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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The adventure of parking at UK

The adventure of parking at UK

Tina Hristova April 27, 2022

On-campus parking has become a constant problem at UK, and students are not happy about it.In order to receive a parking pass, students must enter a ticket lottery every year for their preferred parking...

Horses race during the first day of the Spring Meet on Friday, April 8, 2022, at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Bourbon and bread pudding: The Keeneland tradition continues

Sophia Shoemaker April 21, 2022

The Keeneland Spring Meet began this year on April 8. Now, a few weeks later, ticket sales are still up, bets are being placed and the Lexington tradition remains alive and well. The racecourse has been...

A UK student takes notes on an iPad in Jill Day’s History & Philosophy of Physical Education & Sport class on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, at White Hall Classroom Building in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

How often are students using their university-designated tech?

Claire Osterfeld April 14, 2022

Nearly every freshman, sophomore and junior at UK has been provided an iPad, but how often are these iPads utilized?In 2019, the university announced that it was beginning a partnership with Apple Corporation....

The Big Blue Pantry in Whitehall Classroom Building on January 27, 2020. Photo by Pete Comparoni | UK Photo

Campus pantry fights student food insecurity

Kendall Staton April 14, 2022

Research conducted by university faculty in fall 2017 showed that 43% of UK students who were surveyed had experienced some degree of food insecurity in the past year. Big Blue Pantry is working to change...

Yard signs line a sidewalk outside White Hall Classroom Building on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Branding a university: The story of UK’s marketing materials

Emily Girard April 14, 2022

Whether they are promoting vaccine incentives, student events or the university to prospective students, promotional materials are omnipresent on UK’s campus. Designing, printing and distributing these...

​A scoop of ice cream is served at Crank & Boom, located at the old Pepper Distillery Campus off of Manchester street, on July 15, 2015. Staff file photo.

Love story turned local legend

Alexis Harmon April 12, 2022

The butterfly effect is the idea that seemingly small, insignificant events eventually lead to much bigger consequences. The concept also applies to ice cream.Toa and Mike Green met in 2004 when they both...

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The battle of the merch: Wearing high school apparel in college

Lindsey Davis April 7, 2022

When it comes to wearing high school merchandise in college, I personally do not partake, but I don’t see the harm in doing so either – to a certain extent, at least.As a freshman in college, it’s...

UK Greek Life organizations raise money for Ukraine

Laurie Jonhatan March 31, 2022

In a 48-hour online fundraiser, Kappa Sigma Fraternity and Pi Beta Phi Sorority combined efforts to raise $1,908 to donate to UNICEF in support of Ukraine.“We felt strongly about everything going on...

Local Food Systems Summit held at Kroger Field

Kendall Staton March 31, 2022

The Food Connection helped host the fourth annual Kentucky Local Food Systems Summit on March 23 at UK’s Kroger Field.People traveled from all over Kentucky to attend different breakout sessions, learning...

Staff members reveal that a total of $1,430,497.39 was raised during the 24-hour DanceBlue marathon on Sunday, March 6, 2022, at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

‘Fight for something worth fighting for.’ DanceBlue marathon raises over $1 million for pediatric cancer

On Sunday, March 6, the 17th UK DanceBlue marathon came to an end. At the 24-hour, no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon, the organization raised $1,430,497.39 for the Golden Matrix Fund.“It’s not...

The Kentucky State Capitol dome breaks through the morning fog on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, in Frankfort, Kentucky. Photo by Martha McHaney | Staff

The future of your financial journey at UK

Editorial Board March 3, 2022

The future of tuition payments doesn’t look entirely bright. College is downright unaffordable for many, and tuition has increased for the past 10 academic years at the University of Kentucky. House...

People hold up signs during a gathering in support of Ukraine on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at Courthouse Plaza in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

A student perspective on Russia-Ukraine

Evelyn Mickschl March 3, 2022

Ukraine and Russia are currently clashing in a conflict. There have been no outside troops involved so far, but the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has put extreme sanctions in place against...

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