All posts by Sammie Hill

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  • Rideshare industry innovation could be halted in Kentucky

    By Stewart Lewis– Two companies have revolutionized after-dark transportation over the past few years and, in the process, issued warning orders to taxi companies who have had a monopoly on late night transportation for decades. Taxi companies...

    • Posted September 7, 2014
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    How to make study abroad dreams a reality

    By Sammie Hill– Many students come to college with dreams of studying abroad. Incoming freshmen with these hopes can rejoice, for U of L offers numerous opportunities for students to travel abroad. Louisville provides options for semesters...

    • Posted May 21, 2014
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  • Book review: ‘Love and Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere’ by Poe Ballantine disappoints, exploits

    By Sammie Hill– Enticed by the title and the fact that Cheryl Strayed wrote the introduction, I decided to purchase Love and Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere on iTunes and read it on my phone,...

    • Posted April 14, 2014
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  • Best books to read in college: ‘The Casual Vacancy’ by J.K. Rowling

    By Sammie Hill– On the surface, The Casual Vacancy tells a fairly simple story. Following the death of a beloved city councilman, the small English town of Pagford must recover from their loss and elect a new...

    • Posted April 14, 2014
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  • Letter to the Editor: Response to “University not a business” editorial

    Dear editor, Your March 25th editorial regarding the negotiated confidentiality agreements with three long time, dedicated University of Louisville employees lacked some logic and key facts. The “story of closed doors and dark secrets” portrayed in your...

    • Posted March 31, 2014
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  • Why I’m not enrolling in the Affordable Care Act

    By Stewart Lewis– A deadline approaches – not a school deadline, but the deadline to comply with the Affordable Care Act. I will not meet this deadline, because I don’t want to comply. I recently reached the...

    • Posted March 30, 2014
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    Best books to read in college: ‘Wild’ by Cheryl Strayed

    By Sammie Hill– Cheryl Strayed is a badass. At only 26, she had endured hardships that broke her to the core. She had suffered loss, tasted pain and futilely grasped for an escape from her grief. She...

    • Posted March 30, 2014
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    Kentucky Democrats avoid sexual harassment scandal

    By Stewart Lewis– House Bill 378, which is on the floor of the Kentucky House of Representatives, would require training to prevent harassment in the legislative workplace. This bill sounds great: how can you be against the...

    • Posted March 3, 2014
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    Best books to read in college: “The Beautiful and Damned”

    By Sammie Hill–   Often overshadowed by “The Great Gatsby,” F. Scott Fitzgerald’s earlier novel, “The Beautiful and Damned,” is, in my opinion, his best work. Focusing on the relationship between Anthony Patch and Gloria Gilbert, “The...

    • Posted February 27, 2014
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    What to consider before getting a pet in college

    By Sammie Hill–   Frequently, college students living in a house or apartment have the desire to purchase a pet. Enticed by the cuteness of a puppy or driven by a craving for added companionship, many students...

    • Posted February 25, 2014
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