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Behind the Kentucky Kernel’s lawsuit with UK lies a federal law so hotly contested that even the former senator who sponsored the bill has weighed in with his own criticisms. The controversy revolves around this question: How should universities like UK balance a student’s right to privacy with the public’s right to know, and where lies the line between protecting privacy and keeping secrets? By Will Wright

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act — “FERPA” for short — lies at the heart of an ongoing debate at UK and other universities. FERPA often finds itself caught between two opposing forces: universities — which interpret the law as a duty to protect student privacy — and advocates of the press — who criticize universities for using it as an excuse to hide records that should be public. Signed into law in 1974, FERPA was forged out of a populous call to limit government secrecy and bolster people’s right to privacy. Politicians and the public at the time worried schools kept secret files on students — the contents of which could impact their academic careers. From transcripts to personality evaluations, students and their parents wanted access to all education records maintained by schools. They wanted to know what types of documents schools kept, and wanted the power to correct any false information within those records. James Buckley — a one-term senator from New York, who Ronald Reagan would eventually appoint judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals in D.C. — proposed the law because “when parents and students are not allowed to inspect school records and make corrections,” numerous erroneous and harmful materials can creep into the records. “Such inaccurate materials can have devastating negative effects on the academic future and job prospects on an innocent, unaware student,” Buckley said as he explained FERPA on the Senate floor. More than 40 years later, FERPA’s definition of “education records” continues to pit

the right to privacy and the public’s right to know against each other. In UK’s case, the university uses FERPA as justification for not releasing records that detail Title IX investigations into sexual misconduct. Other universities share UK’s interpretation of “education records” as “any record that identifies a student and is maintained by the university.” Critics say UK uses FERPA to violate the state’s open records laws. “There’s no question that it’s gone beyond its intended scope, and UK … is absolutely notorious,” said Amye Bensenhaver, a former Kentucky assistant attorney general. Bensenhaver said the Kernel’s case with UK is a classic example of a university using the law to protect its own image under the cloak of protecting student privacy. The disputed records in the lawsuit — an investigation into sexual misconduct accusations levied by students against former associate professor James Harwood — identify students and are maintained by the university. Therefore, they fall under UK’s interpretation of the law. But critics, including Bensenhaver, say FERPA was never meant to include records like disciplinary investigations of employees, even if the documents identify students. UK Deputy General Counsel T. Lynn Williamson said UK favors a student’s right to privacy over the public’s right to know, and said when deciding which records to release, UK errs on the side of privacy. A 2010 Columbus Dispatch investigation into FERPA showed universities have widely different interpretations of the

law, but that many share UK’s view and use it to justify the redacting or withholding of information. Former Sen. Buckley told the Dispatch that Congress needs to “rein in” FERPA and the power it gives universities. “That’s not what we intended,” Buckley said in an interview with the Dispatch. “The law needs to be revamped. Institutions are putting their own meaning into the law.” Theoretically, universities could lose federal funding for violating FERPA, though no institution has ever lost funding. Frank LoMonte, the executive director of the Student Press Law Center, said no institution has even been given a warning for violating FERPA, but said universities use the threat of lost funding to persuade the public and judges to be on their side in open records disputes. The future of FERPA remains unclear. While some critics want Congress to revisit the law and clarify the definition of “education records,” others think the federal government should enforce it by fining institutions who wrongly cite FERPA as a way to not release records. “Every university in the country is dealing with these types of issues,” UK spokesman Jay Blanton said. “The tensions there between strong privacy laws and strong records and meetings laws are real.”


