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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

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Elon Musk’s Twitter could become marketplace of harmful ideas

Jennifer Sadler, Reporter November 11, 2022

I’m sure by now we’ve all heard the news. Everyone’s favorite app for sharing intrusive thoughts, controversial opinions and funny jokes has been bought by a more controversial figure, Elon Musk....

Mia Goth in Pearl (2022). Photo by Christopher Moss | Origin Picture Show LLC

‘Pearl’ and the need for love in the digital age

Bridan Braun, Reporter September 28, 2022

The prequel to “X” was finally released, and it was truly frightening, just not in the way I expected. Unlike the slasher film “X,” “Pearl” — set 60 years before the events in X— is...

Getting real about BeReal

Getting real about BeReal

Grace Medley, Reporter September 26, 2022

For an app based on the candidness of its users, BeReal can be as fake as it gets. Viral app BeReal has taken the world by storm. According to, the app has 28 million downloads and...

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‘Infamy is just as good as fame’: UK student among crowd that mobbed Capitol building

Natalie Parks January 7, 2021

Jan. 17, 2020 update: A federal affidavit supporting criminal charges against Courtright was filed in D.C. court on Jan. 16, 2020, showing new evidence of Courtright in the Capitol and supporting probable...

Senior vocal performance major Ben Boutell is filmed by doctoral candi- date Will Chandler for a TikTok during an acoUstiKats practice on Wednes- day, Oct. 7, 2020, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb.

UK acoUstiKats take a cappella performances to TikTok

Lauren Campbell October 16, 2020

AcoUstiKats, UK’s premier male a cappella group, has grown into a viral account on the video-sharing social network TikTok, a platform that has given them the opportunity to virtually perform during...

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Quarantine Depression Diaries: Social media activism highlights the newfound political power of today’s youth

Ryder Noah From June 12, 2020

College kids are a special breed of young adults; we’re both the most educated we have ever been about the world, but also always learning more, since colleges - especially ones as big as UK  - are...


UK reviewing student videos regarding Breonna Taylor protests

Natalie Parks June 2, 2020

Editor's note: This story contains offensive language. Obscenities have been edited in writing, but are audible in the embedded media.After videos of an incoming student discussing Breonna Taylor’s death...

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Finding balance in your college life doesn’t have to be complicated

Sarah Halsey January 23, 2020

Classes. Papers. Tests. Work. Internships. Friends and family. Extracurricular activities. It never seems to end. We are all looking for balance in our lives, often struggling to find it. There is no quick...

Taylora Schlosser speaks about her daughter Taylor Nolan at the one-year celebration of the Rae of Sunshine Foundation on Jan. 8, 2020 in Springfield, Ky. Photo provided by Harrison Burchett

UK student’s family turns ‘smiles into hope’ with mental health foundation

Jacob Eads January 9, 2020

SPRINGFIELD, Ky. — Just about 56 miles from UK sits Mordecai’s on Main, a small-town, family-first kind of restaurant situated in the heart of Springfield. It’s the type of place where you’re...

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Feel like there’s not enough time to get everything done? Try putting down the phone.

Sarah Halsey December 2, 2019

I think we can all agree that we spend way too much time on our phones, especially on social media. However, most of us are too busy to be spending as much time on our phones as we do.While many college...

UKs Information and Technology Services has launched a campaign to spread awareness about cybersecurity on campus. 

UK’s IT Services launches #SecureBlue campaign

Emily Girard October 10, 2019

For Cybersecurity Awareness Month the University of Kentucky's Information Technology Services launched its #SecureBlue campaign.Since October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the campaign offers opportunities...

Community members participate in a mulching event held at Castlewood Park held during Urban Forest Initiatives 2018 Tree Week | Photo provided by Urban Forest Initiative

Grow your ‘relationship to trees’ at second annual Tree Week

Natalie Parks October 3, 2019

The Urban Forest Initiative's second annual Tree Week, a week of events dedicated to raising awareness of urban forestry, will run from October 12-19.“What I think we hope to do with Tree Week is help...

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