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As tuition, housing and other student expenses are continuously rising, many students have turned to renting textbooks to help cut costs. CampusBookRentals.com began in 2007 and is viewed as one of the pioneers in textbook renting. The site has the nation’s largest selection of rentable textbooks, accommodating students on over 5,000 campuses. Alan Martin, CEO of CampusBookRentals.com, said by renting textbooks, students can keep their money to use on other needs. “The biggest benefit is that you save money upfront,” Martin said. “It’s the same reason you would rent a video instead of buying it. It helps students keep cash upfront to use on other expenses.” According to a poll issued by the company, Martin said the average savings for students who rent as opposed to buy is around $250 a semester. “Students have consistent savings when renting, and you’re always going to See Textbooks on page 3 PHOTOS BY BRITNEY MCINTOSH | STAFF

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Freshman John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins react sourly during a timeout in UK’s loss at South Carolina on Tuesday. Despite Cousins 11th double-double of the season and a second half surge from Wall, the Cats couldn’t overcome South Carolina.

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Students from universities across the commonwealth hope to make a difference, one poster at a time. Undergraduate students who have been working with faculty mentors will present research and scholarly work on posters to state legislators Thursday at the Capitol building in Frankfort. Students hope legislators will recognize the effectiveness of their research and what it means to the state of Kentucky. Students created the posters, which include information on a variety of majors such as engineering, nursing, communications and psychology. The posters display the student’s First issue free. Subsequent issues 25 cents.

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scream for anything. Tuesday, the Gamecock faithful were even cheering Miley Cyrus (or is it Hannah Montana?) during an otherwise eventless timeout. Ask Kansas, ask Texas. Now you can ask UK: If you’re No. 1, the opponents aren’t going to bring anything less than everything they have, every second they’re on the court. (Next week, you can likely ask Kansas

again.) Maybe President Obama should’ve driven that point home more when he spoke to the team Tuesday afternoon. If the presidential conference call was on any of the players’ minds during the game Tuesday, I can’t blame them. Needless to say, it’s not every day you receive a thank-you from per-

research topic and any results or comparisons. “Posters-at-the-Capitol demonstrates the high quality of scholarly work that comes out of Kentucky public institutions,” said Evie Russell, student adviser and programs coordinator for Experiences in Undergraduate Research and Kreative Activity. “It exhibits the scholarly and creative achievements from some of our best and brightest students,” Russell said. “This day reflects the collaborative efforts of students and dedicated members of our faculty.” UK students began submitting their research abstracts during the fall semester. A group of administrators and faculty decided which 14 projects would go on to Frankfort. Nineteen students will represent UK at the event.

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Russell said it was difficult to choose who would represent UK and found it unfortunate all projects could not go.

Students might be seeing one less scantron sheet at the end of the semester. Teacher and course evaluations are slowly transitioning into using online methods to get student input about classes, said Roger Sugarman, director of Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness at UK. The online evaluations were first used in Spring 2008 and 83 courses participated. That number jumped to 825 courses using the online forms in Fall 2009. Sugarman said the use of online evaluations is still just an option at this point because he wanted faculty to feel more comfortable before making the switch a requirement. “We are trying to encourage the online evaluations, but we’re not requiring it,” he said. “I think the university is interested in facilitating a switch to online course evaluations.” These teacher and course evaluations have been used throughout the university for the last 18 years. The assessment consists of questions about the course material, the instructor and the learning out-

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Nothing will be easy from here COLUMBIA, S.C. — From here on out, this is what it’s going to be like for UK. Even if the Cats are no longer undefeated — which, by the way, was that really going to last all the way to the Final Four? — the intensity opposing teams bring won’t change. Every aspect of the game will be magnified, especially on the road. The fans will be louder. They’ll yell and

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – They survived the defending national champions, they took down Connecticut in the “World’s Most Famous Arena” and they overcame a raucous Gator environment. Devan Downey was too much to handle. The 5-foot-9 South Carolina senior guard scored a game-high 30 points and had an answer for every UK basket. When the final horn sounded the “Garnet Army” stormed the court and the Cats had fallen 68-62 just one day after being named the No. 1 team in the country. “Hats off to South Carolina, they out-worked us,” UK head coach John Calipari said. “Obviously Devan was hard for us. We’ve had this happen to us in other games but we’ve been good enough in the end to win it anyway.”

