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Jamison Norwood, a Centre graduate who is currently applying to medical school kisses a Santo Domingo girl on the cheek outside of Centro Médico, the clinic that the UK chapter of Shoulder to Shoulder keeps running year round. It is customary in Ecuador to greet and say farewell to friends with a kiss on the cheek.

A Universal Language Kentucky doctors have lasting impact in Ecuador Story and photos by Britney McIntosh

Dust flies up from the winding road, and puffy brown clouds hang over a tiny row of shacks scattered as far as the eye can see. A street dog races a truck past the porch where a leathery indigenous woman sits with a basket of strawberries she is selling for 25 cents a pound. The dust clouds break and Dr. Tom Young smiles, throws open the door to the pediatric wing of the UK Clinic and snaps back across 3,000 miles to the land of fancy cars and fast food where he leads an organization focused on a far off region of simple resources and many struggles. Continue the story on page 4

The majority of the women of Salasaca do manual labor on the land while the husbands go to work. Many of the patients the doctors treated were elderly women complaining of extreme muscle and joint pain.

Milam’s charges go to grand jury, trafficking accusation lessened By Patrick T. Sullivan psullivan@kykernel.com

A Fayette County grand jury will review the charges against a Delta Tau Delta member accused of selling narcotics out of the fraternity’s house. Sophomore David Milam is charged with trafficking a controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school, second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was originally charged with first-degree controlled substance trafficking, but the felony charge was later lessened to possession with 1,000 yards of a school, a misde-

meanor. UK Police arrested Milam Nov. 30 after they searched his room and found three ounces of marijuana, two digital scales with marijuana residue, six Adderall pills and an Indiana driver’s license with false information, the arrest report said. With the information received in the search, Lexington Police obtained a search warrant for the content on Milam’s phone. Police searched the phone and confiscated 24 pictures, 141 contacts and 420 text messages, the search warrant said. The warrant also said police found 572 grams of marijuana in Milam’s room. Beetz could not be

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reached to verify the amount of marijuana found. If found guilty of the charges he currently faces, Milam could get up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine for trafficking within 1,000 yards of a school, up to one year in prison for possession within 1,000 yards of a school and up to five years for seconddegree criminal possession of a forged instrument, the Kentucky Legislature’s website said. Milam’s lawyer, Fred Peters, said he believes the allegations are too severe. “These charges are way overblown,” Peters said. “The judge (at the preliminary hearing) almost admitted that these were misde-

meanors.” Milam’s arrest is the sixth drug trafficking arrest made by UK Police this year, and the 39th in the last five years, UK Police Chief Joe Monroe said. Delta Tau Delta’s national headquarters is investigating the chapter because of the arrest. “We’re looking into the matter with the university,” Delta Tau Delta Executive Vice President James Russell said. Russell declined comment when asked if any members had been expelled. In addition to the fraternity’s investigation, UK is See CHARGES on page 2

SG Committee helps prepare use of tuition fees By Becca Clemons news@kykernel.com

Preparations for the next academic year are already in order, as the Student Fee Committee works on its recommendations for the use of the fees that are paid in conjunction with tuition. The committee met last year to predict an increase in tuition and fees, if any, and offer their recommendations on how the money should be allocated. Committee Co-chair Joe Quinn said the committee, comprised of nine student members, will complete its recommendations for the 2011-2012 school year on Sunday.

The money from the fees is divided among the following groups: Student Activities, Athletics, the Student Government Association, Student Health, WRFL Student Radio, International Study Abroad, the Johnson Center, Information Technology, the Student Center, Student Involvement, Student Services and Environmental Stewardship. Vice President for Student Affairs Robert Mock said it's important that the student have input on what the fees are put toward. He said he came from an institution that did something similar and thought it was effective. See SGA on page 2

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SGA Continued from page 1 “Last year it was a great experience and we ended up very successful in what we did,” Quinn said. He said the recommendations that the committee makes will be carried over to the next people and groups who approve them. The committee will submit its recommendations to Mock, who gets the opportunity to edit or adjust them before sending them to the provost. The provost sends his version of the

recommendations to the Board of Trustees, who make the final decisions. Quinn said the committee heard presentations from all fee-receiving organizations who want an increase in their funds. He said the committee represents a broad spectrum of campus to make sure the recommendations are well thought out and unbiased. All of the members except two are affiliated with an organization, and they have an understanding of how the fees are used. Quinn said he and the other co-chair Kyle Snapp, as members of Student Government, will not be voting members of the committee, but will just serve as facilitators for the process.

