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Learning that pays: the value of pursuing multiple majors

Sarah Michels September 30, 2019

Ever since I decided to pursue a dual degree and two minors, the connections between each area of study have astounded me.Sometimes, my economics class curriculum perfectly matches up with chapters in...

Nicole Freebersyser is cutting back school costs by exchanging independent living with living at home with her family.

Student keeps things cheap by living at home

Abby Logan April 26, 2019

Between tuition, rent and textbooks, college students are left with a lot of expenses at the end of the year.Students often find ways to cut down on those expenses, and UK junior accounting major Nicole...

Andrew Vant Land, a graduate assistant in philosophy, teaches his Philosophy 130: Morality & Society class on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 in Lexington, Kentucky. 

Drew Van’t Land supports his family on a grad student salary

These days, Drew Van’t Land starts his morning with a veggie scramble: kale, spinach, onions, green peppers, tomatoes and avocados, all sautéed together, often with eggs.It makes him feel good. It also...

Katie Mount, pictured in White Hall classroom building, is a junior history major at the University of Kentucky. Mount worked 50-60 hour weeks last summer to pay her tuition and for her food and rent. She continues to work full time while attending classes to pay her bills.

Katie Mount works hard to break out of poverty

Hailey Peters April 19, 2019

The American Dream tells people that no matter where you come from or what your circumstances are, you can break out of poverty and achieve anything you want in life. There are several real-world examples...

Holmes Hall is one of many dorm-living options for students on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Kaitlyn Gumm | Staff

Accidentally signed contract could cost some UK students thousands

Sydney Momeyer April 17, 2019

UPDATE: UK spokesperson Jay Blanton told the Kernel that UK has waived fees for those looking to cancel their two-year contract amendments. It's unclear if there is a deadline to cancel for free. April...

Kentucky Wildcats linebacker Kash Daniel (56) celebrating a sack. University of Kentucky football defeated Penn State University 27-24 in the VRBO Citrus Bowl at Camping World Stadium on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

UK football’s locally aired halftime Super Bowl ad costs $35,000

Rick Childress February 1, 2019

The UK football team is looking to continue its off-season advertising campaign with a halftime Super Bowl ad that is slated to run in Central and Eastern Kentucky.The team announced the ad on Friday via...

UK President Eli Capilouto. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

UK alums give millions for students with financial need

Jacob Eads and Rick Childress December 11, 2018

A substantial donation funding the single largest scholarship gift in UK’s history was announced at the UK Board of Trustees’ final meeting of the calendar year.Donor Mira Ball was greeted by a standing...

Lieutenant Colonel Amy McGrath addresses her supporters during the rally on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, at Bath County High School in Owingsville, Kentucky. Former Vice President Joe Biden also attended the event and spoke on behalf of McGrath. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Amy McGrath right for UK students, 6th district

Kellsie Kennedy November 1, 2018

It seems that one of the most likely reasons why millennials had a voter turnout of only about 50 percent for both the 2012 and 2016 elections is because many of the issues seem to not address our age...

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Advice from a senior: Get ready for midterms now

Kellsie Kennedy October 1, 2018

It seems like we just barely started the semester, but take it from a senior: Now is the best time to start studying for midterms. One of the most important things I have learned in college is to not...

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Greek life at UK encourages racial, financial segregation

August 30, 2018

About 27 percent of University of Kentucky’s full-time undergraduate population participates in Greek life.Perhaps many of these people joined because they wanted to forge bonds of sisterhood and brotherhood...

Professors outsource at students’ expense

Editorial Staff January 25, 2017

The financial strain of higher education is a struggle most can identify, but it seems this strain grows with every generation. Parents who were forced to balance countless hours of low-paying work in...

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