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Kentucky Kernel

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‘It costs nothing to be kind.’ Rev. Jim Sichko performs random acts of kindness

Grace Medley, Reporter November 23, 2022

Lexington-based papal Missionary of Mercy Rev. Jim Sichko travels the world teaching and showing kindness to others. Born in Pennsylvania and raised in Texas, Sichko has been a practicing priest in...

Sophia Rosing leaves the stand at her preliminary hearing on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, at the Robert F. Stephens District Courthouse in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Kentucky Kernel

Former UK student arrested for assault waives right to preliminary hearing

Kendall Staton November 15, 2022

Former UK student Sophia Rosing appeared in court this morning for a preliminary hearing on charges of assault and public intoxication. Upon arrival, Rosing waived the right to a preliminary hearing based...

Kylah Spring, the victim of assault and racial slurs while working at Boyd Hall, stands in the middle of demonstrators during the March Against Racism on Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

What is known about the case of assault on UK’s campus

Rayleigh Deaton, Editor-in-Chief November 11, 2022

UK student worker and freshman Kylah Spring was subjected to physical and verbal assault while working a night shift as a desk clerk in UK’s Boyd Hall residence hall.  The former student charged...

Sophia Rosings mugshot from the Fayette County jail website.

Capilouto: UK student arrested for assault is banned from campus

Hannah Stanley, News Editor November 9, 2022

After facing charges of assault and intoxication, Sophia Rosing is no longer a student at UK. The university suspended Rosing on an interim basis hours after the incident, according to UK president Eli...

VIDEO: Students gather for March Against Racism on UK’s campus

November 8, 2022

Students gathered for a peaceful protest on Monday night, marching from William T. Young Library to the Bowman statue on UK’s campus. Kylah Spring, a Black student who was physically, verbally and racially...

Sophia Rosings mugshot from the Fayette County jail website.

UK student charged with assault ‘withdrawing from UK’

Rayleigh Deaton, Editor-in-Chief November 8, 2022

Sophia Rosing, a UK student who is facing criminal charges of assault against a Black student, will be withdrawing from the university, according to her attorney. LEX 18 reported Tuesday morning that...

Kylah Spring, the alleged victim of assault and racial slurs while working at Boyd Hall, speaks during the March Against Racism on Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

‘Let this be a movement.’ Peaceful protest conducted for victim of racial violence on campus

Alexis Baker, Reporter November 7, 2022

Demonstrators gathered outside William T. Young Library Thursday evening to march in solidarity with Kylah Spring, a freshman UK student who was a victim of racial violence on UK’s campus. The event...

Betsy Spring, Kylah Spring, Kansas Perry and Mikiah Turner, left to right, march to the Bowman Statue at the March Against Racism on Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

PHOTOS: Students gather for March Against Racism on University of Kentucky campus

November 7, 2022

Students gathered on campus to march to the Bowman statue for the March Against Racism on Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky.

Incident of assault on UK campus under investigation

Incident of assault on UK campus under investigation

Kristen Roberts, Reporter November 7, 2022

UK published a news release on Nov. 7 condemning racial violence and updating the campus on the student conduct investigation following a UK student arrest made in Boyd Hall early Sunday morning. “Students,...

VIDEO: Kylah Spring addresses demonstrators during March Against Racism on UK campus

Hannah Stanley November 7, 2022

During the March Against Racism, Kylah Spring addressed a crowd of demonstrators at the Bowman Statue on Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington, Kentucky.

The parents of Sophia Rosing leave the courtroom on Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, at the Robert F. Stephens District Courthouse in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

Student arrested on assault charges appears in court, pleads not guilty

Kendall Staton, Asst. News Editor November 7, 2022

UK student Sophia Rosing appeared in court for her arraignment hearing via video conference from the Fayette County Detention Center on Monday, Nov. 7. She entered a not guilty plea to the charges of alcohol...

Sophia Rosings mugshot from the Fayette County jail website.

Videos show UK student using racial slurs, attacking desk clerk

Rayleigh Deaton, Editor-in-Chief November 6, 2022

Campus police arrested a UK student Sunday morning, and the victim took to social media to share her story, saying the student used racial slurs and became physically violent. The student was originally...

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