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Hewlett-Packard to give UK $100,000 at IU game By Sean Laplaca news@kykernel.com

UK will receive $100,000 in scholarships from HewlettPackard at the men’s basketball game Saturday. HP Vice President of Digital Strategy Chris Curtain and ESPN personality Scott Van Pelt will present the check to President Lee Todd during the first timeout of th eUK-Indiana game. HP and ESPN held a contest during the 2010 NCAA

basketball tournament for students at the schools involved to compete to prove who has the most amazing fans. Fans were encouraged to upload photos, videos, comments and posts to promote their school through various social media outlets. UK demonstrated more passion and school spirit than the other 16 participating schools. “We've always known that the Big Blue Nation was something special.” UK Ex-

ecutive Director of Public Relations and Marketing Jay Blanton said. “But now there is national recognition of the fact that we have the best fans in the country. At the same time, that fan fervor is being channeled into a great cause with this donation of $100,000 from HP, which will go to scholarships and student needs. It's yet another great example of the partnership that can and should occur between academics and athletics."

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Then you have time to address the desires of others. Anticipate folks going in different directions. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is an 8 — Group effort gets everyone thinking along the same lines. Take a philosophical viewpoint while listening to all ideas. Then share your personal view. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 6 — Social responsibilities require new attire. You want sophistication, so spend a little extra. Use accessories already on hand. You never know who you'll meet. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 7 — A loved one shows you how much you're appreciated. You've been on the right track all along, and now you get the positive feedback you've been craving. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is an 8 — Each move made by others reveals your best next option. Relax and enjoy the ebb and flow of energy around you. Then jump into the game and take charge! MCT

CHARGES Continued from page 1 also looking into the matter. Susan West, assistant dean of students and director of fraternity and sorority af-

fairs, confirmed the investigation, but could not comment on specifics. The Interfraternal Council released a statement Wednesday on the matter. “It has always been the position of the IFC that we do not support illegal activi-

ty within our fraternities” IFC President Taylor Franklin said in a release. “We hope that the alleged actions of these fraternity men do not overshadow the positive impact fraternity life has on our university and community.”


New sport rolls into Lexington By Hayes Gardner sports@kykernel.com

Most people have heard of polo. Not the clothing company, but the sport on horseback, though many may not have heard of hardcourt bike polo. The sport has gained in popularity as of late, but its intricacies aren’t well known. Bike polo originated in Ireland in the late 19th century, and was even featured as an exhibition game in the 1908 London Olympics. This version, however, was played in fields. Currently, hardcourt bike polo is a much more modern affair. Within the last decade, bike polo has emerged on the scene in urban areas and continues to grow. Hardcourt bike polo is similar to equine polo, except for the obvious difference in transportation. In polo, players ride horses and swing mallets, slapping a ball. In bike polo, players ride bikes and swing mallets, slapping a ball. The concept is to get the ball through the marked goal boundaries using the mallets. As the name suggests, hardcourt bike polo is played on any open pavement like parking lots, basketball courts, roller hockey rinks and, in the case of Lexington Bike Polo, tennis courts. Lexington Bike Polo has its own arena at Coolavin Park. These courts are now used for bike polo, and the association has even added boundaries around the perimeter of the court for better gameplay. Because the tennis court is a much smaller area than many other sports arenas and bikes are involved, only three players play at a time for each team. Other rules differing from equine polo deal with safety

and preventing injuries. UK student and Lexington Bike Polo club member Zachary Willis describes the games as “pretty relaxed.” The games are casual and the point of each game is to have fun. Since the club is not affiliated with the university, it isn’t entirely made up of UK students. In fact, it is mostly members of the local community, with some UK undergraduates and graduate students, as well. The club isn’t an official team, so all meetings are pickup affairs, with players competing in unofficial groups. Lexington Bike Polo hosted a tournament in mid-November, called the Open Midwest Tournament, with 50 teams participating. The club didn’t have an official squad, but multiple all-Lexington teams did finish in the top 10. Most bike polo activities, however, are less competitive than large tournaments. Willis says that he enjoys the casual play in the Lexington Bike Polo club. “There are a lot of reasons I enjoy bike polo,” Willis said. “But one of the reasons I enjoy it most is that we’re all a bunch of friends, having a good time.” He likes the “tight-knit” group that bike polo provides and the fun they have. UK students interested in getting involved with the community bike polo club can show up to Coolavin Park on Wednesdays or Sundays at their meeting times. Lexington Bike Polo is open to new members and encourages people to come out. Bringing a mallet and bike is preferable, but not required. “We’re all just having a good time on bikes,” Willis said.

