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Kentucky Kernel

The Kentucky State Capitol on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, in Frankfort, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff.

Campus workers union rally held at Kentucky State Capitol

Kendall Staton March 3, 2022

United Campus Workers for Kentucky hosted the Rally for Truth and Fairness at the Capitol Annex Building in Frankfort, Kentucky, on Feb. 23. UCWK advocates for better treatment of essential workers and...

A person walks up the ice covered step of the Kentucky State Capitol on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, in Frankfort, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff.

UK College of Communication and Information hosts 2021 State of the First Amendment Address

Audrey Fones and Rayleigh Deaton November 18, 2021

The University of Kentucky College of Communication and Information hosted the annual State of the First Amendment Address on Wednesday, Nov. 17, featuring an address reinforcing journalists’ rights...

University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto met with faculty from the College of Communication and Information on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Professor sues UK and a student over Title IX complaint

Natalie Parks December 4, 2019

President Eli Capilouto announced in an email Friday that a UK professor was suing the university and a UK student in state court.The professor, Buck Ryan, is a member of the journalism faculty. He had...

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It’s time to elect (the right) woman president in 2020

Isabel Phillips March 4, 2019

In the past few weeks, a lot of women have come out and declared that they will be running for president in 2020.Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Amy Klobuchar are just some of these presidential hopefuls...

Pro-Life Wildcats created anti-abortion chalk drawings on a sidewalk leading towards the Gatton Student Center on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2018, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes

On UK’s campus, where opinions are encouraged, free speech gets sticky

Arden Barnes March 1, 2019

When Thomas Smith decided to call UKPD, the damage had already been done.An outraged student had poured water on anti-abortion chalk drawings written on a sidewalk leading up to the Gatton Student Center....

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Free Speech Zones are a First Amendment violation

November 28, 2018

Perhaps the amendment most well known is the first one: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech,...

Captain Christopher Hopkins, UK Army ROTC (Left), Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton, State Auditor Mike Harmon and JOU 101 professor Buck Ryan celebrate during UKs Constitution Day in the William T. Young Library on Sept. 17, 2018.

‘Cast your own vote’: UK community celebrates the Constitution’s 229th birthday

Taylon Baker September 17, 2018

On the 229th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution, members of the UK community decided to join in on the party.The Journalism 101 class hosted Kentucky’s Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton...

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True patriots support the right to have controversial debates

September 5, 2018

A picture released Tuesday showing Colin Kaepernick’s face with the caption, “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything” and the Nike logo sparked outrage as people burned their...

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On this Fourth of July, we must remember why we stand

Hayden Hooper July 4, 2018

As I walked into church last Sunday, seeing a men’s choir of 40 or more members was a spectacle, but it got better.My church in Louisville celebrated the fourth of July by having every branch of the...

How to avoid political arguments at Thanksgiving

Sydney Nash November 22, 2017

It's that time of year again– families gather together under one roof, turkeys baste and, inevitably, political arguments ensue.So how does one avoid this seemingly unavoidable reality of family holidays?Compiled...

Radical right loses idol

Editorial Staff February 27, 2017

It seems that not even the self-proclaimed ‘alt-right’ can defend pedophilia. Racism, sexism, misogyny and other antiquated bigotries aside, the newest wave of radical conservatives has denounced at...

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