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Column by Derek Brown Wednesday was marked on the calendars of many Americans across the country as a reminder of the tax deadline. Other Americans, however, had the day marked for a nationwide protest. In a poor attempt to connect with past American history, thousands took to the streets with tea bags to show disdain […]

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About 20 to 30 years ago, our elected officials were aware of our city’s storm water problems, however, they neglected them until we were sued and found in violation of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act. Since then, there have been talks about a $4.32 per month fee to help remedy the problems caused by […]

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Column by Andrew Waldner I don’t know how common it is in my generation, but I’ve always been conflicted about Israel. Growing up, before I really cared about the news, I had a vague idea of how I was supposed to feel, but it wasn’t exactly a top priority. Gleaned from bits of news I […]

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UK Alerts must inform students in assault cases and recent campus attacks not reported immediately

It was bad enough that UK alerts were only sent out to students during ongoing instances of crime instead of after every crime. According to a Jan. 15 Kernel article, UK spokeswoman Kathy Johnson said it was only necessary to alert students during such instances. For example, active shooters warranted an alert, but one-time assaults […]

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Congratulations, UK is finally number one. After years of talking about the Kentucky “uglies” and the role of UK in the life of the Commonwealth, our priorities have become crystal clear. Leadership is about establishing priorities consistent with overall goals. Obviously, UK’s administration has spoken, and UK basketball is priority number one. What is sad […]

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Column by Zachary Kiser Webster’s defines the word déjà vu as, “something overly or unpleasantly familiar.” This is the exact phrase I would use to describe what I saw in the pages of the Kernel yesterday. Apparently, university administration is considering reducing library hours at Willy T in an effort to cut costs in these […]

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Just two short weeks ago, Ryan Smith was elected Student Government president for the 2009-10 school year. Though he hasn’t even assumed his new position, Smith’s win has already been contested. A few petty accusations later, it’s time for Smith and Co. to start thinking seriously about next year and what they want to — […]

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Column by Jacob Sims Throughout our beginning, it was a common consensus among the philosophers and political officials that constructed our Constitution and our country that excessive power was a negative attribute to our government. The founders crafted a variety of formulas in hopes of restricting its power, including the Bill of Rights, a system […]

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People will do just about anything out of desperation, and that was no exception with the recent Student Government elections. While campaign flyers still littered classrooms, the first complaint was filed against presidential candidate Ryan Smith. The complaint was petty: A member of Ryan Smith’s ticket, Kelsey Hayes, had charged her phone 25 feet of […]

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April 8 was the first night of Passover, the annual Jewish celebration of the flight from slavery in Egypt. One hopes it was in ignorance that the University of Kentucky felt this an appropriate time to show the film “Valkyrie,” a Hollywood glorification of Nazi general Claus von Stauffenberg. The film is an alarming example […]

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