Healthy local food alternative to grease

Column by Jordan Panning Walk into the Student Center cafeteria for lunch and, depending on your entry point, you will encounter greasy food, greasy food or greasy food. Either way, you will not be able to avoid the line at Chick-fil-A. In this lack of anything green, it is hard not to wonder why there […]

No buffer needed for student housing

Making the move off campus is a difficult transition for any student. Finding the right place, the right roommates and the right location near campus are all factors that go into selecting an off-campus residence. This search process is about to get even tougher if proposed restrictions on student housing regulations are implemented. The Lexington […]

Pop culture overpowers society’s real issues

Column by Wesley Robinson It’s not often an event in pop culture has as much effect as we have seen the past few days. Yet since Sunday, ringing from the villages of Facebook and the hamlets of Twitter was the news of Kanye West’s blatant disrespect of Taylor Swift at the MTV Video Music Awards. […]

Program revitalization positive change for students

Within the next two years, UK is set to implement a revamped general education program. This move shows the university is not only making progress, but it is starting to look beyond meeting benchmarks and looks to improve the university overall. In an Aug. 30 news story, the Kernel reported the American Council of Trustees […]

TV show explores social oddities

Column by Austin Hill The ultimate “antihero” will return as “Curb Your Enthusiasm” returns for its seventh season on Sunday at 9 p.m. on HBO.  Built like a reality show, it might be the epitome of real life, taking on issues from everyday interactions and dissecting them. Armed with only a page-long outline for the […]

SG deadlines fast approaching, weekend game provides relief

Column by Ryan Smith After three weeks of waiting, the weekend we’ve all been waiting for is finally here. It’s time for in-state bragging rights to return to UK as the football team takes on the University of Louisville this Saturday. I hope you are all as excited as I am for what is sure […]

Healthier campus goal of tobacco ban

This is a response to Michael Kegley’s “Prohibition hardly stops campus smoking problem” letter which called for action regarding the Tobacco Free Medical Campus.  I think a point of clarification is in order.  Prohibiting smokers is not the goal of the Tobacco-Free Initiative.  The goal is to promote a healthier environment at UK HealthCare and, […]

Todd decision about ethics, not money

Column by David Rempfer I don’t see how to decide which part of the UK Board of Trustees Executive Committee to awaken first by bringing the hammer down, so let’s just bring down a hammer big enough to address the entire table, and may what comes of it come. Board, I am abnormally and startlingly […]

Bonus turndown long time coming

Budget cuts and tuition raises in the last two years have forced students and faculty to do their part to keep UK on its feet.   Finally,  one of UK’s administrators is taking his turn.  Board of Trustees Executive Chair Mira S. Ball said UK President Lee Todd will turn down his $168,000 bonus citing an […]