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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Chris Stapleton performs during his “A Concert for Kentucky” on Saturday, April 23, 2022, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Chris Stapleton’s spectacular Kroger Field concert was worth the two year delay

Jack Weaver April 25, 2022

After two years of postponements, Chris Stapleton finally took the stage in Lexington Saturday night for the first ever concert at Kroger Field.Stapleton’s “A Concert for Kentucky” was originally...

The sidelines aren’t just for benchwarmers: The pep behind UK athletics

Kendall Staton April 21, 2022

Responsible for keeping crowds engaged through close calls and all-around blowouts, the UK pep band has seen its fair share of UK sports history. While it may not always be the main attraction, the band...

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Life in the limelight: The stories of today’s icons

Morgan Luster April 14, 2022

As new, fresh faces and rising stars are presented each year, only a handful are truly remembered for their tremendous impact in their industry.The rise to fame must be a thrilling journey, as a multitude...

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Machine Gun Kelly’s new album ‘Mainstream Sellout’ is cathartic chaos

Karrington Aliyah March 29, 2022

Punk rock is Machine Gun Kelly’s, AKA Colson Baker’s, calling. From his days of being a subpar rapper to his new rock stardom, this new album, “Mainstream Sellout,” shows his continuous journey...

Joe Graft poses for a portrait on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Corrie McCroskey | Staff

In memoriam: An ode to the people who move us

Corrie McCroskey March 10, 2022

At the end of January, I had the privilege of meeting and interviewing a man named Joe Graft. I needed a subject for our Humans of UK column, and a friend passed off his name and contact information to...

August Grantt poses for a portrait on Monday, Feb 7, 2022 at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Kaitlyn Skaggs | Staff

Humans of UK: Thoughts from August Grantt’s dorm room

Sarah Michels February 10, 2022

When August Grantt found out his idol Mac Miller died from an accidental fentanyl overdose, he was high on the same drug that Miller mistakenly believed he was using.It was one of many signs to stop. If...

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Are music streaming services bad for artists?

Hayden Donaldson January 27, 2022

Streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music have taken over the music industry and drastically altered how musicians profit from their work, for better or for worse.Streaming services grant listeners...

The Otis A. Singletary Center for the Arts on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

UK College of Fine Arts loosens mask policy

Emily Girard November 12, 2021

UK’s College of Fine Arts announced Tuesday that students will no longer need to wear masks while performing and physically distanced.In an email to College of Fine Arts faculty, staff and students,...

Norman Chan, a second-year psychology major, plays the piano in the Gatton Student Center on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

A day in the life of the UK student center piano

Katie Hall November 12, 2021

Another cloudy day on UK’s campus brings a slow trickle of students passing through the student center, where they’re greeted by classical music being played on the grand piano.Samuel Johnson, a senior...

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Deadly Astroworld tragedy reveals need for better safety measures

Audrey Fones November 9, 2021

Let’s take a break from defending multi-millionaire celebrities for a while. Astroworld, Travis Scott’s festival in Houston, left hundreds of attendees injured and eight families grieving the death...

Mechanical fire breaks out in UK Singletary Center

Mechanical fire breaks out in UK Singletary Center

Evelyn Mickschl and Emily Girard October 22, 2021

UK emergency officials responded to a fire that started in a mechanical room of the Singletary Center for the Arts early Thursday evening.UK spokesperson Jay Blanton said UK received the report shortly...

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