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As I’ve been telling people about the speaker for the Entrepreneur Club’s first big event of the year, I’ve consistently been told how “crazy” he sounds.  At the same time, I hear hints of jealousy in their voice or, even more so, a longing for the freedom that he has.  But what I consistently find […]

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Much to my chagrin, I must confess that, of late, I fear I have joined the ranks of the insufferable know-it-alls. You know, those people who have an annoying tendency to speak up too much in class; who display an exasperating penchant for expostulating at the slightest hint of a dissenting opinion; and who usurp […]

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It may not be the habit of many students — other than the finance majors — to closely follow the daily financial teeter-totter occurring on Wall Street. But over the past few weeks, as the stock market has taken a dramatic hit and financial rescue plans have filled every media outlet, everyone’s attention has been […]

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Column by Taylor Shelton The past two weeks have brought an unprecedented number of sustainability-related articles to the pages of the Kernel. In fact, eight consecutive editions of the Kernel featured at least one, and sometimes as many as four, sustainability news or opinion pieces. And for the most part, these pieces have brought an […]

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College students across the country are lending their support to presidential candidates this election year. However, their support is most likely not coming in the form of monetary donations. With tuition raising each year, financial aid being hard to come by and extreme gas prices, most of us barely have money to eat. (Is that […]

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Column by Joe Gallenstein Each of us has a responsibility to the other, and to sit idly by while we watch jobs from places like Mayfield, Portsmouth, Detroit and Youngstown leave this country, is to ignore the enormity of the situation we face. Further, to ignore the residual effects of these plants closing, be they […]

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Last week, Republicans John McCain and Mitch McConnell prevailed over Democratic rivals Barack Obama and Bruce Lunsford in Wednesday’s mock elections. This is hardly a surprise, as Kentucky has been projected as a Republican state in both the presidential and senatorial races. The problem here is not the outcome of the elections, which is sponsored […]

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Column by Jordan Covvey Pharmacy students at the UK College of Pharmacy have a love-hate relationship with our exam schedule. Approximately every four weeks, we take all of our exams in one weekend, up to seven on Friday, Saturday and Monday. The week preceding this is often painful and sleepless. I remember during my undergraduate […]

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Column by Wesley Robinson From Sept. 2 to Sept. 29, followers of Islam observed Ramadan. Ramadan occurs annually during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is dictated by lunar sightings. As part of the five pillars of Islam, Muslims fast from true dawn to sunset. The purpose is to practice patience, sacrifice and […]

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Text messaging is a dangerous and unnecessary distraction to drivers of all ages. It requires you to take your hands off the wheel to type the words, and it also draws your eyes away from the road to look at the screen. It reduces your alertness as a driver because your attention is divided between […]

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