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Bosnian Community Bosnians in BG Feature Long Reads Olivia Mohr Place story Small business

Bosnian-owned event venue brings community together

People crowd into and around La Gala, a Bosnian-owned event venue in Bowling Green, Kentucky, on March 3 for a Marija Šerifovic concert. 

By Olivia Mohr

Screaming people crowded around a stage at La Gala for Serbian singer Marija Šerifovic’s concert held there the night of March 3. Purple, blue and green lights shone from the stage. Phone screens flashed as people held them up to record the music on stage, and people waved their hands in the air and jumped up and down.

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Bosnian Community Bosnians in BG Michael Allen Place story Quick Reads

Mosque Serves Bowling Green’s Bosnian Community

By Michael Allen

The prayers are melodic, almost like chanting, and the sound of them, dominated by one voice, fill the building during prayer times. The imam, a tall, slender man with bright brown eyes, and short, black hair, wearing a flat, white cap, plain, black robes, and no shoes, leads the prayers here.

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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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Bosnians in BG Erian Bradley Feature Quick Reads

A Taste of the United States

By Erian Bradley

Many families have come to America hoping to find better opportunities and a better life. Sefika Varajic, and her family were one of those families.

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Bosnians in BG Casey McCarthy Feature Spring 2018 Senior Show

A Little Taste of Bosnia in BG

By Casey McCarthy

On the corner of Old Morgantown Road and Parkhurst Drive, between slender white, wooden columns, in mesh black chairs, hazed by cigarette smoke and steamy espresso, two older gentleman converse, speaking softly, in a language I don’t recognize.

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Quick Reads Tyger Williams

High school for refugees and immigrants ends first year

By Tyger Williams

Outside the corner of Warren Central High School is the round annex building; inside are the many international and refugee students of Geo International High School.

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Bosnian Community Bosnians in BG Emma Austin Feature Long Reads

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.

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Helen Gibson Long Reads Spring 2018 Senior Show

A changing city: examining Bowling Green’s growing refugee population

By Helen Gibson

It’s Tuesday, Nov. 9, the day that America elected Donald Trump its 45th president, and the Bowling Green office of the International Center of Kentucky is busy. The two story, red brick building on Kenton Street is filled with some of the United States’ newest residents — refugees from all over the world.

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Adam Sims Long Reads

Refugees form supportive community at Lee Pointe Condos

By Adam Sims

Mike Baker, maintenance man of Lee Pointe Condos, walks across the parking lot. One resident hands him a doorknob from her door, saying it’s broken, and Baker promises to fix it as soon as he can.