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Q-and-A with Finney UK professor won national poetry award By Chase Sanders csanders@kykernel.com

Nikky Finney, a UK professor in the English department, recently won a National Book Award in poetry for her work titled, “Head Off & Split.” The nationally recognized book is her fourth collection of poetry. Less than a week after her highly praised acceptance speech, the Kernel interviewed Finney to discuss the award and her passion for poetry.

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Ice skaters enjoy the new rink at Triangle Park on Saturday, the first day it was open. A 90-minute skating session costs $10.

Lexington on ice Outdoor skating rink opens downtown By Brooke Talbot news@kykernel.com

It didn’t feel like winter on Saturday, but it certainly looked the part at Triangle Park. A new ice-skating rink opened downtown Saturday at Triangle Park across from the Lexington Center. “We wanted to see what it was like,” said Warren Wheeler, who was there with his 8-year-old son. “We will definitely be back. It’s

good exercise, a good time and a great idea.” Christmas music played as families and couples skated at the outdoor rink. “We wanted to check it out, so we made it a date,” said Aria Brunner, 17, who was there with her boyfriend. Employees hope the rink attracts more people to the downtown area. “We hope this will bring more

families downtown in the day and evening, and hopefully they will do other things while they are down here,” Renee Lacy, an employee at the rink, said. However, some people do not agree with the prices. “I am disappointed because we brought our own skates, started skating and got pulled aside because we didn’t have wristbands on,” said Rula Said. “They made us go pay. You shouldn’t have to pay admission at an

outdoor rink if you bring your own skates.” The Unified Trust Company Ice Rink costs $10 to skate for an hour and a half, including skate rental. It is open from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays and noon to 8 p.m. on Sundays. During the Fayette County schools winter break, it will stay open until 10 p.m. on weekdays.

Late-night dining a South Campus hit

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By Amelia Orwick aorwick@kykernel.com

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UK seniors Kayla Nichelson, left, and Daniel Weeks make boxes their homes in preparation for Cardboard Village. The event, which took place on Friday, was part of a series for National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.

More than one week has passed since the unveiling of South Campus’ extended dining hours, giving students time to test out the new options. Commons, Commons Starbucks, Ovid’s Café and Ovid’s Starbucks are open until midnight Monday through Thursday, giving South Campus residents and library-goers the opportunity to satisfy their late-night cravings. Many students are thrilled with the change because of the safety benefits that it brings. “With Starbucks open at

Commons, I don’t even have to walk to the library when it’s dark,” Samira Ansari, a nursing freshman, said. Students with a busy schedule, such as freshman Elton Mutugi, said they like the change because it gives them the chance to eat into the late night hours. Although many are fans of the new hours, some have expressed disappointment with the change in payment options that occurs at Commons at 9 p.m. “The extended hours are good if I have to eat late, but it kind of stinks that they don’t accept meal swipes after nine,” freshman Claire Vonachen said. See DINING on page 2

UK Hoops tops Southern Miss By Les Johns ljohns@kykernel.com

The UK Hoops team overcame a 24-7 Southern Mississippi first-half run and their longest sustained deficit of the season to come away with a 88-71 victory over the Lady Eagles Saturday afternoon at Memorial Coliseum. The Cats (4-0) started hot, jumping to a 12-0 lead within

the first two minutes of play. Southern Miss responded with a 24-7 run of their own over the following 11 minutes, giving them their largest lead of the game at five points. Southern Miss frustrated UK with a zone defense and a big lineup that often forced the Cats to a single contested shot. “We played them zone because we felt like that would be the only way, physically, that we

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could guard them,” Southern Miss head coach Joy Lee-McNelis said. “We can’t seem to see the openings in the zone,” UK head coach Matthew Mitchell said. “The zone offense needs to get better and I think with all these teams playing a zone, we will have plenty of opportunities to do that.”

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UK guards Kastine Evans (left) and Amber Smith (right) See UK HOOPS on page 3 scramble for a loose ball in an 88-71 win.

