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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Rayann White, owner of Rayann’s Popcorn, talks to a customer on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Julietta Market in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Rayann White is popping off: A Lexington success story

Sophia Shoemaker September 17, 2021

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have chosen to quit their jobs or change the course of their career completely. Rayann White, owner and founder of Rayann’s Popcorn, is one of these individuals.Before...

Biskit leans over his cowboy hats, making sure everything is stacked well, as he sells merchandise outside of the presidents rally in Lexington.

Economy of a Trump rally: Inside the world of merchandise vendors

Natalie Parks November 10, 2019

 When President Donald Trump comes to town, so does everyone else.Supporters and protesters alike show up in large numbers at rallies like the one held in Lexington on November 4. But so does another...

Environmental Friday

How to keep UK green (and blue) while tailgating

Kelly Walker September 13, 2019

Fall is almost here. Even though it’s almost 100 degrees outside, we are in the home stretch of this intense heat and soon the comforting cool breeze of pumpkin spice, sweaters and falling leaves will...

Environmental Fridays

Recycling is not the (only) answer

Kelly Walker March 22, 2019

Recycling is a wonderful concept. The idea that a product can be created from raw material with the intention of fully recycling those materials into a new product after its use is the dream of many. This...


Tampon Task Force Bill a necessary step forward for women

January 25, 2019

The Lexington Herald-Leader reported on Jan. 9 that a new bill, spurred on by the activism of University of Louisville’s Tampon Taskforce, would require all Kentucky universities and colleges to provide...

Environmental Fridays

Planned Obsolescence: Why your iPhone doesn’t work as well as it used to

Brianna Stanley November 30, 2018

The “Centennial Bulb” is a lightbulb in California that has been burning for 117 years. People are often shocked at the bulb’s longevity, and it's popular enough that it even has its own webcam feed!...

Phillips Market, located near campus, is a vender of Juul Pods, the flavoring component in Juuls. On Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Many Juul flavors will soon be leaving the shelves of local stores

Anna McAndrew November 15, 2018

It seems like everywhere you look there is someone on UK's campus with a Juul.Starting this week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it will be suspending sales of most fruit flavored cartridge-based...

environmental fridays

We should fight the evil of greenwashing

Brianna Stanley October 19, 2018

Sustainability sells. Sixty-six percent of global consumers state that they would be willing to pay more for products that are environmentally friendly. My first reaction? Amazing! Wonderful! Bring on...

Kernel Opinion SIG

It’s time to end the pink tax

Dalton Stokes October 2, 2018

Everything pink seems to be taxed in 2018, the age where many people ignore gender inequality simply because it is less apparent than it has traditionally been in the past. Upon looking closely, there...

Farmers Market 8

Kentucky Castle brings community together for weekly market

Hailey Peters September 20, 2018

Locally grown and Kentucky proud are the two key descriptions of the products served at the Kentucky Castle’s weekly farmers’ market.Farmers’ markets are a commonality in this state, mostly due to...

UK Bookstores permanent location in the new Student Center opened Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Photo by Rick Childress | Staff

UK bookstore now in its permanent home in the partially opened Student Center

Rick Childress April 24, 2018

After years of construction, the UK bookstore moved into its permanent location.On Tuesday, the UK bookstore opened its new two-story, 33,000-square foot home in the heart of the Student Center.The store's...

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