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Mario Maitland poses for a portrait on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, at the Gatton Student Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Humans of UK: Mario Maitland shares people’s stories

Laurie Jonhatan February 17, 2022

Mario Maitland, a recent December 2021 UK graduate, debuted his podcast “What’s Next with Rio,” last fall on social media. Maitland began season one, which is still in continuance, with a vision...

University of Kentucky strategic communications sophomore Maigan Williams gets tested for COVID-19 on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

UK adds mandatory, rotating testing to COVID-19 protocols

Natalie Parks January 29, 2021

Following the end of reentry testing for the semester, UK will add mandatory student testing as part of ongoing strategy against COVID-19.According to an email sent to students from vice president Eric...

Three COVID-19 cases in KRNL staff

Three COVID-19 cases in KRNL staff

Natalie Parks August 17, 2020

Correction: An earlier version of this article stated that the first KRNL staffer to test positive told the contact tracers the names of the other KRNL staffers with whom they had contact. After further...

Photo provided by Sarah Simon-Patches.

Kernel social media manager shares experience with UK’s contact tracing

Sarah Simon-Patches August 17, 2020

Kernel social media manager Sarah Simon-Patches tested positive for COVID-19 through UK’s testing service. UK Health Corps said someone would call everyday to check in. That hasn’t happened in six...

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Memes, the patriarchy, and why people hate on Greta Thunberg

Brianna Stanley October 10, 2019

I was absent-mindedly scrolling through my news feed yesterday, doing my best to ignore the looming specter of midterms, when a photo of a Greta Thunberg effigy swinging from a noose woke me from my daze.Hold...

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April Fools’ Day pranking should be a year-round act

Jade Renée Grisham March 29, 2019

With April Fools’ Day right around the corner, it is hard not to ponder potential pranks to pull on friends and family.I have one specific friend who I pull pranks on– on a daily basis. The severity...

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Best podcasts to listen to over break

Sarah Halsey December 18, 2018

Christmas break is here, and so many good podcasts came out in 2018. There is so much that you can learn from podcasts, and there are podcasts on most any topic you can image for free online. I listen...

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Participating in research projects an opportunity to make a difference

December 4, 2018

We’ve all seen the notices posted around campus announcing a new research project that some professor or department is doing. Usually, it’s a call for volunteers to participate in the research. Sometimes...

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UK should reconsider its UK Alert policy

Kellsie Kennedy November 12, 2018

Last Wednesday night, screenshots of threats to White Hall Classroom Building started to circulate through campus. At first I assumed the screenshots were fake or were targeting a different school. I...

UK journalism student Maris Halpern works on her laptop in her Media Storytelling class in the basement of the Enoch Grehan Journalism Building on April 4, 2018. 

Need help with UK’s changing Wi-Fi? Check out this week’s help session schedule

Kernel News Staff April 16, 2018

The campus-wide Wi-Fi network, "ukyedu," is being replaced by "eduroam" by the end of this semester.UK is offering assistance and tabling sessions for those looking for further instructions around the...

Emergency system is wrong medium for weather alerts

February 20, 2008

While we are glad to find out that UK Alert finally worked smoothly and speedily for the first time since its implementation, last week's weather delay did not merit the use of the emergency warning system.The...

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