The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Students wait in line at restaurants in the Gatton Student Center on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022. Photo by Michael Smallwood | Kentucky Kernel

Tired and hungry: Students should be able to use meal swipes at campus restaurants

Bailey Darbro, Reporter January 25, 2023

University of Kentucky sophomore Nya Shackles takes 15 credit hours and works 36 hours a week. After her shift is over, she heads to Champions Kitchen for a meal, but the lines are out the door.  Like...

Several flags wave while students stand in line at the Eat Around the World SAB event on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

Traveling creates new personas

Quézia Arruda Cunha, Reporter January 23, 2023

As I slowly opened the window of the plane, it didn’t take much effort to watch its wing disappear into the clouds while we ascended to maximum altitude, bound for American soil from Brazil. I found...

Does democracy still exist?

Does democracy still exist?

Quézia Arruda Cunha, Reporter January 20, 2023

It's a new year. Generally in the New Year, the word “new” becomes everyone's desire. Have a new hobby. Speak a new language. Or maybe start a new major.  This happens because we tend to do what...

Kernel Opinions Sig

The safety of children isn’t up for debate

Gracie Moore, Reporter January 19, 2023

As a result of a mother’s carelessness, many families spent the first days of the new year in fear for their children’s safety. “Our children shouldn’t have to live like this in our schools,”...

Kernel Opinions Sig

The University of Idaho murders highlight America’s obsession with true crime

Karrington Garland, Opinions Editor January 18, 2023

The University of Idaho murders highlight America's love, deep-seated obsession and desensitization towards everything macabre and dark. The town of Moscow, Idaho, is facing international attention...

Jewell Hall at the University of Kentucky on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Moving in the wrong direction: UK’s post-winter break move-in was unnecessarily stressful

Abbey Cutrer, Reporter January 8, 2023

A line of residents with full shopping carts snaked through the lobby of Jewell Hall on Sunday afternoon. The eight-floor residence hall was filled with families helping their students hurry to move into...

Voters wait in line to cast their ballots on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, at the Tates Creek Public Library in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff file photo.

Amendment 2 debate shows need for transparency in government

Jennifer Sadler, Reporter December 26, 2022

Though election season is now over (for most), I’m sure many of us are left frustrated, confused and unfulfilled by the results. For those who participated in the 2022 midterm elections for Kentucky,...

Kentucky Wildcats forward Oscar Tshiebwe (34) dunks the ball during the Kentucky vs. North Florida mens basketball game on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 96-56. Photo by Jackson Dunavant | Staff

COLUMN: Three takeaways from Cats’ London victory

Ali Cetinok, Asst. Sports Editor December 8, 2022

Kentucky head coach John Calipari and the Cats earned their first win over a major conference opponent this season on Sunday, defeating Michigan 73-69 in London. With any result this early in the season,...

Emily Girard poses for a portrait on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Savor the stupid moments: Parting words from a graduating features editor

Emily Girard, Features Editor December 8, 2022

I’ve been at the Kernel for four years … sort of. In the fall of my freshman year, I decided to join after multiple Kernel-related presentations in my JOU 101 class. I officially joined that spring...

Know where you buy: A lesson learned from Balenciaga controversy

Know where you buy: A lesson learned from Balenciaga controversy

Karrington Garland, Opinions Editor December 8, 2022

Balenciaga, the trendsetter of both handbags and clothing, is under immense scrutiny due to its most recent campaign release in early November. The ads featured children holding or around stuffed animals...

Reflecting on the uncertainties of college and career after MediaFest22

Reflecting on the uncertainties of college and career after MediaFest22

Emily Girard, Features Editor November 18, 2022

Like many other things, this column used to be much different. Its original title was “Is my existence inherently biased?” and it was 700 words of me ranting and panicking about my issues with unconscious...

Kylah Spring and Kansas Perry stand with flowers at the March Against Racism on Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Kentucky Kernel

Injustice must inspire action

Karrington Garland, Reporter November 14, 2022

On Nov. 7, hours after Sophia Rosing assaulted and verbally attacked Kylah Spring, UK students marched on campus in support of her, chanting the phrase “Protect Black Women” and carrying posters with...

Load More Stories