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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

A Southern Belle: His Journey For Identity

Audrey Fones January 24, 2022

Davis McIntire started his TikTok career toward the end of his high school years and in the midst of COVID-19. He created the character Dixie Jewel that skyrocketed his TikTok account to 100,000 followers...

James Croom, a senior interning for the UK Athletics Marketing Department, poses for a portrait at the Gatton Student Center on Monday Jan. 17, 2022, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Maria Rauh | Staff

Humans of UK: James Croom hypes up UK

Sarah Michels January 20, 2022

James Croom’s been told he’s a funny guy.Students may have seen him on television at the front of the student section, on TikTok sharing Kentucky sports content or at the Johnson Center, slinging half-court...

Senior vocal performance major Ben Boutell is filmed by doctoral candi- date Will Chandler for a TikTok during an acoUstiKats practice on Wednes- day, Oct. 7, 2020, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb.

UK acoUstiKats take a cappella performances to TikTok

Lauren Campbell October 16, 2020

AcoUstiKats, UK’s premier male a cappella group, has grown into a viral account on the video-sharing social network TikTok, a platform that has given them the opportunity to virtually perform during...

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How TikTok has come to rule the internet

Autumn Miller February 7, 2020

When trying to figure out how I wanted to start this new “Fangirl Friday” column, I knew I wanted to write about something I have personally been obsessed over. Recently, that’s TikTok.When I first...

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“OK, Boomer” signifies unrest, but it’s not a revolution

Ryder Noah From November 25, 2019

“OK, Boomer” is the current phrase going viral on social media platforms like TikTok and Twitter. Meant as a generational insult, it’s a clap-back to people with outdated views on topics such as...

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