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Christine DiMeo Enterprise Story Feature Long Reads Profile

A Sketch of a Hero

By Christine DiMeo

Pinned to the door of the sculpture studio in Western Kentucky University’s Fine Arts Center, a wide horizontal flier depicting a cloud of muscled, mostly female superheroes gazing triumphantly into the sky flaps its corners at the warm spring breeze every time the nearby exterior door opens.

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Feature Kenton Hornbeck Profile Quick Reads

The Sensei of Sentou Dojo

By Kenton Hornbeck

Act fast, efficient and violent. Strong words coming from such an even-tempered man. These are the three ways Sensei Frank Williams wants his students act if they are confronted and physically attacked on the streets.

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Feature Long Reads Olivia Mohr Profile

Parenting a parent: a daughter reflects on mother’s Alzheimer’s disease

By: Olivia Mohr

Cameron Lebedinsky remembers the first time she started to become concerned about her mother’s memory. She was at her mother’s house on Pepperidge Drive in Bowling Green, Kentucky, sometime between 2007 and 2008. Her mother, Winkie Huddleston, took Cameron to her backyard garden area to show her a new bench she had bought. Then, five or 10 minutes later, Winkie asked Cameron again if she wanted to see the bench.

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Long Reads Nicole Zeige Profile

From Child Bride to Advocate

By Nicole Ziege

Seated at a small table at Fantes Coffee, a quiet coffee shop on Grinstead Drive in Louisville, is Donna Pollard, now 34. Wearing a blouse covered in a pattern of small flowers, with her layered shoulder-length red hair draped over dangling hoop earrings, she drinks an iced chai latte. She just got out of an adult acting class, which she said she started taking to help her with her public speaking.

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Feature Long Reads Profile Spring 2018 Senior Show Srijita Chattopadhyay

Rising from the ashes

By Srijita Chattopadhyay

The walls of faded blue were plastered with posters of bands and TV shows, from Panic at the Disco to Supernatural. The smell of rich sandalwood filled the air inside the room. A heap of colorful stuffed animals were piled in a corner. A small Zen fountain gurgled on a bookstand next to a blue-orange wristband that read “We are Marshall Strong.”

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Feature James Humphrey Quick Reads Spring 2018 Senior Show

Leisa Hutchison: A Life Devoted to Helping the Disabled

By James Humphrey

At a table in the middle of a large room at Thanksgiving dinner for Best Buddies, the organization’s president, Leisa Hutchison, 55, scooped food from her son Ben’s plate and fed it to him.

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Abby Potter Feature Long Reads

When I’m Healed

By Abby Potter

Beverly Carr, 53, writes down ingredients for a summertime fresh fruit smoothie. Her bony fingers click the mouse, and she opens a new recipe on Pinterest. She writes this down too, carefully copying every direction and organic ingredient.

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Evan Heichelbech Long Reads Profile

Splitting a Family: A Scientology Story

By Evan Heichelbech

Judging by the inside of Danni Peck’s apartment in Bowling Green, she’s a happy person. She even says she is.

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Feature Profile Quick Reads Skyler Ballard

It Started With Soccer

By Skyler Ballard

The boys of the Bowling Green Projects United soccer team huddle in a corner of the field before their game. Their coach, Daniel Tarnagda, opens a box of brand new uniforms and passes them out. The boys hold them up, excited about the small Democratic Republic of Congo flag embroidered onto the chest of the jerseys.

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Bosnian Community Bosnians in BG Feature Katie Zdunek

American girl, Bosnian girl

By Katie Zdunek

The chandelier-lit living rooms fills with a burst of laughter that drowns out the Bosnian reality show, “Couples”, on the large TV across the living room. A framed Quran clock hangs above. Damira Ibresevic, 24, tilts her head back and continues to laugh for a moment, as her mother tells her about the role her aunt, Fata Ahmetovic, played in their decision to move to Bowling Green.