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Kentucky Kernel

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...

As anxiety among young people increases, some seek non-medicinal healing

Neha Yousuf January 14, 2021

The use of crystals for healing has been around since the Ancient Sumerians. They used crystals in their own magical formulas, used them for protection over evil spirits, and even used them cosmetically....

UK student and Miss Teen Indiana competes in national pageant

Madeline Simonich December 1, 2020

A few weeks before the semester concluded, most UK students were focused on finishing up projects and making plans for winter break. But one student had a very different task at hand - competing in the...

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Give us a (Spring) break

Anita Srinivasan September 27, 2020

On Sept. 17, UK announced its schedule for the spring semester.  When I opened the email, I noticed an unprecedented change—there would be no Spring Break.  Instead, students would be starting the...

The University of Kentucky announced a $500,000 investment into the campuss mental health resources on Feb. 21, 2020. Photo by Rick Childress

UK announces half a million dollar investment in mental health resources

Sarah Michels February 21, 2020

On Friday, UK Provost David Blackwell officially announced that the university's Mental Health Task Force has laid out its first set of recommendations to optimize student wellness.A new recurring $500,000...

Where once stood three large white oaks, as well as dogwoods and hornbeams, now only a single holly stands.

Columnist: Kirwan-Blanding trees removed despite intent to ‘preserve’

Cameron Luker February 19, 2020

When I heard that the Kirwin-Blanding complex was going to be removed, I was very pleased to hear that plans for replacement dorm included adjacent greenspace. It seems that places for students to relax...

Taylora Schlosser speaks about her daughter Taylor Nolan at the one-year celebration of the Rae of Sunshine Foundation on Jan. 8, 2020 in Springfield, Ky. Photo provided by Harrison Burchett

UK student’s family turns ‘smiles into hope’ with mental health foundation

Jacob Eads January 9, 2020

SPRINGFIELD, Ky. — Just about 56 miles from UK sits Mordecai’s on Main, a small-town, family-first kind of restaurant situated in the heart of Springfield. It’s the type of place where you’re...

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