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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Vendela Norris, a freshman broadcast journalism major, sits in a hammock on Friday, April 9, 2021, outside William T. Young Library in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Why switching majors is actually a good thing

Alexis Harmon April 28, 2022

I came into college thinking I was going to end up becoming a psychiatrist. I was a psychology major who was excited to learn about people and the way we think.What I didn’t take into consideration is...

Tricia Henry, an academic advisor in the Gatton College of Business, works in her office on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Important or unnecessary: A look at advising appointments

Lindsey Davis and Emily Girard February 22, 2022

Once a semester, every student gets an advising hold on their account, which requires them to meet with their adviser before they can schedule their classes for the following semester.For some students,...

A masked student studies in the William T. Young Library during the first day of classes for the fall 2020 semester on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

A major identity crisis

Morgan Luster January 20, 2022

As college students, picking a major may seem like selecting a destiny; however, one’s major is only a part of their identity.The college experience is a time in which passions are discovered and paths...

The Starbucks in the Gatton Student Center on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Is Bad Ass Coffee better than Starbucks?

Sydney Spillman November 4, 2021

Bad Ass Coffee, a new coffee shop located on Lexington’s S. Limestone, has drawn some customers away from the number one coffee shop in America, Starbucks.Starbucks has been the most popular coffee shop...

A group of unmasked students walk towards The 90 on Saturday, April 10, 2021, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Despite campus rules, some go without masks

Kernel news staff April 14, 2021

Warmer weather, pandemic fatigue, more vaccinations: whatever the reason, there have been a lot of exposed faces on campus in the last few weeks. The university’s mask policy says masks should be worn...

Sophomore Leina Tumba gets a hug from Senior Cheyenne Chandler while reuniting at the block party on April 12, 2021 in Lexington, Ky.

Block party kicks off week of events to restore student community

Gillian Stawiszynski April 13, 2021

The sun was bright on Monday, April 12 after a string of gloomy showers this past week. Underground Perspective took advantage of this beautiful day at Woodland Park in Lexington. Music was flowing in...

A bed of flowers blows in the wind outside the Gatton Student Center on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Warmer weather a balm for students’ mental health

Rachel Crick March 24, 2021

Saturday, March 20 was the first official day of Spring. Along with higher temperatures, the season may also bring improved mental health and a renewed sense of hope in the face of the past year’s challenges.Students...

Madeleine Spencer, a freshman environmental science and natural resources major, does homework while enjoying the warm weather on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, outside of William T. Young Library in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Spring broke: Change to calendar leaves students nostalgic

Haley Simpkins March 16, 2021

In March of last year, students left for campus for spring break knowing they would have two weeks of online classes after. Some students went home, while others set off for beaches and vacations across...

Students take notes in Jill Day’s History & Philosophy of Physical Education & Sport class on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, at White Hall Classroom Building in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Students feel stress for midterms but see light at end of the tunnel

Josh Ford March 11, 2021

Midterms are one of the most stressful times of the year for most college students. In a year in which higher education and learning has been upended almost completely, the benchmark tests students face...

Students gather in front of Willy T Library for snowball fight on the evening of Feb.15. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Students organize mass snowball fight over messaging app

Kernel news staff February 15, 2021

Update (9:30 p.m.): The crowd has dwindled to around 50 dedicated participants.Update (8:30 p.m.): The crowd has downsized by half pretty quickly to about 400 to 500 participants left, and snowball fighting...

Students take notes in Jill Day’s History & Philosophy of Physical Education & Sport class on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, at White Hall Classroom Building in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Modality numbers alter little from spring

Haley Simpkins February 8, 2021

Spring 2021 is the third semester marked by COVID-19, and that means another semester of mixed course modalities.Across the university this semester, 40 percent of course sections are traditional in-person...

Parish-Baker said BSU has been pleasantly surprised at the volume of donations. I think the Hope Center is gonna be very satisfied, she said. 

‘BSU is here.’ Donation drive latest in student organization’s 26-day unity event

Sarah Michels October 8, 2020

The Black Student Union at UK isn't just for minorities—it's for everyone. "We take pride in everybody," said Anyia Jones, BSU vice president and senior medical laboratory science major. "Yes, we focus...

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