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Series explores history of, effect of hip hop over time By Emily-Kate Cardwell features@kykernel.com

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Ke$ha’s party hit Step aside, subo! l.a.-born, nashville-bred ke$ha replaced Susan Boyle at the top of the Billboard album chart with her debut CD, Animal, as her first hit song, "Tik Tok," likewise ruled the single charts. "It's really weird — and amazing," she tells Us of her sudden success. "Life was a party, and it still is!" The electro-pop singer/rapper, 22 (nee Kesha Sebert), was even born at a bash. "My mom had a bunch of people over — then out I came!" she laughs. But the party girl shrugs off any comparisons to Paris Hilton (with whom she once appeared on The Simple Life). "I'm a good time, but it's never about what I'm wearing. I'm messy!"

Patrick Swayze's Widow Her Healing Heart He was one tough critter," Lisa Niemi writes of late husband Patrick Swayze, who died from pancreatic cancer in September at age 57. In an essay for Redbook's February issue, Niemi, 53, describes his fierce will to continue working in TV: "He was going through chemotherapy but refused to take any pain medication that would interfere with his performance."

Soulmates "The first time we danced together, it was like magic," recalls Niemi, who thought she'd wed in her thirties but accepted his proposal "fresh out of high school." After 34 years of marriage, his absence is painful "on a cellular level," she writes. "I can still feel the contour of

his hand in mine."

Amanda's Love Story I've seen the notebook a million times!" gushes Amanda Seyfried. Good thing: The actress, 24, is the latest ingenue to star in a film based on a Nicholas Sparks novel. In Dear John (out Feb. 5), she plays a student separated by war from her soldier lover (Channing Tatum, 29). The Pennsylvania native, who dates actor Dominic Cooper, 31, gets candid for Us. Q: You're in a long-distance relationship, just like your character. Any difficult moments? A: My boyfriend lives in London, and I'm now moving to New York [from L.A.]. Actually, I was just at his place, and his roommate is a slob. And together they're both so messy. I needed to Lysol the whole place! Otherwise, it's hard not to sacrifice love in order to pursue my work. Q: Does it make you relate to this story more? I definitely connected to the moments when I had first fallen in love and that excitement. And for me, that was just two years ago. I know that moment of meeting someone and wanting him. Q: How was acting alongside Channing? He's just so cute and funny — and really honest. I haven't had a long career, but I've done enough work to know he's the ultimate costar. COPYRIGHT 2008 US WEEKLY

Since its American onset in the 1970s, hip-hop music has shown no regard for territory, crossing cultural and social borders. It has UK in its sights next. The Student Activities Board’s Multicultural Affairs Committee and CATalyst are teaming up to host a threepart event titled “Why We Love Hip Hop.” The series is designed to spark student awareness about hip-hop music. SAB Multicultural Affairs Director Jasmine Whitlow said the series was created to educate students about the domestic, international, religious and cultural borders hip hop has crossed in its history. “Hip-hop music is a widespread interest that could pull a lot of people in,” Whitlow said. “We hope to gather hip-hop lovers together to talk about this genre that has evolved in many ways since it first stepped on the scene.”

Horoscope To get the advantage, check the day's rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Today is a 5 — You hear what others say but don't believe it. That's good, as long as you allow them to explain their positions.Taurus (April 20May 20) — Today is a 5 — Argument inspires opposition. Enthusiasm inspires cooperation. Which would you rather have today? Gemini (May 21-June 21) — Today is a 5 — You find yourself attracted to creative people. In fact, by day's end, you discover a new emotional path. Cancer (June 22-July 22) — Today is a 5 — If at all possible, spend time with friends and share a unique

Whitlow said this series will offer a unique approach to the way people perceive hip hop. She hopes it will engage a diverse crowd of students who listen to hip hop music or are interested in learning about the progress that hip hop has made throughout its history. “Some people might not listen to new hip hop, but they love old school artists like Run-DMC and The Sugarhill Gang,” Whitlow said. “This series is an opportunity to listen to different kinds of hip hop and learn how it has changed.” Although UK has offered classes on hip hop, Whitlow said this series will be more focused on the music itself. “We’re going to focus more on the music, but people are more than welcome to dance if they want to,” Whitlow said. The topic for the first event is “Old School vs. New School Hip Hop.” Different types of emceebattles will be featured at

adventure. You need a vacation day! Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 5 — Spend time working on personal relationships. The more aware you are of the needs of others, the easier it is to satisfy your own. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 5 — By the end of the day you've shared your plan with co-workers. Be prepared to meet emotional objections with practical ways and means. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is a 5 — "Mad hatter" doesn't begin to describe today's energy. It's crazy. One minute you're confident, the next minute you're flat. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a 5 — Family activities capture your attention early in the day. It seems like guys-versus-girls is the only way to play the game.

