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It would be hard to find a student not in favor of the 5 percent tuition cap proposed by the state Council on Postsecondary Education. Any method the state can provide to keep the cost of tuition down and help keep college affordable should be applauded. It is especially appreciated given the current economic climate. […]

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Column by Nate Kremer As the sun rose over Capitol Avenue last Tuesday, something in me thawed. I stood alongside thousands of concerned Kentucky citizens from all across the state demonstrating support for the Stream Saver Bill. The I Love Mountains rally, organized by KFTC (Kentuckians for the Commonwealth) was heating up the frigid stone […]

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I would like to address a few of Ms. Hopkins’ concerns on the Freedom of Choice Act in her letter to the editor. First, FOCA would not simply put “stipulations on abortions performed prior to viability,” but would overturn almost all current state and federal restrictions on abortion, including “conscience clauses,” which allow a physician […]

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Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in the United States. According to their Web site, the Freedom of Choice Act is both relevant and important. Their Web site states, “Planned Parenthood will redouble its efforts to urge passage of FOCA in order to protect women’s health and secure the right to choose for future […]

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I’m sure you have seen the fliers protesting the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) plastered on bulletin boards and classroom walls around campus. Sporting an angry looking baby and exaggerated abortion facts, these fliers ask, “What the FOCA?” Good question. The Freedom of Choice Act was last introduced in 2007 when it was unclear as […]

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UK head coach Rich Brooks has done a disservice to all those associated with UK by allowing Ashton Cobb to remain on the football team. Cobb is a coward and a criminal and, in my opinion, has forfeited any right he once had to represent the university on the football field and to attend this institution […]

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UK students, alumni and fans have always claimed to bleed blue. Now their true colors are showing by continuing to contribute to DanceBlue during the country’s tough economic times. According to a Monday Kernel article, DanceBlue raised $424,000 last year. Townsend Miller, DanceBlue corporate relations chair, said he expects the fundraising effort to match last […]

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Column by Tate White Beginning Friday, during the first 100 days of the Obama administration’s time in office, over 10,000 youth from across America will converge upon Capitol Hill in Washington to emphasize the necessity of bold climate and clean energy policy. The Energy Action Coalition, host of the event, was born out of recognition […]

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American dream realized at Academy Awards

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Column by Richard Becker Could progressives have been any happier with Sunday night’s splendid Academy Awards ceremony? It is no secret by now that Hollywood is a proud bastion of liberalism, and nowhere has this been more beautifully on display that it was Sunday night. To begin with, there was Dustin Lance Black, who won […]

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The academically and athletically successful UK is experiencing some nips and tucks. The idea of using tobacco products as portraying a negative image on UK has caused a plastic surgery operation involving a campuswide tobacco ban. Walking through the UK campus during any semester, if you are not using tobacco products yourself, you are bound […]

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