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Fall Starbucks drinks ranked worst to best by a barista

Nia Chancellor, Reporter October 6, 2023

Clarification: Nia Chancellor is a current Starbucks employee under the University of Kentucky. It’s that time of year again. Although 80 degrees and sunny is not quite how I pictured fall starting,...

2021-2023 Kentucky Kernel Editor-in-Chief Rayleigh Deaton poses with her graduation stole and the Kernel historical marker at the University of Kentucky on March 29, 2023. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff file photo

Final thoughts and boundless thanks

Rayleigh Deaton, Editor-in-Chief April 28, 2023

I wish I could go back in time and get a coffee with my younger self. Specifically, a coffee at the William T. Young Library Starbucks on Feb. 4, 2021, with sophomore year Rayleigh. That was the...

A student plays the piano in the Gatton Student Center on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Brady Saylor | Staff

Humans(?) of UK: Student center piano strikes a chord with UK students

Grace Medley, Reporter March 15, 2023

The Gatton Student Center is constantly teeming with people. Among the hustle and bustle of the daily commute, one thing remains constant — the building’s piano. Across from Starbucks sits a lone...

Joshua Griffin, a UK student, was arrested on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023. Photo courtesy of Fayette County Jail.

UK student arrested on campus for violating court order

Lindsey Davis, Staff Reporter February 10, 2023

UK student, Joshua Griffin, 20, was arrested yesterday afternoon during his shift at the William T. Young Library Starbucks.  According to UKPD, the arrest was due to Griffin violating an Emergency...

People study at Chocolate Holler coffee shop on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Bean there, done that: In a world of Starbucks, UK needs more local coffee options

Jennifer Sadler, Reporter November 7, 2022

Coffee is my favorite way to treat myself. It gives me something to do, tastes amazing, is (usually) cheap and provides instant gratification. What’s even better is how readily available it is. If...

Fallen leaves collect under a row of trees outside of William T. Young Library on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Confessions of a pumpkin spice hater

Lindsey Davis, Staff Reporter October 12, 2022

Pumpkin spice flavored everything is basically synonymous with the temperature cooling down and the leaves changing colors for some people. I am not one of them. I love fall. I would live in the month...

The Starbucks in the Gatton Student Center on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Is Bad Ass Coffee better than Starbucks?

Sydney Spillman November 4, 2021

Bad Ass Coffee, a new coffee shop located on Lexington’s S. Limestone, has drawn some customers away from the number one coffee shop in America, Starbucks.Starbucks has been the most popular coffee shop...

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Need for donated blood rising, donation drive to be held on campus

Lauren Campbell November 11, 2020

Kentucky Blood Center, the largest FDA licensed non-profit blood bank in Kentucky, relies on volunteer blood donors to provide 400 pints of blood per day to meet area patients’ needs.However, the need...

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When Willy T is too busy, check out these off-campus studying locations

Jade Grisham October 22, 2019

Do you have a long paper to write? Have a big test to study for? This may come as a surprise to most of you, but there are other places to study around Lexington other than the extremely crowded William...

environmental fridays

We should fight the evil of greenwashing

Brianna Stanley October 19, 2018

Sustainability sells. Sixty-six percent of global consumers state that they would be willing to pay more for products that are environmentally friendly. My first reaction? Amazing! Wonderful! Bring on...

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‘Just having fun’: UK gears up to continue dining expansion

Jacob Eads August 21, 2018

Those within UK Dining are eagerly eyeing the start of the fall semester, itching to unveil their newest culinary transformations to the student body.Whether they’re making their maiden voyages onto...

Alfalfa provides vegan options just a short walk from UKs campus.

Restaurants for the Lexington foodie going vegan

Allie King May 24, 2018

Who knew there was more to Lexington than bourbon and barbecue?In the past year, Lexington has hopped on the healthy-living trend. Growth in the local protein shake industry has left citizens wondering...

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