Hooks story was an eyesore and offered nothing constructive

It could have been some specific journalism assignment on sub-culture. It could have simply been a subject that genuinely interested Whitney Waters. Whatever the reasoning may have been, there was no real intellectual justification for the Kernel’s article on body suspension. That article was an exercise in the use of mindless shock factor and nothing […]

Accreditation of all eligible departments should be UK’s goal

It’s time to stop talking and start doing. That’s the message the UK Art Department made earlier this semester when after 30 years of talking and thinking about being accredited, they finally went through the process. The result? Accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, joining two other accredited art programs […]

Endless array of questions, chaos can ruin seasonal cheer

This is the beginning of a series of pro/con columns that will appear on the Kernel opinions page every other Thursday. We want to know your stance. E-mail opinions@kykernel.com. RELATED STORY: No matter the situation, family is the best holiday gift It’s like standing in front of a firing squad. “Have you graduated yet? Are […]

No matter the situation, family is the best holiday gift

This is the beginning of a series of pro/con columns that will appear on the Kernel opinions page every other Thursday. We want to know your stance. E-mail opinions@kykernel.com. RELATED STORY: Endless array of questions, choas can ruin seasonal cheer Let’s be honest, there’s nothing better than time spent with the family. Argue all you […]

Columnist’s views of livestock production misinformed

Tim Riley’s column in the Dec. 1 Kernel demonstrates a lack of knowledge about animal agriculture. Riley implies that current methods of livestock production and harvest practices are inhumane. In fact, every aspect of animal harvest is monitored by USDA inspectors to ensure humane treatment of animals and the safety of the food product entering […]

Lexington should refocus funding for Equestrian Games

As we near the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian games, it is commonplace for horses to have significantly better accommodations than humans. Horse racing is an inherent characteristic of Kentucky, but we need to get our priorities straight. There is a problem when the state is spending $29 million — yes, $29 million dollars — […]

Diversity funding should be placed to have greater impact on students

For the last few years, our campus has been overwhelmed with talk about the Top 20 Business Plan set out by UK President Lee Todd. Lately, the school’s focus averted toward the diversity aspects of that 2020 goal. Recently, UK combined two separate commissions to form the Commission on Excellence, Diversity and Inclusion, according to […]