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Disconnected: The benefits of a social media cleanse

Disconnected: The benefits of a social media cleanse

Gracie Moore, Reporter March 29, 2023

About a month ago, I deleted TikTok and in turn decreased my social media usage exponentially.  My boyfriend deleted TikTok weeks before I did and constantly raved about his increase in productivity.  I...

The women who have helped me with mental health and being a leader

The women who have helped me with mental health and being a leader

Gracie Moore, Reporter March 21, 2023

March is Women’s History Month, which allows us to reflect on all of the women who have had a great impact on the world. Though this list can vary from person to person, the Kernel opinions staff will...

Students rehearse “Lucidity: A New Musical” before the opening performance on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023, at Briggs Theatre in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Smallwood | Staff

‘A catalyst for conversation.’ Student-led musical tackles mental health through song

Owen Chesemore, Reporter March 10, 2023

Most students graduate high school with a sense of freedom, never looking back.  Devin Landis, however, utilized the insight and observations he gained throughout his high school experience to serve...

Mental health is not weakness

Mental health is not weakness

Quézia Arruda Cunha, Reporter March 8, 2023

When I was younger, I dreamed of being the president of the Brazilian Republic.  I swore to myself that I would be the role model that everyone would look up to. My vision of a leader of the nation...

UK freshman Zoey Drexel sits in the Gatton Student Center with Scooby, a 4 Paws for Ability dog, on Friday, Jan. 27, 2023, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Travis Fannon | Staff

SAD winters: Seasonal depression affects some UK students

Laurel Swanz, Staff Reporter February 3, 2023

Windy, gray and freezing cold — that’s been the trend for January weather at the University of Kentucky.  When walking to class feels like crossing the Arctic tundra, it can be especially difficult...

Breaking the stigma of men’s mental health

Breaking the stigma of men’s mental health

Gracie Moore, Reporter November 21, 2022

Mental health is a sensitive topic as it is, but men's mental health is discussed even less. The annual “no shave November” challenge actually began to bring awareness to November being dubbed men's...

Treating the disease, not the symptoms: A glimpse into the Fayette County Mental Health Court

Treating the disease, not the symptoms: A glimpse into the Fayette County Mental Health Court

Sarah Michels May 19, 2022

  *** The names of the participants in the Fayette County Mental Health Court have been changed using a random name generator due to privacy concerns. *** The last time Elena had a drink was October...

Mental health or political involvement: We should not have to choose

Emily Girard March 3, 2022

On Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, Louisville mayoral candidate Craig Greenberg was shot at in his campaign office. Greenberg was not physically injured. Quintez Brown, a 21-year-old activist, former Louisville...

Prisoners of our own device-ing: A look at Bo Burnham’s Inside

Rayleigh Deaton June 18, 2021

As mandates are lifted and the world rushes headlong back to normality, wanting to put the last year behind it as soon as possible, Bo Burnham invites us to stop and reflect on pandemic life.A few days...

Naomi Osaka: Self-care vs. Journalism

Hunter Shelton June 3, 2021

Professional tennis player Naomi Osaka shone a light on a potentially glaring issue in the sports journalism world this week in Paris.Osaka, 23, announced on Monday via social media that she withdrew from...

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...

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The monster under our bed: Addressing mass shootings in post-pandemic America

Grant Wheeler March 17, 2021

Tuesday morning our country woke up to a tragic piece of news that was heartbreaking, spirit breaking, and sadly inevitable. A mass shooting in Atlanta has left eight dead, four of which are believed to...

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