A few thank yous for Jonathan Krueger

Marjorie Kirk, Assistant Opinions Editor

For those of you who never got to know Jonathan Krueger, I’m sorry. You missed out. Jonathan couldn’t give up once he’d started something. If he set out to be your friend, he wouldn’t stop until you were family. When I met Jonathan at the Kernel I prayed that this man with no regard for […]

Rand Paul is leaving his libertarian values

Cheyene Miller
Contributing Columnist

I was once a big fan of recently-declared presidential candidate Rand Paul. The first-term U.S. Senator had the youth, the energy and the right ideas to give the Republican Party the resurgence they’ve been seeking for years. His ideas of ending voter disenfranchisement, supporting reforms in the prison system and taking a critical approach to […]

Removing estate tax will not lead to economic growth

Matt Young
Contributing Columnist

At some point, if a lie is told often and long enough, reinforced over and over, and stuck with in the face of debunking evidence, it just becomes a joke. Republicans just voted to repeal the estate tax, and now it’s time to laugh at them. The joke goes something like this: If the government […]

The Werks warm up before annual summer concert

Matt Wickstrom 
Contributing Columnist

Since their formation in 2005, The Werks quickly experienced a meteoric rise to the peak of the funk rock music scene. The band played most of their early shows at house parties in and around their hometown of Dayton, OH, according to guitarist Chris Houser. Now they have their own festival, The Werk Out Music […]

Bru Burger Bar redefines the burger joint

Jamilyn Hall 
Assistant Opinions Editor

The burger – an American meal and part of our culture can be found and made on, what seems, any street corner in Lexington. However, the cozy and well-designed eatery Bru Burger Bar is redoing the burger right, while pairing it with anything the customer can imagine. From the Kentucky bourbon burger to their homemade […]

Clinton’s announcement ups interest in election

Cheyene Miller
Contributing Columnist

Despite month-long, even year-long, speculation, Hillary Clinton finally announced her intentions to run for president in 2016. She was the third major candidate to enter the race, following Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz, and is the first major player for the Democratic Party. If elected, Clinton will have reached a goal she has pursued […]

Voters should focus on fighting intolerance

Marjorie Kirk, Assistant Opinions Editor

With the beginning of campaign season underway, this is the time to bring our concerns to the forefront of society’s, and the government’s, attention. The economy, immigration and gun control are the standard topics of debate, but one issue that sadly lacks representation is education. Education reform and funding is neglected primarily because those who […]