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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Lucas Thomas, a freshman who frequently DJs at local bars, poses for a photo on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023, at the Gatton Student Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Carter Skaggs | Staff

Humans of UK: Lucas Thomas brings a new type of jockeying to Lexington

Reese Durham, Reporter February 6, 2023

UK freshman economics major Lucas Thomas found his passion of DJ’ing at the age of 13 when he began tinkering around with online production software. His interest in music started even earlier than that.  He...

Kentucky Wildcats volunteer assistant Nick Ammirati, left, fist bumps catcher Devin Burkes during the Kentucky vs. LSU baseball game in the SEC Tournament on Friday, May 27, 2022, at Hoover Metropolitan Complex in Hoover, Alabama. LSU won 11-6. Photo by Sarah Caputi | UK Athletics

Nick Ammirati and the struggle of volunteer assistant coaches in college baseball

Cole Parke, Sports Editor February 2, 2023

When diving into the world of baseball, the plight of the minor league player is one that has been well-documented as a story of overcoming hurdles and defying the odds. Living in less-than-ideal circumstances...

Aaron Williams, a sophomore civil engineering major, poses for a photo on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023, at the Ralph G. Anderson Building in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Brady Saylor | Staff

Humans of UK: Aaron Williams enjoys life after traumatic brain injury

Laurel Swanz and Hannah Stanley January 20, 2023

Aaron Williams was on his way to pick up his girlfriend in 2015 for his junior year homecoming, a moment he should’ve remembered forever. Forty-eight days later, Williams woke up from a coma in a...

Kentucky mens basketball player Oscar Tshiebwe addresses the media after a basketball camp in the Joe Craft Center on June 29, 2021.

Why was Kentucky Oscar Tshiebwe’s dream school?

Barkley Truax June 29, 2021

“I call myself a warrior. I fight,” Kentucky men’s basketball player Oscar Tshiebwe said. “You want to be at Kentucky, you want to be successful? Then you’ve got to fight.”You’ve heard it...

The Hub offers off-campus housing with added luxuries

Bryce Stiff April 25, 2019

The Hub apartment complex, the newest off campus housing near the University of Kentucky, will open in August 2019.The nationwide off campus student housing company is adding Lexington to their list of...

Wildcab on March 9, 2018. Photo by Mark Cornelison | Provided by UK Photo

UK’s Wildcab offers free rides catered to students with disabilities

Anne Bennett September 28, 2018

UK students with disabilities now have an on-campus ride service just like Uber, if not better.UK’s Wildcab program is known for giving free, late-night rides to all UK students. But what many don’t...

Taylor Swift performs during her headlining Reputation Stadium Tour at the Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday June 30, 2018. Photo by: Olivia Beach | Staff

Taylor Swift embraces her “Reputation” in Louisville concert

Jason Schroeder July 1, 2018

In the middle of Papa John's Cardinal Stadium stood a display screen 110 feet tall. On the screen the audience could see a newspaper with the headline "Taylor Swift Reputation Stadium Tour." The fake articles...

Ben Knight and the Welldiggers perform for a welcoming audience at The Burl.

Somerset music festival makes a stop in Lexington

Grant Noffsinger June 4, 2018

Going 25 years strong, the Master Musicians Festival, a staple of Somerset, Kentucky, decided to give Lexington a taste of their talent. The festival reached out to West 6th Brewing in Lexington to throw...

Matthew 2 Mello Hopkins has been making music for 15 years.

UK alumnus ‘2 Mello’ makes money out of music

Akhira Umar April 26, 2018

A UK alumnus is doing his dream job, and people can hear how well it's going.Matthew “2 Mello” Hopkins is a self-employed composer and sound designer who can work with just about any sound. His music...

Tiffany Haddish will be performing at the Singletary Center for the Arts on March 26.

“Girls Trip” comedian is coming to UK

Kamilah Williams March 22, 2018

Stand-up comedian Tiffany Haddish will give a stand-up comedy routine to UK students and the Lexington community on March 26.Haddish was most recently seen starring in the comedy movie "Girls Trip" alongside...

UK students give possible spring break attractions

Jo'tessa Townes March 8, 2018

Almost everyone has experienced big plans getting canceled unexpectedly. Things happen, but spring break plans getting canceled is the worst.UK students, both out-of-state and in-state, gave suggestions...

Performers took the stage at last months Rocky Horror Picture Show performance.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show will take Nintendo theme

Megan Brown March 8, 2018

The Rocky Horror Picture Show will be sporting Nintendo personas for this month’s show.Since 1975, The Rocky Horror Picture Show has kept viewers in a time warp, captivating them with the movie’s eccentric...

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