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Kentucky Kernel

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Elon Musk’s Twitter could become marketplace of harmful ideas

Jennifer Sadler, Reporter November 11, 2022

I’m sure by now we’ve all heard the news. Everyone’s favorite app for sharing intrusive thoughts, controversial opinions and funny jokes has been bought by a more controversial figure, Elon Musk....

In footage from Capitol Police and provided to the FBI, Courtright (in the black and yellow hat) can be seen carrying a sign from the Capitol building during the riot on Jan. 6, 2021. Photo from the federal affidavit detailing Courtrights charges.

Former UK student pleads guilty to involvement in Capitol riots

Sarah Michels August 31, 2021

On Monday, former UK senior Gracyn Courtright pleaded guilty for her participation in the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot in federal court. As part of her plea agreement, Courtright, 23, was charged with violating...

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Trump’s second impeachment trial: a dangerously pointless political exercise

Sarah MIchels February 18, 2021

Former President Donald Trump still has one strike left before he’s out, at least in baseball terms. On Saturday, Feb. 13, Trump was acquitted by the Senate on impeachment charges for the second time....

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Reflections on a Riot: The power of presidential lies

Luke Schlake January 19, 2021

Six days ago, after one of the darkest moments of modern American history, Donald Trump was impeached for inciting an insurrection that breached the U.S. Capitol building. Had things gone a bit differently,...

Biden won. Now what? Next steps in the presidential transition of power.

Haley Simpkins November 8, 2020

Now that Joe Biden has been named president-elect, what happens next? President Trump said in a press release on Saturday that his campaign will take the next steps for legal action on Monday to “ensure...

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to Amy McGrath supporters during the rally on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, at Bath County High School in Owingsville, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

UK students voice reactions to Biden presidency

Lauren Campbell November 8, 2020

Joe Biden was elected the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, Nov. 7, surpassing 270 electoral college votes as he flipped Pennsylvania. UK students have voiced their reaction to his win and...

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When pragmatic support becomes passionate

Luke Schlake October 29, 2020

It was a fantastic turnout. On my way from Cincinnati to Louisville yesterday, I witnessed nearly 100 cars, complete with billowing MAGA flags and political decals, streaming down the highway in a show...

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Trump claimed victory, dismantling Biden’s arguments, base

Jacob Patterson October 4, 2020

We typically think of debates as events where candidates hash out the ideas of the day and battle for the minds of Americans. More times than not the issues which make or break candidates in debates have...

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Quarantine Depression Diaries: Is America any better than the beauty community?

Ryder Noah From July 1, 2020

Disclaimer: Article was written with the current info available at the time. The author's opinions on the topic and the people involved are subject to change if/when new info comes to light. All accusations...

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A UK student’s experience of the COVID-19 outbreak in NYC

Jade Grisham March 31, 2020

 Ah, 2020 – little did we know what the year would hold for us.On January 6, 2020, I moved to the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City for a semester internship with MSNBC/NBC News. I was ecstatic...

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Wash your hands, avoid crowds, and please, don’t call it the ‘Chinese Virus’

Isabel Jenkins March 25, 2020

Yes, the novel coronavirus appears to have originated in China. But call it by its official names.In the past week, President Donald Trump has been scrutinized for his recent shift to referencing COVID-19...

Fourth annual Lexington women’s march ‘a reminder that we always have work to do’

Natalie Parks January 18, 2020

Against the rain, wind and dreary weather on Saurday afternoon in Lexington, one thing stood out: the brightly colored rain jackets, umbrellas, signs and hats of the fourth annual Lexington Women’s March.A...

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