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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

UK will host in person commencement this spring

UK will host in person commencement this spring

Natalie Parks March 10, 2021

2021 graduates will be able to celebrate in person this spring, as the University of Kentucky announces it will hold in person commencement ceremonies in May.According to an announcement from UK president...

Flag raising ceremony held at last request of veteran on 76th anniversary of Iwo Jima victory

Hannah Stanley February 23, 2021

After the passing of Mr. Elwood “Woody” Hughes on Feb. 2, 2021, grandson Steven Hughes sought to carry on his grandfather’s last wish.Woody Hughes, who died at age 95, was a veteran who was present...

Members of Alice Allison Dunnigans family look up at her newly unveiled statue at the dedication ceremony on Friday, August 2, 2019, in Russellville, Kentucky. 

‘Where she belongs’: Alice Dunnigan statue now in permanent Russellville location

Bailey Vandiver August 4, 2019

“You’ve come a long way, sister.” In her 1974 autobiography, Alice Allison Dunnigan wrote these words to herself, reminiscing on her journey from a small classroom in Kentucky to covering Capitol...


Kernel Staff wins General Excellence Award at 150th KPA Convention

Jacob Eads January 25, 2019

The staff of the Kentucky Kernel went home with a box of hardware after the 150th anniversary Kentucky Press Association Convention celebrating the commonwealth’s newspapers. Most notably, the Kernel...

Nia Taylor, TeNiya Jones roommate, covers her face embraced during the candle lighting outside the Gatton Student Center on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, in Lexington, Kentucky. A vigil and candle lighting ceremony was held in honor of Jones, who was a UK student who died in a swimming accident while studying abroad in Israel this summer. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

‘Celebrating a life’: Vigil honors UK student who passed away while studying abroad

Sydney Momeyer September 27, 2018

Friends, loved ones and acquaintances gathered inside the student center Thursday to celebrate the life of Te'Niya Jones at a vigil hosted by the Black Student Union.Jones was a UK sophomore who passed...

Unpopular Opinion: Going to your college commencement is not worth it

Kelsey Mattingly January 5, 2018

When you graduate high school, it seems like you have finally reached the pinnacle, the promised land. Walking across that stage and waving your diploma to your family shouting in the back lets you signal,...

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