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Volunteers package meals in preparation for Thanksgiving for homeless people on Friday, Nov. 17, 2023, at FoodChain in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo Adah Hufana | Staff

UK students volunteer at FoodChain Thanksgiving Meal Prep

Adah Hufana, Reporter November 18, 2023

Students volunteered to unpack and sort food at FoodChain, a Lexington-based nonprofit organization during Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.  Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Nov. 11-18,...

PODCAST: International Students

Nate Lucas and Giana Gallo November 16, 2023

Welcome back to episode ten of the Kentucky Kernel news podcast! This week your hosts Nate Lucas and Giana Gallo talk to two international students. They’ll talk about the students’ experiences at...

A slice of sweet potato pie is served on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff file photo

Sharing an international perspective on Thanksgiving

Quézia Arruda Cunha, Reporter November 23, 2022

People talking loudly, children running around the table, music louder than aunts in the beauty salon. This is the most realistic and familiar scene, when I remember my country – Brazil. I believe...

A slice of sweet potato pie is served on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff file photo

Thanksgiving: A holiday glow up

Sarah Michels November 18, 2021

I used to abhor Thanksgiving. For a holiday marketed as some fantastic feast, I couldn’t fathom why turkey was the star of the show. I personally preferred ham, and I could never understand why anyone...

Ahead of Thanksgiving, Beshear shares highest Monday cases and responds to restrictions

Andrew Dixon November 23, 2020

Three days out from Thanksgiving, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear is doubling down on warnings about holiday plans and the surge of COVID-19 cases in the Commonwealth.At his press conference on Monday, Nov....

University of Kentucky students get tested for COVID-19 at a drive through testing site on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

As UK students depart campus, some take steps to stop the spread

Haley Simpkins November 19, 2020

Students will be returning home for the seven-week winter break in just 10 days or less, and both students and administration are taking precautions to limit the spread of COVID-19 back in students' hometowns.UK...

A parade of police and construction workers organized by Gooch Construction honors front-line health and public safety workers on Friday, April 10, 2020, on South Limestone outside of the UK Chandler Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

A Lexington surge, potential vaccines and Thanksgiving plans: Local health experts urge community to refocus.

Sarah Michels November 13, 2020

This holiday season, give thanks by not killing someone’s grandmother. Listening now? By this point, many are desensitized to the constant recommendations to wear masks, wash hands and social distance....

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Don’t be rude, save your food: Creatively reducing food waste this holiday season

Kelly Walker December 16, 2019

Now that Thanksgiving and the month of November are over, the holiday-crazed Cindy Lou Who’s of the world are finally allowed to openly blast Christmas music and decorate their Christmas trees free of...

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Gavin Colton December 5, 2019

I set the table while Mom faffed about the kitchen, mashing potatoes, carving turkey, and stirring the gravy, licking it off of the wooden spoon and muttering to herself, “more pepper.” I joined Dad...

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A Thanksgiving reminder: Many still can’t access healthy food in the U.S.

Kelly Walker November 25, 2019

Thanksgiving break is almost here! Soon, it’ll be time to go home and reconnect with family over an abundance of food and acknowledge what you’re thankful for.  One of the many things that you might...

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Student Activities Board hosts ‘Friendsgiving’

Hayley Burris November 24, 2019

The television show Friends became iconic throughout the years it was aired. However, students and young adults still enjoy the show’s reruns even today.The Student Activities Board hosts an event annually...


How to thank the earth this Thanksgiving

Brianna Stanley November 21, 2019

When we feel truly grateful for someone, the way we show appreciation for them is rarely by taking out a club and walloping them, cartoon-caveman style. Exceptions may be made for particular siblings,...

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