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Zachary Willis plays bike polo on most Sundays with his team at sixth and Jefferson. He said he protects his spokes so opposing teams can’t put their mallets through and send him crashing to the ground.

IU finds big opponent in UK

krystalball Final Standings

By Aaron Smith asmith@kykernel.com

Each week this football season, Kernel staffers chose winners of six college football matchups across the country. For those readers who didn’t follow the game religiously; first, shame on you, and second, here are the final standings:

UK (6-2) faces Indiana (7-1) on Saturday at 5:15 in Rupp Arena (and on ESPN). Here are some things to watch for in this game: 1. How Indiana plays against a good opponent — The Hoosiers have only played one team inside the top 50 in RPI. The Hoosiers also only have one loss, an 88-76 defeat at Boston College. Indiana will find itself going against a good team in a hostile environment for the first time all season when it enters Rupp Arena. But the Hoosiers get a chance to earn an important win for the state of their program. They are still in the midst of a long-term rebuilding process. Two years ago, Indiana won six games. Last year, it won 10. A victory over UK would help. For his part, UK head coach John Calipari doesn't expect the Hoosiers to back off. "(Indiana coach) Tom Crean is one of the great coaches," Calipari said after UK's game against Notre Dame Dec. 8. "Not a good coach. A great coach. He's going to come in with a thousand plays and a scheme to beat us, and it's going to be an absolute war at home. That's our home game." On UK's side, the worry would be that the players would relax, given they are coming off two intense games (North Carolina and Notre Dame). Calipari lamented the fact that this team has only played two home games, and that this would not be one to give his team a break. 2. The Indiana squad — Maurice Creeks will want to repeat his performance against the Cats from a season ago. The Indiana guard scored a career-high 31 points as a freshman last season against UK. Shortly after, he injured his knee

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and missed the rest of the year. He hasn't been in top form at the start of this season, averaging 11.8 points. If the sight of the UK jerseys lets him repeat last year's performance, Indiana could be on the way to an upset. Indiana is led by Christian Watford, a 6-foot-8 sophomore leading the team with 17.8 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. Still, the Hoosiers don't have much size, at least not the kind that has given UK trouble this year. Nobody on the roster is listed at over 6-foot-9. UK won't be driving into players like North Carolina's 7foot Tyler Zeller when they drive to the basket — and it won't have to contend with anybody like him on the offensive end, either.

3. Turnovers — Indiana both creates and commits a fair number of turnovers per game — around 17 for each team. UK is the opposite, creating and committing few turnovers, with just 11 committed and 12 created per game. One would think a disparity will occur one way or the other Saturday. Indiana junior guard Verdell Jones has been the most turnoverprone player for IU. He has 38 turnovers; the second-most by a player for Indiana is 17. UK could ratchet up the pressure even more to try and create points off turnovers, something they haven't done excessively this year. Follow Aaron on Twitter @KernelASmith.

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(Left) Each of the Shoulder to Shoulder participants is required to bring a second suitcase full of medicines and supplies. (Center) Fourth year medical student Steven Ford looks into the eyes of Danielle, a four year old who lives in Santo Domingo. (Right) In April 2007 the Centro Médico opened up as a low cost health center, sponsored by Shoulder to Shoulder, to provide sustainable care to the community.

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Neighborhood kids peer through the window in curiosity while Cassie Smith, an RN and UK physicians assistant student, checks a little girls hemoglobin. Many of the kids were terrified and broke into hysterical tears because they had never seen a doctor in their lives or ever received a shot.

“It’s like coming home. I see it as coming home to family members. Outside of Lexington this is my second home.” DR. TOM YOUNG UK pediatric resident and Shoulder to Shoulder leader

“All I can say is thank you.”

The Tsachila community wanted to give the 2010 Shoulder to Shoulder brigade a taste of their traditions. Sehee Rim was among the members of the group to get cleansed by the indigenous people with a special tree branch from a tree they claimed saved their tribe from the plague.

CONSUELA FAIRFAN, Ecuadorian resident who’s children recieved care

“We really hope Shoulder to Shoulder will keep growing so we can eventually branch out into other countries” CLAUDIA HOPENHAYN College of Public Health, Shoulder to Shoulder leader

Trinidad Farfan was born with cerebral palsy and has been bedridden for his entire life with his sister Maria. The August Shoulder to Shoulder brigade brought the Farfan family a reclining wheelchair.


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UK med-peds resident Jay Meehan plays soccer with a child in a Tscahila community outside of Santo Domingo, Ecuador after the group got done with their clinics for the day.

