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A look back at first-week freshman bungles

As the first week of classes at Western Kentucky University slips into the annals of collegiate history, I can’t help but remember my first week as a college student. Almost 19 years old, high school valedictorian, newly outgoing, single, armed … Continue reading

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It’s still dear old Western’s day

Sometimes, I treat myself with a jog around my alma mater, Western Kentucky University. I begin by walking up College Street nearly doubled over because of the steep incline, taking a brief rest when I reach Cherry Hall under the … Continue reading

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Alphabet Series: Creep

Day Three: Creep Ah, yes. The rite of passage of the single creature: to “creep.” The act takes on many forms, but I was fortunate enough to come of age in the rise of social media, which made creeping much … Continue reading

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Alphabet Series: Brave

Day Two: Brave Without a permanent male in my life, I tended to fill that masculine role on my own. What I mean is, I steeled myself against any threats and felt I had to be the brave one, whether … Continue reading

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Why I’m passionate about bras

Something involving bras happened almost exactly four years ago, and I’m still not over it. Although you may already know that I love October because of Halloween, it’s also special to me because it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Both my … Continue reading

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Welcome to Bowling Green

Western Kentucky University, my alma mater, Thursday hosted its annual Big Red’s Blitz,  an all-day charity event during which WKU students–mostly new freshmen–go in groups to various non-profit organizations’ sites around the community and volunteer. Its namesake is our mascot, … Continue reading

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Backstage life of the Southern Kentucky Fair pageants

One of the benefits of being a journalist is that you’re constantly going someplace new. Whether it’s a highlight of your career or a complete dud, you’re still doing something different that you probably otherwise wouldn’t have been able to do. … Continue reading

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College can be a special time of evolution for twins

The following was a final project for a journalism capstone class. I turned in the assignment in April, so any dates that appear out of place were, at the time, future occurrences. After cracking a joke, fraternal twins Katie and … Continue reading

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Shooting (For) Star(bucks)

Indie music reverberates throughout Helm-Cravens Library’s two-story lobby area and mingles with the mixed conversations of patrons, most of them students stopping for coffee between classes. Memphis, Tenn., senior Kristen Bernhardt grins as she glances over her shoulder at the … Continue reading

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