Editorial: Politics, papacy combine during Pope’s US tour


Pope Francis’ first visit to the U.S. this past week resonated deeply in the minds of religious and non-religious Americans alike. As a well-respected example of morality around the world, his presence commands an awe and respect similar to the presence of other world leaders and celebrities. While the Pope is revered for his dedication […]

Editorial: Ending homelessness is possible

John Moffett (Left) and Rodney Lee (Right) walk along Lexington street explaining what it is like to be homeless. Monday, November 17, 2014 in Lexington. Photo by Joel Repoley | Staff

Few injustices in our society are more heartbreaking than the idea that every night, thousands of Americans have no place to call home and rest their heads. What’s even more heartbreaking is that it’s a problem that seems so easily avoidable. The current homeless population in the U.S. is about 3.5 million. One might ask […]

Editorial: Depressed students are not alone, can seek help on campus

Illustration by Ben Wade

College students are stressed ­— there’s no doubt about it. We’re working jobs, taking classes, working internships and trying to map out the rest of our lives. With all these commitments and responsibilities, it can be easy to ignore our mental health. According to the National Alliance of Mental Illness, one in four people between […]

Editorial: Next governor must diversify Louisville Board of Trustees

Even though more than 20 percent of Louisville residents are black, the Universitiy of Louisville’s Board of Trustees has no black members. We live in a diverse society made up of people of different races, ethnicities, nationalities and religions. Even though we’ve made great progress in recent years, diversity doesn’t always translate to equal representation […]

Editorial: 18 should be legal drinking age, again


  In the U.S., turning 18 years old means one can do many things: join the military, face the death penalty,  and buy lottery tickets and cigarettes — but not alcohol. The history of the legal drinking age in the U.S. is long and convoluted. After prohibition was repealed in 1933, the age of majority […]