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Exchange experience at UK priceless

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Column by Timothy Kroboth “Kentucky?” a friend asked in disbelief. “Why on earth would you want to go there?” My classmates and friends at Winthrop University were skeptical last spring as I defended my decision to spend the 2009-2010 academic year at another university in the U.S. through the National Student Exchange program. Although I […]

UK provides students with broad experience

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Column by Timothy Kroboth I was making a mistake. “Hey, uh, Keeneland, seventh race, $2, show, on No. 4.” And I am not just referring to my bet on the 42-1 long-shot Afternoon Stroll. I should have been in W.T. Young Library studying on that Friday afternoon. Ever since returning to UK from Spring Break, […]

Women’s hoops can brag as much as men

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Column by Tim Kroboth When the UK women’s basketball team tipped off against Boston University in NCAA Division I’s first official game of the 2009-10 season on the morning of Friday, Nov. 13, who imagined the Cats would fall just two games short of the season’s final game? Apparently, an early start on Friday the […]

Underdog university could do unthinkable, make columnist proud

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Column by Tim Kroboth Hey, do you know who UK will play in the first round of the NCAA Tournament yet? The Southeastern Conference Tournament and Selection Sunday are still in the future, but I bet I do. Somehow, I just know that the NCAA Tournament selection committee is conspiring against me. Regardless of whether the […]

Festival showcases diversity, real world

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Column by Timothy Kroboth The 21st annual UK Cultural Diversity Festival kicked off last week and will run through April 10. The festival includes workshops, film screenings and lectures on topics as wide-ranging as China’s recent history, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and the diverse Native American tribes of North America, but could you care less? You […]

Hoops fix filled by women’s basketball

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Column by Timothy Kroboth Hey, may I ask you a few UK basketball trivia questions? Which UK basketball player wears No. 34 and is a legitimate All-Southeastern Conference candidate? No, it’s definitely not DeAndre Liggins. Which UK basketball player wears No. 1, earned recognition as the best high school basketball player in the Commonwealth of Kentucky […]

Students should use exchange program to follow dreams

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Column by Timothy Kroboth The Cats have not let me down. I understand you are still disappointed. Coach Cal and his Cats took 19 games to claim the top ranking in the country, only to squander it away in one game. But for me, being a student at any university while its men’s basketball team […]

Academic success hinges on preparation

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Column by Timothy Kroboth Remember December? Finals Week certainly was fun, wasn’t it? Do you recall anything from that all-nighter you pulled to study for your geology final exam? Or was it gerontology? How could you have discerned the difference with so much Starbucks coffee running through your veins anyway? Cramming a semester’s worth of […]

Israeli-Palestinian conflict needs dialogue

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Column by Tim Kroboth “Coal” is the dirtiest four-letter word on campus, and the (attempted) tobacco ban has members of the UK community burning with anger, but the flames of yet another controversy refuses to die. More than a month after former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert spoke at the Singletary Center for the Arts, […]

Lexington provides fun opportunities off UK campus

Column by Timothy Kroboth As a National Student Exchange student from Winthrop, a small public university in South Carolina, I want to explore beyond the UK classroom and discover what makes Kentucky the unique state that it is. In getting the most out of participating in NSE, I have taken advice from fellow NSE student […]