Suspect in OSU attack shot, killed by police By Kat Manouchehri

At least 11 people were taken to hospitals Monday morning, after an attack on The Ohio State University’s campus. One of the victims is in critical condition and the suspect involved in the shooting was shot and killed by police. The shooting was centered around Watts Hall on the north side of campus, a building on OSU’s Columbus campus. Students at OSU said the emergency condition started just before 10 a.m. when a suspect drove a car onto the curb outside of Watts Hall into a crowd of people. One of the suspects got out of the car armed with a knife and started chasing people before being shot by a police officer, according to University Police Chief Craig Stone. The suspect was identified as Abdul Razak Ali Artan, a 20-year-old, Somali-born, OSU student, according to USA Today. Students and professors were first alerted to the situation through Buckeye Alerts, OSU’s alert system. “We didn’t take the first ini-

PHOTO BY ADAM CAIRNS I THE COLOMBUS DISPATCH Police cover the body of a suspect along 19th Avenue outside Watts Hall on Ohio State’s campus following a vehicular assault and stabbing on Nov. 28, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio.

tial Buckeye Alert seriously because it didn’t have any specifics,” OSU senior Bailey Gilmore said. “(The alert) came across the computer screens and just said there is an emergency on campus and more information will follow. Then, students got a text alert saying there was an active shooter,” Gilmore said. The Buckeye Alert System is one of the many ways Ohio State’s Department of Public Safety communicates with the campus community. Students and faculty are automatically registered for the alerts if their cell phone numbers are in the

system. “The response was incredible. The amount of police cars and SWAT team cars that showed up was remarkable. The response was encouraging that we can control this situation in some aspect,” OSU sophomore Annelise Peters said. Several students said that although they still feel safe on campus, they don’t feel as if they were prepared for a situation like this. “In one of my classes last week, we went over school shootings, and wrote a paper

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UK expects challenge in UCLA By Chris Angolia

On Saturday afternoon at Rupp Arena, two of the most storied programs in college basketball are set to go headto-head when No. 1 UK hosts No. 11 UCLA in what is shaping up to be one of the biggest games of this nonconference season. Just a year ago, the Bruins upset the top-ranked Cats in Los Angeles and as one might imagine, UK is looking to get some revenge which has created an obvious hype leading up to this year’s game. Now with both teams entering the game undefeated, there is even more buzz that surrounds Saturday’s matchup. One thing that both of these teams have in common is that they are both led by their backcourts. For the Bruins, they are led by freshman sensation, point guard Lonzo Ball. Through just eight games, Ball has drawn early comparisons to Jason Kidd and averages nearly a double-double, averaging 16 points and 9.1 assists per game. Ball is joined in the backcourt by Bryce Alford, son of Bruins coach Steve Alford, who is second on the team in scoring averaging 17 points per game. While Ball and Alford are

PHOTO BY HUNTER MITCHELL I STAFF Freshman guard Malik Monk goes for a layup during the game against Cleveland State on Wednesday, Nov. 23 in Lexington.

the two most likely candidates to give the Cats problems on Saturday, it was Bruins center Thomas Welsh who gave UK fits last year dropping 21 points. Welsh was able to ex-

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pose a big problem with the Cats’ frontcourt last year. But freshman Bam Adebayo looks to have already surpassed last year’s frontcourt in terms of

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Cats to start December with a challenge By Anthony Crawford

The No. 17 UK women’s basketball team just wrapped up the month of November with a 5-1 record. The Cats made it look easy sometimes, winning four games by over 20 points, but things will not be so easy for the Cats once the month of December rolls around. The Cats will start the month by playing the No. 12 Oklahoma Sooners on Dec. 1 at Memorial Coliseum. Just three days later, the Cats will then travel to No. 7 Louisville to take on the Cardinals at the KFC Yum! Center. These will be the second and third time the Cats played a ranked opponent this season, as they previously beat No. 14 Miami (FL) in the season opener. The game against the Sooners will be a rematch of last season’s NCAA tournament

second round first loss of the game, where season. the Cats beat Then on the Sooners Dec. 4, the by 21 points. Cats will look The Sooners to do exactly return four of what UK footfive starters ball did last from last year, week, go into including Louisville’s Peyton Lithome-arena tle who is the and pull off an leading scorer upset. for the SoonThe Carers this year. dinals are led The Soonby guard Asia ers play well Durr, who has in the paint, been a scoring which has premachine so far viously been for the Cards, a strong spot averaging for the Cats. 18.7 points a The Sooners game off 53 average alPHOTO BY HUNTER MITCHELL I STAFF percent shootmost five re- Guard Maci Morris (4) drives the ball down the court during the game against the Oklahoma Sooners on Moning, and 50 bounds more day, March 21 in Lexington. percent shootper game, ing from deep. do. It will be important for Ev- to control the paint if the Cats and have double the amount of elyn Akhator and Alyssa Rice want to hand Oklahoma their The Cardinal’s offense as blocks per game than the Cats a whole has been efficient as

