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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

Katie Mount, pictured in White Hall classroom building, is a junior history major at the University of Kentucky. Mount worked 50-60 hour weeks last summer to pay her tuition and for her food and rent. She continues to work full time while attending classes to pay her bills.

Katie Mount works hard to break out of poverty

Hailey Peters April 19, 2019

The American Dream tells people that no matter where you come from or what your circumstances are, you can break out of poverty and achieve anything you want in life. There are several real-world examples...

Students raise their hands during an all-student assembly, held to address growing concerns surrounding food and housing insecurity among UK students, in Memorial Hall in Lexington, Ky., on March 21, 2019. Photo by Rick Childress | Staff

UK students detail food, housing struggles at public assembly

Rick Childress March 21, 2019

An assembly of nearly 200 clapping, snapping and screaming students gathered in Memorial Hall on Thursday afternoon to support demands for a more focused university response to growing concerns over housing...

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