Students should donate time, energy to good causes while in college

Laura Shrake
Assistant News Editor

As college students, we often refer to ourselves as “poor college kids.” In many cases, it’s true—student loans, rent, utilities, food and textbooks often require money we don’t have. But we are rich in time, passion, energy and commitment. Yes, even though we may not like to admit it, we are a committed and passionate […]

Application to help increase campus safety

Jake Ingram

The revolutionary new smartphone app, LiveSafe, is a powerful step forward in ensuring that students feel safe on and off campus. LiveSafe serves as a complement to the investment in on-campus safety the university has made over the last several years. Innovative two-way communication with UK police provides an opportunity for students to seek emergency […]

Student elections important for campus democracy

Cheyene Miller
Contributing Columnist

Democracy is a wonderful institution and those who take part in it are among the most fortunate citizens on earth. I am proud that we live in a country where everyone has a voice when it comes to choosing their leaders. UK students have the opportunity to practice their own form of democracy by casting […]

Editorial: Haggard, Clark will spend responsibly, urge safety

While both tickets presented good ideas and platforms, the Kernel is confident students would see more responsible spending and realistic problem-solving if they elect Dwight Haggard and Taylor Dale Clark as president and vice president of the Student Government Association.

Facts are being drowned out by propaganda in America

Matt Young
Contributing Columnist

Rudy Giuliani legitimately thinks that President Obama doesn’t love America. I’d love to say that the absurdity of that sentiment makes him stupid, but by just about any measure Giuliani is a wise and successful person. Ignoring the countless times President Obama has expressed his love for this country, just what about Obama makes Giuliani […]

Nonviolent drug offenders do not deserve harsh sentencing

Cheyene Miller
Contributing Columnist

Somewhere in the U.S., a potential mayor, governor or president is being arrested for a nonviolent drug offense. No matter what dreams or aspirations this person had, they are more than likely done because of our society’s draconian view on drugs. It is long overdue that we put an end to this gross waste of taxpayer money.

Oklahoma legislature distorts U.S. history

Marjorie Kirk, Assistant Opinions Editor

The word “American” has different connotations and meanings depending on who you ask. Some people hear “American” and it brings words like “freedom” and “liberty” to mind. For others, “imperialism” and “oppression” come to mind. Regardless, an accurate representation of history is instrumental in ensuring that our society and government do not repeat the same […]

New Aquaman will be tougher than originals

Anne Halliwell
News Editor

“Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” director Zack Snyder posted a photo of “Game of Thrones” actor Jason Momoa to Twitter, apparently all done up in his Aquaman gear. The result? Slightly surprising. From the get-go, Snyder appears to have envisioned a version of the Atlantean hero that’s tougher than the public’s longstanding perception. Chris […]