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Fencing blocks off an area under construction near White Hall Classroom Building on Monday, March 6, 2023, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Brady Saylor | Staff

Construction should be used to better learning environments, not appearances for more money

Gracie Moore, Reporter March 15, 2023

There hasn't been a single day without construction since I first stepped foot on UK’s campus.  I understand the desire to improve infrastructure and modernize the campus, but UK needs to choose...

Alex Droth, a freshman at the University of Kentucky, studies on her laptop on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021 at 12:53 a.m., at William T. Young Library in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Kaitlyn Skaggs | Staff

Testing knowledge versus testing memory

Jessica Kinsella February 23, 2022

Students sit in a silent room, their phones tucked away in bags at their feet as they squint down at the pages of questions in front of them. Weeks of studying have prepared them to regurgitate the facts...

A worker works on the construction site of the Healthy Kentucky research building on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky.

Under constr(UK)tion

Brooklyn Kelley March 26, 2021

When walking across UK’s campus, the effects of the pandemic are obvious: fewer students traverse the campus, leaving once bustling sidewalks almost empty on occasion. Signs encourage mask wearing and...

Cars drive through the intersection of Avenue of Champions and S Limestone on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Lexington, Kentucky. Sewer crews will have to dig a tunnel under South Limestone to replace a major sewer line. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Near-UK streets are made one-way, closed because of sewer construction projects

Kernel News Desk March 30, 2020

Starting on Monday, Bolivar Street will be made one way from South Upper to allow construction crews to complete a major sewer line replacement beneath the street.Additionally, the entirety of Avenue of...

This book bench, based on the book Bertyl: I Just Want to Belong by Sandra Dobozi, is located in Thoroughbred Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff.

Book bench project celebrates richness of Lexington art

Kellsie Kennedy October 10, 2018

Returning to Lexington after summer vacation, many UK students may have noticed the gradual arrival of 37 benches in the shape of open books.Each book bench began blank, like a newly purchased notebook....

Kernel Opinion SIG

The case against group projects

September 26, 2018

Nearly every student has experienced this: Existential dread washing over her face as the professor laughs and makes the comment that this is “just preparing you for the real world.”It’s a group...

Ben Martin, left, Julia Fabiani, middle, and Stefanie Pagano, right, are working to build up Race Assured, their business venture to promote research that predicts when horses will sustain injuries.

3 students changing the horse industry

Lexington Souers February 14, 2016

Three UK students are in the business of prevention, and it could have a huge impact on the horse industry. Their project, named Race Assured, uses blood samples to forecast potentially devastating injuries,...

Ph.D. filming ‘what women are made of’

Lexington Souers February 11, 2016

Valentine’s Day will offer a very unique celebration for Lexington artist and Ph.D. candidate Bianca Spriggs. The self-described multi-disciplinary artist is spending the day of love doing what she loves,...

UK Alumni Association Project Message

February 3, 2016

For the month of February the Kernel will be telling the story of 29 notable African American Alumni. These features are in conjunction with the UK Alumni Association project "They Came Before: The Legacy...

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