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Fashion, Food, Travel, Culture. If you are interested in what is currently popular, our students will keep you up-to-date. Read the articles below to learn about trends within everyday life from the perspective of our college students.

Photojournalism is paid adventure, speaker says

(Editor’s note: This story was produced in the Fall 2013 semester.) By Allyson Beasecker A renowned photographer stood in front of aspiring journalists and showed them a glimpse of what 20 years in the journalism industry looks like. Gary Bogdon, an Orlando,...

Holidays on the High Seas

By Amelia Epley I was feeling the rocking of the boat as I fixed my hair for Thanksgiving dinner. I turned off the blower and reapplied the herbal oil behind my ears. Tonight’s seasickness would be rough. It had been a windy day in Belize. I was standing to put on my...

Between two schools: High school life on a college campus

By Jamie Williams Florence Schneider Hall’s limestone exterior sets it apart from the numerous red brick buildings on Western Kentucky University’s campus. Inside, a student is playing classical music on the grand piano in the lobby, and groups of students mill about,...

A Little Taste of Bosnia in BG

By Casey McCarthy On the corner of Old Morgantown Road and Parkhurst Drive, between slender white, wooden columns, in mesh black chairs, hazed by cigarette smoke and steamy espresso, two older gentleman converse, speaking softly, in a language I don’t recognize....

You know, until you don’t

By Laryn Hilderbrandt “Who do you want to be? What do you want to do?” I remember the clicking and tapping sound throughout the computer lab, the whirr of the monitor and the hushed conversations of the children around me. The smell of Expo markers uncapped, the musty...

A Taste of the United States

By Erian Bradley Many families have come to America hoping to find better opportunities and a better life. Sefika Varajic, and her family were one of those families. In Bowling Green they were able to start a business, which stayed open for 16 years. “My family is...

Riverview: The house on the hill

By Laryn Hilderbrandt The historic house stood on a rounded hill with a slim, autumn leaf-covered driveway looping around it. Christmas wreaths hung from the white double doors and green garland was draped over the railings. The red brick house was intentionally...

Multicultural dinner is family tradition

By Katie Zdunek Twelve ramekin-size white dishes are brought out on a brown plastic tray by an older Korean woman who speaks broken English and spends her time between the front and back of house. We, the largest and only multicultural family in Koreana II, sit in the...

Ayurveda in the West

By Amelia Epley When an upscale boutique in trendy East Nashville hosts an event called “Managing Anxiety with Ayurveda,” they offer rosé. I declined the rosé. Instead, I sipped on the herbal tea I bought at Ugly Mugs next door and explored the natural health and...