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well, averaging 80 points and 19 assists per game. UK has played pretty well on the defensive side of the ball this year, limiting three teams to fewer than 50 points in the game, so it will be key for the Cats to do the best they can to slow down Louisville’s offense. The Cats, however, have a pretty good offense themselves, with four players averaging double-digit points. One of those players is Makayla Epps, who needs just eight more points to pass Bria Goss for 17th all-time on UK’s career points list. Epps is coming off a 20-point outing against Samford. After this week, the schedule gets easier for the Cats, but not by much. There are no teams that are currently ranked left in UK’s nonconference schedule, but the Cats will play at Rupp Arena against Arizona State, and at Duke, both proven teams, in December.

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Johnny Conqueroo gets ‘Washed Up’ on new album

By Matt Wickstrom

After a two-year hiatus, local youthful rockers Johnny Conqueroo are back at it again with their first full-length record “Washed Up”, the group’s first new music since 2015’s self-titled record. The record jumps around in terms of genre, featuring songs with surfer rock, psychedelic, desert rock, blues rock and grunge vibes, all while maintaining a central theme and sticking to the band’s signature sound. “The album is where we are after two years of exploration and playing live,” drummer Wils Quinn said. “If someone just listened to the EP and then this new record after, it’d seem like a pretty big jump stylistically.” The record begins with the title track “Washed Up,” which features a 1960s surfer rock-infused guitar riff from guitarist Grant Curless, who’s also featured on the record playing organ and lap steel among other instruments. “Washed Up” transitions into “High Tiding,” another track with a heavy dose of guitar magic from Curless, albeit with a more blues and desert rock tone. “Whippets,” a grungy tune with a loud, lo-fi vibe in all aspects, featuring Quinn banging away on drums paired with Shawn Reynolds holding down the low end on bass and Curless singing, or rather screaming, at a fever pitch. Perhaps the record’s most distinctive songs are the two packed tightly in the center – “Dancin’ With You” and “The Key.” “Dancin’ With You” fea-

PHOTO PROVIDED BY JOHNNY CONQUEROO I MCKENNA DALLAS Johnny Conqueroo celebrate the release of their album “Washed Up” at The Burl on Friday.

tures heavy psychedelic instrumentals paired with Reynolds and Quinn on backup vocals. “The Key” is another song with psychedelic vibes, but with a twist. Aside from shredding on the guitar, Curless also is tracked on the song playing organ, illustrating his musical diversity. The song has a one of a kind sound reminiscent of classic rock band The Doors and the late George Harrison. According to Quinn, the band also noticed the comparisons to The Doors, giving the tune a special name prior to settling on the title of the album. “We thought ‘The Key’ sounded so much like a song by The Doors that for the longest time the working title was ‘The Doors Song’ up until we made an album title for it,” Quinn said. Following “The Key” is “Downtown Boy,” another cut off the album with heavy psychedelic vibes. “Washed Up”’s second to last track, “Grinding on Sand,” has strong desert

rock vibes, with a simple yet intricate guitar riff from Curless during the song’s verses before transforming into a work of art during the chorus, equipped with Curless’ elegant whistling that gives the vision of standing in the middle of nowhere, hearing your own thoughts echo. Three of the records’ four closing tracks, “Who Do You Trust,” “Palendrome” and “Take 5” feature a grungy sound similar to “Whippets,” perhaps the most appealing of sounds to Johnny Conqueroo’s fan base, whom get crazier the louder the band gets in a live setting. “Washed Up” was recorded in the group’s home studio, which also serves as their practice space beginning this past spring. According to Quinn, recording in their practice space made sense because it allowed them to record whenever they had the time, whereas at other studios they’d have to rent out specific dates to record, which can also get expensive. “We’re all in this little room

