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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

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...

Journalism is a vehicle of democratic vocalization

Journalism is a vehicle of democratic vocalization

Quézia Arruda Cunha, Reporter December 7, 2022

Noisy eyes. Eyes that not only observe the surface but the deep root. These are the eyes of true journalists – individuals responsible for sharing the panoramic view of the world around them for all,...

Young participants hold up signs during the annual Holiday Freedom March on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Dear Mr. President: Letters from elementary and middle schoolers to Joe Biden

Sarah Michels January 21, 2021

As the Biden administration officially replaces the outgoing Trump administration, the nation shifts their eyes to the next four years. What will President Joe Biden do, and how well will he do it? Will...

Dr. Alexander Lai

Op-ed: In solidarity with students in Hong Kong

Dr. Alexander Lai September 4, 2019

While the wildcats are back in the classrooms, students in Hong Kong are on strike. These students have been, along with millions of fellow Hong Kongers, protesting in the streets for almost three months...

The social media campaign #SaveStudentNewspapers calls attention to the challenges that student-run media organizations face and highlighting the need for student media was started by student editors at The Independent Florida Alligator. 

Editorial: Democracy needs student media, so support student newsrooms

Kernel Editorial Board April 25, 2018

Twentieth-century playwright and essayist Arthur Miller once said, "A good newspaper, I suppose, is a nation talking to itself." And we can also say of our student newspapers, "It is a campus talking...

America’s minority report needs work

February 2, 2017

In his famous Gettysburg Address President Lincoln proclaimed, “Government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.” Was he speaking of the American government?...

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