If You Go What: “Why We Love Hip Hop” When: Friday at 7 p.m. Where: Cats Den Admission: Free each event, and the best MC will receive a prize. A panel of judges and disc jockeys will talk about differences in hip hop and how it has evolved. “The panel of judges and DJs will be guests from the WRFL radio station who all have a background in hip hop music,” Whitlow said. “International Hip Hop” and “The Role of Women in Hip Hop” will be the topics of the second and third events. These two events will be held on March 23 and April 9, though the order of the two topics is yet to be determined. “Why We Love Hip Hop” will launch on Jan. 28. All three parts of the series will be held at 7 p.m. in the Cats Den.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 6 — As long as you maintain an open mind, imaginative ideas fit right into your thinking. You see two ways to accomplish goals. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 5 — If you feel down in the dumps today, know that physical exercise helps. A walk around the block or a spin on the dance floor works wonders. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 5 — Too much to do today and not enough time! Or so it seems. By midday, you're into the flow and moving along nicely. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 5 — Turn a new page in your book. Now is the time to plan a unique social activity. (C) 2009 TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES


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Campus flier gives false information A flier posted throughout campus Tuesday designed to look like an excerpt of a Kernel article was not affiliated with the Kentucky Kernel in any way. The headline of the flier declaring “Students demand climate justice on campus,” was not part of any Kernel article and the masthead was used without the knowledge of Kernel staff. It was not clear by press time who posted the fliers around campus. The flier said students on campus opposed to the use of “outdated and unhealthy technology to power classrooms

and facilities” had a “standoff” with UK President Lee Todd, gave him a list of demands and “refused to compromise” in their mission. UK spokeswoman Gail Hairston said the statements made in the flier were not true. “At this point there has been no meeting between students and the president, and no presentation of demands has been made,” Hairston said. The flier said the student body “declared a war on coal” and aims to have all coal removed from campus PHOTO BY ADAM WOLFFBRANDT | STAFF by 2015. Students pass a flier posted near White Hall Classroom Building — KATIE SALTZ containing false information of a meeting with President Todd.

EVALUATIONS Continued from page 1 comes for the course. Last semester, there were 5,939 courses, of which 3,755 were evaluated. The IRPE is the department responsible for collecting the student assessments of courses and teachers. After the evaluations are analyzed, the IRPE sends the results to each participating college’s administration. Sugarman said after his department sends out the results, it’s up to each college to take action.

“ ... if you don’t take (the evaluations) seriously, then you won’t get serious results and it matters. ” WENDELL FISHER animal science freshman

If a course or a teacher receives negative reviews, it is up to the individual colleges to decide how to handle the situation. “Its up to the dean and the department chair of each college,” Sugarman said. The Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Law colleges conduct their own evaluations. Some colleges, such as the College of Engineering, are required to ask specific questions about the class material. Sugarman said student evaluations are good for the university culture to have student input on courses and professors. Wendell Fisher, an animal science freshman, said he believes what he writes in evaluations can make a difference. “ … if you don’t take (the evaluations) seriously, then you won’t get serious results and it matters,” he said. Some students, however, feel the evaluations are not taken seriously by the administration. Michael Morgan, a finance and accounting senior, said the evaluations don’t make a difference because some teachers never change their methods or course work. “I feel like once (professors) get tenured, it doesn’t matter because certain teachers have been doing the same thing for years,” he said. Results of teacher and course evaluations can be found on the IRPE Web site, www.uky.edu/IRPE.

