The Kentucky Kernel's 2018 in photos

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As 2018 draws to a close, reminisce by looking back at the best photos taken by Kernel staffers this calendar year: 

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Freshman human nutrition major Haley Jones (left), freshman biology major Madison Brown, freshman communication science disorders major Brandon Walker and freshman biology major Cy'Ontaisha Cunningham eat lunch at the newly opened Champions Kitchen on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. Champions Kitchen is the new dining hall located in the new Student Center on UK's campus in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Sledding at William T. Young Library on January 16, 2018

The University of Kentucky cancelled classes on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Students and members of the campus community took part in the tradition of turning the hill in front of William T. Young Library into a sledding slope. Tater Cunningham builds a ramp to show off his snow boarding skills. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

EDWARD MELCARTH: Points of View

Lexingtonians viewed Edward Melcarth's Rape of Sabines in the UK Art Museum on Thursday, January 18, 2018. Rape of the Sabines is part of the UK Art Museum's exhibition EDWARD MELCARTH: Points of View which will be on display until April 8. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Hockey: UK vs. EKU

Abbi Woodcock screams at EKU fans after a Kentucky goal during the game against EKU on Saturday, January 20, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. The Cats were defeated 6-5. Photo by Rick Childress | Staff

NOW Women's March Anniversary Rally

Protestors gathered in front of the Circuit Courthouse in downtown Lexington, Kentucky on Saturday, January 20, 2018 for the NOW Women's March Anniversary Rally. The rally was held a year after the first Women's March protesting Donald Trump's presidency. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Chabad Solidarity Event

Ten members of the UK and Lexington communities took part in a prayer during the event held in solidarity with UK's Jewish community on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at the Jacobs Science Building on UK's campus in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

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University of Kentucky international studies senior Ellen Hyde reported Daniel Earle, a UK non-traditional Spanish major, to UKPD after he allegedly threatened to kill students in her class on Oct. 16 in the Chemistry-Physics building on UK's campus in Lexington, Kentucky. 

Dance Blue 2018

University of Kentucky students participate in the 13th DanceBlue on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Ky. DanceBlue participants raised $1,804,068.77 for pediatric cancer research. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

AJ Harris- Joe B. statue

UK freshman AJ Harris sits next to the statue of former Kentucky basketball coach Joe B. Hall outside the Wildcat Coal Lodge on UK's campus on Feb. 21, 2018. Next year, as a sophomore basketball manager, Harris will live in the dorm along with the rest of the basketball team. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

WRFL 30th Birthday Bash

Washed Out headlines a sold out show on the first night of the WRFL 30th Birthday Bash at The Burl on Friday, March 2nd, 2018, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Olivia Beach | Staff

SEC Championship- UK v. Tennessee

The Kentucky men's basketball team celebrates after the game against Tennessee in the SEC tournament championship on Sunday, March 11, 2018, in St. Louis, Missouri. Kentucky defeated Tennessee 77-72. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

March for Our Lives- Frankfort

A Kentucky high school student hold up a sign protesting gun violence in schools during the March for Our Lives protest at the Kentucky State Capitol on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, in Frankfort, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

NCAA Sweet 16: UK v. Nevada

Kentucky sophomore forward Sacha Killeya-Jones comforts freshman guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander after missing the final shot during the game against Kansas State in the NCAA Sweet 16 on Friday, March 23, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia. Kentucky was defeated 61-58. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

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A UK fan smashes a beer bottle on the wall on State Street as UK loses to Kansas State 61-58 in the Sweet Sixteen on March 23, 2018. Photo by Jordan Prather. 

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Ellen Calipari stands in her workshop where she does woodworking projects. "I have a lot of power tools," Calipari said in an interview earlier on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 in her home in Lexington, Kentucky. 

Teacher Protest

Kentucky educators, students and supporters gathered in Frankfort, Kentucky on Monday, April 2, 2018, to protest the proposed changes in education funding and pensions. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Keeneland College Scholarship Day

Mary McCord, a communication sciences and disorders senior, reacts after winning a one night stay at the castle in Versailles during the first day of Keeneland's spring meet on Friday, April 6, 2018, in Lexington, Kentucky. Keeneland's opening day was also College Scholarship day, where students were given free admission and a chance to win a number of prizes including ten $1,000 and two $10,000 scholarships. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

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The UK Student Activities Board and the Indian Student Association host Holi: The Festival of Colors at the Woodland Glen Courtyard on Thursday, April 12, 2018. Participants began throwing cups of colored powder at exactly 7:00 PM. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

2018 Catspy Awards

Kentucky volleyball player Darian Mack makes her way to the stage to receive the Supporting Role award at the Catspy Awards on Monday, April 23, 2018 in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

144th Kentucky Derby

A young derby goer stands underneath a poncho to avoid the rainy weather prior to the 144th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 5, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

PRIDE

Natalia Smith, 16, and Aniaya Timberlake, 16, dance in the crowd surrounding the stage during Lexington's Pride Festival on Saturday, June 30, 2018, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Taylor Swift Reputation Stadium Tour 2018

Taylor Swift performs during her headlining Reputation Stadium Tour at the Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday June 30, 2018. Photo by: Olivia Beach | Staff

