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Voting for international senator starts Monday

Voting for international senator starts Monday

By Mariia Novoselia (Editor's Note: Featured image provided by Hansjorg Keller.) Rectangular lamps light up the Western Kentucky University Student Government Association Senate chamber located on the second floor of the ever-busy Downing Student Union. Two WKU...

The Swipe Out Hunger initiative fights food insecurity at WKU

The Swipe Out Hunger initiative fights food insecurity at WKU

By Ellie Sandlin (Editor's Note: Photo by Siegfried Poepperl via Unsplash.) The WKU Student Government Association started a Swipe Out Hunger initiative for the spring 2022 semester to fight food insecurity.  Cole Bornefeld, a junior from Hendersonville, Tennessee, is...

Media bias trend deepens the news consumer divide

Media bias trend deepens the news consumer divide

(Editor’s note: Photo by Christ Montgomery on Unsplash.) By Hannah Clausen The media of all kinds play a daily role in the lives of Americans and for many, news media remains a staple in the daily routine. Whether a morning cup of coffee and a side of cable news,...

Kentucky Voters Face Changes

Kentucky Voters Face Changes

WKU student Jeanna Kleine-Kratch takes a deeper look into Kentucky voting legislation and how it affects voters. https://youtu.be/yZotnOiVxoM

“Cancel Culture” is here to stay

“Cancel Culture” is here to stay

(Editor’s note: Photo by Markus Winkler on Unsplash)  By Sarah Walters  Payton Bingham sits aloft on her bed along with her fat speckled cat, Misty Minerva McGonagall.  On either side of her, “Harry Potter” posters are carefully taped to the walls. They accompany...

Music helped push civil rights movements forward

Music helped push civil rights movements forward

Editor's Note: Music helped unite thousands during Civil Rights Era marches and protest such as this march on Washington, D.C. (photo above), and that theme continues today. Lucy Rutherford Fleischaker-Green Scholar In June of 1964, Ku Klux Klan members kidnapped and...

Voter fraud tops election concerns

Voter fraud tops election concerns

By Hannah Claussen Fleischaker-Green Scholar On Nov. 6, 2012, Ruth Thomasine Robinson, 70, lost her reelection bid against Sam Howell for mayor of Martin, a small Floyd County community in eastern Kentucky. Robinson’s three-vote loss must have come as a surprise. She...