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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

Students eat at The 90 dining hall on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff file photo

‘A serendipitous situation.’ UK dining hall offers local, sustainable food options

Emily Girard September 16, 2021

The Fresh Food Company at The 90 has been dedicated to local, sustainable operations since its construction in 2015, and it has recently implemented programs to further this goal.The University of Kentucky...

A Bellaire Blooms employee gathers flowers on Saturday, April 10, 2021, at the Lexington Farmers Market at Fifth Third Pavilion in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Among flowers, friendships grow

Brooklyn Kelley April 14, 2021

Under shelter at Tandy Centennial Park, even the farmers get to enjoy the food, flowers and friends of the Lexington Farmers’ Market. The few employees at the downtown market give farmers who are working...

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Increasing grocery-shopping mindfulness during COVID-19

Kelly Walker April 13, 2020

As is true for many students, this pandemic has thrown my future for a loop. This season has involved canceled trips, reduced income and, for us graduating seniors, a sense that there are fewer opportunities...

Founded in 1959 by Carl and Bertha Fister, Bi-Water Farm and Greenhouse is a mainstay in Kentucky farming and agriculture, and a member of Kentucky Proud. Photo by Kelly Brightmore

Thinking like a farmer is Kentucky’s path forward

Cameron Luker March 27, 2020

Kentucky has always sat at a crossroads. It sits at the geographic and cultural meeting point of the South and the Midwest that has given it it’s unique identity that is greater than the sum of its parts.We...

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Coffee week and the sustainability of hot bean liquid

Kelly Walker March 4, 2020

Recently during Lexington Coffee Week, participating coffee shops in Lexington offered drink specials for $3. I wanted to happily venture out with my wallet and a smile to take advantage of a week dedicated...

Bill Polyniak, left, and Dave Hendrick, right, look at the hemp plant at the University of Kentucky hemp harvest at Spindletop Research Farm in Lexington, Ky., on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. Polyniak and Hendrick work in CBD research. File Photo

Hemp is the smart choice economically and environmentally for Ky. farmers

Shawn Clancy September 18, 2019

There is a hemp renaissance going on right under our noses. Interest in the plant has never exactly gone away, but its legitimacy has been mounting alongside support from a wide variety of industries....

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Veganism saves animals but hurts the planet

Kelly Walker February 22, 2019

With the advent of technology, we have all of the information we could ever want and more at our fingertips. Simply scrolling through your Facebook feed (overlooking the always enjoyable memes and funny...

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Editorial: 2019 should be the year of the migrant

By the Editorial Board January 14, 2019

2018 was hailed by many as the Year of the Woman, empowered by the first major party female presidential campaign and the #MeToo movement. In record numbers, women across the world used their voices to...

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