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The column appearing in the March 23 Kernel by Myles Bouren was laughable in the usage of propaganda and lacking in any original thought.  While reading this, it reminded me of children I knew growing up who merely parroted back their parents’ ideology without having any actual insight into the discussion at all.  After reading […]

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Column by Joe Gallenstein Normally, I write about the problems I have with the Republican Party, especially those problems I have with the way the fanatic right wing bends to the whims of Rush Limbaugh or Jerry Falwell. Unfortunately, it is true that there are some in the Democratic Party who are just as bad. […]

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Column by Wes Robinson In math, you have order of operations; with legality, you have due process; and in meetings, you have rules of order. Almost every aspect of life has a certain protocol, and in most cases it’s set in place for a reason. You wouldn’t paint your house without primer, just like you […]

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Column by Tim Riley People love to hate things. One can see this clearly throughout life. There are always the big three that people despise based on: race, creed and color; However, there are so many other more trivial things to immensely dislike. Plenty of people wish Toby Keith would just shut up or that […]

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Column by Myles Bouren I’ll have green beans with all that pork, please. That’s what Democrats should be saying to the new spending bill passed March 11 — a bill rife with earmarks and pork-barrel projects, full of the same-old spending we have always seen of Democrats in Washington; Much of the spending being on […]

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It is slightly comforting that discussion about issues facing UK students has gained attention from many in recent weeks. Again, it is slightly comforting that Student Government has decided to pursue reforming Dead Week and attempt to lighten the load on the burdened student. Unfortunately, the Dead Week reform is going to become a dead, […]

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In today’s world, college is no longer known as “the best four years of our lives,” but maybe the best five or six. In an article by CNN, Kevin Carey, author of the Education Trust’s report writes, “It’s atypical to get a degree in four years.” Taking more than four years in college to earn […]

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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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