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Use of smoke in fire drills is dangerous

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Despite concerns from students and other universities, UK fire officials will once again be placing a fog machine in dormitories for smoke-out fire drills, according to a Kernel article on Sept. 15. This editorial board has never questioned the desire for improvements in student safety, especially when it comes to fire safety in dorms and […]

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Column by Zachary Kiser Everyone who has walked around the UK campus for any amount of time has had a run-in with, or heard the rhetoric of Brother Rick. Last week was the first time that I actually stopped for any amount of time to listen to what he had to say. After about 20 […]

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Column by Wesley Robinson Thursday’s State of the University addresses by UK President Lee Todd and Student Government President Tyler Montell did a good job of stating where the heart of campus is for students in relation to the Top 20 Business Plan here at UK. For Todd, the Top 20 Business Plan is of […]

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I’m all in for bashing leadership and rattling some cages — but Friday’s Kernel cartoon was just a little too loose on the facts for me. The drawing, which depicted UK President Lee Todd burning money in a pile for Rupp Arena’s replacement while calling for more money, was inaccurate at best. Assuming the cartoonist […]

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Column by Jordan Covvey Most people blow off flu season. It seems that clinicians have to beg most patients to go out and get a flu shot, despite the fact that they are quick, relatively painless and inexpensive. My favorite excuse? “I’ve never gotten the flu, so why do I need a flu shot now?” […]

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Column by Tim Riley Within the last week, one of the largest economic upheavals in our nation’s history began. Massive, seemingly stable businesses simply shut their doors or were swallowed up by the government. The effects of this event have been felt from the highest levels of the financial system, all the way down to […]

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In regards to the editorial written by Emily Foerster concerning agriculture, I have to respectfully disagree. While at first glance it may seem advantageous to only consume food that is locally grown, there are reasons why this is not the case. Kentucky is a significant agricultural producer, but it does not always have a comparative […]

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SG must learn from its budget shortcomings

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With the budget issues swirling statewide, it is no surprise that Student Government’s budget has remained in the headlines. Two years ago, the SG budget was $400,000, but statewide budget cuts have taken a toll on the group’s funding, which has been dramatically cut the past two years. SG has been forced to find different […]

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