The power of medicine Continued from page 1 It is daily memories like these of Santo Domingo, Ecuador that fuel the actions of Young and the many other UK faculty, staff and students involved with Shoulder to Shoulder Global. Young, a pediatrician at UK, began taking biannual brigades of pediatric residents to Santo Domingo in 2002 as a global health experience, but over the course of eight years it has grown into something much larger than he imagined. The organization has added a co-leader, Dr. Claudia Hophenhayn, established a year-round fullservice clinic and has grown exponentially in size and support. Northeastern Ecuador was paired with Kentucky for the medical mission through Partners of the Americas, a service organization aimed at matching volunteers with underprivileged areas in Latin America. Now, after investing thousands of hours and dollars into a pocket of the world half the size of Nevada, Young says that it has become his home away from home. “I see it as coming home to family members,” he said. “I have friends there, even though my language isn’t what it should be in Spanish, there is still a connection between all the people I work and share with.” The first group of pediatric residents Young brought along in 2002 included just

six participants. In 2006, Young enlisted the help of Hophenhayn and the brigades expanded to more than 30 participants. But the group didn’t want to stop at just expanding in numbers; they wanted to make a lasting impact on the community. “Our goal was to be different from other medical missions in the sense that we are providing sustainable care,” Young said. “We wanted to make a long term difference and impact on their overall quality of life.” To accomplish that, Young, Hohenhayn and their team began building a year-round clinic available to all of Santo Domingo’s residents.

A brigade reunited During the two different week-long brigades in 2010 the Shoulder to Shoulder teams educated and cared for roughly 2,000 patients. Most of the mission is done that two-week span, but work is done throughout the year to help provide for the communities needs. Biology sophomore Mary Collins, the Shoulder to Shoulder Student Association president, is currently leading a fundraiser to help a single father with six children build a home. The clinic in Santo Domingo also takes toy donations from Kentucky to give to the community kids for Christmas.

For Santo Domingo resident Mónica Hidalgo, the clinic and medical brigades are making an irreplaceable year-round difference. Seeing a doctor is especially important for Hidalgo and her children because two of them are mentally handicapped. “We are poor people here and this is what we need,” Hidalgo said in Spanish. “I am a single mother and I have to sell empanadas just in order to feed my three children. If the these doctors had never came here I would never be able to afford for my kids to see a doctor.” The story of the Hidalgo family is a familiar one. About 75 percent of Ecuadorian families can’t afford to pay for professional medical care, Hophenhayn said. But it is the faces of these normal and natural everyday stories that leave an imprint on the hearts of the Shoulder to Shoulder volunteers. In mid-September, participants from past brigades piled in Hophenhayn’s home for a potluck reunion and a chance to meet those involved in other trips. Hugs and laughs were exchanged as they shared stories about how they had been changed since their trip. A hush fell across the team members as they crowded in the living room to watch a slideshow of their summer. But the group, eyes glued to the screen, didn’t see the single tear that trailed down the face of Physicians Assistant student Stefanie Brock as the smiles of Trinidad and Maria Farfan rolled across the screen, taking her back through time to a moment from her brigade in August that forever

At the end of the August 2010 brigade, the group said goodbye one last time before heading back to Kentucky.

How to get involved Applications are currently being accepted for the 2011 brigades. If you are interested in getting involved with Shoulder to Shoulder you can visit their website at www.stsglobal.org/ If you are interested in joining the Shoulder to Shoulder Global Student Association contact President Mary Collins at 502-457-9459 or mco226@uky.edu changed her, took her back to the bittersweet emotions that grabbed her heart when she watched a fellow human being see the sunlight for the first time in two years.

A lasting impact Maria, 26, and her brother Trinidad, 27, were born with cerebral palsy, and struggle to leave their house because they don’t have the money to buy wheelchairs. Their mother, Consuela, takes care of them. A reclining wheelchair has since been sent with a Shoulder to Shoulder brigade from Kentucky for Consuela Farfan and her children. “All I can say is thank you,” Consuela Farfan said in Spanish to the group of physical therapists who came to the Farfan house to teach them to use their new wheelchair. She said it’s surprising how much of an impact Shoulder to Shoulder’s actions have. “It was so completely mind-blowing seeing how things so simple could change someone’s life,” Brock said. “It made me believe that small acts of kindness can and will be what changes the world.” Young said one of the most difficult things to which people have to adjust is the lack of simple resources the doctors have to work with. Although many of the patients had similar issues to those seen in the U.S. such as asthma or flu, many doctors encountered problems that they couldn’t have predicted. UK Physical Therapist Anne Harrison said it was heartbreaking for her to see overused muscles in children having to do hard manual labor for their families. UK pediatric resident Jay Meehan said that dealing with these issues made a great learning experience for him, especially for his career. “When anybody you find has a symptom you can treat that’s a great thing, that’s an accomplishment,” Meehan said. “But compassion goes a long way. Sometimes that is all people need. And that’s a universal thing. It’s a pretty incredible thing to know and realize, that medicine really is a universal language. It’s the same everywhere, whether the need be a touch or a healing remedy.”


