Single mothers pave way for their children

By Ebony Cox

Angel Shoemake, 25, of Bowling Green was not always a single parent and didn’t always attend Western Kentucky University. Continue reading “Single mothers pave way for their children”

Plant-based diets: trend or lifestyle?

By Autumn Wheeler

Hayley Burgett, an animal studies major at Eastern Kentucky University, decided to start pursuing veganism almost two years ago. Burgett said that what made her decide to start a plant-based diet was when she made the comparison between her pet dog, Finn, and animals that people consume.

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Burial trends change as Bowling Green cemeteries fill


Fairview Cemetery II is the only city-managed cemetery in Bowling Green where burial plots are available to purchase.

By Nicole Ziege

The evening sun creates golden hues over the tombstones in Fairview Cemetery II as it descends into the west. Soft high-pitched tones from wind chimes ring out throughout the cemetery. The stones are decorated with various kinds of flowers—one with two shiny wreaths on either side, another resting beneath a bouquet of blue and red roses, and a third with an artificial bouquet of yellow, red and purple colors lying upon it.

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Graduating While Black: graduation and retention rates

By Erian Bradley

In the fall of 2012, Camille Williams walked onto Western Kentucky’s campus anxious about the future that was ahead of her. There were buildings all around her with cars in the surrounding parking lots, and incoming freshmen waiting in the lobby as her family waited outside to grab her things. She said she was ready to start her new journey as a college student. As she entered Hugh Poland Hall, she said she was intimated by the many students around her.

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Ayurveda in the West


Jenna Wolf, Nashville Ayurveda counselor and entrepreneur, suggests eating an easily digestible breakfast with garnishes like Ashwaganda Spiced Ghee that give the meal an added boost of antioxidants, healthy fats and many more digestive benefits. Recipe Courtesy of The Lotus Room. Photo Credit: Hannah Stalnaker.

By Amelia Epley

When an upscale boutique in trendy East Nashville hosts an event called “Managing Anxiety with Ayurveda,” they offer rosé.

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