This year, UK’s College of Arts and Sciences has chosen the Year of the Middle East for its Passport to the World program, featuring a series of events and lectures focusing on the cultural and the historical aspects of Middle Eastern countries.
At my first visit to the UK Art Museum, one of the most striking pieces was the results of a 1972 poll asking, “If elections were held today, for which candidate would you vote?” I could not help but question why this was hung on the wall where traditional paintings are expected.
Between the horror movie marathons on television, seeing decorations on houses and inside department stores, and deciding which costume to wear, the buildup for Halloween is almost as good as the holiday itself.
When attempting to get their daily dose of news, UK students and other young Americans take a different approach than previous generations. Most don’t turn the TV to Fox News or CNN, they tune into Comedy Central at 11 p.m. ET to watch “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.”
As a past resident of the dank and odorous Blanding Tower, I remember a time when moving into my own apartment with my best friends sounded so much better than the all-inclusive nature of campus housing.