Making limestone a lifestyle at Mammoth Cave

By Miles Schroader

According to the U.S. National Park Service, more than 318 million people visited the 58 national parks across the country in 2018. But only about 20,000 get the pleasure of making a career out of the National Park Service.

People who get a job in the park service may be from different walks of life, but most of them will tell you they got into the job for a similar reason to Jackie Wheet of Bowling Green, a park ranger and tour guide at Mammoth Cave National Park.

“I know you’re not making the big bucks; you don’t see park rangers driving new Corvettes,” Wheet said. Continue reading “Making limestone a lifestyle at Mammoth Cave”

Women carve out a place in STEM at WKU

By Laurel Deppen

Women make up just 37 percent of the students in the Ogden College of Science and Engineering, as opposed to Western Kentucky University as a whole, where 59 percent of undergraduate students are female, according to the WKU Fact Book 2018.

The statistic mirrors a global trend. According to a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization report, around 30 percent of women in higher education are pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and math. Continue reading “Women carve out a place in STEM at WKU”

Groceries on the go for Bowling Green’s food deserts

By Samantha Mallon

BOWLING GREEN — A green-and-white clad school bus-turned-grocery store joined Bowling Green’s weekday traffic at the beginning of March, thanks to the work of staff at the Housing Authority of Bowling Green.

The bus, donated by Warren County Public Schools, carries cargo far different from that of most school buses. In an effort to relieve the struggles faced by the city’s low-income residents who live in food deserts, this bus has been refurbished into the Housing Authority’s Mobile Grocery Store, which is especially utilized by elderly and disabled residents, said Lori Richey, the authority’s elderly and disabled service coordinator. Continue reading “Groceries on the go for Bowling Green’s food deserts”

Emotional support animals provide variety of benefits for WKU students

By Jake Dresman

WKU senior Hailee Bernard says the struggle of owning a dog on campus is worth it because her strong bond with her dog, Beverly, forces her to get out of bed in mornings when she might not have otherwise, giving her a purpose in times of need.

The number of support animals on has increased on college campuses nationwide as more students experience emotional stress, according to US Health News.

Continue reading “Emotional support animals provide variety of benefits for WKU students”

King of Hearts

Ethan Cale performs a card trick to promote the custom playing card company he hopes to start. Ethan, 20, learned card and magic tricks after a heart condition left him unable to participate in sports and hungry for a new passion. (Cale Card Co. via instagram.com/calecardco)

 By Chris DiMeo

A two of spades flutters loftily through the air, then dives into Ethan Cale’s hand like a slam dunk into a basketball hoop.

Continue reading “King of Hearts”

A ‘best’ friendship ends and a prison sentence begins

By Emma Collins

Peter Gall stood in the Warren County Justice Center courtroom on Nov. 19 — a little more than a year after shooting to death his best friend Alex Davis.

Dressed in a khaki suit with combed-back hair, Gall barely resembled the red-faced, drunken 21-year-old in the mugshot taken only hours after he fired a shotgun into Davis, killing him in the early morning hours of Sept. 3, 2017.

Continue reading “A ‘best’ friendship ends and a prison sentence begins”

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