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Kentucky Kernel

UK student government Elections Commissioner Jacob Keeton speaks to perspective candidates in the Senate Chamber at the Gatton Student Center Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Travis Fannon | Staff

UK Student Government Association opens applications for senator, student body president

Owen Chesemore, Reporter January 27, 2023

On Jan. 16, the Student Government Association (SGA) opened applications for the upcoming spring elections. Three days later, SGA conducted its first information session, hosted by Elections Commissioner...

I Voted stickers are laid out for voters on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, at a polling place in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

The midterm elections: An overview

Paul Schlowak, Reporter November 14, 2022

Midterm elections took place Tuesday, Nov. 8, during which Americans voted for governors, representatives and senators. The election decided whether Democrats would lose their control in the national House...

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Trump’s second impeachment trial: a dangerously pointless political exercise

Sarah MIchels February 18, 2021

Former President Donald Trump still has one strike left before he’s out, at least in baseball terms. On Saturday, Feb. 13, Trump was acquitted by the Senate on impeachment charges for the second time....

Muslim Day at the Capitol, Wednesday, January 22. A handful of men with signs protested the event.

Muslim day: A push against stigma, xenophobia and bullying at Kentucky’s capitol

Akhira Umar January 28, 2020

A week ago on Wednesday, January 22, Frankfort hosted the first Muslim Day at the Capitol. Muslims from all over Kentucky, young and old, made their way to the Capitol not only to celebrate Islam but to...

Woman senator makes history; it’s time to start paying attention

Sarah Ladd April 20, 2018

Senator Tammy Duckworth of Illinois did more than make history in the senate Thursday, April 19; she broke an exhausted barrier that has separated men and women in the workplace for too long.On Thursday,...

Vice presidential candidate Noor Ali and presidential candidate Michael Hamilton pose behind the Grehan Journalism Building on Friday, Feb. 16. Photo by Rick Childress

Hamilton and Ali want a campus where every student voice matters

Rick Childress February 19, 2018

They’re two UK students from eastern Kentucky who are looking to make campus a better place for every student.“You really can’t tell that I’m from eastern Kentucky with my accent, but sometimes...

Sen. Rand Paul smiles during a speech thanking his supporters and reiterating his promise to them at his election party at the Galt House Hotel in Lexington, Ky., on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. The Associated Press called the Kentucky U.S. Senate race at 7:07 p.m. Photo by Joshua Qualls | Staff

Stand with Rand, he stands for you

Ansley McClellan November 8, 2017

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is likely the most well-known senator in congress at the moment. Why? He goes against the flow of his own party. He strives to uphold true conservative values instead of settling...

Student Government Association president and vice president. President Ben Childress (right), an economics senior, and vice president Elizabeth Foster (left), an electrical engineering junior, posed for a photo near Bradley Hall at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky. 2017 file photo. Photo by Joshua Qualls | Staff

University of Kentucky Student Government Association election results announced

Kalie Marantette March 3, 2017

The Student Government Association's election results were announced outside of Bowman’s Den on March 3.The SGA college senators, undergraduate Senator-At-Large, graduate Senator-At-Large positions,...

Bernie Sanders rallies for American dream in Lexington

Marjorie Kirk May 5, 2016

[email protected] the May 17 primary approaching and the race for the Democratic candidate for president coming to an end, Sen. Bernie Sanders urged Lexington to take back the American dream from corporations...

Bill Clinton speech attracts students, discusses student debt

Cheyene Miller May 3, 2016

[email protected] president Bill Clinton dropped by campus Tuesday afternoon during his Kentucky bus tour to encourage students to vote for his wife and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in...

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