Forget Wall St., educational bailout needed

Anytime more funding flows into the state, the responsible officials deserve to be commended. As the state’s budget continues to be cut, every little bit helps. Gov. Steve Beshear recently announced more than $14 million in federal funding will go to Kentucky high schools and universities. The portion of the funding that deals with higher […]

Kernel should carefully place front page content

First, let me start out by saying that I applaud the Kernel for its Pacemaker award. It is awesome to know that my college newspaper is nationally known and recognized. However, even award-winning papers have their occasional mistakes, and I would classify the article written and placed on the front page of the Oct. 29 […]

College students, we don’t vote

Until students carry through, we will never have a voice Good effort so far, but the race isn’t over. Despite the record number of voter registrations this year, it will take one more step to prove to everyone that college students are for real this time. All of the campaign T-shirts, bumper stickers and YouTube […]

Forget numbers, voting is your patriotic duty

Column by Tim Riley Tuesday, millions of people will go to their local polling place and cast their vote for our next president. At that same time, many other millions will opt to spend their potential ballot time taking a refreshing nap. In recent years, there has been a massive push to convince this second […]

Candidate endorsements

President: John McCain — Barack Obama Sen. Barack Obama is the better candidate over Sen. John McCain for several reasons, but education tops the list. First, Obama’s plans are more specific. There are generalities in both candidates’ education plans, but Obama’s plan gives more detail about how to achieve his goals. He saw the shortcomings […]

Your vote can help America move in the right direction

Column by Joe Gallenstein “Some see things as they are and ask why. I dream things that never were and ask ‘why not?’ ” These words, written by playwright George Bernard Shaw and repeated often by Bobby Kennedy, illuminated what is best about human nature, the innate desire to create the better world that is […]

Q & A with Bruce Lunsford

The following is an excerpt from a phone interview the Kernel conducted with Bruce Lunsford, Kentucky’s Democratic candidate for this year’s U.S. Senate seat. Q: Mitch McConnell has said his clout as Senate minority leader has allowed him to offer financial support to the state. How do you think your influence as an entering junior […]