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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 Kernel sports editor Hunter Shelton peers over an edition of the Kentucky Kernel inside McVey Hall in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb

Forever a Kernelite: saying goodbye

Hunter Shelton May 5, 2022

With all of my heart, I am going to miss being a part of the Kentucky Kernel. I wish that I had some profound analogy to accompany this lede, but frankly I'm just sad. There's zero time to process...

A student walks across campus on the first day of the spring semester on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Five pieces of advice from the class of 2022 to underclassmen

Jennifer Osting April 27, 2022

With graduation right around the corner, many seniors are about to transition into a world of new opportunities. As I look back on my four years at the University of Kentucky, I can’t help but laugh...

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Assigned readings: Helpful or harmful?

Brooklyn Kelley April 21, 2022

Minds are much like bodies — what we put in them matters. In a college setting, this can be difficult to control, especially when assigned readings have so much to do with a grade in a course.Assigned...

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The battle of the merch: Wearing high school apparel in college

Lindsey Davis April 7, 2022

When it comes to wearing high school merchandise in college, I personally do not partake, but I don’t see the harm in doing so either – to a certain extent, at least.As a freshman in college, it’s...

A student wearing a mask exits Gatton Student Center on the first day of in-person classes on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

The Class of 2020: How is college going two years into the pandemic?

Claire Osterfeld March 14, 2022

Teens who graduated high school in 2020 are now halfway through their time in undergrad, but they have not had a "normal" college year yet.The pandemic has not been easy for anyone, but it has affected...

Sophomores Jack Watson and Elizabeth Oiler work on homework at the William T. Young Library on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021 at 12:48 a.m., in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Kaitlyn Skaggs | Staff

The reality of the college experience

Abbey Cutrer February 10, 2022

Throughout high school, students are told certain things about college life by teachers, mentors and parents. Not all this information is positive, and it has the potential to sway the expectations that...

A Southern Belle: His Journey For Identity

Audrey Fones January 24, 2022

Davis McIntire started his TikTok career toward the end of his high school years and in the midst of COVID-19. He created the character Dixie Jewel that skyrocketed his TikTok account to 100,000 followers...

A masked student studies in the William T. Young Library during the first day of classes for the fall 2020 semester on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

A major identity crisis

Morgan Luster January 20, 2022

As college students, picking a major may seem like selecting a destiny; however, one’s major is only a part of their identity.The college experience is a time in which passions are discovered and paths...

Victor Avalos, a freshman computer science major, poses for a portrait on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Humans of UK: Victor Avalos searches for success

Julia Renz September 17, 2021

Freshman Victor Avalos takes every opportunity to enjoy time with people on campus and explore Lexington, but as he finds his place at UK, he still keeps his family in mind.Avalos, a first-generation student...

Tour guide Emoni Dix walks a tour towards the Jacobs Science Building on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. 

UK campus hinges on return to normalcy in attracting prospective students

Rayleigh Deaton April 22, 2021

Dubbed the “living room of campus,” the University of Kentucky Gatton Student Center is a carnival of campus life. Students congregate on the social staircase, eating lunch, studying and chatting with...

College students in the United States face high poverty rates, including 36% of students being housing insecure and 36% of students being food insecure. Graphic made by Natalie Parks with Infogram.

College student stimulus payments: a Band-Aid, not a cure

Mihir Kale March 19, 2021

 While the incoming stimulus payments may be temporarily helping broke college students survive, a one-time check will never be enough to fix an unbalanced system. The “broke college student,” is...

Significant bills in state and national legislature

Daniel Jeong February 2, 2021

Congress is back in session.At the beginning of January, run-off elections in Georgia gave Democrats the edge in the Senate, allowing the party of the president to set agendas and decide which bills to...

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