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Q: How long have you been a faculty member at the UK? A: I arrived at the University of Kentucky in 1989. I left and returned in 1993. I've been here ever since. Q: What made you want to work at UK when you first came here? A: I thought I was coming to the University of Kentucky for only one year. My hope and plan was to try and finish work on my second book, “Rice.” The job that was offered was conducive to the work I wanted to do and the department of English at UK was wonderfully supportive of that. Q: When you were a child what did you want to be when you grew up, and why? A: I was a terribly curious child. I still believe my curiosity is what keeps my imagination sparking and alive. I loved many subjects as a child. For some reason I was drawn to dinosaurs and paleontology. I was also deeply interested in anything that had to do with the moon and the stars but I really only wanted to be a writer. I think it was because I knew if I became a writer I wouldn't have to choose between any of the things I loved. I could incorporate all of my favorite things into my life. I could write about any and everything. I loved books and loved creating characters and worlds with language. I fell particularly in love with poetry in the sixth or seventh grade. I had a teacher who made us learn several poems by heart. I learned my poems and then decided to take it a step beyond leaning another poet's work. I decided to write and craft my own. Q: What made you want to become a poet / writer / teacher? A: I think poetry is the most beautiful, honest language that has ever existed on the face of the earth. There are so many different kinds of poetry. There are so many different poetic voices. We, as human beings, reach for poetry when we seek understanding of the difficult moments in life. We also reach for it when we need to try and describe something spectacularly beautiful, special or unusual. Poetry is a way of communicating, purely, emotion and information that also includes music and listening and truth. See FINNEY on page 2


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FINNEY Continued from page 1 Q: What is your favorite piece of literature by an author besides yourself? Why is it your favorite piece? A: I was a book worm as a girl and I still am. Books spill out of every room in my house and are often stacked high on every floor around me. My life and work has been inspired by the work of many many other writers. I don't have one favorite author or one piece of work. That list of inspiring authors changes as my life changes. Some of those I am reading now include Rita Dove, Suzanne Gardiner and James Baldwin. I am always re-reading James Baldwin. I look for authors that write beautifully and are not afraid to speak of difficult subjects. Q: What was your initial reaction once you found out you won the National Book Award for poetry last week?

DINING Continued from page 1 Other changes include the closing of the Fiesta Bar at Ovid’s Café after 10 p.m. and the switch to an all-youcan eat menu for $5.50 at Commons after 9 p.m. This price is reduced from $9.50 before 9 p.m. All four dining locations have had great success, Ex-

A: It was a very emotional moment. My mom and dad were with me. Dad is 80 and Mom just turned 78. They don't travel as much as they use to, so the moment was especially tender for me. That scream that you can hear on the C-SPAN recording after my name is called as the winner is my mom's. I was stupefied. I was thrilled. I was deeply humbled. Q: How would you describe “Head Off & Split” in one word? A: Veritas. Q: What type of effect do you hope your most recent achievement will have on students at the University of Kentucky? A: I hope this solo win for me is a collective open door for others. I would like for students who love writing, but who might not think they can imagine a life as a writer to perhaps think that all things are possible with passion, dedication and hard work. I would like for the creative writing at the University of Kentucky to be cherished and wonderfully celebrated.

ecutive Director of Dining Services Steve Henry said in an email to the Kernel. Students are pleased with the changes, but employees have been forced to alter their schedules. “It was an adjustment for some of our students and full-time staff to work later,” Henry said. The extended hours were put into place on South Campus only, and some students

We have an amazing creative writing program at UK. There are so many strong and beautiful writers in this state. The history of strong and necessary writing has been a part of Kentucky for many generations. Q: What advice do you have for students who want to become writers when they graduate? A: Don't be afraid to get off the beaten path. And read! To write well one must read, read, read. Reading teaches the beginning writer so much. Reading teaches the accomplished writer so much. Reading, not for entertainment, but reading as a professional activity, is a very important component of the education of the writer. Also, it's important to care about some part of the planet that is being destroyed and/or silenced. Get involved in saving something. Don't fear the word activist. Don't hide behind your smart phones or the internet. Explore what it means to be a human being at this particular time in our history.

are left wondering what the future has in store for restaurants across Central and North Campuses. Many students live on North Campus so it could be successful there too, Vonachen said. Others believe that an extension of hours on North Campus is unnecessary. “Not as many people live on North Campus, and they can walk to restaurants easi-

