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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

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Unlikable likes: A need to remove Instagram likes

Hayden Donaldson November 1, 2021

The abolition of likes is in many ways long overdue. Instagram’s like-based system of public scrutiny is an archaic remnant from a bygone time. Social media's affinity for likes originated when the world...

UKs cheerleading team making a pyramid during ESPN College GameDay at Rupp Arena on January 26, 2019, in Lexington, Kentucky. No. 8 Kentucky mens basketball takes on No. 9 Kansas at 6:00 PM. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Current and former UK cheerleaders react in outrage at the firing of the coaching squad over hazing allegations

Sarah Michels May 19, 2020

Yesterday UK announced the conclusion of a three-month investigation into the UK cheerleading squad, regarding allegations including hazing, underage drinking and public nudity. After a concerned parent...

Warren Byron, left, and Chris Sullivan, right, perform for sQecial Medias 48th anniversary celebration amidst the stores unique stock. Photo by Gillian Stawiszynski

UK students, community celebrate 48 years of sQecial Media

Gillian Stawiszynski March 3, 2020

Cheese platters, fruit punch and colorful flyers that read “Everything 40% OFF Today Only!” filled the entrance of sQecial Media on Sunday.Lexington’s well-known metaphysical store celebrated its...

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Youtuber David Dobrik to visit campus, tickets still on sale

Emily Laytham February 25, 2020

After a busy first day of sales, SAB is re-opening ticket sales Tuesday morning for the Youtube U event starring David Dobrik.Students with valid UK IDs can purchase tickets at the Singletary Center box...

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 17: Ariana Grande performs on stage during her Sweetener World Tour at The O2 Arena on August 17, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for AG)

Lexington’s Ariana Grande concert canceled

Natalie Parks November 17, 2019

Ariana Grande has canceled her concert in Lexington on Sunday, citing health concerns. The singer announced the cancellation in an Instagram story, where she also said there would be refunds.The Lexington...

Kentucky Wildcats linebacker Josh Allen (41) runs onto the field pointing his hand with the L down before the game against Louisville on Saturday, November 25, 2017 in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Carter Gossett | Staff

Newborn son and NFL Draft process humbling for Josh Allen

Chris Leach January 11, 2018

One thing in particular helped Josh Allen decide to come back to Kentucky for his senior season instead of pursuing his NFL dreams. On Jan. 3, Allen announced on Instagram that his son, Wesley Allen,...

The GoWild app launch party was held on Oct. 26 at Elkhorn Tavern.

Launch of GoWild app celebrated at Elkhorn Tavern

Blake Fister October 29, 2017

An Elkhorn Tavern party on Thursday launched a new app created by a UK alumnus.GoWild, whose co-founder and CEO Brad Luttrell graduated from UK in 2009, is a social media app for people who love hunting,...


Instagram screenshot rumors not completely true

Madison Rexroat November 27, 2016

With the latest Instagram update came rumors across the social media community that Instagram would now show users when someone screenshots their posts. While users are notified when someone screenshots...

Screenshot of Donald Trumps Twitter account from Nov. 9. 

Social media in the election, news cycle

November 9, 2016

The era of social media took off when Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook in February of 2004. Since then, 1.59 billion people use Facebook, 400 million people use Instagram and 320 million people use Twitter,...

Affrilachian poet Daundra Logan (left), 44, and her daughter Maishara Scisney-Givens (right), 21, browse the selection at Wild Fig Books & Coffee on Saturday, October 15, 2016, in Lexington, Ky. Logan, who use to live nearby but now lives in Madisonville, stopped by to visit the owners while visiting town for the weekend. Photo by Joshua Qualls | Staff

Wild Fig keeping book shop nostalgia alive

Angelea Holder October 14, 2016

Recently featured in the New York Times, Wild Fig Books & Coffee reopened its doors in August after a decision with extreme romanticism, heartfelt foolishness and the sadomasochism that comes along...

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