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Miller urged to improve, Poole to take Hood’s minutes

UK Art crafts smart phone app

By Aaron Smith

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Throughout the course of the preseason and the games played, Darius Miller has been incessantly asked about his leadership, his role on the team and his ability to finally produce according to expectations. Whether or not he’s met those expectations doesn’t matter, at least not anymore, after his coach ratcheted up the expectations for him after a nondescript game in UK’s 72-58 win over Notre Dame. “I just want him to be one of those guys everyone in the country talks about,” UK head coach John Calipari said. “Because I think he has that ability.” His stats are solid, but not spectacular. Miller is averaging 9.9 points and 5.3 rebounds in 28.8 minutes. He has 13 assists on the year, but also 12 turnovers. It’s been inconsistency that defines his game right now. Against Boston, Miller recorded zero points in his seven minutes of the first half, and didn’t attempt a field goal until a second-half 3-pointer. He scored three points in the first half against North Carolina, and then scored 10 in the second half. Against Notre Dame, Miller had two points in the first half — on two free throws, and without attempting a shot from the floor — and scored five in the second half. Calipari made note of Miller’s zero rebounds at halftime, as well. “Darius is not playing as well as he can, but he’s playing OK,” Calipari said. “But I want you to look at him and say, ‘Wow.’ You’re not saying that right now. There’s something holding him back from you seeing that.” Calipari said he has been holding regular meetings with his players in the hopes of maximizing their performance. He’s trying to draw that “something” out of Miller. “He could be as good as anybody in the country,” Calipari said.

Part of central Kentucky can now relate to the smart phone’s favorite phrase, “there’s an app for that.” Museums without Walls Project, a venture designed to promote public interaction in public art, has released a smart phone application to further its cause. The application, titled “Take it Artside!,” is the co-creation of the Gaines Center for the Humanities, the UK Department of Art – Including art and Honors Program students – collaborating on significant parts of it. Georgetown College students also contributed. The project’s founders are Lisa Broome-Price, associate director of the Gaines Center for the Humanities, UK graduate Allison Hosale and adjunct art department faculty member Christine Huskisson, “Our goal is to increase awareness about public art in the community and to provide some educational tools, such as maps, lesson plans and games which encourage people to interact with the public art that’s around them,” BroomePrice said. The functions of the application include Google Maps in which

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Junior Darius Miller passes the ball during UK’s game against Dillard on Nov. 10, 2010. “He can shoot it, he can handle it, he’s a smart kid, he’s got enough athleticism. Not the greatest athlete, but athletic enough, he can dunk on you.”

Poole to get Hood’s minutes Calipari said Stacey Poole would move up and replace Jon Hood in UK’s rotation after UK’s 72-58 win over Notre Dame. “I think at this point I’m going to move to playing Stacey Poole now, so he’ll move into the rotation in front of Jon Hood, and let (Poole) go,” Calipari said. Poole scored the first three points of his career against Notre

Dame. With UK down nine points late in the first half, Poole hit a 3pointer at the front end of what turned out to be a 19-2 run that gave UK a lead for good. As for why Poole was moved up in the rotation, Calipari said, “Defensively. Let him get Jon’s minutes and let’s see if he can do better. He deserves an opportunity too.” Hood also hit a three in the game, but grabbed zero rebounds. “You just have to come up with balls and get tough,” Calipari said. Hood has played 55 minutes this year. Poole has played 17. Follow Aaron on Twitter @KernelASmith.

public art works throughout Central Kentucky are signified by pins, an artwork search and photographs of and information about art works, the Central Kentucky Museum without Walls website said. “The primary purpose [of the application] is to merge the various public art efforts in central Kentucky by creating an educational tool to facilitate every one of them,” Huskisson said. The application’s game, Check In, allows players to accumulate points by stopping and visiting pieces of art. As the players accumulate points, they progress. “We’re hoping that the game can bring people closer to the art and make them aware of it,” Broome-Price said. Development of the application took about six months and was aspired from the Fairmount Park Art Association’s application in Philadelphia and culture now, which is a public art and architecture application in New York City, Hosale said. Artside! launched Nov. 30 and can be downloaded on itunes through the iphone, ipad and itouch. Applications for android are due to release in the near future. The application is free of charge.


