Obama will embrace America’s challenges in office

Column by Emily Foerster Without a doubt, this week has been one of the most important in American history. Not only did we elect our first black president by a large majority, we elected a man (in the midst of our “War on Terror,” mind you) whose name, Barack Hussein Obama, happens to resemble the […]

Parking needs to address mopeds

If you don’t want to walk, bike, drive a car or ride a motorcycle, there is a perfect solution for you: the moped. The moped – kind of like a motorcycle, but minus the fast-get-up-and-go – makes perfect sense for a college student, or anyone traveling short distances daily. They hardly use any gas, are […]

Racism is prevalent, should not be ignored

Column by Taylor Shelton Sometimes I can’t keep myself from talking back. In fact, I think I’m predisposed to it. If you read the Kernel online, you’ll often find my comments on articles – whether they are responses to comments on my own columns, or even my unprovoked criticisms of something written by one of […]

Greek leaders respond to columnists’ ‘insulting’ opinion

The Greek community believes there were multiple misconceptions addressed in Wednesday’s column. However, we are not naïve. We do recognize there are certain individuals within our respective organizations whose actions do not appropriately reflect the ideals set forth in our mission and values. It is shameful that the inappropriate actions of a few will misrepresent […]

Voters should take pride in high turnout

Americans, Kentuckians and UK students should give themselves a pat on the back. In one of the most important elections of our lives, they came through with flying colors. According to a New York Times article, 62.5 percent of eligible voters cast their ballots Tuesday, just shy of the 62.6 percent turnout from the 1964 […]

Obama’s change will take time, party cooperation

On Tuesday, Americans had the chance to participate in a historic election. Barack Obama was elected as our 44th president and is the first African American to hold that office. To this editorial board’s pleasure, a record number of voters came to the polls because they wanted — even needed — change. Whether or not […]