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College athletes collecting with the ‘Collectives’

College athletes collecting with the ‘Collectives’

Above: (Redshirt senior guard and forward Dontaie Allen analyzes the play before making a move during a game in E.A. Diddle Arena. | Photo by: Wyatt Richardson) By Molly St. Clair When the Red Towel Trust launched in 2022, “Name, Image and Likeness” called NIL for...

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Prof’s curiousity takes him throughout the world

Rickie Allen Scoutmaster of Troop 155 at Fort Knox, Kentucky has served in the military for the past 24 years. Active in scouts as a child Rickie became active as a leader while stationed in South Korea. Photo by Jonathan Adams By Maegan Hale Jonathan Adams, full-time...

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Like Father, like Son

Like Father, like Son

By Michael Collins Finchville, Kentucky, is a small, unincorporated town about 30 minutes outside Louisville.  A mile-long stretch of road guides happy, small-town homes in a straight line. A small park with a pond sits across the street from an antique store, a...

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The art of not falling hard

The art of not falling hard

By Michael Collins (Editor’s note: Unsplash photo by yns plt.) In the woods of North Carolina sits the Gen Z climber.  Noah Namvong is perched on a wood log bench next to a campfire, leaning back into his arms stretched behind him. Next to him on the bench’s edge...

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Immigration: leaving the good and the bad behind

Immigration: leaving the good and the bad behind

(Editor’s note: Unsplash photo by Kyle Glenn.) By Leah Hunter The immigrants that make up the Kentucky refugee city of Bowling Green, Kentucky, left their countries for myriad reasons — ethnic genocide, war and famine — for a new life in America. For many, the path to...

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After the Storm, a New Day

By Madison Carter Aaron Cherry huddled in the bathroom at Peach Tree Tattoo, his livelihood since finishing college.  Cherry, adrenaline crazed and curious, left the door cracked enough to look through the windows and watched the green glow sweeping toward him....

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Daniel Liddle: Diving into the YouTube pool

(Editor’s note: Image provided by Daniel Liddle.) By Grace Gonzales Daniel Liddle, assistant professor in the English Department at Western Kentucky University, earned his doctorate, in Rhetoric and Composition from Purdue University in 2018.  He was a graduate...

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‘Sympathy for the Devil’

(Editor’s note: Image provided by James Wainscoat at Unsplash.) By Sara Kate-Wiseman In his backyard in Nashville, Daniel Burt built a small structure out of scrap plywood that attracts and houses creatures many people may find icky. It measures 2...

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She loves to hate Plato

(Editor’s note: Image provided by Kenny Eliason at Unsplash.) By Jake Moore Each time Rose Donnelly walks up the “Hill” to Cherry Hall, she steps in the tracks of past masters.  Donnelly, a third-year philosophy major at Western Kentucky University, spends her...

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Midnight in the Garden

(Editor’s note: Image provided by Nils Bouillard at Unsplash.) By Rhiannon Johnston Cosmos and Oxide Daisies, Sea Holly and Yarrow, Evening Primrose, Moonflowers and Honeysuckle nestle against a wood fence in Shawnee Casebolt Wells’ yard.  Wells, a registered...

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