Global focus achieved through Olmert speech

UK added another notch to its top-20 belt by bringing former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to campus last Wednesday. “Bringing international public figures to campus is precisely what top-20 universities do. They provide students with opportunities to hear multiple and varying points of view on important social and political issues,” said Assistant Provost Richard […]

Creative exploration discouraged in university academic setting

Column by CJ Conklin “You can be anything you want to be.” Teachers, coaches and parents tell us that as we grow up. They lead us down a path full of dream-chasing and infinite possibility; a path that tells us we can become a veterinarian, a doctor or a firefighter. And, at a young enough […]

Boyhood dream realized at Madness

Column by Austin Schmitt Every Christmas, TBS runs the famous 1983 movie, “A Christmas Story” for 24 straight hours. It is a staple of my family’s household every Christmas to catch little clips of the movie while flipping through the channels trying to find something else to watch. In the movie, the main character, Ralphie, […]

Obama’s stress can’t be excuse for failure

I write in response to “Obama’s botched Olympic bid should not be a failure.” I feel that the columnist has failed to give adequate weight to Obama’s attempt and failure to win the bid for the 2016 Olympics. Additionally, I feel her pity toward the president’s failure is misplaced. Personally, I hold the leaders of […]

Look beyond the mug: Coffee hurts environment, laborers

Column by Cassidy Herrington When the crisp chill of fall embraces the air, people flock to coffee shops, as if from animal instinct, roused by what I call “coffee- drinking weather.” The metallic urns spill warm, bold roasts into paper cups, and espresso machines delicately drip pungent espresso into porcelain demitasses. In a choreographed dance, […]

Regardless of sexual preference, equal rights a must

While the definition of what marriage should be is different for individual people, most can agree that marriage should be about love. On Oct. 11, protesters marched from the White House to the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., demanding their right to marry. The movement to obtain marriage for gays and lesbians began in the […]

Obama’s botched Olympic bid should not be a failure

Column by Shannon Frazer I’ll admit it: I’ve always been a Barack  Obama fan. Yes, I know that his opposition questions the president’s stances on several key issues such as his incessant pushing of health care reform, pulling troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan and stimulating the economy to get the U.S. out of its […]

Study abroad within the U.S.

Column by Timothy Kroboth Want to study in Hawaii or the Caribbean and still pay UK tuition? All around campus this week, signs have advertised UK’s study abroad information fair, but did you choose not to go? You may have had valid reasons for dismissing notions of study abroad. Although spending a semester or year […]

UK has room to improve sustainability

A “B-” grade may be enough to satisfy your parents, but at UK, just above average grades don’t lead to top-20 rankings, which is the ultimate goal of the university and the administration. According to an Oct. 8 Kernel article, UK received a “B-” on the 2010 Sustainability Report Card. Although UK improved from a […]