POSTERS Continued from page 1 “We are committed to providing all our students with diverse educational opportunities that enhance their classroom experience and (to) develop their intellectual curiosity,” Russell said. “Engaging students in substantive research projects stimulates critical thinking and builds a

Obama speaks to Cats before game The UK men’s basketball team got the chance to speak with President Barack Obama a little earlier than most No. 1 ranked teams. The Cats fielded a call from Obama early Tuesday afternoon. The president thanked the team for raising over $1 million in disaster relief efforts with their “Hoops for Haiti” campaign and congratulated them on becoming the top-ranked team in the country. Freshman forward DeMarcus Cousins told the president he was looking forward to vis-

iting the White House after the season, referencing the trip to Washington D.C. that national champions traditionally make, according a UK athletics blog post. Freshman guard John Wall challenged Obama to a game of “horse,” and junior forward Patrick Patterson thanked the president for providing a source of inspiration for the team. The team raised more than $500,000 during a telethon. Matching funds pushed that total to over $1 million.

TEXTBOOKS Continued from page 1 save at least half of the price the books normally sell for,” Martin said. However, some bookstores selling textbooks instead of renting argue the savings is little to nonexistent. “For a simple example, say a new textbook sells for $100,” said Carol Behr, general manager of Kennedy Bookstore. “Rentals typically charge 42 to 46 percent of the sale price, and at the end of the semester there is no option to keep it. If we know the professor will be using the book next semester, we’ll buy it back for half the original price, in this case $50.” Behr said Kennedy’s looked at a contract for renting books at the beginning of Fall 2009, but felt it would serve no benefit for students. “There are hidden policies and stipulations, such as what condition the book must be returned in, and if it is lost or stolen, the student may find themselves paying double the original price,” Behr said. “There was a trend in renting 16 to 20 years ago, but it didn’t work well because of obstacles that came with it. Now, with the current economic situation, students are starting to explore renting as an option again,

strong foundation for advanced research and professional development.” Electrical engineering senior Sam Nicaise said he chose to do his project on the dynamics of building a solar car because it combines different aspects of involvement and is an attractive topic that grabs attention. “We are trying to promote this idea, and it is especially important for legislators to understand there is potential

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but it’s not economically viable.” Despite the upfront savings in cost, some students still prefer purchasing textbooks over renting because of the freedom ownership allows them. “The reason I don’t rent is because I like writing in the books and using them in the following semesters,” said electrical engineering sophomore Philip Morris. “Many of my books follow directly into the new courses, so it’s good to be able to look back at old rules.”

“I won’t say that we’ll never rent textbooks. If it seemed like a viable option ... then we’d probably do it.” CAROL BEHR general manager of Kennedy Bookstore

Although Kennedy’s currently does not offer textbook renting as an option, they haven’t dismissed the idea entirely. “I won’t say that we’ll never rent textbooks,” Behr said. “If it seemed like a viable option that would help students and became very popular, then we’d probably do it.”

here at UK,” Nicaise said. Nicaise said he wants to show legislators the benefits for the state by using solar energy research and the money used in this area of research is being spent wisely. “It is so exciting and a great networking opportunity,” he said. “You meet hundreds of students who have put a lot of time into it and it is a great opportunity to see research, technology and peo-

ples’ passion.” Mechanical engineering sophomore Amber Gay will present a poster on friction stir welding. Gay wants to help Kentuckians understand the importance of friction stir welding, which is cheaper, less harmful and better for the environment than regular welding. “I am really excited to talk to my representative and show them what I have been up to,” Gay said.


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KERNEL EDITORIAL BOARD Kenny Colston, editor in chief Wesley Robinson, opinions editor Melissa Vessels, managing editor Ben Jones, sports editor Allie Garza, managing editor Matt Murray, features editor The opinions page provides a forum for the exchange of ideas. Unlike news stories, the Kernel’s unsigned editorials represent the views of a majority of the editorial board. Letters to the editor, columns, cartoons and other features on the opinions page reflect the views of their authors and not necessarily those of the Kernel.