together, and it feels like we’re performing live,” Quinn said. “We’re all getting the vibes off each other, jumping around, then when we get a good track with a lot of energy we begin building off that. You’re never going to get that full, raw live energy, but that’s about as close as we can get.” With Quinn and Reynolds graduating from high school next spring and Curless already graduated, the band already has their sights set on the future. Curless recently purchased a short bus that the band plans on renovating into a tour bus so they can get out on the road to reach new fans and music hotbeds around the country. According to Travis Young, banjo player for the Blind Corn Liquor Pickers and talent booker for The Moonshiner’s Ball, Johnny Conqueroo has the talent to carry them wherever they’d like to go. “I’ve been involved in the Lexington music scene since the early 90s, when we would jump the back patio fence at The Wrocklage to see [Quinn’s dad’s band] 10 Foot Pole or Catawampus, and I’ve never seen a band this young come up this fast,” Young said. “And they’re growing and morphing right in front of our eyes.” Johnny Conqueroo will celebrate the release of “Washed Up” at The Burl on Friday, Dec. 2 with support from local artist Daisy Helmuth, daughter of SLO-FI’s Otto Helmuth, and Nashville’s Chrome Pony, whom Johnny Conqueroo first became acquainted with when the two performed at Moontower Music Festival this past August. Doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets are $8-10.

Louie’s Wine Dive finds a home in Chevy Chase By Katia Davis

Take a dive into a modern and classy new restaurant with all of the wine that you could ask for. Louie’s Wine Dive and Chevy Chase Kitchen opened its Lexington location Sunday, Nov. 20 and offers a wide variety of wines and spirits for customers to choose from, including bourbon, a Kentucky favorite. “Our craft cocktail menu includes additional bourbon based cocktails including the namesake ‘The Chevy Chaser,’ which is popular with our quickly growing guest base,” president and CEO of Louie’s Wine Dive Whitney VanZant said. According to VanZant, these bourbons are featured on the restaurant’s spirits list and will also be incorporated into featured cocktails and their weekly Prix Fixe menu. Louie’s Wine Dive gives a modern twist to the classic

sit-down restaurant style. Any wine will be opened if the customer agrees to purchase two glasses, then the opened wine will be written on a board for other customers to potentially try. “Louie’s Wine Dive has an ambiance all its own,” VanZant said. “We oversee all parts of the design and construction process to ensure our environment is dialed into the smallest of details. All décor is custom made ranging from lighting companies in Portland to Amish farmers in Missouri to iron fabricators in Lexington.” Whether you are looking for cheap or expensive wines to try, you have the choice of both at this wine dive. The restaurant offers various red and white wines that range anywhere from $7 to $20 a glass and $27 to $275 a bottle. Louie’s Wine Dive and Chevy Chase Kitchen is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Fri-

PHOTO BY ADDISON COFFEY I STAFF Louie’s Wine Dive and Chevy Chase Kitchen opened on Nov. 20 in the old Macho Nacho location.

day from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. The restaurant serves lunch, dinner, brunch and happy hour. Lexington is the chain’s ninth location, with other locations in Indianapolis, Des Moines, Omaha and Kansas City. “Chevy Chase encompass-

es the history and local charm of Lexington, which Louie’s Wine Dive works tirelessly to emulate throughout its design and décor to the culture of its operation and the food and beverage product,” VanZant said. Louie’s Wine Dive is located at 854 E High Street in the old Macho Nacho location.


UK alumna gives birth to quintuplets on her birthday

four that they had seen, and then we went the next week and we found five,” Katie said UK alumni Katie and Lu- in a press conference. “I mean cas Schaftlein welcomed five we were excited, but we were babies into their family on praying that the next ultrasound we didn’t find six.” Nov. 11. By Grace Colville

The Schaftleins knew that they wanted to have children, but when Katie had trouble getting pregnant naturally, she began using fertility treatments. The couple said they were ecstatic when they found out the news that they were expecting. Katie had some blood work done to confirm the pregnancy. Her blood work showed high levels of HCG, which typically indicates cases of multiple babies. Because of this, Katie had her first ultrasound when she was only four weeks pregnant. “When we went in for the first ultrasound there were

