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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

A new perspective on gender

A new perspective on gender

Emily Girard July 15, 2022

I want to be a cisgender guy for a day. I want to hitch a ride in the brain of somebody who was raised as a man, just to see how they navigate the world. Because even though I was raised as a woman,...

Kentucky junior Lauren Johnson walks back to the dugout during the home opener against Texas A&M on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 11-9. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

UNDAUNTED: The body image issue

Natalie Parks April 18, 2021

From volleyball’s spandex to gymnastics’ leotards, track’s high-cut bottoms to swim’s kneeskins, close-fitting uniforms are designed to help athletes compete and feel comfortable in their bodies.But...

Kentucky Wildcats outside hitter Alli Stumler (17) runs onto the court during introductions before the UK vs. Ole Miss volleyball game on Friday, March 12, 2021, at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 3-0. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff


Natalie Parks April 15, 2021

When athletes started arriving in the bubble for the NCAA basketball tournament, no one was really surprised to find glaring discrepancies between the accommodations for the women’s teams and the men’s.In...

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Men outnumber women among UK faculty, especially in STEM fields

Haley Simpkins November 2, 2020

Academia has a diversity problem; in recent years, universities across the country have begun diversity initiatives that focus on recruiting faculty to more accurately represent the student population....

Inclusivity, diversity, expansion hot topics for women in gaming and gaming at UK

Clare Egan October 26, 2020

Over the last few years, UK has seen an increase in student interest in gaming; as the industry itself expands and becomes more recognized as a legitimate career path, the College of Communications and...

Saturn was one of the students who participated in the March occupation of the Student Center in support of the SSTOP Hunger Campaign. 

Saturn X want to be their true self, but it comes at a high price

For many out of state students, college would be near unaffordable without family support and financial aid.But for students like Saturn X, a sophomore gender nonbinary student, familial support and extensive...

Nikol Alexander-Floyd, Nadia Brown, Evelyn Simien and Wendy Smooth talk about the experience of being black women in politics.

Panel addresses what it means to be a black woman in politics

Taylor Beavers March 8, 2019

Intersectionality has been a hot topic surrounding politics in the past few years, but some have known of its importance for a long time.On Thursday evening in the Gatton Student Center, panelists Nikol...

Feminist perspective

Girls Take on Boy Scouts

Natalie Vincent February 25, 2019

As of Feb. 1, 2019, U.S. girls can now join the Boy Scouts of America. In the wave of feminism and female empowerment, this is another step in the direction of gender equality.However, the name will remain...

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More states should eliminate gender as risk factor for car insurance

January 23, 2019

On Jan. 18, the New York Times reported that California car insurance companies no longer consider gender when looking into possible risk factors. They are joining only a small number of U.S. states to...

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Transgender persons deserve more than Trump’s new definition proposal

October 25, 2018

The Trump administration is considering setting a harsh new definition of gender, which seems to be aimed at transgender persons, a little over a year and nine months into Donald Trump’s presidency.According...

Viral photo series challenges masculinity

Tanquarae McCadney April 26, 2017

Historically, black men have struggled gaining a sense of masculinity in America. They men were purposely separated from their families, lynched and mutilated to build a power structure against the black...

Number of women in computer science has declined

Madison Rexroat March 13, 2017

Me, looking for my computer science class: *walks into a room with 27 unfriendly-looking males, 3 females* This is the right room.— Luke Higgott (@LukeWalkSkyer) August 23, 2016Despite projections that...

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