation room for UK students

Kamilah Williams March 4, 2019

Cats Den is keeping its historic purpose while creating a space where all students and faculty are welcomed.On the first level of the Gatton Student Center, there is a large space where you can find students...

Uma Jewels accepts a tip from an audience member during the Cats Den drag show on Thursday, February 28, 2019 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Natalie Parks | Staff

Drag queens tell students to embrace who they are

Jelyn Washington-Mays March 1, 2019

Cat’s Den came to life Thursday night after four queens made their way through crowds and spotlights— four drag queens, that is.Emcee and performer Helena Handbasket (wordplay on “Hell in a handbasket”),...

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Comedy Caravan audience has ‘good time’ at Cats Den

Emma Reid January 24, 2019

The student center is commonly known as the home of a massive Starbucks, over-the-top gym and a crowded dining hall. It is less known as a stage for famous comedians.Comedy Caravan takes place every Wednesday...

Blake Hester and Kseniya Verenich perform with their band to a crowd of students on Nov. 29, 2018. 

Local bands give students a musical break at Cats Den concert

Isabella Chirico November 30, 2018

Music always draws people together, and the Cats Den concert held Thursday night in the Gatton Student Center was no exception. The concert consisted of performances from two different bands from the...

Students are offered a free cereal breakfast and a chance to watch old cartoons every Tuesday morning in the CATS DEN at Toons Day Mornings.

Toons Day Mornings offer students a nostalgic escape

Addison Lander October 2, 2018

Amid the many events held at the Gatton Student Center, there is one that draws more from students’ childhoods than most other gatherings.This event, held from 7 to 10 a.m. in the CATS DEN every Tuesday,...

Comedians John Poveromo and Joanne Filan answer audience questions at the Cats Den Underground in Lexington, KY on Oct. 4, 2017.

New Jersey comedian John Poveromo brings laughs to Cats Den Underground

October 5, 2017

New Jersey-based comedian John Poveromo visited UK’s Cats Den Underground Thursday for a night of laughs as part of the venue’s long-running Comedy Caravan series.Poveromo, who has shared stages with...

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