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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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Students should feel at home, no matter what race

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When UK announced that black enrollment this school year had increased, the university breathed a sigh of relief — an increase of even 1 percent is an improvement — and the recruitment office began working hard to bring that number up even more for fall 2009. UK should be proud of the increase, which is […]

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Column by Derek Brown In the upcoming months, students will have to decide, many for the first time, who they will vote for in the presidential election. My advice: focus on the issues. Don’t get caught up in the mudslinging by each campaign. At the same time, however, don’t blindly buy into the hype that […]

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Column by Joe Gallenstein Everyone in this country realizes the difficulty of the times we live in. Writing two weeks ago, I highlighted the plans of both presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain when it comes to tax policy and middle class America. However, we in this country also face a healthcare crisis on […]

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Online gaming lawsuit a sign of over-regulation

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In grade school, we all learned about America being great. We are the land of freedom and opportunity. I am a U.S. citizen that financially supports the government to help protect me as I live my life freely. But I always question these teachings when the government constantly keeps me from living freely, especially when […]

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