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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Students participate in a line dance during the 24 hour DanceBlue marathon at 3:06 a.m. on Sunday, March 1, 2020, at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Format changes but spirit remains for beloved fundraiser

Natalie Parks March 22, 2021

The scene is almost unimaginable now: hundreds of University of Kentucky students in close proximity in one room, sweating together, laughing together, crying together. Not only do they not shirk from...

Memorial Hall building mug

One Day for UK encourages community to participate in day of giving

Akhira Umar April 16, 2019

All die-hard UK fans with big, blue, bleeding hearts are being called to participate in One Day for UK, the university’s first giving day.For 24 hours, from midnight on April 17 to 11:59 p.m., anyone...

The annual Anatomy Fashion Show adds a unique and educational twist to fashion. Photo by Taylor Beavers

Fashion show put on by UK students helps fund children’s hospitals

Taylor Beavers April 15, 2019

High fashion met science on Sunday evening as Phi Delta Epsilon, also known as KY Gamma, held its third annual Anatomy Fashion Show at the Signature Club at Lansdowne.This fraternity is a part of one of...

University of Kentucky students participate in a DanceBlue line dance on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky. DanceBlue is a philanthropic event where students dance for 24 hours straight to raise awareness and money for pediatric cancer care. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

UK DanceBlue finishes year of fundraising with $1.88 million

Natalie Parks March 3, 2019

The 14th annual DanceBlue marathon ended Sunday night, raising $1,880, 954.88.That total comes from both the dance marathon and fundraising events from the past year, since the finish of 2018’s dance...

The Red Shoe Crew helps support the Ronald McDonald House.

Red Shoe Crew helps keep smiles on faces at Ronald McDonald House

Emily Baehner December 7, 2018

For many, Ronald McDonald is mainly associated with Happy Meals and Big Macs. But for the Red Shoe Crew of Lexington and the patients at the Ronald McDonald House of the Bluegrass, he means so much more....

Sophomore Croft Hagerty is crowned Mr. UK on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. 

Delta Sigma Phi member crowned Mr. UK at Delta Zeta pageant

Kelly Benzenhoefer October 25, 2018

On Wednesday night at Memorial Hall, the sisters of Delta Zeta sorority put on the 19th annual Mr. UK Pageant, hosted by Delta Zeta President Anne Piatt and 2017 Mr. UK Contestant and Delta Tau Delta...

Members of the UK mens club volleyball team pose during the Snowman Smash Tournament at the Seaton Center gym on Jan. 21, 2017. Photo by Sierra McLean.

Fun and funds: Club volleyball team raises money through tournament

Sierra McLean January 22, 2018

The shouts of ecstatic winners rang throughout the Seaton Center gym on Sunday as the UK men’s club volleyball team hosted its annual Snowman Smash volleyball tournament. Every year, the men’s club...

The UK DanceBlue committee reveals the total money raised $1,785,286.96 at the conclusion of the 24-hour dance marathon at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Ky on Sunday, February 26, 2017. Photo by Michael Reaves | Staff.

DanceBlue Silent Auction is ‘For The Kids’

Cathryn Perini October 19, 2017

DanceBlue is giving the UK community another chance to help out pediatric cancer patients.The third DanceBlue Silent Auction is on Saturday in the Kroger Field Woodford Reserve Room.From 6:30 p.m. to 9...

Shop Local Kentucky on Woodland Avenue in Lexington, Kentucky sells a shirt to support the community members in Texas suffering from the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. Taken Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. 

Local Kentucky-themed store helps Texas with T-shirts

Brenna Taylor August 30, 2017

The saying "things are always sweeter in the South" seems to ring true this week in Kentucky.Although, Shop Local Kentucky was built on the ideas of Kentucky pride and supporting local businesses, the...

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