Alexandra Sandefur Long Reads Profile Spring 2018 Senior Show

WKU student connects with Chinese heritage

By Alexandra Sandefur

On almost any given Sunday afternoon during Angie Willemsen’s childhood, one could find her and her family at China One, a buffet-style Chinese restaurant in their hometown of Kansas City, Missouri. Angie’s parents, who are Caucasian, started this tradition when Angie and her sister, both of whom are adopted from China, were very young.

Long Reads Monica Kast Spring 2018 Senior Show

Tomorrow’s Woman helps out after mastectomy

By Monica Kast

After Bonnie Strode’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1990 and had a mastectomy, they began shopping for post-mastectomy products, like mastectomy bras and prosthetic breasts. Strode and her mother soon discovered that there was nowhere to buy these products near their hometown, Owensboro, Kentucky and had to travel out of the state to find these products. Several years later, after visiting Confidently Yours, a mastectomy boutique in Champaign, Illinois, Strode was inspired to open one of her own.