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Oprah Network debuts new series LOS ANGELES — Oprah Winfrey, the founder of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, has announced the launch of the network’s new prime-time series, “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” which will showcase the former talk show host traveling around the country and having encounters with celebrities and others. The announcement comes in the wake of reports of continuing struggles for the fledgling OWN. Peter Liguori, chief operating officer of Discovery Communications Inc., which is a co-owner of OWN, is leaving the company at the end of the year. A prime-time talk show hosted by Rosie O’Donnell, one of OWN’s marquee stars, premiered with almost 500,000 viewers but now is averaging about half that audience. Winfrey’s best friend, Gayle King, is leaving her OWN talk show to join CBS’ “The Early Show.” The two-hour premiere of “Oprah’s Next

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 7 — If something's not going the way you want it to, get an expert opinion (or several). Different strategies will reveal a blind spot. Take action later. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is an 8 — It's harvest time! Intense work and effort now pay off long into the winter. Leave your money in the bank. Check out a wild theory. It could lead to a new project. Gemini (May 21-June 21) — Today is a 7 — For a really romantic day, allow your partner to win arguments. Let petty jealousies go. They're usually over silly stuff, anyway. Practice this and see what develops. Cancer (June 22-July 22) — Today is an 8 — The next two days are perfect for interior decoration and changes at

Chapter” on Jan. 1, 2012, will feature Aerosmith lead singer and “American Idol” judge Steven Tyler from his New Hampshire home. Subsequent episodes will show Winfrey traveling to Haiti with actor Sean Penn nearly two years after the devastating earthquake that killed more than 300,000 people, and a visit with “Star Wars” creator George Lucas at his Skywalker Ranch. She also has a slumber party at chef Paula Deen’s Georgia estate and travels to a small town in Iowa devoted to the practice of transcendental meditation. “After 25 years, I got myself out of the studio chairs,” Winfrey said in a statement. “I moved into the next chapter, and I am having more fun than ever — moving around the country and the world talking to people I’m really interested in getting to know and I think viewers will be, too.” MCT

home. Take on more work, too, even if it complicates things. Balance with down time. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is an 8 — You're inclined to dig deeper into a favorite subject today, and your concentration is especially keen. List problems to tackle later. Resolution may not happen immediately. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 9 — You can create new opportunities for income, if that's what you want. Evaluate a crazy suggestion carefully. Don't dismiss it. Welcome confidence. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is a 9 — You're inspiring others to be free, liberating them from the shackles of their own creation. Why be miserable? Why not just enjoy? You're getting way stronger. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a 7 — These times are about follow up and completion. Conserve resources, but don't worry about the money. Just keep your commitments, and it

all works out. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 7 — You get it all done with a little help from your friends. Accept an invitation without letting go of your responsibilities. Find the right balance. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is an 8 — Your career is about to get a boost. Are you ready? Move forward with your goals, with determination and respect. For the next two days, the spotlight is on. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 7 — Hit the road (or better yet, the trail). All might not transpire as expected, so adaptation will be useful. Conserve resources along the way. Enjoy the adventure. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 7 — Tap into your inner financial wizard. Wheeling and dealing is a piece of cake. Negotiations go easily. Gather up and stash away resources for later. MCT

ly. Here, we don’t have as much,” Ansari said. Dining Services officials hope that students will continue to spread the word so that students will benefit from the new schedule into the future. “We just need to continue to get the word out to the students that we now have some great late night options on South Campus,” Henry said.

Accidental emails sent over listserv Emails containing personal information, such as student ID numbers and GPAs, for more than 2,000 students were sent to many on UK’s campus Friday by mistake. The emails were addressed to the Gatton School of Business and Economics’ listserv, but some who were not on the listserv before received the messages. It is unknown how many received the emails. About 15 people replied to the messages on the listserv saying they mistakenly received them and asking to be removed from the list. The first email contained two downloadable spreadsheets, one including seniors graduating in the fall, and the other with seniors graduating in May. The second email contained a spreadsheet of juniors to receive an announcement about an open house. Both emails contained students’ ID numbers, majors, GPAs and student aliases used for logging onto MyUK and

other LinkBlue accounts. Passwords to those accounts and other personal information, such as Social Security numbers, were not listed. In an email sent hours later, Gatton interim Dean Merl Hackbart and Provost Kumble Subbaswamy apologized for the personal information having been distributed. Their email said the information was sent to “a select number of university students,” and that no “critical personal information” was contained in the spreadsheets. UK has moved away from using Social Security numbers in recent years and begun using student ID numbers more, the email said, in order to ensure confidentiality. The email said university administrators had been notified about the situation. The email asked anyone with questions or concerns about the situation to respond to the email or call 859-2570040 beginning Monday morning. STAFF REPORT


