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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

SGA presidential candidate Andrew Laws (right) speaks during the SGA presidential debate on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022, at the Gatton Student Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

SGA Supreme Court holds hearing on presidential election allegations

Kendall Staton March 10, 2022

UK’s student government association (SGA) held a Supreme Court hearing on March 7 to hear claims from presidential candidate administrations over election misconduct allegations.During the violation...


This battle is (kind of) over. It shouldn’t have had to be fought.

Kernel Editorial Board March 30, 2021

Five years. Six editors. Thousands of dollars in court fees and lawyer payments.The University of Kentucky’s lawsuit against the Kentucky Kernel has had a heavy toll. But in the end, the ruling was simple:...

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Should cancel culture be canceled?

Mihir Kale February 19, 2021

On even the most average of days, a quick scroll through Twitter’s trending tab would more than likely lead you to a #[Insert Celebrity]IsOverParty hashtag. The app has become synonymous with the “cancel...

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Justice Thomas is wrong; NYT v. Sullivan shouldn’t be overturned

February 21, 2019

The New York Times reported on Tuesday that Justice Clarence Thomas has made a call for the high court to reconsider the precedent set by the 1964 New York Times v. Sullivan, a decision that makes public...

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Supreme Court justices should be chosen via public election

October 3, 2018

As we all know by now, President Donald Trump found someone to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who on July 31, 2018, stepped down after more than 30 years on the United States Supreme Court.As college...

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Chivalry and feminism can coexist

Kellsie Kennedy October 2, 2018

Feminism has an active presence on UK’s campus and is an increasing topic of discussion in our country. With new waves of female rights battles, female politicians and wage disputes, let’s talk about...

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Flawed justice in UK’s Title IX system

November 3, 2016

If UK wants to help survivors of sexual assault, why does it fight to protect the people who hurt them?Earlier this year, UK trustee David Hawpe compared the way the university deals with sexual assault...

Kim Davis, center, and husband Joe Davis are greeted by relatives, including Kims mother Jean Bailey, left, outside the Carter County Detention Center in Grayson, Ky., on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. (Pablo Alcala/Lexington Herald-Leader/TNS)

Victory for Davis loss for victims of discrimination

By the Editorial Board August 31, 2016

Kim Davis is not a hero of the Christian faith, and yet thousands of “God-fearing” Bible-Belters will rejoice at the news that the lawsuits against the homophobic woman were dropped. This woman broke...

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