With the help of friends, family and several doctors, the couple created a plan for what was to happen when Katie got closer to her projected delivery date. Until then, she and Lucas prepared their home for

“I think that the most special part was that they were born healthy.” Katie Schaftlein

New mother of quintuplets

As soon as the quintuplet pregnancy was confirmed, medical preparations began. The Schaftlein’s met with several specialists at UK HealthCare and neonatologists at Kentucky Children’s Hospital.

their five children. Katie was admitted to the hospital in September, when she was 23 weeks pregnant. Once she was admitted, the plans they had made early on in her pregnancy were put into

motion. Around six weeks after Katie was admitted to the hospital, Sadie, Sofia, Scarlett, Savannah and Lucas were welcomed to the world just before midnight on Friday, Nov. 11 at 29 weeks old. Sadie, the smallest, weighed 1.96 pounds, and Scarlett, the largest, weighed about 2.4 pounds. Katie began to get emotional when explaining that her four girls and one boy share the same birthday as her. “Well, I mean, obviously it’s special to have them on my birthday, but I think that the most special part was that they were born healthy,” Katie said in a press conference. “Any day that happened would have been really special.” In the whirlwind of excitement they’ve had, the Schaftlein’s are just happy that their family is safe and healthy.

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Night Market to hold last celebration of 2016

PHOTO BY LYDIA EMERIC I STAFF December’s Night Market will hold a toy drive in conjuction with Step by Step on Friday.

By Morgan Smith

On the first Friday of every month from May to December, the 700 Block of Bryan Avenue is transformed into a bustling scene complete with live music, local vendors, and delicious food. This open-air affair is known as the Lexington Night Market, and has become an increasingly popular event for Lexington residents. The Night Market got its start in 2013 when Richard Young and Griffin VanMeter founded the North Limestone Community Development Corporation. “They were looking for a way to give back to the community and create a space for artists and potential business owners,” said Samantha Johnson, director of communications and events for North Lime CDC. The market provides an opportunity for small businesses, local artists and nonprofit organizations to grow in an informal setting, and gain valuable exposure with potential customers. The Night Market is one of many community enrichment projects undertaken by North Limestone CDC, and it has experienced incredible growth since its formation. “The Night Market has certainly expanded in terms of the amount of vendors and amount of attendees,” Johnson said. “The first market had around 15 vendors and now we’re up to 60. There were even around 6,000 people at the October market.” This year North Lime CDC has partnered with Step by Step to host a holiday toy drive at their December market, the final market of the year.


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 about if Ohio State University would be prepared for something like this. I said no, because we haven’t practiced or have been required to watch anything about it,” Gilmore said. “I know the information is accessible but we are college kids, we aren’t just going to look for active shooter protocol. I didn’t think we were prepared, and my professor was freaking out, she didn’t know what to do. OSU sophomore Maggie

Step by Step is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of young, single mothers through support, encouragement and education. “We’ve been around for 22 years and we exist for young single moms ages 14-24 to offer empowerment and healing,” said Tonya Torp, executive director of Step by Step. Since the program focuses on the empowerment of young moms rather than just blind support, each mother must earn a certain amount of points with Step by Step before she can benefit from the toy drive. “We work on an empowerment model, so our moms earn what they get. They’re excited by the fact that they earned the gifts they’re giving to their kids,” Torp said. Moms can earn points by doing community service, setting and taking steps toward achieving goals and participating in Step by Step programs. These programs often feature valuable training on topics such as domestic violence awareness and financial literacy. Step by Step is hoping that students who regularly attend the Night Market will participate in the toy drive. “Most of the childcare for our program is provided by students from UK, so we’re hoping that students will show up and support this cause,” Torp said. Night Market attendees will be able to donate items to the toy drive at the market this Friday, Dec. 2, from 6 to 10 p.m. Employees and board members of Step by Step will be at the market dressed as elves to help collect the donated toys, and will be selling hats as an additional fundraiser.

