What of Quieter Victories?

Editorial by David Hawpe In the dressing room after his team’s victory over Ole Miss Saturday, coach Charlie Bradshaw said, tearfully, “Let me ask you… is it worth it?” Certainly this is an appropriate time to ask that question. Now that three years of persistence have produced a dramatic victory, is it possible to weigh […]

Sensitive topics must be handled delicately


Column by Sean Taylor I’ll never forget my first day on campus at the University of Kentucky. Walking up the sidewalk that splits the two sides of the student center, I was hit by a loud voice booming from the nearby grass, “You’re going to hell!” I was admonished. For a few minutes, I watched […]

Kernel misrepresented campus parking issues

Letter to Editor by Don Thornton I am writing in response to the Sept. 9 article “New rules for moped riders cause concern”. I would like to clarify some points made in the article. As the article says, moped and scooter riders must now obtain an M permit, which allows them to park in moped/motorcycle […]

Tobacco ban unenforceable, impractical

Column by Matthew Fox As the Nov. 19 smoking ban quickly approaches, controversies surrounding this new statute will, naturally, grow in intensity. I know this column will simply add fuel to that fire, however this is an issue that has received very little attention so far this school year. The smoking ban, for those that […]

Street closings affect areas beyond surface

When will the city finally get the message about South Limestone? Underground Ink and Piercing is the first casualty of the South Limestone construction and it doesn’t look like it will be the last. Other businesses, including Bombay Brazier and Hanna’s on Lime, are taking notice that their overall business has declined and that future […]

Students must utilize struggling businesses

Letter to Editor by Tyler Williams It’s easy to see why many businesses on South Limestone are struggling. The flow of traffic is the flow of blood to nearly all local businesses, and the construction on South Limestone is cutting off that blood flow to many businesses, leaving them to wither and potentially die.  This […]

Prohibition hardly stops campus smoking problem

Letter to Editor by Michael Kegley Something needs to be done about the smoking prohibition throughout the UK Medical Centers.  I don’t think the administrators realized the lengths that smokers will go to beat the system in order to get that cigarette down. It’s embarrassing as a member of the university and Lexington community to […]

Weight issues easy to slim down with exercise

Column by Tim Riley Simply stated, a synergy exists between things when their whole is greater than the sum of their parts. For instance, everyone would rather eat a well-prepared pizza than work their way through piles of its various ingredients. In order to maximize the quality of their life, people are constantly searching for […]