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Five-year bowl streak ends with 19-10 loss SEC East champion Georgia stifles UK’s offense By Ethan Levine elevine@kykernel.com

After a defensive struggle between the hedges in Athens, Ga., the Georgia Bulldogs clinched the SEC East title and a spot in the SEC championship game with a 19-10 win at home over UK on senior day. With the loss, the Cats fell to 47 on the year, 1-6 in SEC play, and were eliminated from bowl contention. This season will snap a fiveyear streak of bowl appearances for the program. Both defenses were up to the task in a low-scoring affair that limited the teams to just two combined touchdowns. After holding Georgia to just two field goals in the first half, UK received a beneficial pass interference call that set the offense up with a first-and-goal scenario on the two yard line. On the next play, freshman quarterback Maxwell Smith utilized a play-action fake to find his tight end

Tyler Robinson wide open on the backside for a touchdown. The score put UK ahead 10-6, and provoked dancing and celebrating on the sideline by a few UK players. After allowing another field goal to cut the lead to 10-9, UK sent freshman Ashley Lowery deep to return a kickoff that would likely keep possession with the Cats heading into the half, with the Cats maintaining a halftime lead. But Lowery fumbled the kickoff, setting up the Bulldogs with a fourth field goal in the half and a 12-10 lead heading into the locker room. After a scoreless third quarter in which UK actually lost yards (-2 yards for the quarter) Georgia turned a Smith interception into a touchdown from quarterback Aaron Murray to wide receiver Marlon Brown for the Bulldogs’ only touchdown of the game. With the lead extended to 19-10, a sputtering UK offense stood little chance of estab-

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lishing two scoring drives. The Cats’ defense had one of its best performances of the year, holding the Bulldogs to just one touchdown and forcing four turnovers on the afternoon. Per usual, the defense was led by senior linebacker Danny Trevathan, who recorded 17 tackles (tying a career high) including three for a loss. His forced fumble in the second quarter was his fourth of the season, to lead the team. Trevathan increased his career tackles to 366, good enough for 10th all-time in program history. He now has recorded double digit tackles in 17 of his last 20 games dating back to last season. Despite the defense, the offense was unable to do enough to keep UK in the game against a Georgia defense that ranks third in the SEC in points allowed. Smith finished the game 17-34 passing for 133 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. The Cats three running backs, CoShik Williams, Raymond Sanders and Jonathan George combined for 16 carries for just 48 yards, an average of three yards per rush. The offense opened up with ag-

game for us,” Mitchell said. “I am really, really, happy with that win.” The Cats once again had a balanced scorContinued from page 1 ing attack with four players in double digits. Southern Miss held the lead for almost They were led by junior guard A’dia Mathies, eight minutes until the Cats closed out with who scored 20 points and added five reeight straight to end the first half up 37-33. bounds with six steals. “I thought we handled it pretty well and Mathies also became the 29th member of we were able to end the first half strong,” the UK Hoops 1,000 point club, achieving sophomore guard Kastine the honor in the fourthEvans said, who had 13 fastest amount of time (74 points and seven rebounds. “I games). think we just didn’t let go of “I am just very fortuthat energy in the second half nate to have the opportunity Who: UK vs Nebraska-Omaha after that.” to play here,” Mathies said. When: Wednesday at 4 p.m. The Cats never trailed in “I am just really happy Where: Memorial Coliseum the second half, but did have about it.” a 16-point lead dwindled “She is really playing down to seven with five minwith a great presence,” utes left to play. Mitchell said. “For us to be “There are probably some really special this year we nerves there that some kids need her to continue that.” have when it is a tight game,” Senior guard Amber Mitchell said. “I thought we Smith contributed 17 had some fantastic responses points, six rebounds and four when Southern Mississippi had some mo- assists. “She (Smith) played her best game mentum. today and I don’t know if we could have won “We were able to respond and it is a good if she didn’t play that way,” Mitchell said. sign for us.” “I am feeling good, and I am just glad we The Cats finished strong, outscoring got the win,” Smith said. Southern Miss 16-6 in the final five minutes The Cats’ next game is at Memorial Colto secure the 17-point victory. iseum Wednesday at 4 p.m. against Nebras“It was a good win for us and a good ka-Omaha Mavericks (2-1).

