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Sending love letters is great for long distance relationships

Sending love letters is great for long distance relationships

Karrington Garland, Opinions Editor March 23, 2023

All my life I’ve only ever been moved to write poems but never letters, let alone love letters. I’ve never seen myself as a romantic person, nor one to put my feelings in unpoetic form onto a page...

Ansley Colvin, left, and Brigid Whipp talk during their blind date on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023, at Puccini’s Pizza Pasta in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Maria Rauh | Staff

Love is blind … but the Kernel can help

Alexis Baker and Laurel Swanz February 16, 2023

In a culture where dating decisions often take the form of split-second swipes on a phone screen, the Kernel wanted to offer four UK students the chance to find something deeper. On Sunday, Feb. 12,...

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Perfectly imperfect: Finding the beauty in real relationships

Brooklyn Kelley February 10, 2022

My immediate thoughts after watching a rom-com are too often along the lines of, “Wow, I wish my relationship was like that,” even though I’m in a great relationship. I’m sure many people today...

Miranda Phipps and her father after completing the Rough Trail 25k, organized by Next Opportunity Events.

How trail-running helped me ‘lose my mind and find my soul’

Miranda Phipps March 27, 2020

I spent five months of 2018 in treatment for an eating disorder. Now, almost two years to the date of when I left to go to treatment, I will be running my first ultramarathon. I could never have imagined...

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College breakups and getting on with things

Gavin Colton October 3, 2019

My TA responsibilities are limited: taking attendance, scoring quizzes and assignments and responding to the occasional email about the attendance policy.This week, scanning the front row for attendees...

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True Detective season 3 a great but flawed return

Grant Wheeler March 4, 2019

The latter half of this season of True Detective has proved to be just as gorgeous, surreal and equally frustrating as the first half of the season.Things picked up right in the middle of chaos this mid-season–...

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The best Valentine’s Day music list

Autumn Miller February 11, 2019

Must Haves for Your Valentine’s Day Playlist:In a relationship or not, these tracks will get you in the Valentine’s Day mood.I’ve never been the type to sit around on Valentine’s Day and mope about...

The Red Shoe Crew helps support the Ronald McDonald House.

Red Shoe Crew helps keep smiles on faces at Ronald McDonald House

Emily Baehner December 7, 2018

For many, Ronald McDonald is mainly associated with Happy Meals and Big Macs. But for the Red Shoe Crew of Lexington and the patients at the Ronald McDonald House of the Bluegrass, he means so much more....

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2020 U.S. census will take a much-deserved step for the LGBTQ community

Hannah Woosley April 26, 2018

For the first time ever, the 2020 U.S. census will ask couples to define their relationship as “same-sex” or “opposite-sex,” a huge step for the LGBTQ community in accurately recognizing same-sex...

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