Editorial: Media misrepresents UK


While the numbers reinforce our own beliefs about the character and uprightness of the average UK student, the realization was too late for national media sources, many of which used UK’s presence in the tournament to misrepresent UK students as aggressive, even violent rioters.

EDITORIAL: Rex Chapman a poor choice

Former Kentucky basketball star Rex Chapman will return to Turner Sports’ “TeamStream” broadcast of the Final Four game against Wisconsin. In other words, the voice representing our school on Saturday night will be that of a man being investigated for a $14,000 theft. In September, Chapman was arrested and accused of stealing thousands of dollars […]

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.

Editorial: Officers should be held accountable

Critics of situations like the one in Ferguson often claim that cameras attached to police uniforms would limit instances of police brutality.

But on Dec. 3, a grand jury in New York City showed that even when a police officer is on camera using lethal force against an unarmed black man, it is nearly impossible to even indict the officer.

Editorial: In scuffle, coaches should have led by example

UK footballs’ showing Saturday against the University of Louisville resulted in countless instances of poor sportsmanship before the game even started, with the most embarrassing incident occurring between two coaches from each university.

Kernel Endorsements

Editor’s note: Published below are the Kernel editorial board’s endorsements of candidates in the Lexington 3rd District council, Lexington Mayoral, Kentucky 6th Congressional District and U.S. Senate races. They consist of the majority opinion of the Kernel’s editorial board.