Running on empty

Track was a family sport for Tessa Krempel. Her older brother, Matthew, was a thrower for his high school track team. So was her dad. He became one of Krempel’s coaches when she started in seventh grade. Initially, she didn’t want to throw, but she soon followed in her family’s footsteps. “I never wanted to … Continue reading Running on empty

Comeback kid

The spikes of 105 pairs of cleats pierced the fresh AstroTurf of Smith Stadium as the 2014 WKU football team made its grand entrance into the arena. It was the first game of the season, and everyone was ready. As the players warmed up on the field, there was a confidence in the air so … Continue reading Comeback kid

Capitol Gains

Kentucky senators and representatives applauded as President of the Senate Robert Stivers and House Speaker Greg Stumbo introduced a group of visitors to their legislative bodies one Tuesday afternoon during the middle of Kentucky’s 2016 legislative session. They cheered for 15 WKU students. As members of the Student Government Association, the students had traveled to … Continue reading Capitol Gains

Chism for president

It was 11:59 on a cool spring night, a moment of expectancy that would soon lead to defeat for Brandenburg junior and presidential candidate Brian Chism.  View the full story here. Originally published in the 2015 edition of Western Kentucky University’s Talisman.

Jet set

It was a season of transformation for the eight women who made up the WKU tennis team. The program was in a state of flux. View full story here. Originally published in the 2015 edition of Western Kentucky University’s Talisman.

Game of loans

In the fall of 2014, 3,136 expectant freshmen poured onto WKU’s campus with bright hopes of a successful future. Many did not realize the blatant reality of the cost to be a Hilltopper.  View the full story here. Originally published in the 2015 edition of Western Kentucky University's Talisman.