WKU Track and Field Sprinter/Hurdler Madison Rabe poses for portraits at Charles M. Ruter Track and Field Complex at Western Kentucky University on March 25th, 2023. The freshman sprinter from Union, Ky., whose main event is the 400m hurdles, is entering her first collegiate outdoor track season.
Bowling Green/Warren County Humane Society workers, Evan Holihan and Keiley Douglas, comfort their furry patient before he gets his nails trimmed on March 26th, 2023. Among the chaotic sounds of barking, Holihan and Douglas simultaneously juggle the feeding, cleaning, and caring for the dogs alongside helping customers. “There is a lot of happiness and grief that comes with this job, and I just want people to see the happiness that happens here at the shelter,” said Douglas.
Ilana Anderson, 21, poses in the WKU Photojournalism studio located in Jody Richards Hall, Bowling Green, Ky. on January 27th, 2024.
Pass It On, a community service program through WKU athletics, takes place Saturday, February 25th, 2023 at Parker-Bennett-Curry Elementary School, Bowling Green, Ky. Kids were taken through stretches and drills led by WKU student-athletes, with a scrimmage at the end of the program. “The goal is the kids get to learn from, be coached by and mentored by our student-athletes, learning valuable leadership skills through basketball as the vessel,” said Audrey Griffin, Student-Athlete Development Graduate Assistant.
Ashley Burdsall and her cat Darnell pose in the WKU Visual Journalism and Photography studio in Bowling Green, Ky., on February 19th, 2024. Burdsall is a WKU 2023 graduate and was a member of the WKU cheer team. She adopted Darnell while attending college and said, “It was the best spontaneous decision ever!” Darnell will turn 2-years-old this June. (Photo by: Madeline Powell)
Bowling Green Pickleball group host their Senior Pickleball Clinic, Sunday, January 29th, 2023 at Ephram White Gymnasium. This was the last session of this clinic before graduating, with people of all skill levels participating. IPATA Certified Pickleball Instructors, Javonni Burchett and Dan Stelling who teach the clinics, took the participants through the rules and technique of the game with many activities throughout the 2-hour session. “Pickleball is the fastest growing sport right now, and it’s because people of all ages can do it. It doesn’t require as much moving around due to the smaller court size, so older people can more easily enjoy it”, said Burchett.
WKU Junior, Lucy Rutherford, poses for portraits on March 24th, 2023 in the WKU Photojournalism Studio located in Jody Richards Hall. Lucy is a distance runner on the WKU Track and Field/Cross Country team and also enjoys listening to music in her free time.
Banjo Bakes employee Wyatt Smith, waits around for customers at the Community Farmers Market, in Bowling Green, Ky., on January 20th, 2024. The founder of Banjo Bakes, Nate Marick, started the sourdough business 10 months ago after researching how unhealthy bread were in stores. With a family and kids, Marick wanted to create healthy alternatives for the breads that they consumed. “I had really no idea what I was doing in the beginning. I just started watching Youtube videos and from there it was trial and error,’ said Marick.
Susan Tutino, 58, owner of Strawberry Fields Yoga Bhakti Center of Bowling Green, Ky., poses in warrior position for a portrait in her studio on March 7th, 2023. Tutino, a former Trauma/Addiction therapist, started practicing yoga in 2010 and now runs her own studio in her home.
Western Kentucky University Track and Field hosts their annual track meet, "Hilltopper Relays" at the Charles M. Ruter Track and Field Complex on April 1st, 2023.
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