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Sometimes walking away is the best course of action

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Tolerance is an important issue that needs attention on campus. As college students, we should be able to interact and understand opinions different from our own. College is a time to meet and interact with a diverse group of people. However, Brother Rick is an exception to the rule. The evangelical pastor who announces his […]

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Kentucky has found itself in the fold of what could turn out to be an international online gaming dispute. And it’s dug itself into a pretty deep jurisdiction debate. The Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet claims the state has the jurisdiction to protect its borders, the Kernel reported Wednesday — including all that goes […]

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Column by Tim Riley One of the defining characteristics of humanity is the variety of skills among its members. Some people are artisans adept at using their hands to create. Others use their mind to design robots to travel and explore other planets. Not everyone can excel at every possible human pursuit though, which leaves […]

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Column by Mark Wetherington The social movement characterized by a respect for the environment and a desire to minimize the human degradation of the earth’s plants and animals, known today as the green movement, has been a part of the American cultural consciousness since the eras of Thoreau, Emerson, Muir and other 19th century conservationists. […]

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Madness crowd proves how great UK’s fans are

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Through the years UK basketball fans have shown time and time again why they are the most spirited and die-hard fans in the country. Big Blue Madness every year is one of the main ways they show their pride and this year was no different. Tents lined the perimeter of Memorial Coliseum days in advance […]

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Column by Emily Foerster Since I have only one chance every week to offer my thoughts, I’ll begin by offering a timely “congratulations” to the organizers and participants of Big Blue Goes Green, the sustainability exposition held on campus on Tuesday. I can say that it helped me better understand just how much UK is […]

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Column by Luke Murray There’s this unbelievably common myth that in order to start a company, you have to come up with this amazing, creative idea and that only special “idea people” can do this.  The fact is that many successful companies don’t have a really creative, revolutionary idea (i.e. internet search existed long before […]

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Students should speak up about noise problems

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Residents of some North Campus dorms may not enjoy being interrupted by noise on South Limestone Street when they are sleeping or studying, but business owners say they were unaware of a problem. Though it is likely they are not intentionally being disrespectful, these businesses should be more conscious of their student neighbors. Try turning […]

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Since the Civil War, the United States has been a nation not regulated by an internal militarized unit, exempting of course the National Guard and Coast Guard. The Army Times released a recent statement saying that the U.S. Army, as of Oct. 1, will be stationing an entire brigade of soldiers inside our borders for […]

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UK President Lee Todd’s comments about “green” coal-to-liquid fuel in a Kernel editorial board Q & A last week reflected his and the administration’s ignorance of this type of fuel and lack of knowledge regarding proper sustainability efforts for this university. Many consider coal-to-liquid fuel to be one of the dirtiest forms of energy because […]

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