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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Black Friday in the time of COVID

Black Friday in the time of COVID

Alison Walters November 18, 2021

As COVID-19 continues to loom over us this holiday season, consumers and retail workers are altering their personal regulations in order to create a safe experience for Black Friday on Nov. 26. Some shoppers...

Kroger on Euclid Avenue on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, in Lexington, Kentucky. This location, along with others in Lexington, has adjusted its hours in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lexington Kroger locations implement earlier closing time

Hannah Stanley November 12, 2021

Kroger has changed all of its Lexington locations' closing hours to 10 p.m., with the exception of the 704 Euclid Avenue location, which closes at 11 p.m. Friday through Sunday.The Euclid location remains...


Yak is back!

Lindsey Jones November 12, 2021

University of Kentucky students were quick to take advantage of the re-release of the beloved iOS social media platform Yik Yak. The app, originally released in 2013 by CEO Tyler Droll, allows people...

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...

Warren Byron, left, and Chris Sullivan, right, perform for sQecial Medias 48th anniversary celebration amidst the stores unique stock. Photo by Gillian Stawiszynski

UK students, community celebrate 48 years of sQecial Media

Gillian Stawiszynski March 3, 2020

Cheese platters, fruit punch and colorful flyers that read “Everything 40% OFF Today Only!” filled the entrance of sQecial Media on Sunday.Lexington’s well-known metaphysical store celebrated its...

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Sucker punch the spirit of consumerism this Christmas

Brianna Stanley December 4, 2019

We’re almost at the time when UK students gratefully crash-land into winter break. Personally, there is always one thing that delays my post-finals hibernation: procrastinated Christmas shopping.I'm...

Restaurants and shops line South Limestone in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Surviving on ever-changing South Limestone proves a tough task for local business

Emily Laytham September 5, 2019

The beginning of a new school year brings many things.Sometimes, it takes them away, too.In the case of dining options close to campus, the new semester both giveth and taketh away.A construction-filled...

After three months of renovations, the new McDonalds on South Limestone opens its doors to customers on Thursday August 22, 2019, in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Jacob Eads | Staff 

Return of the ‘Mac’: McDonald’s reopens doors on South Limestone

Jacob Eads August 22, 2019

The arches are back in business. After three months of renovations, the UK McDonald’s on South Limestone celebrated its grand re-opening complete with Big Macs, balloons and prizes Thursday morning. The...

Rendering of the small-format Target store that will be opened at 500 S. Upper St. in the summer of 2019, on the ground floor of Hub at Campus Lexington. Rendering provided by Target press relations. 

Small-format Target store opens its doors near campus

Emily Laytham July 17, 2019

After a year of construction, Kentucky’s first small-format Target has opened its doors - and it’s right here on UK’s campus.The mini Target - which is about half the size of the retailer’s regular...

Redshirt freshman Jemarl Baker Jr. competes in the 3-point contest during Big Blue Madness on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Baker likes to keep it ‘simple’ on the court and in his closet

October 22, 2018

The California kid doesn’t just bring three-pointers to the bluegrass state; he’s also brought his west-coast style to the south.Kentucky’s redshirt-freshman guard Jemarl Baker, Jr. shared that his...

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Degradation of women in Game of Sultans is taken too far

Alex Brinkhorst September 25, 2018

Throughout the gaming industry, sexist advertising has been seemingly commonplace. However, recently, Game of Sultans has taken it from bad to worse by promoting the game with ideas of arranged marriage,...

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Warhammer 40k: Why women aren’t playing, and what we can do about it

Alex Brinkhorst July 3, 2018

I have been a consistent player of Warhammer 40,000 for several months now, and I have noticed one major consistent theme while playing: a strong lack of women playing.Tabletop war games have been the...

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