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UK Plus to be rebranded as ‘CatCash’

Courtney Suber, Staff Reporter September 14, 2023

The cat’s out of the bag — UK Plus will be renamed CatCash this upcoming October. UK Plus is available to UK faculty, staff and students and serves as a debit card program connected to UK IDs, according...

Students fill their plates in Champions Kitchen on Friday, Aug. 19, 2023, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Travis Fannon | Staff

The do and don’ts of UK Dining

Gray Greenwell, Features Editor August 21, 2023

There are a host of things you can avoid doing as a student at the University of Kentucky.  You can sleep in and skip class, you can put off doing your laundry for two weeks and you can ignore your...

A Starship delivery robot travels across campus on Monday, Jan. 23, 2023, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Brady Saylor | Staff

UK Dining partners with Grubhub to provide more Flex opportunities

Savannah Garnett, Reporter February 20, 2023

Last August, UK announced that the online food ordering and delivery service Grubhub would be teaming up with UK Dining to allow Flex and Plus accounts to be used on the app for restaurants and fast food...

A student gets a meal at Fusion in Erikson Hall on Friday, April 5, 2019, before it is turned into One Community Cafe in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

UK’s $1 per meal cafe continues on almost a year after student hunger protests

Sydney Momeyer January 26, 2020

Almost 10 months after its inception, UK's restaurant that serves student meals for just a $1, continues to serve hundreds of students a day.Last spring, a student hunger strike that culminated in a peaceful...

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Elimination of Wildcat Deals has hurt UK students

Kaitlyn Roe October 26, 2018

Does anyone remember Wildcat Deals?Wildcat Deals gave students the ability to swipe their Student I.D. for a Chick-Fil-A sandwich, and it was pure magic. Unfortunately, the ability to use your meal swipes...

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Plastic Bag Pollution: Why we should care and what we can do about it

Brianna Stanley October 5, 2018

Plastic bags are an unnecessary evil, and we need to reframe the way we see these seemingly mundane grocery items here in Lexington.These high-density polyethylene receptacles were only introduced to...

An Athenian Lamb Burger from Athenian Grill in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

New Kroger Field concession options will add to UK game day experience

August 27, 2018

Move over hamburgers and hotdogs, there are some new sheriffs making their way to Kroger Field.As the Kentucky football season inches closer and closer, fans can look forward to more than just touchdowns...

Kernel Opinion SIG

Allowing near-campus restaurants to accept Flex would benefit all

Hannah Woosley August 21, 2018

A closing epidemic is spreading among the restaurants near UK, and many restaurant owners are unsure how to change that.Others know of a solution: UK should allow those nearby restaurants to accept Flex...

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‘Just having fun’: UK gears up to continue dining expansion

Jacob Eads August 21, 2018

Those within UK Dining are eagerly eyeing the start of the fall semester, itching to unveil their newest culinary transformations to the student body.Whether they’re making their maiden voyages onto...

A student uses their wildcard ID to purchase food at Bowmans Den on September 14, 2016 in Lexington, Ky.

Underground UK: More ways to use meal swipes

Megan Brown October 4, 2017

At the beginning of the semester meal plans may seem like the Holy Grail, offering the promise land of “free” Chick-fil-A and other popular fast food chains to UK students.However, within the first...

A Lextran bus picks up students in front of the Main Building on South Limestone on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Taylor Pence

Campus affected by holiday weekend

News Staff September 1, 2017

UK is officially closed on Monday, Sept. 4 in observance of Labor Day.No classes will be held, and UK Transportation Services and UK Dining have altered hours for the holiday.UK Transportation Services...

Six students created artworks that were then chosen to be featured in Lewis Hall or University Flats on the University of Kentucky campus. This mural was created by Chris Mancuso. Taken on Monday Aug. 14, 2017. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

What’d I miss?

Bailey Vandiver August 21, 2017

Being away from campus for summer break means missing out on some important news, especially if you don't follow the Kentucky Kernel on social media or check your email all that often. Here are a few things...

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