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Unlikable likes: A need to remove Instagram likes

Hayden Donaldson November 1, 2021

The abolition of likes is in many ways long overdue. Instagram’s like-based system of public scrutiny is an archaic remnant from a bygone time. Social media's affinity for likes originated when the world...

New census data reflects changing Kentucky population

New census data reflects changing Kentucky population

Emily Girard and Audrey Fones September 23, 2021

Fayette County has experienced multiracial population growth that parallels the increasing racial diversity of America as a whole, according to U.S. Census data released Sept. 16.The white, non-Hispanic...

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Kelly Walker May 2, 2020

This is the last installment of "For the love of food, agriculture, and the environment," a monthly column by the UK Food Connection Intern, Kelly Walker. Click here for last month's column.Where to begin....

A sign at the tree funeral on Feb. 21, 2020, hangs on a fence that surrounds the Kirwan-Blanding Construction Complex. Photo provided by Kelly Walker.

It’s not just about ‘tree hugging.’ It’s about student voices being heard.

Brianna Stanley February 25, 2020

The Kernel has published a lot of news about trees this past week. At risk of saturating the news feed further and causing people to scroll past the “tree huggers” (as one Facebook comment rightfully...

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Forecastle Music Festival 2020: All you need to know about Louisville’s music and arts festival.

Autumn Miller February 21, 2020

Forecastle is a music, arts, and activism festival hosted in Louisville’s Waterfront Park. This year, the festival is the weekend of July 17-20 and tickets are currently on sale. Currently, Tier 1 tickets...

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The chance to make working into living

Ryder Noah From October 7, 2019

When Tayari Jones, author of "An American Marriage," spoke at UK on Oct. 2 about her book and experience in writing, I had already been questioning my options for graduate school. She had dropped out of...

Katie Mount, pictured in White Hall classroom building, is a junior history major at the University of Kentucky. Mount worked 50-60 hour weeks last summer to pay her tuition and for her food and rent. She continues to work full time while attending classes to pay her bills.

Katie Mount works hard to break out of poverty

Hailey Peters April 19, 2019

The American Dream tells people that no matter where you come from or what your circumstances are, you can break out of poverty and achieve anything you want in life. There are several real-world examples...

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Environmental Friday: How to dispose of cooking oil

Brianna Stanley March 29, 2019

On my way back to my dorms yesterday, I stepped in what I thought was a puddle of water and promptly slipped across the Memorial Coliseum tarmac. On closer inspection, it wasn’t water but a viscous brown/gray...

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Still have your Christmas tree up? Recycle it!

Brianna Stanley January 11, 2019

According to those that observe holiday decoration "rules," the sixth of January is the last day that it is socially acceptable to have your tree up. I, however, have become emotionally attached to my...

Kentucky Wildcats defensive tackle Tymere Dubose (98) running up to head coach Mark Stoops during the Senior Day ceremony before the game.University of Kentucky football defeated Middle Tennessee State University 34-23 at Kroger Field on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Tymere Dubose suspended for Senior Day

November 17, 2018

Senior defensive tackle Tymere Dubose was suspended in Saturday's Senior Day game against Middle Tennessee State University, much to everyone's surprise.UK radio reported at the start of the game that...

Assistant Provost for Student Well-Being Andrew Smith speaks at the press conference announcing UKs initiative for safer transportation ahead of the Kentucky football game against Georgia. The press conference was held at the Cats Den in the Gatton Student Center on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in Lexington, Kentucky. 

UK announces initiative for safer transportation on football gameday

Sydney Momeyer November 2, 2018

The Wildcats may be a football school right now, but safety will remain the UK administration’s number one priority on gamedays.On Friday, UK officials and the Kentucky Distillers' Association announced...

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The best ways for college students to spend Halloween

Kayla Woodson October 31, 2018

Every year spent after our final trick-or-treat has been left floundering in an sea mediocracy.For about the first 13 years of our lives, we already knew how we were going to spend our night: Walking the...

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