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Kentucky Kernel

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Kentucky Kernel

A Vote Here sign outside of the Maxwell Elementary Voting location. Voters came out early in the morning to vote in the midterm elections on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the Maxwell Elementary Voting location in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff file photo

First time voting, kind of nervous

La’Miya Starnes, Reporter December 8, 2022

Diamond Harrell, a sophomore and nursing major at the University of Kentucky, was a first-time voter in the 2022 Midterm Election.  “My mom and dad were always very active during election time. Usually...

Elections officer Emily Libecap, who is earning a concurrent Master’s in history and library science at UK, assists a voter with the ballot scanner while working the Dunbar Community Center polling location in Lexington, Kentucky on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Poll volunteers fulfill ‘civic duty’, witness history this election season

Natalie Parks November 8, 2020

As the presidential election begins an inexorable slide to its conclusion, patterns are emerging about Election Day and voter turnout. The story so far is one of increased civic engagement. President-elect...

Lexington voters fill out their ballots at the Dunbar Community Center polling location on Nov. 3, 2020, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff.

Election round-up: What Kernelites are seeing and hearing in Lexington

Natalie Parks November 3, 2020

Results updateSaturday, Nov. 7: The Associated Press, New York Times and other outlets call the Presidential race in favor of Democratic candidate Joe Biden. Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes pushed the...

Freshman guard Keldon Johnson and Freshman guard Ashton Hagans celebrate after Hagans makes a three point shot. University of Kentucky mens basketball team defeated Vanderbilt University 56-47 at Rupp Arena on Saturday, January 12, 2019, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Kentucky jumps to no. 12 in AP poll

January 14, 2019

After its two straight home SEC wins over Texas A&M and Vanderbilt, the Kentucky men's basketball team jumped from no. 18 to no. 12 in the Week 11 Associated Press top 25 rankings. Just one SEC team...

Kentucky Wildcats running back Benny Snell Jr. (26). University of Kentuckys football team lost to University of Tennessee, 24-7, at Neyland Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Kentucky football drops 8 spots in AP poll

November 11, 2018

After a 24-7 loss to the unranked Tennessee Volunteers, the Kentucky Wildcats drop eight spots to no. 20 in the newest Associated Press Top 25 poll. The Cats now sport a 7-3 overall record and 5-3 record...

Kentucky Footballs captains before the game Vanderbilt on Saturday, October 20, 2018 in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Chase Phillips | Staff

UK football moves up two spots to no. 12 in AP poll

October 21, 2018

Kentucky football climbs up the polls again this week, this time after defeating fellow SEC East contender Vanderbilt 14-7.The Cats, who are 6-1 and bowl eligible after Saturday's win, now sit at no. 12...

Terry Wilson breaks a tackle during the game against Mississippi State on Saturday, September 22, 2018 in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Chase Phillips | Staff

Kentucky sits at No. 17 in new AP rankings

Kernel Sports Staff September 23, 2018

The new AP Top 25 rankings are in, and after defeating then-no. 14 ranked Mississippi State on Saturday 28-7, the Kentucky Wildcats sit in at no. 17. Undefeated (4-0) and 2-0 in SEC play, this is the first...

Players celebrating with junior JJ Williams after scoring the first goal of the game. University of Kentucky mens soccer team beat University of Louisville for their 3rd straight win of the season on Tuesday, September 4th, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb I Staff

Williams strikes again in Kentucky soccer’s overtime victory

Mohammad Ahmad September 18, 2018

The UK men’s soccer team continued its road trip Tuesday night in Nashville to face the Lipscomb Bisons. Looking to stay undefeated, the Cats did so by winning 3-2 in walk-off fashion.JJ Williams, reigning...

Patrick Brennan, Assistant Opinions Editor

The Divide: Religiosity helps shape UK students’ political views, and not in a good way

Patrick Brennan March 21, 2016

Many young Americans, UK students included, are turning away from religion. According to a recent survey of UK students, Kentucky’s next generation is made up of more people who do not affiliate with...


Hearing their voices: Poll shows UK political views

Patrick Brennan [email protected] March 3, 2016

In a campus-wide poll conducted by the Kentucky Kernel from Feb. 24 to Mar. 2, Bernie Sanders won the Democratic support in a landslide, and Republicans chose Marco Rubio ahead of the rest of the field.Results...

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