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UK students pray the rosary during a prayer service in memory of Thomas “Lofton” Hazelwood on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, at the Catholic Newman Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

‘A beautiful testament.’ Prayer service honors student involved in deadly fraternity incident

Rayleigh Deaton October 19, 2021

On Tuesday night, UK students gathered at the Catholic Newman Center for a prayer service in memory of Thomas "Lofton" Hazelwood.Hazelwood, an 18-year-old student from Henderson, Kentucky, died Monday...

Governor Beshear holds conference on Delta variant, emphasizes importance of vaccines

Emily Girard July 20, 2021

Governor Andy Beshear held a special press conference Monday to discuss the Delta variant of COVID-19 and its impact on Kentucky.Beshear said that current COVID-19 vaccines are still offering “significant...

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Presidents’ Day: good, or bad or unimportant?

Myles Stumbo February 11, 2021

Alternatively called Washington’s Birthday, Washington and Lincoln Day or President’s Day, Presidents’ Day is a federal holiday in the United States which closes many government offices, businesses...

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“OK, Boomer” signifies unrest, but it’s not a revolution

Ryder Noah From November 25, 2019

“OK, Boomer” is the current phrase going viral on social media platforms like TikTok and Twitter. Meant as a generational insult, it’s a clap-back to people with outdated views on topics such as...

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UK ‘hypocritical’ for only allowing alcohol in gameday suites

Chandler Wilcox September 12, 2019

In 2019, the SEC decided that individual schools can sell alcohol in their stadiums during games. This came after a long push from fans and similar action from other conferences. Some universities decided...

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Transgender military ban violates basic American rights

Isabel Phillips April 16, 2019

In 2017, President Trump called for a ban on transgender military troops via Twitter, stating “our military…cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the...

Environmental Fridays

Nature has no health benefits. Psych!

Brianna Stanley April 12, 2019

UK students, it turns out, are a migratory species. The flocks of hammockers have returned en masse to the trees of the Willy T bowl, the runners have reclaimed the arboretum, and the occasional couple...

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It’s time to elect (the right) woman president in 2020

Isabel Phillips March 4, 2019

In the past few weeks, a lot of women have come out and declared that they will be running for president in 2020.Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Amy Klobuchar are just some of these presidential hopefuls...

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Kentucky should allow non-violent felons to vote

Matt Hasty December 4, 2018

As Americans, we have a right and a duty to vote in all government elections to ensure our collective voice is heard by the people who are in power in our country, though not everyone has that right.People...

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Respecting the office but not who holds it in the Trump era

Kayla Woodson November 5, 2018

How can we respect an office without respecting who holds that office? In light of the upcoming election, let's talk about respect. We must first begin with the proper definition of respect. As a child,...

A foal runs with her mother on Lori Cooley’s farm on June 26, 2018, in Harrison County, Kentucky. Art director Arden Barnes took this photo as part of her summer 2018 internship in Boyd Station. 

Happy National Kentucky Day from Kernel editors

Kernel Staff October 19, 2018

It’s a national holiday, y’all— National Kentucky Day, which celebrates Kentucky as the 15th state to join the United States and the first state west of the Appalachian Mountains. Earlier this...

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Supreme Court justices should be chosen via public election

October 3, 2018

As we all know by now, President Donald Trump found someone to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who on July 31, 2018, stepped down after more than 30 years on the United States Supreme Court.As college...

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