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Freshman quarterback Maxwell Smith completed half of his passes for 133 yards, and the offense gained a total 165 yards. gressive play calling, including an attempt at a fake field goal and a number of passes down the field. But it wasn’t long until offensive coordinator Randy Sanders reverted back to UK’s screen-heavy offense. The Georgia defense was not fooled for most of the game, keeping the

Cats’ offense in check. Now that UK won’t be crashing the postseason party, its season will come to an end next Saturday against Tennessee at Senior Day. Kickoff is scheduled for 12:21 p.m. with Senior Day festivities to precede the game.


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Steele’s Reels: ‘The Walking Dead’ Miller pushes UK to ugly win breathes life into zombie genre Displays veteran leadership in DAVE STEELE Kernel columnist

Sheriff’s deputy Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) has awoken from a gunshot-related coma to find himself in the middle of a post-apocalyptic world, completely overrun by the walking dead. These zombies that were once productive citizens of Grimes’ town now have one single burning desire: to eat human flesh. Separated from his family, Grimes must set out on his own in hopes of being reunited with wife Lori and son Carl. Armed by the scraps of ammunition left at the raid-

ed police station, Rick begins his search in Atlanta where there have been rumors of quarantined survival camps at the Center for Disease Control. Finding nothing but massive hoards of the walking dead, Rick considers taking his own life. Before he pulls the trigger, help arrives in the form of a young man named Glenn (Steven Yeun) searching Atlanta with similar hopes of salvation. After crossing stories about their previous encounters, the two realize that Rick’s family is alive and camping out in the forest with Glenn and some other survivors. After being reunited with Carl (Chandler Riggs) and Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies) as well as his old partner Shane (Jon Bernthal), Rick is now challenged

with keeping them safe while searching for hope in the now zombie-infested world. Like most 21-year-old males, I was excited to indulge in some mindless violence with AMC’s “The Walking Dead.” Expecting nothing more than a gory mess without much substance, I was blown away by depth in character development and quality storytelling. Now that there is a filmquality TV series about zombies (I know right?), fans of the post-apocalyptic genre can now get a weekly fix of intense brain eating action. I had a very hard time finding any flaws with this series. My only complaint is that the acting of Andrew Lincoln can be inconsistent and even laughable at times. However, I am confi-

dent that he will improve his character’s personality and really convince audiences of his role in the series. But that’s not enough to keep me from strongly recommending this series to anyone. In terms of ratings, “The Walking Dead” had enormous shoes to fill with taking the former time slot of “Breaking Bad” (the best show on television in my opinion). Without skipping a beat “The Walking Dead” shattered all expectations and now has the highest ratings of any show on cable. This Emmy-nominated masterpiece can only get better with it’s talented producers, directors and cast. If you decide to pick this show up don’t skip out on the first season, its brilliant. Steele’s Reels: 4/5 stars

recording 13 points, 5 assists a game after going scoreless AARON SMITH Kernel columnist

It was the end of a week-long road trip, with a second consecutive noon tip-off, for a young team. So it isn’t surprising that UK and Old Dominion played a slow, sloppy, sluggish game. But that was still pretty ugly, for both teams. Watching on ESPN3.com, I was halfway happy my internet connection sucked to the point where it looked like I was watching a blurry game of NBA Jam on the N64. Old Dominion threw a 3-2 defense at UK, a zone the Cats hadn’t seen before and had less than a day to prepare for. UK shot under 50 percent for the first time this season. It committed 21 turnovers against only 10 assists. At the risk of sounding too smart, that’s not a good ratio. Old Dominion grabbed 11 out of a possible 41 offensive rebounds. While UK made strides in both of those areas in the second half, they continues to be the two biggest problems for UK. Teams will play physical until the Cats — especially the slender Anthony Davis, who fouled out of the game after 11 points and nine rebounds, and Kyle Wiltjer, who only played 11 minutes, proving that he’s not quite trusted by Calipari in close games — show they can play physical back. It wasn’t just the play

