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Column by Emily Foerster At the beginning of every new school year, declarations abound. Avowals fly from our eager mouths asserting our noble intentions to eat healthier, exercise, stay organized, finish assignments on time or finish assignments at all. Then, eight weeks later, after two months of diligent procrastination, we face a savage demon: midterms. […]

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USP program changes were long overdue

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UK students spend a year and a half of their college careers taking classes that have nothing to do with their declared major. That means 15 classes with 15 final exams, resulting in 15 grades before students begin checking off the requirements for their area of focus. The university requires 45 credit hours to be […]

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Dress for success in relationships

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Column by CJ Conklin What exactly does a girl have to put in her milkshake to bring all the boys to the yard? And guys, where can you sign up to drink whatever it is that magically turns toads into princes? Without even knowing it, every girl is the milkshake that some guy wants to […]

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Mr. Politician, let’s talk. First, let me say you’ve accomplished a lot just by getting where you are. You have proven to be a great leader, considering you hold office in our very complex country and have avoided the scandal that usually causes the destruction of men of your stature. You have done a brilliant […]

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Madness event holds the key to recruiting

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Let’s be real: UK basketball is not at the top of its game anymore. But can anyone really be? It’s not the days of Adolph Rupp, when the UK basketball team was also synonymous with the USA Olympic basketball team. On any given day, there are teams out there capable of defeating UK and keeping […]

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Column by Natalie May I don’t know about you, but the news of a $700 billion government bailout has increased my stress level from a five to a ten. The anxiety caused by the speculation of decreases in funds for scholarships and financial aid, increases in tuition, shortages in jobs, dollar inflation and cutbacks on […]

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Column by Luke Murray We hear all the time the statement, “it’s not what you know but who you know that matters.” But despite the ubiquity and universal acceptance of this phrase and concept, I rarely see it being applied — especially in college. Being a marketing major, but not doing anything in marketing or […]

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How can students at UK really say they bleed blue when most don’t even give Mike Hartline a chance? Bleeding blue is supposed to stand for our love of sports, including our athletes, right? Well, UK students need to seriously reconsider this statement and re-evaluate how they treat Hartline. Although he is not the best […]

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I am tired of reading about library hours. Students pay enough tuition that the library should be able to stay open 24 hours. Is that not why we are here? Academics are supposed to be a priority in college, but after reading about cutting tutoring programs and cutting library hours, you start to wonder. There […]

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