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Kentucky Kernel

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Kentucky Kernel

The Wildcats lead the Rebels in the fourth set of the UK vs. Ole Miss game on Saturday, March 13, 2021, at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 3-1. Photo by Jack Weaver | Kentucky Kernel

UK needs more opportunities for women in sports

Kendall Staton, Assistant Opinions Editor September 14, 2022

The media storm surrounding the Mark Stoops vs. John Calipari Twitter debacle was definitely given more attention than it should have been. The debate surrounding mens basketball and football has sparked...

UK Alerts: One text is not enough

UK Alerts: One text is not enough

Kendall Staton, Reporter September 9, 2022

At a party associated with UK’s Theta Chi fraternity chapter, 11 UK students sustained non-life-threatening injuries as a result of a shooting. The university’s official emergency notification system,...

Alex Droth, a freshman at the University of Kentucky, studies on her laptop on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021 at 12:53 a.m., at William T. Young Library in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Kaitlyn Skaggs | Staff

Testing knowledge versus testing memory

Jessica Kinsella February 23, 2022

Students sit in a silent room, their phones tucked away in bags at their feet as they squint down at the pages of questions in front of them. Weeks of studying have prepared them to regurgitate the facts...

Flowers outside Maxwell Place, the university presidents house, begin to bloom on Friday, April 10, 2020, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Growth vs. fixed mindset: Glass half empty? Then add more water

Morgan Luster February 22, 2022

The mind is the most powerful tool a human being has. It is the control center that is behind all thoughts, emotions and desires. Since this built-in instrument carries a great deal of information tailored...

The Kentucky State Capitol dome breaks through the morning fog in Frankfort, Ky. on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. Photo by Martha McHaney | Staff

The real division in Kentucky

Brooklyn Kelley January 27, 2022

Moving to Lexington to attend the University of Kentucky might as well have been like moving to a whole other part of America, even though I only live a few counties away, and I grew up coming here to...

Ice covers the lawn in front of William T. Young Library on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

The importance of academic breaks

Brooklyn Kelley January 13, 2022

As I watched the country roads turn into interstates through my windshield and eventually saw the Lexington skyline, I realized how bittersweet it was to have a shorter winter break.Last year’s winter...

Jayden Riggs, a sophomore clinical management major, gets tested for COVID-19 on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, at K-Lair in Haggin Hall in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

All of UK should be tested

Editorial Board January 13, 2022

As students approach the fifth semester that has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems unlikely that the virus will be going away anytime soon. At this point, though, the University of Kentucky...

A slice of sweet potato pie is served on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Thanksgiving: A holiday glow up

Sarah Michels November 18, 2021

I used to abhor Thanksgiving. For a holiday marketed as some fantastic feast, I couldn’t fathom why turkey was the star of the show. I personally preferred ham, and I could never understand why anyone...

Timothée Chalamet in the movie Dune. Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures.

Dune 2021: A classic gets its due

Kaleb Littleton November 16, 2021

Despite heavy delays due to the pandemic, the 2021 film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s “Dune” has arrived. There’s no time to waste, and fear is the mind-killer.Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune” is...

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

Is fall 2021 easier?

Kaleb Littleton November 16, 2021

We are approaching two years of this pandemic, and it’s been hard on everyone. Thankfully, though, between the vaccine and empathy from UK, it feels like things are improving.Spring 2020 is a blur, one...

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‘Dreaming of You.’ Novel brings dead pop star back to life

Karrington Garland November 12, 2021

Let’s get one thing straight: people die all the time, but the deaths that stick with us the most are those of our loved ones, friends and idols. This is especially true if their deaths come out of nowhere...

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Twenty-first century swashbucklers: The rise of ethical media piracy

Kaleb Littleton November 12, 2021

Is there such a thing as ethical media piracy? Let me ask you this: of the streaming services you use, how many of them do you personally pay for?It’s a tale as old as time: the main goal of entertainment...

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