that was lackluster. The game stalled in the second half after consecutive possessions with technical fouls. With that, the officials clamped down. At one point, the teams shot 13 free throws in a 1:10 stretch. And yet UK got a 10point win in its toughest test yet. And it was senior Darius Miller who showed up to guide the team. Experienced veterans do have their place on a UK team, after all. Miller was the only player who had a full good game. He didn’t fill up the stat box, finishing with 13 points and five assists, but he stabilized UK in the first half when balls were going everywhere but in the basket. After the game, head coach John Calipari said UK would have lost by 10 or 12 points without Miller. He won’t be the difference in every game. Just a day earlier, Miller had scored zero points in a blowout against Penn State. His tendency to recede into the background and cede center stage to the stars can be amplified on this team, when he’s the sixth man (so far, at least) and doesn’t have to assert himself. He proved, though, that he can assume control when he and his team need to. Miller had no problem attacking the defense on his own throughout the game. Which speaks, again, to what Calipari has said before: it won’t be the same person rising to the occasion game in and game out. It can be anyone. UK, gladly, gets the chance to rest at home before it sees who is next to step up.


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UK professor inspires all Last week UK was nationally recognized for something other than basketball — our talented faculty. UK professor Nikky Finney received the 2011 National Book Award for poetry Wednesday for her collection of poetry titled, “Head Off & Split,” placing her in a class of famous writers such as Julia Child, William Faulkner and Maurice Sendak. As students, we are capable of learning only as much as our professors have to offer.

Finney, the Provost’s Distinguished Service Chair Professor of English at UK, has demonstrated that she, and other UK educators, are exceptionally talented and able. While UK is a not an Ivy League institution, UK students are lucky to have brilliant, inspiring professors to nurture its students’ talents and provide a top-notch education. We applaud Finney for this achievement and hope her students and colleagues are inspired by her accomplishments.

Kernel’s new website has what readers want November has been a time of change at the Kernel. On Friday, we introduced our new weekend paper — Weekend Timeout. This Friday, we are introducing our new website. The new site will be an TAYLOR updated version of our curMOAK rent site, but will give us the opportunity to produce Kernel more of the content our columnist readers want. The design will be easier to use, and its updated look is more pleasing to the eye. Our homepage at kykernel.com will feature multiple stories, and each of our sections — news, sports, opinions and features — will have its own page. This will allow us to highlight the most relevant content on each page, in a way that is easier to navigate.

The updated site will also allow us to showcase our best photographs and multimedia pieces. The sidebar of the new site has more options, so we can continue to provide you with services like a campus calendar, but we will be able to provide more content to you in this sidebar as well. And while we are updating our new site, the purpose of kykernel.com remains the same. We want to provide you with the most up-to-date campus news. The site will help us do our job better, so you can remain informed about UK. If you have questions or suggestions for the new site, please email me at tmoak@kykernel.com. Taylor Moak is a journalism junior and the Kernel’s editor-in-chief. Email tmoak@kykernel.com.

Congress must find way to balance spending By Jim Blackerby opinions@kykernel.com

A balanced budget amendment is the only thing that makes sense in these times. With a president and Democrat-controlled Senate that has spent more money in the past three years than all of the other U.S. presidents combined, it is clear that the American people need to take away the choice that Congress has to spend more money than this country takes in. The fact that the Democrat-controlled Congress of 2009 could not even give the American people a budget that Congress would follow should show Americans that deficit reduction is not important to these people. Even today we have a “super committee” of six Democrats and six Republicans that cannot come together and find some solution to get at least $1.2 trillion over 10 years out of the total U.S. debt of $15 trillion. With no budgets passed, record spending levels in Washington and no sign of stopping any time soon, I start to wonder how we can trust these idiots in Washington anymore. Just last week, being the poor college student that I am, I had to raid the couch cushions to look for change so I could go get dinner. I wish I could borrow money that I can never pay back. Name me one American that borrows more money than they can pay back and hasn’t gone to jail or

declared bankruptcy and I will show you the entire U.S. Congress. If the American people have to play by the rules and live within their means, why should the American people’s government not have to do the same? Now some (Democrats) argue that we cannot pass this amendment because it would not allow the government to spend extra money on things such as natural disasters.

