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What’s your story?

WKU Journalism students feel your story is newsworthy. Each of the writing pieces below captures the story of an individual and puts a spotlight on their life, the lessons they learned, and the importance of sharing within a community. Some of the writers even open up about their own personal experiences. 

The unintentional incident of the cat in the night-time

By Sille Veilmark Ditte walked out of the front door in stockings and stepped thrice on her toes before she reached the garage. The almost 6-foot-tall plant wall in the driveway had newly been cut. Among tools, bikes and a big refrigerator for extra food storage in...

The reality of dreams

By Griffin Fletcher It’s late afternoon on Saturday at Paradise Point Marketplace in Scottsville, nearly a 40-minute drive from downtown Bowling Green, and the smell of steaming hot dogs mingles with the warm April air. Max Erskine, 23, a Paradise Point employee, uses...

That’s the ticket: Section 105, Row f, Seat 1.

By Kyle Williams The man walks into a basketball arena on a cold, early-November night while the home team gears up for its lone exhibition game of the young season. He takes his usual route — maneuvering through fans on the way to the seat he’s grown accustomed to...

How a traditional Tennessee church grew into a modern megachurch

By Tanner Cole HIXSON, TENNESSEE — A golf cart unloads passengers from the far reaches of the parking lot onto the church steps. Greeters wielding pamphlets line the immediate interior. The high-ceilinged room is filling with members of the congregation. Abba’s House,...

Epiphanies of a 9-year old

By Austin Rutland I watched my 10-year-old brother as he stared at the peanut butter and jelly sandwich that sat on a cracked beige plate. You’re going to hurt Momma’s feelings, I thought. Just eat it. I kicked his foot under the table and shot him a nasty look. Even...

The Red Scare

By Lindsay Whittington I’m in Sarah’s living room with a group of people I know–all good friends, I might add–but all I can think about is the chili. It is at the center of my consciousness. Fear of it is gripping my mind and making my stomach clench in uncomfortable...

Deep Cuts

By Jacob Dick It was an average looking CD case, like any other my dad left behind. I had pulled it from the shelf by chance as I was searching for something to listen to. I never expected to be holding a portrait of an anthropomorphic hairless cat chained to a...

The Lesson Pop-Tarts Taught me

By Shantel-Ann Pettway With my 10-year-old hands attached to the side of the grocery cart that my god-mother pushed, I suppressed the urge I had to pick up items that weren’t on the grocery list. I loved going to the grocery store as a child because I always had a...

The Move Toward Her Dreams

By Shantel-Ann Pettway Tears of defeat were flowing through Lauren Cunningham’s fingers as she explained to her mother figure, Lynne Holland, how she’d lost sight of her vision when she lost her dream job in 2009. In hopes to comfort her colleague and friend, Lynne, a...

Q&A with Sheriff Jerry ‘Peanuts’ Gaines

By Lauren Nolan Lifelong Warren County resident Jerry “Peanuts” Gaines has been the Bowling Green Sheriff for 35 years. Prior to that, he was a Warren County magistrate. In 2010, Gaines was chosen National Sheriff of the Year by the National Sheriff’s Association...