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Column by Duke Gatsos For a week this summer, I spent time with my extended family in the Outer Banks. There were 40 of us, spanning three generations packed into a seven-bedroom rental house.  We had tried to have this kind of reunion every other year for the past 10 years, but it didn’t always […]

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As a UK graduate and longtime resident of this fair city, I am deeply troubled by one of the candidates in this fall’s election. Kelly Flood is running for the 75th District House seat. According to her recent candidate spotlight here in the Kernel, she claims to be “the right match for the 75th District.” […]

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An eight-year-old girl used to stand in front of the mirror and accept awards. Sometimes they were Academy Awards for her amazing acting abilities. Sometimes they were Olympic medals, and she would stand on the bathroom stool above the imaginary bronze and silver winners. A year or so later the awards turned into Pulitzer and […]

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Column by Emily Foerster I saw two things the other day that dealt directly or indirectly with America’s consumer-obsessed culture that greatly concerned me. The first was a disturbing Tylenol commercial that just showed a puffy reclining chair while a voiceover said (and I’m paraphrasing) “sitting for long periods of time can cause headaches.” Then, […]

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Any funding for education is good funding

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It’s no secret: gambling within Kentucky’s borders has been a tough sell in the state legislature. It was the reason why Gov. Steve Beshear’s push for casinos never made it out of the Kentucky Senate, even though a majority of Kentuckians said they wanted to be able to vote on such a measure. In 1989, […]

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“Vote Democrat, because it’s easier than working!” While that expression is now true because of the Republicans’ destruction of America’s economy, it is also important for another reason. It exposes another contradiction about many conservatives: the idea that their ideals revolve around their Christian faith. Many of my Republican friends are quick to point to […]

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So we had another presidential debate, without all the presidential candidates. Out of the six candidates who are able to win enough states for president, only two of them are being mentioned. And why didn’t Cynthia McKinney make the ballot in Kentucky? We only get five of the national candidates. Being that Kentucky is a […]

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The decision to re-open the W.T. Young Library came and went and is already out of the spotlight. But the best path may have been left unexplored. The urgency students put on the matter pushed everyone from the Provost to the students and Student Government to make a decision quickly. The effort is commendable. But […]

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