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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Vendela Norris, a freshman broadcast journalism major, sits in a hammock on Friday, April 9, 2021, outside William T. Young Library in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Why switching majors is actually a good thing

Alexis Harmon April 28, 2022

I came into college thinking I was going to end up becoming a psychiatrist. I was a psychology major who was excited to learn about people and the way we think.What I didn’t take into consideration is...

Horses race during the first day of the Spring Meet on Friday, April 8, 2022, at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Bourbon and bread pudding: The Keeneland tradition continues

Sophia Shoemaker April 21, 2022

The Keeneland Spring Meet began this year on April 8. Now, a few weeks later, ticket sales are still up, bets are being placed and the Lexington tradition remains alive and well. The racecourse has been...

Sean Wood poses for a portrait on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Maria Rauh | Staff

Humans of UK: Sean Wood builds gaming community

Laurie Jonhatan February 3, 2022

Recently, UK’s new Cornerstone Exchange building brought a home to all gamers on campus. Esports, a club that welcomes both casual and competitive gamers, has seen incredible growth in past years —...

The Kentucky State Capitol dome breaks through the morning fog in Frankfort, Ky. on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. Photo by Martha McHaney | Staff

The real division in Kentucky

Brooklyn Kelley January 27, 2022

Moving to Lexington to attend the University of Kentucky might as well have been like moving to a whole other part of America, even though I only live a few counties away, and I grew up coming here to...

Lindsay McSorely poses for a photo on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Humans of UK: Lindsay McSorley trains dogs to make a difference

Elijah Hendricks October 21, 2021

Lindsay McSorley, the recruitment chair of UK 4 Paws for Ability, can often be seen walking around campus with her four-month-old Goldendoodle foster, Emmy. UK 4 Paws allows UK students to get involved...

UK students pray the rosary during a prayer service in memory of Thomas “Lofton” Hazelwood on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, at the Catholic Newman Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

‘A beautiful testament.’ Prayer service honors student involved in deadly fraternity incident

Rayleigh Deaton October 19, 2021

On Tuesday night, UK students gathered at the Catholic Newman Center for a prayer service in memory of Thomas "Lofton" Hazelwood.Hazelwood, an 18-year-old student from Henderson, Kentucky, died Monday...

An anonymous tip, submitted to UK on September 19, 2020, via the incident reporting form, alleges that Delta Sigma Phi held an over-capacity party. A copy of the tip was obtained by the Kentucky Kernel via an open records request.

Multiple fraternities suspended for COVID-19 infractions

Natalie Parks September 28, 2021

Since the start of the pandemic, eight fraternities at the University of Kentucky have faced disciplinary action for violations of the university’s COVID-19 protocols.Six fraternities are on disciplinary...

New census data reflects changing Kentucky population

New census data reflects changing Kentucky population

Emily Girard and Audrey Fones September 23, 2021

Fayette County has experienced multiracial population growth that parallels the increasing racial diversity of America as a whole, according to U.S. Census data released Sept. 16.The white, non-Hispanic...

Participants fill out cards during the Artivism For Autism event held by LPD Accountability on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at the Courthouse Plaza in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Artivism rally a show of support for teen whom police hit with cruiser

Natalie Parks April 18, 2021

Local organizations are continuing to push for justice for Liam Long, a 19-year-old Lexington resident whom Officer Nicolas Gray, a six-year veteran in Lexington’s police force, hit with a cruiser while...

Sophomore Leina Tumba gets a hug from Senior Cheyenne Chandler while reuniting at the block party on April 12, 2021 in Lexington, Ky.

Block party kicks off week of events to restore student community

Gillian Stawiszynski April 13, 2021

The sun was bright on Monday, April 12 after a string of gloomy showers this past week. Underground Perspective took advantage of this beautiful day at Woodland Park in Lexington. Music was flowing in...

Holi festival forgoes traditional gulal throw, stays positive

Olivia Sanderson April 8, 2021

This year, student organiztions held an annual Holi celebration on Wednesday, April 7 outside the Main Building on campus. The event was organized by the Student Activities Board (SAB) in collaboration...

A pair of demonstrators holds signs during a rally to condemn violence against Asian Americans on Saturday, March 27, 2021, outside Robert Stephens Courthouse in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Rallies condemn violence against Asian Americans, proclaim ‘we belong here’

Natalie Parks April 1, 2021

A gray sky and bitter wind set the tone for a day of mourning and remembrance on Saturday in Lexington, as hundreds of people gathered for rallies condemning rising violence against Asian Americans.Dozens...

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