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Student input important for open position Campus, guess what? It’s cool to care again. We know it’s hard, what with the harsh weather and all. Classes have started up, your schedules are filling up and you don’t know when you’ll have time to catch up on last season’s “LOST” before the premiere tonight. We have a proposition for you, though. On Friday, the Kernel ran an article regarding the narrowing down of candidates for the open vice president for Student Affairs position. This position, once filled, will affect anyone who sees themselves attending UK next year. This person will make decisions that affect each and every student who attends this university. From parking to meal plans, Greek life and student involvement, the vice president for Student Affairs will oversee every aspect of student life. It only makes sense that you, the student, gets to know who might be shaking things up for you in the next few years. Luckily, the university is giving both the students and the candidates a chance to get to know each other. In an e-mail sent out to the university on Thursday, Provost Kumble Subbaswamy informed the campus of the four candidates who had been selected to come to campus and listed the dates of the four forums that students and staff could attend. The first forum scheduled for Jan. 28 with David Parrot of Texas A&M University, and students, faculty and staff should make it a priority to attend. Like we said, it’s cool to care again. At least, we’d like to see students care about this issue. The Office of Student Affairs and the position of vice president for Student Affairs — one spot below Provost Subbaswamy — are the administrative point of contact for students. Get informed, give feedback. Let us know what you think of the candidates. Attend the forums and write in. If you’ll be attending UK in the fall, get to know these candidates. The Kernel plans to be there. Hopefully you do, too.

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Experience abroad extremely beneficial When students go abroad, they often face a culture shock when they arrive in their destination. What about reverse culture shock? How are you supposed to cope SYLVIA with the MIGA Contributing fact that you left becolumnist hind another life in another country, especially if you enjoyed your life abroad even better? When I arrived in Poland, my living conditions were not what I was used to. I didn’t have the luxury of my car and I stayed in a tiny room, something I hadn’t done since freshman year. Having to walk everywhere, being forced to be far more independent and not having the best living conditions all had a positive impact on me. I was able to avoid everyday stresses from home such as traffic jams, parking tickets and long work hours. These simple differences also allowed me to save my money. The lifestyle was just more relaxed and didn’t really require too much. I was even able to enjoy simple everyday tasks like reading a good book or cooking dinner with some friends. In Poland, the American lifestyle is viewed as stressful and fast paced. There is nothing wrong with being hard-working, but we just get so caught up with various demands that we forget to enjoy life. In addition to the appealing, simplified lifestyle, the interaction I had with individuals from other countries was unforgettable. I was able to hear about ways other people live and absorb their different cultures. Knowing what is going on in the world and meeting people from other countries is crucial to obtaining a bigger perspective on issues.

We are constantly affected by what is going on in other countries, so keeping up with current events is necessary. Even a brief discussion with someone who has another point of view allows for more understanding and opens up options. We are so fortunate to have so many students on campus from different places and we should take advantage of their presence. We constantly study and learn about different cultures, so why not interact? While there were many positives about being abroad, there were plenty of things I missed, especially family and friends.

Knowing what is going on in the world and meeting people from other countries is crucial to obtaining a bigger perspective on issues. I also missed having access to everything, including simple conveniences on campus such as the UK libraries and the ability to check out a book and take it home. Our campus is so lucky to have a library open 24 hours a day, five days a week. You don’t realize how convenient things are in the states until you’re not there. The way to deal with a reverse culture shock is to try to combine the two lifestyles. Keep in touch with people from abroad, which is not difficult thanks to technology. Stay informed on events from all over the world simply by just keeping up with the news everyday. Get involved. Numerous organizations and clubs on campus focus on other countries and constantly have events. Finally, if the opportunity comes along to return to that country, then take it! Sylvia Miga is an international studies junior. Email opinions@kykernel.com.

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Committee success requires campus feedback I am part of an organization that is spending your money. Because of this fact, my organization feels that it is important to communicate what ROBERT we are doing with KAHNE Contributing that money. The orcolumnist ganization about I am talking is the Student Sustainability Committee, a group of students charged with spending the student fee for sustainability. Our creation is an epic tale, full of deception, broken hearts and eventually victory over the forces of obstinance. Suffice it to say that we grew out of a select committee formed by last year’s Student Government President, Tyler Montell. This select committee wrote a constitution and selected the members of the SSC from diverse organizations which truly represent the voice of all students at UK. After this group was put in place, the UK Board of Trustees and the Council for Postsecondary Education in Frankfort agreed to put a Environmental Student Fee in place, charging the SSC with spending it.

