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UK alumna Ashley Westerman speaks via a Zoom livestream about her experience as a freelance journalist and her time covering Ukraine on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, at McVey Hall in Lexington, Kentucky. Students, faculty and guests watch through the Zoom link and ask questions toward the end. Photo by Carter Skaggs | Staff

‘Your career is never direct.’ UK alumnus shares experiences reporting in Ukraine, Philippines

Gracie Moore, Reporter January 30, 2023

UK students and faculty heard from School of Journalism and Media alumnus Ashley Westerman via Zoom about her experience covering the war between Ukraine and Russia, on Thursday, Jan. 26. Westerman...

Audience members listen during the Abortion and Vaccine Mandate Debate between UK College Democrats and College Republicans on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021, at the Gatton Student Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

College Republicans and Democrats bring issues of 2021 politics to the University of Kentucky

Ryan Brokamp September 30, 2021

On Sept. 28, 2021, the UK College Republicans and College Democrats met in the Gatton Student Center Senate Chamber for their first in a series of debates. They were also joined by UK’s political science...

History professor Karen Petrone poses for a portrait on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, at BUILDING in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Where were you?

News Staff September 9, 2021

While most undergraduate students weren’t alive or don’t remember Sept. 11, 2001, the events of that day have indisputably changed the trajectory of our daily lives. The Kernel asked several UK faculty...

Nikol Alexander-Floyd, Nadia Brown, Evelyn Simien and Wendy Smooth talk about the experience of being black women in politics.

Panel addresses what it means to be a black woman in politics

Taylor Beavers March 8, 2019

Intersectionality has been a hot topic surrounding politics in the past few years, but some have known of its importance for a long time.On Thursday evening in the Gatton Student Center, panelists Nikol...

Congressman Andy Barr and President Donald Trump exit the stage together during the make America great again rally on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at Alumni Coliseum in Richmond, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Heated race pits first-time female candidate against Trump-backed incumbent

October 23, 2018

In a tight race, the Sixth Congressional District candidates are down to their final weeks of campaigning before the election.As of Oct. 17, polling website FiveThirtyEight shows that the race is close,...

Lieutenant Colonel Amy McGrath addresses her supporters during the rally on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, at Bath County High School in Owingsville, Kentucky. Former Vice President Joe Biden also attended the event and spoke on behalf of McGrath. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

With ‘Kentucky values’ under assault, Joe Biden endorses Amy McGrath

Sydney Momeyer October 12, 2018

OWINGSVILLE, Ky.—The Sixth Congressional District race gained national attention in recent months, even in the eyes of a former vice president and the standing President of the United States.On Friday,...

President Eli Capilouto and members of the Student Board of Philanthropy grin as they cut the ribbon on the new Center for Student Philanthropy in the Bill Gatton Student Center on Sept. 7, 2018. The office hopes to educate generations of students on the power of giving.

UK puts priority on giving with unveiling of new Center for Student Philanthropy

September 7, 2018

UK has become one in just a handful of universities in the nation to make a physical step toward promoting philanthropy, by unveiling its new Center for Student Philanthropy.On Friday, President Eli Capilouto...

Longtime White House correspondent Sid Davis shares his experiences with a packed auditorium at William T. Young Library on Sept. 4, 2018, in Lexington, Kentucky. 

Longtime White House correspondent Sid Davis shares his view of history in Clements lecture

September 4, 2018

“I looked at her two-piece suit; there was pieces of flesh and skull on her suit…there was blood on both wrists. Her stockings saturated with blood.”This shocking scene describing Jackie Kennedy...

Amy McGrath speaking to students on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 in Lexington , Kentucky. Amy McGrath is the second Congressional Candidate UKY Democrats have hosted this semester Photo By Genna Melendez | Staff

McGrath takes a stand against anti-freedom of the press companies

Hannah Woosley April 10, 2018

On Monday, April 2, Amy McGrath (D-Ky.) announced she will be pulling all advertisements of her upcoming campaign for congress from WDKY-TV, or commonly known as Channel 56 in Lexington, the Sinclair-owned...

Screenshot of Donald Trumps Twitter account from Nov. 9. 

Social media in the election, news cycle

November 9, 2016

The era of social media took off when Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook in February of 2004. Since then, 1.59 billion people use Facebook, 400 million people use Instagram and 320 million people use Twitter,...

Experts say Kentucky election polls often misleading

Patrick Brennan April 14, 2016

While this year’s presidential election season continues to swell, more than 150 Kentuckians gathered on Wednesday to take a step back and gain a broader perspective. For just over an hour, Democratic...

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