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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

A Google Maps image of Tahoma Road.

The legend of Tahoma Road: A terrifyingly tired tale of privilege and suburbia

Olivia Walton, Reporter December 16, 2022

Twelve years after Kentucky folklore writer and former Western Kentucky University professor William Lynwood Montell published his book, “Tales of Kentucky Ghosts,” I enlisted the help of some friends...

Kentucky Wildcats outside hitter Alli Stumler (17) runs onto the court during introductions before the UK vs. Ole Miss volleyball game on Friday, March 12, 2021, at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 3-0. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff


Natalie Parks April 15, 2021

When athletes started arriving in the bubble for the NCAA basketball tournament, no one was really surprised to find glaring discrepancies between the accommodations for the women’s teams and the men’s.In...

Makenna Theissen, Staff

Op-ed: The Kernel’s tenuous averaging

Luke Schlake February 5, 2020

Why do we say “read the fine print?”Because it's a lot easier to believe and accept something written in big font. The first week of the semester, the Kentucky Kernel proclaimed that ”UK's female...

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UK lacks in diversity, aims to support minority populations

Hailey Peters February 17, 2019

UK students see it all the time: Signs, posters and flyers for events honoring strides that diverse populations have made at UK constantly populate campus sidewalks, bulletins and social media pages. The...

Screenshot of Raggs Facebook post.

Transylvania student and DACA recipient targeted by fellow student

Madison Rexroat September 14, 2017

In August, Taylor Ragg posted a screenshot of fellow student Paola Garcia’s Facebook profile with the caption, “Everyone go report this illegal at my school bragging about breaking the law.” Garcia’s...

Muhammad Ali Jr. held by immigration officials at airport

Madison Rexroat February 24, 2017

Muhammad Ali Jr., 44-year-old son of boxer and Louisville native Muhammad Ali, was detained in a Florida airport earlier this month.Ali Jr. was traveling back to the U.S. with his mother after speaking...

Betsy DeVos hesitated to sign the order as education secretary.

Trump rolls back transgender protections in school bathrooms

Madison Rexroat February 22, 2017

The Trump administration released new guidelines on Wednesday that retracts anti-discrimination protections that allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their gender identity.With the new order,...

‘Gay’ is not an accusation

February 15, 2017

“Are you gay?” This quote is read by many as an accusation; possibly with a skeptical look, pointed fingers or a jesting smile. Straight people may answer with indignance. Many that identify as gay...

Sitting to stand for injustice

Savon Gray August 31, 2016

San Francisco 49er’s quarterback Colin Kaepernick became the latest recipient of White-America’s frustrations after he refused to stand for the “Star-Spangled Banner” during a preseason game against...

Kim Davis, center, and husband Joe Davis are greeted by relatives, including Kims mother Jean Bailey, left, outside the Carter County Detention Center in Grayson, Ky., on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. (Pablo Alcala/Lexington Herald-Leader/TNS)

Victory for Davis loss for victims of discrimination

By the Editorial Board August 31, 2016

Kim Davis is not a hero of the Christian faith, and yet thousands of “God-fearing” Bible-Belters will rejoice at the news that the lawsuits against the homophobic woman were dropped. This woman broke...

Illustration by Ben Wade.

Legislators failing Kentucky with law to allow discrimination

Editorial Staff March 5, 2016

Kentucky lawmakers are back at it again, this time with a bill that would allow business owners to refuse service to LGBTQ* customers.This new bill, Senate Bill 180, comes as a rebuttal because of a scuffle...

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