Since the beginning of the semester, we have been hard at work ensuring your money is used in a way which benefits all students; providing opportunities for gifted students to do meaningful work, giving UK students the chance to see renowned speakers and supplementing programs on campus which actually work. In September, the SSC partnered with SAB to bring Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. to campus. Mr. Kennedy gave UK students and Lexington residents a lot of food for thought. The event was a success, and we were proud to have worked with SAB to bring such an important public figure to campus to give a great lecture. Also this year, SSC has funded an internship. Stephanie Hopkins, a biology and anthropology senior, has been working on a storm water mitigation project which may eventually place rain barrels across UK’s campus. By the end of the year, we will have an operation pilot site at the Gaines Center on North Campus. Finally, we have also partnered with the Resident Student Association and SG to expand the Wildcat Wheels Bicycle Library. Since its inception, this bike fleet program has been immensely popular across

The Student Sustainablity Committee has a $35,000 budget and was created after a three-year-long debate over a campus mandated “Green Fee.”

campus and this year we were able to liquidate the city of Lexington’s yellow bike library for a very small fee, which we were happy to take part in paying. These bicycles will give several students a chance to take part in a mode of transportation which is both healthy and good for the environment. We were busy last semester and we aren’t about to stop. We already have another intern selected to work on a renewable energy project, and we have plans to bring author Jeff Biggers to campus to speak about coal and Appalachia. We hope you approve of

the way which we are spending your money. However you feel, we would love to hear from you. Do you have a great idea about what SSC should do next? Do you want to know how you can get involved with sustainability on campus? Do you just want to let us know how we are doing? Feel free to send us an email at ukysustain@gmail.com. The only reason the SSC exists is because of students. You are our bosses. We would love to hear from you. Robert Kahne is a public policy graduate student. Email opinions@kykernel.com.

Faceless fliers irresponsible, ridiculous I would like to thank whomever it was that reported our student body has declared war on coal with the fluorescent fliers that were duct taped to anything possible on Tuesday morning. I was certainly unaware of this declaration, as I’m sure the majority of the student body was also. As a CHANCE ROBERTSON student in mining and engineering, I don’t Guest want the student body columnist to be misled or misinformed about a subject related to my major. So, let’s clear things up. The student body has not declared war on anything. Coal is America’s most readily available, least expensive and most abundant fossil fuel resource. Burning coal generates over half of our nation’s electricity, 90 percent of Kentucky’s electricity and gives power to all the classrooms and facilities on our campus. One statement from the flier said, “Students on UK’s campus have banded together in solidarity to relay to the university’s administration how ardently they oppose the use of outdated and unhealthy technology …” Seriously, let’s cut the crap. The only thing our students have been so ardently about is Kentucky basketball. “Outdated and unhealthy”? Last time

I checked America, China, India, Russia, etc., share the same atmosphere and it is an absolute fact that coal produced in America is more environmentally friendly, cleaner burning and extracted in a safer manner than in any other nation. If you nameless protesters are so truly concerned about our environment why do you continue to attack the U.S. coal industry? Better yet, why did you all waste all that paper for fliers? If your actual motive was environmental protection, you would promote more mining in the U.S. and more exports to foreign nations in an attempt to slow production in countries that have less regulation or no regulations. The environmental movement in America is so disconnected with reality that they support technologies that will kill more jobs. These ideas in most cases completely lack any form of practicality and most importantly lack the ability to improve anything. We’ll take an idea off the flier since it has a picture of a windmill. You promote windmills as the savior of our energy needs, yet you forget the fact that large windmills are constructed from steel. In case you haven’t heard, steel is the combination of iron ore and carbon — the carbon comes from coke that is produced solely from coal. You claim coal mining destroys the natural landscape and the mountains, while coal miners rebuild the mountains once operations cease.

Your windmills, however, are permanent installations, and I for one would rather see a reclaimed mountain that has growing, thriving vegetation on it rather than a treeless mound covered with steel blades. Your windmill solution is not only ridiculous, but it contradicts everything you claim to want to fix by the simple fact of the need for steel. The current environmental movement is the nation’s largest group of ignorant people that follow lawyers and politicians from cities and states that were built on and with coal and cannot continue to prosper without coal. You are a group of hypocrites that use coal and coal by-products every hour of every day for your way of life. As far as I’m concerned if you truly wish to discuss an end to coal mining you, should go to your house, cut your electricity off, quit driving your steel-framed car, women should quit using cosmetics (they are made from coal by-products), remove all steel from your home, then remove practically everything else from your home due to the fact that coal energy or coal steel was used in the manufacturing of practically everything you have. Do all of that, then you can go print off a bunch of fliers, until then you should keep your ignorant, misinformed, and harmful conclusions to yourself. Chance Robertson is a mining and engineering junior. E-mail opinions@kykernel.com.