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Students, SG await Winter Break After a semester of hard work, tons of studying and weekend breaks with friends, the Winter Break is finally almost here. I hope you make that final push this last week and finish up Finals Week and the semester strong. It’s hard to believe time has gone by so quickly this semester but I’m sure you’re feeling the same way and looking forward to spending a few weeks at home. Obviously, this Winter Break means something different to everyone. To freshmen, it could be a sense of gratification and pride as you successfully made it RYAN SMITH Guest through your first college semester. We Columnist expect many more from you (we’ll try to keep it within four years or so), so be sure to celebrate your work this break, but try to return with the same drive once we come back in January. The best advice I ever got as a freshman was to work as hard as I can to get a good GPA the first year because it’s a lot easier keeping it there than trying to bring it up. To seniors, it could be summoning motivation and conquering the temptation of the “senior slide” or experiencing the nostalgia that your time here at the University of Kentucky is nearly up. Soak up the last semester as much as you can and try not to have any regrets. For all of the rest of you it could be awaiting the results of Enes Kanter’s appeal. FreeEnes, enough said. No matter what your situation may be, as we all get excited to finally have a few weeks to take a deep breath and relax, it’s also important to look back on this past semester and reflect on what we have learned. The holiday season is always a helpful reminder of how blessed we are in this world. Student Government — and our campus for that matter — would not be able to function without the help of each of the hard working, supportive student organizations that provide each of us with some fantastic opportunities and events. I’d like to thank Sarah Ausmus and the entire SAB team for their extreme dedication to UK this past semester. From great concerts to the $1 Cheap Seats movie nights, they do a great job and we’re lucky to have their team working to put on such fantastic events around campus.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR After Thanksgiving break, students at Western Kentucky University and Indiana University were greeted by windows adorned with holly wreaths, bell towers illuminated with red and green lights and pine garland lining lamp posts. Wreaths and lights adorn both of these public universities. Upon arriving to UK’s campus after Thanksgiving break or even today as you are walking to class, you will find no such thing. Nowhere on campus is there a single strand of lights on a tree or a bow hanging from a lamp post. As a freshman last year, I expected to return to this community after Thanksgiving break to find lights and garland on lamp posts and maybe even red and green lights shining up Memorial Hall’s clock tower. I was disappointed to find this was not the case, neither last nor this year. The defense most people would instantly give is that because we belong to a public, state university, we cannot honor religious holidays. It is true that we belong to a public university, but 26 years ago, the Supreme Court decided that public religious decorations are legal so long as they do not advocate or express disapproval of a religion (Lynch v. Donnelly). Could one honestly argue that candy canes painted on

Still, we’d like to extend a special thank you to all of the staff members who have helped us carry out our goals throughout the semester. From Lynn Fresca and Todd Cox, who make our day to day lives that much brighter, to Chris Thuringer and Rhonda Strouse, who are there for us should we ever need anything, we cannot begin to thank you all enough for all you do. This break, however, is also about looking to the future and excitement of a new year. Although we too will slow down to celebrate the accomplishments we have made so far this year, we are excited to take on 2011 full steam. The Cats Cruiser program will officially debut during the first week of the spring semester, Jan. 13. Our mission with the late night driving initiative is to provide a means of safe transportation to any and all students on and around UK’s campus during times of higher risk. The cruiser routes have been fixed and will consist of four fixed routes operated by LexTran Services. These routes will run Thursday-Saturday nights from 9 p.m. until 3 a.m. each night. The service is free for all UK students with an I.D., while non-students may ride for the usual $1 LexTran fee. The buses will run continuously throughout the night, stopping every 20-30 minutes at specified pick-up and drop-off stops. For more information or to see a map of the routes that will be employed, visit www.uksga.org/catscruiser. It is always important to me to ensure that you are upto-date on all that I am working on, and one issue that I especially took to heart was the process by which students may address the Board of Trustees, should there be any controversial issues that arise, such as the Wildcat Coal Lodge last year. I wanted to streamline and revise the outdated process. Working alongside board members Ernie Yanerella and Robynn Pease last year, and with Joe Peak and Shelia Brothers this year, we have continued to work on a new proposal and are in the last few stages of submitting a new and updated policy to streamline the process of approaching the board. It is my hope that our work will make such a process much more transparent. I’d like to wish you all the best of luck on finals and hope you have a great holiday season at home with family and friends. See you in the new year! Ryan Smith is Student Government president. E-mail opinions@kykernel.com. White Hall’s windows advocate the Christian belief of Christ’s birth? The majority of the students on campus no doubt honor holidays this month, such as Christmas and Hanukkah. If other public universities such as Indiana and Western Kentucky can decorate their campuses with lights and wreaths, why can’t we? Our university has the obligation to help students feel welcome in this community, but has shied away from decorating our campus to avoid offending its students. As we approach the dreaded exam week, what objection would you have to a wreath hanging on the doors of Willy T.? Imagine how beautiful it would be at night if the pine trees along the path in front of White Hall were adorned with several strands of white lights. There is no doubt that our campus is a diverse one, but it is also one that should do its best to make its students feel at home. Acknowledging this holiday season would be a simple, yet effective way of accomplishing that task. When you are home over break, take a drive through your town and notice the glowing lights, decorated trees and holly wreaths that mark this festive time of year. Then, imagine how marvelous it would be to see those same decorations here on the campus that you also call home.

