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Column by Tim Riley The world owes so much to the Internet. Without the Internet, how would one spend money while we make it at work? Without the Internet, where would one go to find the latest video of somebody injuring their genitals? But more importantly, without the Internet, where exactly would one go to […]

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As an Eastern Kentucky native, I have seen my fair share of toothless, dirty and strung-out people. But the one thing everyone seems to ignore is that there are good, clean and well-to-do people in Eastern Kentucky. I am not just talking about the coal company presidents. It is not difficult to find a hard […]

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Since its inception, criticisms of the UK Alert system have been rampant. Sure, there were kinks to work out at first, as with any kind of technology, but it seemed as if this semester things were finally starting to run smoothly. That is, until Tuesday night. When an armed gunman robbed The Pita Pit on […]

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Column by Zachary Kiser I will pose a simple question to begin this column; nothing too hard, just a straightforward question. The question is: What is patriotism? Webster’s defines the word as, “love for or devotion to one’s country,” yet in this case, the definition does not even begin to answer the question. How does […]

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Column by Buck Ryan As “Snowpocalypse ‘09” melts into history, we the people of Journalism 101 wish to record the story for posterity. Fifty years from now, as scholars piece together their stories of the devastating ice storm that triggered the worst power outages in Kentucky’s history, they will learn of at least one student […]

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Last week’s editorial, “UK Alert system must be activated for assault cases,” addresses the important issue of campus safety, but I feel it misses the mark. The piece advocates alerts about attacks as a budgetary priority to ensure safety. Placing campus attacks reported to UK Police at the financial forefront leaves the majority of violence […]

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The entire campus becoming tobacco-free Visit this link is the hot topic in numerous conversations. While many students believe prohibiting them from using tobacco products on campus infringes upon their personal rights, I believe the university should be commended for their bold decision to become the first smoke-free campus in the state of Kentucky. The […]

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One of the most amazing aspects of the time we live in is the groundbreaking scientific advances we are making in the field of medicine, ranging from vaccinations that prevent spread of disease to more effective treatments for cancer. UK has made its mark in the research field and is now moving to a new […]

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True diversity at UK stems from respect, understanding of others

Last semester contributing columnist Taylor Shelton wrote about the need for citizens to learn to respect differing opinions and one another. I cannot agree more with that idea. There have been a lot of sensitive issues throughout the Kernel’s pages and around campus for quite some time. For the most part, there has been healthy […]

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