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DeMarcus Cousins wrestles for a rebound with a South Carolina player. Cousins carried the Cats in the second half.

BASKETBALL Continued from page 1 Despite a strong performance by freshman forward DeMarcus Cousins and a second half that saw UK freshmen score all 33 of the Cats’ points, UK couldn’t contain Downey. The No. 1 Cats (19-1, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) went to Cousins from the beginning of the game to the end. Going up against a smaller South Carolina team, Cousins was the focus and wanted the ball constantly. He finished with 27 points and a dozen rebounds. “No. 1 is not a championship,” Cousins said. “We’re playing for a championship.” The Gamecocks, led by Downey, the SEC’s leading scorer, stayed with the Cats throughout the first half, never letting UK stretch its lead to more than seven. The Cats led for most of the first half after taking an early lead on a 3-pointer from freshman guard John Wall. Downey wouldn’t let the Gamecocks fade away, though. He scored half of South Carolina’s 26 points in the first half and drew foul after foul on UK’s guards. But he wasn’t done there. Downey stretched the lead to four on a backdoor cut and layup over the outstretched hands of

freshman forward Daniel Orton with 15:36 to play. After a Sam Muldrow jump shot over Cousins made the score 39-33, the Cats went on an 14-3 run where they scored on five consecutive possessions, highlighted by a Wall 3pointer at the 11:45 mark that caused a timeout by South Carolina coach Darrin Horn. Chants of “Go Big Blue” ignited inside a rabid Colonial Life Arena. “My feeling all year has been if it’s close we’ve got Number 2 (Devan Downey) and we’ve got a shot,” Horn said. The two teams exchanged baskets through the final closing minutes. Downey was fouled and hit a fade-away jump shot with one second remaining on the shot clock to give South Carolina a 54-51 lead. But as the entire game went, Cousins had an answer with a fadeaway jump shot while being fouled that went down to bring the Cats within two. In the end it was just too much Downey for the Cats. The speedy senior had an answer for every UK basket and was the emotional leader for a crowd and team that often beat a taller UK squad on the glass throughout the game. “Their offensive rebounding was it,” Calipari said. “… If we offensive rebound or keep them from offensive rebounding we still would have won the game.”

PENNINGTON Continued from page 1 haps the most powerful man in the world. But every day, these players can find distractions. One game, it may be a particularly rowdy student section. Another game, the student-athletes may have midterms looming in the backs of their minds. Were the Cats playing a bit distracted on Tuesday? Never mind the Cats’ chat with Obama hours before ESPN-induced 9 p.m. tip. This was UK’s first game as No. 1. Simply, this team isn’t grown up enough to know how to play like No. 1. Not yet, at least not on the road. A team so reliant upon freshmen (only freshmen scored for UK in the second half Tuesday) has to learn as it goes. So far, the Cats have done as good a job as is possible at just that. But playing as the nation’s top team isn’t something they’ve had to learn quite yet. Until Monday when UK officially was bumped up to No. 1 status, this team played with the wethink-we’re-the-best chip on its shoulder. All of a sudden, everyone else thought they were the best, too. Now what? It looks like they’ll go back to having to prove what they believe. Nobody should believe the Cats are any worse than

South Carolina senior Devin Downey celebrates during the Gamecocks’ win over No. 1 UK. Downey led the Gamecocks with 30 points in the upset. they were when they left Lexington on Monday. South Carolina came in inspired, led by one of the nation’s premier players. Devan Downey, little but loud, put up Kobe-like figures: 30 points on 9-of-29 from the floor. Downey’s 31-percent performance was fine, though, because the nine shots that fell went with great timing and significance. In most cases, the shots he missed were routine. The ones he made, spectacular. By the looks of it, he wasn’t about to lose that game.

UK didn’t play with quite the same urgency. “This is what happens to a young team,” said UK coach John Calipari, who lost his first game since his Memphis team lost to Syracuse on Dec. 20, 2008. Even though the Cats lost that bagel from the loss column Tuesday, teams won’t approach them with any less fervor. From here on out, it won’t be any different. James Pennington is a journalism senior. E-mail jpennington@kykernel.com.


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