Student and Academic Life

KRNL Lifestyle + Fashion Releases Digital Issue

front page of magazine photo with person walking and says KRNL at top
Cover of KRNL's spring 2020 issue.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 2, 2020) KRNL Lifestyle + Fashion has released its spring 2020 issue digitally in light of the campus response to COVID-19. KRNL L+F, a student-run and nationally recognized division of Kernel Media, released its Spring 2020 issue on March 25, 2020. As of now, the magazine can be found online at Print copies of the magazine will be distributed on and around campus when campus re-opens after COVID-19 passes. Each magazine that comes from KRNL L+F is a collaboration of more than 20 students’ ideas, talents and time. The staff puts in a lot of work toward highlighting good stories that are relevant to the community. By reading KRNL L+F, you get a taste of the passion and efforts of each member of the staff. Allie King, editor-in-chief of KRNL L+F, released a statement on March 16: “It seems that our time on campus for the year might have come to an end, and we want to share our appreciation for the community that we gleefully embrace and tell stories about each semester. University of Kentucky students create a community with another level of pride and school spirit than any other.” KRNL L+F staff will continue working to provide you with coverage and KRNL L+F content. You can keep up by following along on social media, @krnl_lf. You can visit the website,, to find stories from the spring 2020 issue and stay updated on new content.

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