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Jack Weaver, Rayleigh Deaton and Michael Clubb, left to right, wait for maintenance to tow the Kernels golf cart out from between a utility pole and a brick wall after Clubb got the golf cart stuck on Monday, Sept. 13, 2022, in front of Scovell Hall in Lexington, Kentucky.

The Kernel golf cart: A survival story

Rayleigh Deaton April 29, 2022

It all happened so quickly. Wait, no, not really. We definitely saw it coming and it was definitely preventable.For context, back in September, the Kernel’s art director, Michael Clubb, and I were sitting...

Letter from the editor: The Kernel is committed to the truth

Rayleigh Deaton August 26, 2021

I never thought I’d be here.As I type out these words on my laptop, sitting at my desk in the Kentucky Kernel office in McVey Hall, I’m amazed and humbled at the opportunity that I have been given.I...

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Letter from the editor: has-been editor writes goodbye

Rick Childress May 5, 2020

Like so many on the Kernel staff, my time in college revolved around the newspaper.Never-ending deadlines dictated much of my time, and I sought to give the rest of it to those unforgettable friendships...

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Letter from the Editor

Bailey Vandiver April 26, 2019

When I was 8 years old, the teenage boy down the street started a lawn care business.Our neighbors could read all about it in the first ever edition of the neighborhood newsletter, whose name has been...

Kentucky Kernel Photo Editor Jonathan Krueger at Rupp Arena as Kentucky hosted Vanderbilt University, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 in Lexington. Photo by Jonathan Palmer

A little bit of Jonathan Krueger goes a long way… and that’s a good thing

May May Barton April 17, 2019

Four years ago, on April 17, 2015, around 7 a.m., I answered a phone call from my boss. It was earlier than normal to hear from him, and I wondered why he couldn’t wait an hour or so. I was in the kitchen...

Virtual newsroom concept a step forward for journalism

September 14, 2018

We are in the presence of a potential upheaval of the traditional ways which professional journalism and media is produced, and a new journalism platform is the one challenging it.Over the past few years,...

The social media campaign #SaveStudentNewspapers calls attention to the challenges that student-run media organizations face and highlighting the need for student media was started by student editors at The Independent Florida Alligator. 

Editorial: Democracy needs student media, so support student newsrooms

Kernel Editorial Board April 25, 2018

Twentieth-century playwright and essayist Arthur Miller once said, "A good newspaper, I suppose, is a nation talking to itself." And we can also say of our student newspapers, "It is a campus talking...

Kentucky Kernel Photo Editor Jonathan Krueger at Rupp Arena as Kentucky hosted Vanderbilt University, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 in Lexington. Photo by Jonathan Palmer

The JKru legacy lives on at the Kernel, three years after Jonathan Krueger’s death

Arden Barnes April 17, 2018

For those of us who didn’t personally know Jonathan Krueger, we learned about his legacy through JKru stickers, a memorialized Red Bull on the photo desk and a cracked ceiling tile.We were told about...

Zeus, a White German Shepherd, was found on UK’s campus Monday afternoon. Photo by Michael Reaves

Missing dog found near Kernel newsroom

STAFF January 12, 2016

Zeus, a young White German Shepherd male who has been missing for about a day, was returned to his caretakers after walking into the Kentucky Kernel newsroom.The dog was last seen at 6 p.m. Saturday around...

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