Health care debate needs increased student activism

Column by Richard Becker When I arrived at the urgent treatment center last Thursday, I was unsure just what had been causing my cough, chills, body aches and feverishness. Of course, I had an inkling of what it might be, but I didn’t know for sure.  By the time I left, I had been definitively […]

Speaker understands region’s political issues

I am responding to the letter, “Choose New Speaker on Middle East Peace,” in which the writer questions the wisdom of inviting former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to UK to speak on the Middle East. Olmert knows intimately the diplomatic and military context of Israel and the Middle East.  He served in the Golani […]

Enjoy weekend full of Lexington entertainment

This upcoming weekend is one of a kind. Ranging from the opening of Keeneland’s fall meet to a big football game against South Carolina, the usual fall college activities are set to hit full swing. But don’t forget about the big concert series in Lexington this weekend. Tired of driving to Louisville, Cincinnati, Nashville or […]

Civilized discussion lost art in today’s society

Column by Zac Kiser Before I go any further, let me make a disclaimer before I am accused of something completely untrue. This column was not written out of anger or motivated by revenge or spite due to the response I received on my last column. I enjoy all feedback through the Web site; a […]

Choose new speaker on Middle East peace

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will deliver a public lecture next week at UK’s Singletary Center for the Arts. Olmert’s lecture is part of a continuing campus dialogue on Middle East peace. Such an event is a great step, but the choice of such speaker is outrageous and is wide of the mark. Olmert […]

Housing plan must prioritize, think long-term

The second round of controlled debate on the newly proposed student housing plan came to an end with no decisions made. The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Housing Planning Committee invited students and homeowners back to city hall for another meeting on Monday. Fewer students attended than the previous meeting held on Sept. 22, according to […]

Use failures as motivation for success

Column by Austin Schmitt Motivation is a funny thing. Some people use it to accomplish great feats and others don’t use it at all. When Michael Jordan stood up on stage to accept his induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame, he felt the need to call out every person that he used as motivation […]

Victory achieved only through persistence

Column by Austin Hill NFL quarterback Brett Favre was acquired by the Green Bay Packers following his rookie year with the Atlanta Falcons. In no time, he used the trade to launch what has been one of the most storied careers anyone has ever witnessed. He is doing what he loves. contrary to those who […]

Housing situation lacks student civility

With the current housing proposal debate, we as students have had our chance to speak out and at this point, all we can do is wait for the city to make its decision. However, there are ways for them to be more inclined to decide in our favor. If we value our housing, we need […]