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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

University of Kentucky students gather in the Gatton College of Business and Economics building during the first day of classes on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021, Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Why are students at college?

Savannah Garnett, Reporter October 10, 2022

UK students and faculty agree that the culture of college is changing. An undergraduate degree used to be perceived as the end of education. For most careers, it was the maximum level needed in a profession....

JR Dickerson poses for a photo on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2021, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Corrie McCroskey | Staff

Humans of UK: JR Dickerson’s lifelong quest, finding the “Lost Ark”

Corrie McCroskey October 13, 2021

Born and raised in Winchester, Kentucky, UK Dining employee JR Dickerson graduated from UK in 2008 with degrees in architecture and anthropology. He has yet to work within these fields, but he says that...

Ricky Lumpkin concentrates on the lecture that his professor is giving on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in the White Hall classroom building in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Victoria Rogers | Staff

Wildcat, turned NFL pro, returns to campus to counsel student-athletes coming after him

Erika Bonner February 12, 2020

He’s a husband, a father and—to folks in the Bluegrass state—a former Wildcat football player.He’s Ricky Lumpkin, retired NFL defensive lineman, current academic counselor for UK football and now,...

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UK’s online class fee increase limits students

Miranda Phipps September 9, 2019

I recently checked my UK financial statement, and I couldn’t understand what I was seeing. When I registered for an online course last semester, it cost an extra $10 per credit hour, yet there was a...

Makenna Theissen, STAFF

Women should have access to free birth control pills on campus

Isabel Phillips February 25, 2019

On a college campus, there are usually many resources that give out condoms for free. Different health organizations around campus often hold tabling events where condoms are provided for free, and anyone...

The University of Kentucky Womens Volleyball team celebrates after a point in their game against Murray State. The cats won the first game of the NCAA tournament 3-0 on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018.

Kentucky volleyball adds Duke graduate transfer

Erika Bonner January 4, 2019

The Kentucky volleyball program has added a two-time First-Team All-ACC middle-blocker to its roster. Leah Meyer, a graduate transfer, announced Friday that she will be transferring to the University...

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Somerset Community College making strides for entire state

December 9, 2018

The Lexington Herald-Leader published Monday that students through Somerset Community College will soon be able to earn bachelor's degrees through paid partnerships with universities. This is a major breakthrough...

The UK HealthCare Simulation Center provides a realistic training environment for future health care providers and advanced technology for current researchers, UK HealthCare officials said. Photo provided by Ramakanth Kavuluru.

‘It will talk to you’: UK patient simulators give realistic training

Marissa Bosco November 29, 2018

UK HealthCare has taken a big leap into the world of training and research with a new patient simulation center that just opened at the Albert B. Chandler Hospital.Consisting of three patient rooms on...

College degree pays off by 34, study says

Madison Rexroat January 17, 2017

A new study by the College Board shows that it takes an average of 12 years to gain back the cost of getting a Bachelor’s degree. In other words, the average person will be around 34 by the time they...

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