The University of Kentucky Student Government Association recently passed the resolution entitled, “Tolerance and Acceptance of the Islamic Faith and All Faiths.” The resolution noted that SGA, “does not support the ideas published by the editor-in-chief of the Kentucky Kernel regarding the Islamic faith.” SGA failed to say what exactly they were refusing to support, […]
As UK’s Tobacco-free Take Action! (TFTA) Ambassadors, we wanted to share some truths about UK’s tobacco-free policy after reading the Aug. 29, editorial entitled, “UK should enforce tobacco policy.” By that we mean to clarify the truth about the way the policy is enforced, the efforts made by UK students, faculty and staff, and the […]
UK’s student environmental activism organization, Greenthumb, has been entrenched in the issue of clean energy at UK for over three years. In light of the Kentucky Kernel’s recent focus on this issue, we feel the need to respond. A quick refresher: in Fall 2012, President Eli Capilouto formed a committee to create a Climate Action […]
Editor-in-Chief Will Wright wrote in his column “Secret campus trials endanger students” that the “secrecy” inherent in campus disciplinary hearings leads to negative outcomes for both survivors of sexual assault and those accused of the crime. However, his statements were largely based on opinion and misguided fear, not empirical research. Firstly, there are already numerous […]
There is plenty that I found disturbing about Will Wright’s recent opinion piece in the Kentucky Kernel.
Ignorance is a failing second only to arrogance. Unfortunately, both were exhibited in a Saturday opinion piece written by William Wright, the Kentucky Kernel’s editor-in-chief. Mr. Wright’s piece is a broad sweeping and deeply insulting attack on Muslims and Islam. Mr. Wright casts himself as the intrepid journalist, to boldly say what no man has […]
As current college students, we firmly believe that college provides a greater chance for success, but there are other methods to achieve economic stability.
“Young people have very little idea what happened in 1989 and very little curiosity or interest.”
With March being National Nutrition Month, now is a good time to focus on making informed food choices.
As I look around the classroom, I begin to see a vibrant student population of all races, creeds, religions, cultures and sexualities. But when I look toward the front of the classroom, where the pillar of education stands and teaches, I struggle to see diversity.