Budget cuts must not exclude President Todd

In times like these, you have to make sacrifices. The university is facing a 4 percent cut in state funding. UK President Lee Todd has not been shy in saying the school will have to make sacrifices and no one is exempt from the budget cuts. No one but himself, of course.

Partisanship should not be a factor in Congressional races

Column by Tim Riley Webster’s dictionary defines partisanship as “a firm adherent to a party, faction, cause or person.” This is an important clarification to make because many current events would seemingly seek to append “to the point of insanity,” onto our definition of the word. Our country operates on an extremely partisan system, and […]

New Greek recruitment setup would be welcome

Before some women have ever stepped foot into a classroom at UK, they have made up their minds what sorority they want to be a part of for the rest of their college careers. UK has traditionally held its sorority rush the week before the Fall semester of the academic year. It does not offer […]

Shopping locally helps the environment in many ways

Column by Emily Foerster As I read the news last week of the Wal-Mart greeter who was trampled to death by a stampede of Black Friday shoppers, I realized that the holiday season has degenerated into one of the more disgusting times of the American year. It is the pinnacle of human greed and competition. […]

Hooks story was an eyesore and offered nothing constructive

It could have been some specific journalism assignment on sub-culture. It could have simply been a subject that genuinely interested Whitney Waters. Whatever the reasoning may have been, there was no real intellectual justification for the Kernel’s article on body suspension. That article was an exercise in the use of mindless shock factor and nothing […]

Accreditation of all eligible departments should be UK’s goal

It’s time to stop talking and start doing. That’s the message the UK Art Department made earlier this semester when after 30 years of talking and thinking about being accredited, they finally went through the process. The result? Accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, joining two other accredited art programs […]

Endless array of questions, chaos can ruin seasonal cheer

This is the beginning of a series of pro/con columns that will appear on the Kernel opinions page every other Thursday. We want to know your stance. E-mail opinions@kykernel.com. RELATED STORY: No matter the situation, family is the best holiday gift It’s like standing in front of a firing squad. “Have you graduated yet? Are […]