Confederate Statues relocated to Lex Cemetery

The statue of Confederate general John Hunt Morgan was viewable by the public at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 in their new locations in Lexington Cemetery in Lexington, Kentucky. The statue of Morgan and another statue of former Vice President John C. Breckenridge were removed from their original place in downtown Lexington in October. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

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Psychology freshman Sara Crockett and her dog Tess relaxing in front of the William T. Young Library before the first day of classes. The two were playing fetch before Tess started rolling around in a nearby mud puddle. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

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Sophomore mathematical economics major Caleb Carson performing tricks on his skateboard down Rose Street on Tuesday, August 28th, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. With a part of Rose Street shut down, students have been using the sectioned off area as a hang out spot. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Bill Gatton, Student Center Celebration

Balloons and confetti fall after UK President Eli Capilouto's coke toast during a celebration honoring Bill Gatton in the Student Center on Friday, August 31, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

UK FB vs. FL State Street

Students celebrate on State Street on Saturday, September 8, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky after the UK football team beat the Florida Gators 27-16, ending a 31-year losing streak. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

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Drum Major Cassie Morrelles conducts the Wildcat Marching Band during their practice on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in Lexington, Kentucky. The WMB practices their performances before every football game. Kentucky v. Murray State had a noon tip off, meaning the marching band began practice at 6 a.m. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Alice Dunnigan @ Newseum

Kentucky sculptor Amanda Matthews hugs Penny Allison Lockhart, Alice Dunnigan's great-niece, at the Newseum on Friday, September 21, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Matthew's sculpture of Dunnigan is on loan at the Newseum before returning to Dunnigan's hometown, Russellville, Kentucky. Dunnigan was the first black, female journalist to receive credentials for the White House. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

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Kentucky Wildcats running back Benny Snell Jr. (26) celebrating with fans on the field after the game. University of Kentucky football beat No. 14 Mississippi State to stay undefeated in the season on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

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Josh Banks does a thumbs-up right after his official initiation into FarmHouse fraternity on Sept. 24, 2018, on UK's campus in Lexington, Kentucky.

Oral Arguments, color

Tom Miller, the Kentucky Kernel's lawyer, presents his argument to the panel of judges at the Kentucky Court of Appeals on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, in Frankfort, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Te'Niya Jones Vigil

A rainbow was visible over those attending Te'Niya Jones' vigil as they paused for a prayer outside the Gatton Student Center on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, in Lexington, Kentucky. Jones was a UK student who died in a swimming accident while studying abroad in Israel this summer. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

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Keegan Gordon stands in a cloud of smoke from a Juul on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 on American Ave in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Quinn Foster

McGrath, Biden

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to Amy McGrath supporters during the rally on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, at Bath County High School in Owingsville, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Richmond MAGA Rally

President Donald Trump points to the crowd during the make America great again rally on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 at Alumni Coliseum in Richmond, Ky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Chris Stapleton

A member of Brent Cobb's band plays a keyboard before Chris Stapleton takes the stage in the concert on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

UK Jewish Student Center PA vigil

Students, faculty and community members lit candles during the vigil held at the Jewish Student Center in Lexington, Kentucky on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018 in solidarity and remembrance of the victims of the reportedly anti-semitic shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Saturday. "A very small amount of light dispels a lot of darkness," said Rabbi Litvin. "Each one of us has the capacity—has the power—to be that light." Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

UK vs. Duke SFCC

Freshman guards Immanuel Quickley and Keldon Johnson walk back to the locker room following their loss to Duke in the State Farm Champions Classic on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

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Barr pointing off stage to his campaign staff. Andy Barr and his supporters attend his 2018 Election Night Celebration on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at Griffin Gate Marriott Hotel in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

McGrath Watch Party

Ret. Lt. Col. Amy McGrath addresses her supporters after conceding to Congressman Andy Barr during her election watch party on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at EKU Center for the Arts, in Richmond, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

White Hall

Police officers patrol White Hall Classroom Building in response to an alleged bomb threat on the morning of Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Lexington, Kentucky. Haily Duvall, a UK student, was arrested in relation to the threats which were sent and circulated via social media. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

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Kentucky head coach Matthew Mitchell hugging his daughter, Saylor Rose Mitchell, after UK's win over UVA. University of Kentucky women's basketball team defeated University of Virginia 63-51 at Rupp Arena on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Kentucky vs. Auburn

Kentucky celebrates a win after the senior night game against Auburn at Memorial Coliseum on Saturday November 24, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky defeated Auburn 3-0. Photo by Olivia Beach | Staff

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Kentucky football players celebrate with the Governor's Cup trophy after the game against Louisville on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, at Cardinal Stadium, in Louisville, Kentucky. Kentucky won 56-10. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

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Members of UM's soccer team celebrate as UK players lie down on the field. University of Kentucky men's soccer team lost to University of Maryland 1-0 in the Elite 8 of the NCAA tournament at the Wendell and Vickie Bell Soccer Complex on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Snoop Dogg Puff Puff Pass Tour

Snoop Dogg performs during his Puff Puff Pass tour at Rupp Arena on Saturday December 8, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Olivia Beach | Staff

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Freshman guard Keldon Johnson is greeted by fans while walking off the court after the game. University of Kentucky men's basketball team defeated University of North Carolina 80-72 in the CBS Sports Classic at the United Center on Saturday, December 22, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff