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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Journalists and authors Bob Woodward (left) and Carl Bernstein speak to a crowd at MediaFest22 on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, D.C. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

‘A lot of work to do.’ Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein offer perspectives on journalism today

Rayleigh Deaton, Editor-in-Chief November 4, 2022

Bob Woodward was asleep when he got the call from his Washington Post editor. There had been a break-in overnight at the Democratic National Headquarters, and Woodward, who had been working at the Post...

SGAs Director of Inclusion and Equity Kayla Woodson poses for a portrait on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, at the Student Government Association office in the Gatton Student Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff.

Out of darkness, into light? College students on America’s future

Sarah Michels February 1, 2021

When COVID-19 arrived, it forced people to stay home. The usual distractions were taken away as restaurants and businesses closed, sports seasons abruptly halted and the world went quiet. Americans, looking...

Biden won. Now what? Next steps in the presidential transition of power.

Haley Simpkins November 8, 2020

Now that Joe Biden has been named president-elect, what happens next? President Trump said in a press release on Saturday that his campaign will take the next steps for legal action on Monday to “ensure...

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Nobody won the debate, unless you count Chris Wallace

Ryder From October 3, 2020

After many campaign ads, tweets and an endless array of memes, on Tuesday, Sept. 29, the time came for President Trump and democratic nominee Joe Biden to face off in one of the worst debates many news...

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Biden “won” the debate, not by default, but by defense

Connor Thomas October 2, 2020

The first presidential debate was unquestionably a mess. However, since the beginning of the Trump administration, most everything that the president has waded into has been such. Though many potential...

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A UK student’s experience of the COVID-19 outbreak in NYC

Jade Grisham March 31, 2020

 Ah, 2020 – little did we know what the year would hold for us.On January 6, 2020, I moved to the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City for a semester internship with MSNBC/NBC News. I was ecstatic...

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Recent EPA regulatory rollbacks are not the correct response to COVID-19

Cameron Luker March 30, 2020

A brief review of court cases involving the legal distinctions of corporations will show a several-decades-long trend of corporations claiming that they are entitled to the same rights as people. This...

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Nancy Pelosi’s “rip heard round the world”—Immature or praiseworthy?

Sarah Michels February 12, 2020

President Trump delivered his third State of the Union address last Tuesday, Feb. 4, but the content of his speech wasn’t what made the most headlines. The actions of Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House,...

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Assassination or Self-Defense: Suleimani

Anita Srinivasan January 21, 2020

The United States is considered a superpower by several countries around the world. With this title comes many responsibilities, one of which is the necessity to strategically protect our citizens and...

A view from the upper deck of President Donald Trumps stump rally in Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky., on November 4, 2019. Photo provided by Thomas Hart.  

A student’s perspective on Trump’s recent visit to Lexington

Thomas Hart November 18, 2019

Just a day before Kentucky’s general gubernatorial election on November 5, President Donald Trump visited Rupp Arena to encourage Kentuckians to vote straight republican and support Governor Bevin for...

WATCH: Hear from both sides of Trump’s latest visit to Lexington

Mackenzie Dixon November 5, 2019

Rally-goers and protesters alike flooded downtown Lexington on Monday, November 4, 2019, to enjoy and oppose President Donald Trump's stump visit for Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin.

President Donald Trump speaks from the podium at his Rupp Arena rally on Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. Photo by Ryan C. Hermens | Provided by the Lexington Herald-Leader

Trump energizes Lexington audience with Bevin endorsement right before Election Day

Editor's note: The following story is being re-published after running in the College Heights Herald, Western Kentucky University's independent student newspaper, and the photos are courtesy of the Lexington...

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