Jones was about 20 minutes away from campus when she got the alert. She said school officials did not give students useful training to prepare for something like this. Ohio State’s Columbus campus has about 60,000 students. “The reaction was quick and I loved the way they really did keep us updated the entire time,” Gilmore said. “Personally, I will be more nervous walking around campus because today was just a normal day. I now feel like I have to keep my head on a swivel.”



CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 productivity, and come Saturday it should be much more difficult on Welsh. With Welsh and Adebayo going at it in the frontcourt, and Ball and Alford going up against UK’s guards, the Cats are going to need to continue to play defense the way they have been. The Bruins have scored 80+ points in all but one game this season, and UK has allowed only two of their seven opponents to break the 70-point mark. UCLA’s success on the offensive end has been due largely in part to

their field goal percentage in which they rank in the top-5 nationally. Perhaps the most exciting aspect of this matchup will be the tempo which these teams play at, both rank in the top30 in adjusted tempo rankings, according to KenPom. com. And it has been clear that UK wants to get out and run especially with guards De’Aaron Fox, Isaiah Briscoe and Malik Monk constantly looking to push the pace. Nonetheless, it is going to be a fast paced, star-studded affair at Rupp Arena on Saturday with two basketball powerhouses going head to head in what should be a raucous environment.


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Trump appointments raise red flags

Ethereal celebrates with new tastes




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Like much of Donald Trump’s campaign, there has been a lot of fog surrounding his administration. With cries to “drain the swamp!” many expect an administration teeming with outsiders. Meanwhile, others expect a relatively standard rewarding of Republican loyalists. The reality seems to be a mixture, being met with all forms of controversy, support and opposition. Stephen K. Bannon was named Chief Strategist by President-Elect Trump, and is the executive chair of Breitbart News, a self-proclaimed “Alt-Right” media outlet. The website running headlines such as “Hoist it high and proud: The Confederate flag proclaims a glorious heritage,” and “Gay rights have made us dumber, it’s time to get back in the closet,” under Bannon’s leadership justifies concerns surrounding his placement in the White House. Slated to work alongside Bannon is Trump’s future White House Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus. Priebus served as head of the Republican National Committee during Trump’s campaign. Many are accepting this appointment with open arms, glad to have a less radical counterpart to Bannon. However, others offer criticism as Priebus’s appointment goes against Trump’s earlier promises to bring outsiders into Washington. Another cabinet choice by Trump that contradicts his “drain the swamp” platform is Tom Price. Price is a Republican Congressman who has served six terms. Price will serve as Health and Human Services Secretary, and is a prominent adversary of the Affordable Care Act. In the coming days, we will see what is now the skeletal system of our new Executive Branch develop flesh and blood. We will see an interesting mixture of outsiders and Washington regulars in Trump’s cabinet which will be, in a word, exactly what the Trump’s campaign was: unique. Email


It’s time to pick a side

Minority students feel less welcome after Trump’s victory

Being a minority student at a predominately white institution often leaves one feeling like they don’t belong, creating a sense of discomfort that is difficult to erase. UK fits into the description of a predominately white institution, according to UK’s Office of Institutional Research & Advanced Analytics, 73.9 percent of the student body is white, 6.6 percent identify as African-American and 3.8 percent identify as Hispanic or Latino. According to UK spokesman Jay Blanton, nine reports of derogatory language or assaults of monority students have already been reported to the university’s Bias Incident Support Services since Donald Trump was announced as the 2016 president-elect. During his campaign, Trump called for deporting 11 million undocumented citizens, overtly catego-

rized Mexican immigrants as “rapists” and “drug dealers,” proposed registering all Muslim-Americans into a database, and advocated for violence against protestors whom were often minorities, all in the name of making America great again. According to USA Today, Trump only won 37 percent of millennial voters, however he won 52 percent of voters who attended college for any amount of time, and 45 percent of college graduates. Now, as the dust settles around the election and everyone comes to terms with who the country has chosen as its new commander in chief, minority students on many college campuses are left with similar problems. Walking around a campus where less than 7 percent of the student body resembles you is a very isolating experience. This feeling is multiplied exponentially when you must