Taylor Blair Business sophomore

Top 20 Plan lofty, necessary Remember the cliche statement, “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars”? This is precisely what UK’s Top 20 Business Plan is all about: setting the goal of reaching bars set by the best universities (the stars, if you will). In an Oct. 27 interview with the Kernel, UK President Lee Todd said he hoped the next president would be one who worked toward the Top 20 Business Plan. Todd said a positive of the plan was that students KATIE faculty push themselves to new PERKOWSKI and heights in hopes of meeting higher Kernel standards. columnist The UK Budget Office website lists the goals of the Top 20 Business Plan, the positive impacts it could in the state, the obstacles it faces and the reasons it is a necessary goal. “Only 21 percent of Kentuckians have a bachelor’s degree or higher,” the website says. “The national average is 27.2 percent. The impact is predictable: Kentucky’s median household income is $36,786. That is almost $8,000 below the national average.” According to the executive summary of the plan Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness Connie Ray supplied, one of UK’s goals is to increase its number of graduates by increasing the student population. By 2020, UK will increase its enrollment by 7,000 students to 34,000 and its graduation rate by 12 percentage points to 72 percent, according to the summary. To do this, it also needs to increase its faculty, and the summary says it will add 625 members by 2020. While these are good goals to have, the funding obstacles standing in the way of reaching them are not easy to overcome. In the Apr. 26 Kernel article, faculty trustee Joe Peek said the salary freezes cause the university to lose some of its best faculty and staff members to other universities paying salaries closer to market value. “And that absolutely hurts the quality of this university and the ability of this university to become better,” he said. How can UK increase its faculty by 625 if it cannot even afford to pay those faculty members amounts closer to what universities in the top-20range are paying? Sure, Todd has come up with creative ways to reward UK’s faculty, like receiving a floating holiday which they can use when they want and increasing the length of their Christmas break, but keeping the faculty is necessary to become a top20 university around is difficult without the state’s appropriate funding for the plan. The Top 20 Plan is about a positive change in Kentucky and a move forward. So, even though the Top 20 Plan lacks significant funding from the state to realistically achieve its goal by 2020, the fact that UK administrators and faculty continue to work towards gets UK’s students closer to landing amongst the stars — and to abandon this plan would only be counterproductive to a flagship university’s mission. Katie Perkowski is a journalism and political science senior. E-mail opinions@kykernel.com.

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Viva ‘New Vegas’: sequel to acclaimed ‘Fallout’ ZACH WALTON

Kernel columnist

Las Vegas is a great vacation destination, even in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. The sequel to the 2008 game of the year “Fallout 3,” “Fallout: New Vegas” is a side-story that’s as big as a full retail game but feels like an expansion in some ways. “New Vegas” opens in a graveyard, as the player character is shot in the head and left for dead. Let’s just say this leads to a mystery as to

who shot you and why. This mystery leads to the main quest line that can take the average player about 20 hours to complete. The length is extended by side quests that can easily make the game last over 100 hours. “New Vegas” is so similar to “Fallout 3” that accusations of it being an expansion are not unfounded. “New Vegas” was harder to get into than “Fallout 3” due to the familiarity caused by the gameplay being too similar. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but it does make “New” Vegas feel tired. This is made up for by the side quests, which are always the main selling point

