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Column by Tyler Montell There are several perks to being student body president, I can admit that. The basketball tickets are nice, sure, and I don’t hate the full scholarship at all. Perhaps the best perk of the job, though, is the opportunity to learn from one of the highest functioning teams in the Commonwealth […]

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Column by Mark Wetherington The issues raised by the demonstrators at the Capitol Power Plant March 2 should prompt Americans, and especially Kentuckians, to consider the impacts of coal and what place it has in the future of American energy consumption. Coal obviously has serious negative drawbacks and the sooner we can stop using it, […]

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The attempt to make our carbon footprint as small as possible is not one that can be accomplished overnight, or even with one singular effort. It takes work on everyone’s part, and is a step-by-step process — literally, if you are working out at the Johnson Center. The workout facility has installed new technology that […]

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Column by Andrew Waldner Dustin Lance Black’s simple and heartfelt acceptance speech was a high point of this year’s stellar Oscar ceremony. It wasn’t combative or uncouth like Sean Penn’s, just a simple statement of wanting to love someone and enjoy his own private happiness. My turn. And I’m not trying to be sweet or […]

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Column by Jordan Covvey Do you ever find yourself in a situation where you can’t help but feel like a hypocrite? I often hear people complain about prices at the gas station as they fuel up Suburbans and Hummers and other times, I have a giggle about the ever-growing trend of “environmentalist” celebrities. Better yet, […]

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Column by Richard Becker Much has been made of the United States once again having a president who is able and willing to explain himself to the American people. It has been viewed as a welcome change to many Americans who have been hungering for the return of an intellectual to the White House, a […]

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It’s never easy finding a new home, and it’s even harder if you’re a farmers market. But that’s what the Lexington Farmers Market did after trying to find a permanent home since 2006, according to the Lexington Farmers Market Web site. Now the Saturday Farmers Market has found that permanent home at Cheapside Park. A […]

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Column by Joe Gallenstein Last week, in President Obama’s address to Congress, the president asked Congress to send him an energy bill that would help tackle climate change. The president also included in his stimulus package money to help build a green economy, or an economy where we will not have a false dichotomy between […]

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Less than 48 hours after Planned Parenthood supporter Stephanie Hopkins chided UK Students for Life for posting fliers opposing the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA), the Associated Press reported that President Obama is planning to overturn Bush administration protections for conscientious objectors to abortion in the medical community. Overruling these private objections is a key […]

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