question whether the people you feel alienated from would take pleasure in making you feel unwanted. Imagine walking into a classroom, looking around and seeing 25, 40, or even 200 faces, and having to question whether each one wants to harm you in some way, whether by completely ignoring your whole existence, calling you an explitive from their car as they speed past or by actually committing an act of violence. This is what minority students faced everyday on this campus, even before Trump was elected and we watched America side with racism, sexism and misogyny. Before we knew it was acceptable for the future president of our country to announce that he takens it upon himself to grab women “by the pussy.” Before we watched protestors be removed from rallies with bloody shirts. Before we

saw the crowd’s reaction to the violence. Before we knew that Trump was speaking directly to the silent voters, who long for the days when minorities were not “ruining” our country. And now here we are. Walking into class will no longer be peaceful. Picking your seat on the first day of class will never be as easy as it once was. Minority students have every right to question the motives of those around them. These are turbulent times, where true colors are being exposed. We understand that not every person who supported Trump is a racist, sexist or misogynist, but you chose to vote for a man who embodies all three words. If you do not side with his actions, prove it to us. Otherwise, you leave us in a state of confusion and constant terror. Email opinions@

The only thing that beats birthday parties with cake and ice cream are birthday parties with craft beer—lots and lots of craft beer. Ethereal Brewing had its two-year anniversary this past holiday weekend with a tapping of at least one new craft beer, as well as a new brew on tap for each day of the celebration. Ethereal’s weekend celebration kicked off bright and early on Friday at 9 a.m. with an Ethereal-style breakfast and the tapping of their Coffee Baba Yaga, an imperial stout made with espresso at 13.1 percent ABV. The brew is aged in Four Roses’ bourbon barrels and blended with beans from Nate’s Coffee. It has a deliciously strong, thick chocolate malt flavor mixed with delightful hints of coffee. Ethereal ended the first day of the celebration at 6 p.m. by tapping the Belgian Tripel with Brett. The Belgian Tripel sits at nine percent ABV with a mellow, smooth taste that is sweet and fruity with hints of banana. The Belgian Tripel was a delicious addition to the tap list. The second day of the weekend celebration started at noon with the tapping of Imperial Dark and Raspy, an imperial stout at 12 percent ABV. This brew stays true to its name, having been aged with a few hundred pounds of raspberries accentuated with hints of chocolate. The second day of celebration ended with Ethereal’s Imperial Saison on tap zero. The fruity Imperial Saison is at 11 percent ABV with a light carbonation and a cloudy orange color. The final day of Ethereal’s anniversary weekend started with the re-release and tapping of their famous Baba Yaga, a Russian imperial stout at 13.1 percent ABV. This stout is aged in bourbon barrels for a strong liquor taste mixed with hints of chocolate and vanilla for finish. The celebration ended with the oak-aged Imperial Milk Stout on tap zero. The milk stout is aged in rum barrels for a boozy taste mixed with hints of maple syrup, coffee and vanilla. The stout has a strong liquor taste with a sweet finish at 15 percent ABV. Email


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Monk staying hot

Freshman Malik Monk took no time getting adjusted to the college game and has been on fire in the scoring column to start the season. He has scored more than 20 points in four of the last five

games for UK and he doesn’t look like he’s going to slow down. Monk has started to shoot well from deep, and if that continues UK should have no trouble hanging with UCLA’s prolific offense.

Point guard battle

Both the Bruins and the Cats are carried by high-powered offenses and their two freshmen point guards are the driving force behind them. UCLA is led by Lonzo Ball, who has

Here are the storylines to look out for in UK’s matchup with the UCLA Bruins this Saturday.

impressed with averages of 16 points and 9.1 assists per game. De’Aaron Fox surpassed expectations at UK and is fresh off of tallying UK’s first triple-double since 1988.

UK’s next big test

Michigan State was the first big circled on UK’s scheduled, but the Spartans lacked the talent to really challenge the Cats. UCLA has the talent to test UK. Lonza Ball is paired with senior Bryce Al-

ford in the backcourt. And the Bruins have two bigs that can give UK trouble in freshman TJ Leaf and junior Thomas Welsh. The Bruins also have other prospects off the bench to help match the Cats’

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