of “Fallout” games. While the main quest can be melodramatic and heavy-handed, the side quests bring humor to the post-apocalyptic setting that truly makes the game memorable. Many players of “Fallout 3” will remember the karma system which is still intact in “New Vegas.” The karma system is not as important in “New Vegas” due to the reputation system. Various factions of “New Vegas” all vie for the player’s support. How these different factions view the player will determine the outcome of the game’s ending. This leads to numerous endings encouraging multiple playthroughs. “New Vegas” has one

major flaw though: It’s too big. There are a lot of games where being too big would be a good thing. “Fallout 3” was big but it had a lot of interesting places to see and things to do to keep the player occupied. “New Vegas” is like the “Mojave Wasteland” it takes place in. It’s expansive but in a bad way. There’s not enough content to pad out the size of the map. The player will be walking a lot at the beginning without a lot of things to do. Beyond the somewhat boring first few hours, “New Vegas” opens to some exciting missions and interesting characters. “Fallout” always does this. It manages to pull through at the end with the

atmosphere and the story. “New Vegas” is no different. On an unfortunate note, all the bugs from “Fallout 3” and more are present in “New Vegas.” The gamebryo engine that powers all of Bethesda’s games, like “Oblivion,” is great for open world games but is always full of the most peculiar and annoying bugs. “New Vegas” was fine for the first 15 hours, but then random game crashing and various bugs began to occur. Near the end of the game, I was getting a game crash at least every 30 minutes. In most games, this would be a bad thing. “New Vegas” has the addicting gameplay and interesting

enough world to keep the player interested past all the bugs and crashes. While some may not be able to excuse “New Vegas” being somewhat broken technically, the dedicated will find a game worth putting up with the odd bug and game crash. “Fallout: New Vegas” is a game that rewards patience. I ended up having over 80 hours put into the game with a multitude of crashes. I never gave up because the game is just that much fun. A game is truly good when it can outshine the technical mess that it’s packaged in. Besides, game patches can fix everything, right?

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader By Roger Moore The Orlando Sentinel (MCT)

"Voyage of the Dawn Treader" is either a spirited revival of the film franchise based on the C.S. Lewis children's Narnia novels, or an entertaining and emotionally satisfying coda to "The Chronicles of Narnia." In the able care of veteran director Michael Apted, who has helmed films that won actors Oscars and been a steady hand on the tiller of many an action film (including a James Bond adventure), the series' casting shortcomings and drifting story lines are less pronounced and we get an idea of how the whole of Lewis' Christian allegory fantasy might have played out, a worthy challenger to the far more popular Harry Potter pictures. A couple of years after "Prince Caspian," the younger two Pevensie kids _ Lucy (Gergie Henley) and Edmund (Skandar Keynes) _ are stuck in World War II Britain, riding out the Blitz with their insufferable cousin Eustace (the hilarious Will

Poulter from "Son of Rambow"). But when Lucy notices that a painting in her room seems particularly "Narnian," darned is the seas don't pour off the frame and wash the three of them _ the "What rubbish"spouting Eustace included _ into the deep, where they're rescued by Caspian (Ben Barnes) and crew on the good ship Dawn Treader. There are fresh threats to the kingdom, islands to be visited, slave traders to be fended off and a quest to be completed. And true to the intent of the Christian apologist Lewis' novels, there are lessons to be learned, many of them voiced by the chivalrous mouse, Reepicheep, voiced with a plummy verve by Simon Pegg. "We have nothing, if not belief," he lectures Eustace, who thinks they're all "barking mad" over this island-hopping adventure. The tests are about vanity, ego, faith and courage, and they figure in the sermons of the ghostly God-figure Aslan, the anatomically incorrect lion voiced by Liam Neeson.

Sermons they are, but they go down much easier here than in special-effects-wizard-turned-director Michael Adamson's previous Narnia films. The effects here don't overwhelm the film, but the 3-D is pointless and time and again, the producers' tight-fistedness in spending money on actors shows through. Grizzled characters, including a Prospero-like wizard, come and go and leave no impression whatsoever. Hiring a few more recognizable and charismatic actors would have vastly improved this series from the start. Nevertheless, Apted makes good use of those he has and gives this "Chronicle" an emotional resonance and lightness of touch that the films Disney made (Fox has taken over distribution of these Walden Media projects) lacked. There are more novels to be filmed, depending on whether this one sinks or swims. The finale to this one is so satisfying that, revival or fond filmed farewell, the MCT PHOTO Dawn Treader makes port after a Actors Georgie Henley and Skandar Keynes, from the new motion picture "Chronivoyage well worth taking. cles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" appear at the National Zoo


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