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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

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...


Drink green tea instead of coffee; it’s better for you

Belle Kendrick March 29, 2018

Most college students need some kind of pick-me-up at some point in their hectic week. Coffee, the usual go-to for college students, may be the caffeine you want to wake you up every morning, but it isn’t...

UK students react to Pumpkin Spice Latte return

McKenna Horsley September 28, 2017

There are a few almost universal signs that the autumn season is upon us– football games, leaves changing color, the weather becoming a little cooler and the return of the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes.Earlier...

pureLYFT offers energy alternative to tired students

Amanda Bryant September 18, 2017

pureLYFT is coming to UK to rescue college students from dragging from class to class with an exhausted body after three hours of sleep, according to CEO and designer Erik Elfstrum.Designed by CEO Erik...


The 5 most productive places to study on campus

Blake Blevins August 24, 2017

As classes begin to pick up speed, students find themselves spending less time out on the town and more trying to keep up. Studying is a crucial part of college, and it’s a delicate practice. Effective...

Elementary education freshman Olivia Wills (far right) waits at the back of the line at W.T. Young Libraryís Starbucks. The longest she has waited is 20 to 25 minutes. Photo by Joshua Qualls | Staff

Got patience for your pumpkin spice?

Rosie Ecker September 25, 2016

If you want a cup of coffee on a Sunday evening at the Starbucks in William T. Young Library, please plan accordingly. Since renovations were made on the backside of the library, where Ovid’s café...

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