Just last week, being the poor college student that I am, I had to raid the couch cushions to look for change so I could go to dinner. That begs the question: Have they ever heard of a savings account? Guess what? A lot of people have them. It’s this new thing where you set a certain amount of money aside just in case something terrible and unforeseen happens and you need some extra cash, but let’s be honest, Democrats in Washington have no idea what the word “savings” means. Jim Blackerby is an international studies senior. Email opinions@kykernel.com.

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Campus Downs, 3BR Condo, University Ave. $900/month. Lexingtonrentalhomes.com. 859-396-3273 or 859-278-7752 (Office).

Qualifications: 18 yrs or older Not in high school Pass background check Able to load, unload, sort packages, and other related duties

NEW and Nearly NEW 4BR HOMES – Current place not what you expected or perhaps not ready in time? Only a few left, very nice. Close to campus. View at lexingtonhomeconsultants.com. Showing daily. Call or text James McKee, Builder/Broker 859-221- 7082 or email jwmckeebroker@msn.com for pictures.

All interested candidates must attend a sort observation at our facility prior to applying for the position. For more information or to schedule a sort observation, please call

1 Bedroom 4 Bedroom 1BR Apartment, Walking distance to UK and Chevy Chase, W/D, off-street parking. $540/month plus utilities. 502-558-9665

Think Fast. Think FedEx Ground.

For Sale iPads: $24.99/week. Rent – To – Own. Lease Zone: “Your Zone To Own”. 859-9673214

Friendly and professional family in need of long-term help with weekday activities (kitchen upkeep, organizing, house chores, errands, and laundry). Must work well with children and animals (dog walking) and love healthy living. Starting 10-15 hrs/wk at $1013/hr (2 week initiation/training period is $8/hr). Contact winslow@winslowandellsworth.com, mail to:winslow@winslowandellsworth.com for further details if interested

000.000.0000 FedEx Ground is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer (M/F/D/V), committed to a diverse workforce.

LOOKING FOR M & F Social drinkers 21-35 years of age with or without ADHD. Researchers at the University of Kentucky are conducting studies concerning the effects of alcohol. Volunteers paid to participate. Please call 257-5794

Real Estate For Sale

Physical Therapy clinic seeking experienced/ fast-learning Technician for full/ part time. Email Ron: ronblair669@yahoo.com, fax (859) 744-0041, call (859) 744- 0036.

414 N Limestone, completely restored historic home downtown! $239,900. 2BR/2BA, updated kitchen. Call Brad Tune, Turf Town Properties, 859-396-5510. EHO

Prefer Ag major w/farm exp. for local auto service business. 30-40 hrs/week, $8.509/hour. 859-333-9656 after 6 p.m.

Turkey Foot Place by the Creek, 2BR/2BA Condo, $119,000. Covered parking, close to UK, lease option available. Call Brad Tune, Turf Town Properties, 859-396-5510. EHO

Writers & Interns Wanted: Lexington based Internet company seeks writing staff. Applicants should be familiar with social media, ebusiness and/or technology. This is a great opportunity to earn extra cash while building your resume/portfolio. We are also accepting applications for internships across our company for Spring. Send resume with writing samples to jobs@ientry.com and/or call 859-514-2720 to schedule an interview.

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Travel BAHAMAS SPRING BREAK: $189 - 5 days. All prices include round trip luxury party cruise. Accommodations on the island at your choice of thirteen resorts. Appalachia Travel 1-800-867-5018, www.BahamaSun.com

Wanted Cash paid for iPads! Call Jim Mischner at 859-806-1932.

EASY FIX CARS – AFFORDABLE AUTO REPAIRS FOR STUDENTS. 2 MILES FROM UK, 729 BELLAIRE AVENUE, 859-489-3445 Professional, Affordable Typing: Scan/email legible original, pay with PayPal, receive printable document by email. 20+ years typing/transcription. $2.00/d/s page. (859) 792-3629 / just.my.type11@gmail.com

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