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The typical college workweek consists of juggling assignments, going to work, maintaining relationships and occasionally sleeping. The typical college weekend is quite different, and often consists of partying, which is sometimes code for binge drinking. There are many verbs used to articulate the different activities that occur at such parties — from detonations and shotgunning, […]

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Now that the temperatures are getting warmer, I am hopefully safe in putting winter in our past. This year’s winter storm wreaked havoc across the entire Commonwealth, including right here in Central Kentucky. But thanks to a dedicated group of hard-working UK staff, our campus continued to function as well as anyone could have hoped. […]

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Column by Robert W. Baker When news first broke of R&B artist Chris Brown’s appalling attack on his fellow Billboard Chart-topping girlfriend Rihanna one night before the Grammy Awards in February, I knew this would not end well for Brown. Sure enough, week after week, details slowly emerged that exposed Brown as the villain. My […]

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Column by Derek Brown On March 4, 2009 the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for Sudan’s president, Omar al-Bashir. Court spokeswoman Laurence Blairon told the BBC that Bashir was suspected of “intentionally directing attacks against an important part of the civilian population of Darfur, Sudan, murdering, exterminating, raping, torturing and forcibly transferring large […]

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There has been no progress in the hiring of a police chief for UK. The 60 to 70 applications for the position are becoming stagnated, and no one seems to even be questioning a significant leadership role being vacant for so long — in the neighborhood of 30 months. The track record for the position […]

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Column by Tate White The second lecture of the Sustainability Lecture Series took place March 4, when Vandana Shiva graced UK with her genteel and sophisticated presence. Although receiving her Ph.D. in physics, Shiva embraces environmental activism in her career as a scholar. Her name brandishes a multitude of articles for scientific and technical journals […]

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Column by Philip Timmerman It seemed to me that Andrew Waldner’s article in Wednesday’s Kernel (“A letter to the religious right: You have no right”) did less to defend gay marriage than it did to criticize the Christian faith. While Waldner’s remarks addressed Christians generally, the following article concerns specifically Catholic beliefs. Waldner’s comments displayed […]

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Column by Richard Becker The question over whether President Obama’s recently passed economic stimulus bill was broad enough in scope and properly tailored to the current economic crisis has all but dominated the print, television and online media in recent weeks. To begin with, the Nobel Prize laureate Paul Krugman wrote in his Monday column […]

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Recently, the Kernel printed an article concerning Student Government’s proposal to place certain restrictions on Dead Week. While I applaud SG for recognizing that many students are unhappy with the current Dead Week situation, I wonder if this change will have any real impact on the amount of time that students actually spend preparing for […]

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There is no denying that DanceBlue is an impressive organization. In its first year, the 24-hour dance marathon raised $123,323.16 for the UK Pediatric Oncology Clinic. Now, in its fourth year, DanceBlue raised a record $600,888.82. Breaking another record, 605 dancers participated and over 350 people volunteered on Friday and Saturday in Memorial Coliseum, according […]

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