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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. 

A Transplanted Purpose

By John Reecer One by one, each student nervously walked up to the principal of Monroe County High School to receive their high school diploma. Their hearts and minds were full of countless emotions as their adult lives stretched out before them. However, different...

Bosnia to Bowling Green: Finding a Place to Call Home

By Emma Austin Every time she enters her Bowling Green home, Gina Dzelil stops to take off her shoes and sees a framed photograph hanging on the wall above her alarm system control panel. The photo is of a small, gray, two-story house with a rusty-colored roof and...

A Joyful Noise

By Bryson Keltner In the outskirts of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, her house is surrounded by farmland. Her carport is painted red. A cement Tennessee Volunteer dog sits by the front door–it weighs more than her. That’s Ruth Kelly’s house. “Well, come in, Honey,” she...

The Deli

By Bryson Keltner Nestled on winding Highway 68 between Edmonton and Sulphur Well, there is a landmark. It does not bear a monument, nor does it have historical significance. It is a small, white building dividing the hills of cow pastures and hay fields in Metcalfe...

Shopping With Mom

By Brandon Killian I learned of mother’s diagnoses with Parkinson’s disease in 2011, when I was 14 years old. When I found out I didn’t know what to feel. I was only in grade eight, and I didn’t understand how it would affect my life. I knew things would change, but I...

Almost Famous Friends

By Jamie Williams My friends aren’t famous to the public by any means, but they’re definitely more famous than me. After being one of thousands of viewers of their online gaming channels for years, and then being trusted enough to moderate those viewers for them, we...

Stuck Between Two Worlds

(About this story: Author Austin Rutland conducted some interviews for this story in American Sign Language. Please note that Deaf with a capital “D” is commonly used to refer to people and communities that use American Sign Language as their primary language, while...

Bird Dog: A Local Leged in Hopkinsville

Story and Photos by Jodi Camp Walking down Main Street in Hopkinsville, an average looking man on the sidewalk has people honking and waving at him from their cars or stopping to get out of their cars to talk to him. The man seems normal, but when he opens his mouth...

A Bow in the clouds

By Emma Austin I sat in the backseat of my aunt’s car, sweating uncomfortably in a hand-me-down dress next to my cousin as we circled the lake on the road leading to Grandma’s driveway. It had been raining all morning, but at that moment the sun was shining brightly,...