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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Wildcat dances with the cheerleaders during Big Blue U on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2023, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

PHOTOS: K-Week 2023!

A look at the University of Kentucky's 2023 K-Week including events like Big Blue U, Campus Ruckus, Wildcat Welcome, CSF Luau, and more!

Anaya Ali, a freshman animal science major, poses for a photo on Friday, Feb. 10, 2023, at The 90 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Carter Skaggs | Staff

Humans of UK: Anaya Ali makes the most of freshman year

Rayleigh Deaton, Editor-in-Chief February 20, 2023

Some freshmen take a while to acclimate to the culture of college and find ways to plug in at UK. For first-year animal science major Anaya Ali, the problem is finding enough time in the day for all the...

A UK student pushes a cart into Woodland Glen III during move in on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

A K Week survival kit

Emily Girard, Features Editor August 18, 2022

UK has approximately 30,000 students. Six thousand of those will be incoming freshmen. Finding a place for yourself at such a large school is daunting, to say the least. The following is a list of things...

University of Kentucky students walk through Kroger Field during Campus Ruckus on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Kentucky Kernel

Welcome Wildcats: K Week and what to expect

Kendall Staton August 15, 2022

One of UK’s largest annual traditions at the beginning of every academic year, K Week helps welcome new students to campus by connecting fellow classmates, teaching UK traditions and sharing campus resources....

In October 2017, Daniel Earle allegedly threatened his Spanish class in UKs chemistry/physics building. I could tell he started to raise his voice and he was like, Yeah, let me address something, said Ellen Hyde, a student in the class, When he stood up, I could tell he was mad.

Why was a man with a history of threatening behavior let back into UK?

Rick Childress February 5, 2019

A student expelled from UK cannot be readmitted.So why was an exception made for a man who had an exceptionally long history of threatening behavior?Daniel Earle was expelled from UK in 2014 for a rash...

UK students and faculty view the solar eclipse.

Students view eclipse from Johnson Center field

Michael Ayers August 21, 2017

The Johnson Center fields were packed with students today, and it wasn’t just because of K Week.The total solar eclipse took place Monday afternoon, and many students watched from the JC fields. Director...

Hundreds of new and returning students gathered to kick-off K-Week at the Christian Student Fellowship Luau Party on August 19, 2016 in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Josh Mott | Staff

Rain fails to dampen K Week spirit

Emily Cole August 22, 2016

UK campus was bustling with new students, free events, and freshman activities this weekend, despite unexpected rainfall and continuing campus construction.UK’s K Week events are centered around acclimating...

Ashleigh McGuire (right) and Alaina Smith (left) lead Greenthumb’s march across campus to President Eli Capilouto’s office. Photo by Will Wright | Staff

Start student organizations the right way

Patrick Brennan January 12, 2016

Participating in clubs and activities can be one of the most rewarding experiences in college. One can connect on similar interests, work toward a goal, and build up experience all while meeting new friends.The...

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