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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

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Ten things young journalists should know, according to a panel of industry professionals

Brooklyn Kelley April 14, 2022

On Thursday, the UK School of Journalism and Media hosted a panel of professional journalists to speak about their experiences in the industry. The six panelists, all affiliated with the Louisville Courier...

Humans of UK: Peter Allen Stone brings the Bluegrass to Finland

Karley Keen March 31, 2022

Peter Allen Stone is learning to speak Italian, but for his upcoming adventure, Finnish might prove more useful.Stone, assistant professor of theatre and head of acting at UK, will take his craft to Finland...

Rayleigh Deaton, left, and Rana Alsoufi, right, are the incoming editors-in-chief for the Kentucky Kernel and KRNL Lifestyle + Fashion.

Board names Kernel, KRNL editors-in-chief for 2022-23 school year

Hannah Stanley March 27, 2022

The Kernel Media's Board of Directors appointed sophomore Rana Alsoufi and junior Rayleigh Deaton as the incoming editors-in-chief of KRNL Lifestyle + Fashion and the Kentucky Kernel during its meeting...


The Kernel stands with The Battalion

Editorial Board February 17, 2022

Student journalism matters. Print journalism matters.Journalism without outside control and influence helps preserve democracy and stops corruption. This is impossible without the existence of a free and...

Past and current members of the Kentucky Kernel staff pose with awards won at the 2022 Kentucky Press Association Winter Convention on Friday, Jan. 21, in Louisville, Kentucky. Photo by David Stephenson

Kentucky Kernel attends Kentucky Press Association conference, named best collegiate newspaper in Kentucky

Sophia Shoemaker January 27, 2022

The Kentucky Kernel staff attended the 2022 Kentucky Press Association Winter Convention last Friday. The staff took home multiple individual awards and first place in the General Excellence category for...

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‘Dreaming of You.’ Novel brings dead pop star back to life

Karrington Garland November 12, 2021

Let’s get one thing straight: people die all the time, but the deaths that stick with us the most are those of our loved ones, friends and idols. This is especially true if their deaths come out of nowhere...

UK players Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Twany Beckham (10) celebrate after defeating Tennessee at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tenn., Jan. 14, 2012. Photo by Brandon Goodwin | Staff

Humans of UK: Twany Beckham gives back through publishing

Hannah Sexton November 4, 2021

From a NCAA National Champion to a president of his own publishing company, Twany Beckham has led a full life.Most people recognize Beckham from his time on the UK basketball team — specifically when...

Letter from the editor: The Kernel is committed to the truth

Rayleigh Deaton August 26, 2021

I never thought I’d be here.As I type out these words on my laptop, sitting at my desk in the Kentucky Kernel office in McVey Hall, I’m amazed and humbled at the opportunity that I have been given.I...

2021 - 2022 editor-in-chief Rayleigh Deaton.

A new Kernel for a new normal

Rayleigh Deaton May 4, 2021

This time last year, we were presented with a new reality. The world shut down, and life as we knew it came to a screeching halt. We had to cobble together the pieces of normality that remained, constructing...

2020 - 2021 editor-in-chief Natalie Parks poses for a photo inside the Kentucky State Capitol building in Frankfort, Kentucky following oral arguments in the case of the University of Kentucky vs. the Kentucky Kernel before the state Supreme Court in October 2020. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

A warranted extension

Natalie Parks May 3, 2021

I would like to apologize for the first part of this column, which you can find here and here. Though I was right to say it (and have the right to say it), I should not have lashed out and been cruel...

‘I am no bird’

Natalie Parks May 3, 2021

I’ve been thinking about what to say in this parting column for a long time. I thought this would be my chance to finally explain just how damaging being the editor-in-chief of the Kentucky Kernel was...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Terrence Clarke (5) celebrates after making a three during the University of Kentucky vs. Notre Dame basketball game on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Notre Dame won 64-63. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

The sports world reacts to the death of Terrence Clarke

Barkley Truax April 23, 2021

Former Kentucky men's basketball player was confirmed to have died in a car accident in Los Angeles, California, on Thursday, April 22, 2021.Clarke's agent at Klutch Sports, the management agency that...

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