Through Our Eyes – Week 18

Each Thursday, WKU’s Student Chapter of NPPA brings you some of the best images of the past week taken by our very own classmates. To submit for our weekly posts, you must currently be a WKU Photojournalism student and have taken the images or produced the video within the last week (Tuesday to Tuesday). Send your top 1-5 selections to by our Tuesday 6:30pm deadline and our officers and attendees will pick the best of the bunch to showcase at our open meetings every Tuesday at 7pm in Lab 127.

toepost032214_001Donald Cartwell, 61, of Richardsville, Ky., sits in his bedroom smoking one of his hand rolled cigarettes. Over time, Cartwell has lost his ability to walk due to a battle with spine and bone cancer. He relies on his wife, Ruth, for care on a daily basis. “Sometimes I sit here and think and I just wish God would give me my legs back,” said Cartwell.  BRITTANY GREESON

toepost032214_002Varun Kolanka gets a handful of color in the face from Pramod Tadakamalla, center, as Monic Shah, left, and Anirudh Dorepally, back, look on. The friends, all seniors from Hyderabad, India, gathered to celebrate Holi on WKU’s south lawn on Saturday, March 15, 2014. The spring festival of Holi or Festival of colors, is an ancient Hindu religious festival celebrated with colored powders and dancing. WKU’s Indian Student Association hosted the event for the first time on campus and hopes to attract more participants in the future.  BRIAN POWERS

toepost032214_003Elizabeth Kizito, also known as “The Cookie Lady,” is the owner of Kizito Cookies in Louisville, Ky. After moving to America from Uganda in 1975, she developed a love for cookie making and has been making them for about 35 years. “Most of the Ingredients in my cookies are not listed on the package,” said Kizito. “My family’s love and perseverance, the beauty and magic of Africa, the American Dream, are all mixed in next to the chocolate chips and butter and nuts.” Kizito sells cookies in her shop and travels around the region selling cookies from a basket that she wears on her head.  HARRISON HILL

JEFF BROWN/HERALDWKU freshman forward Bria Gaines (11) celebrates with WKU freshman guard Kendall Noble in a 61-60 victory over Arkansas State in the 2014 Women’s Sun Belt Tournament Championship at the Lakefront Arena in New Orleans, La., on Saturday, Mar. 15, 2014.  JEFF BROWN

toepost032214_005Bob Wieber prepares to meet a doctor who will help him with his apraxia on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Clarksville, Tenn. Apraxia is a condition that makes speaking very difficult for Wieber, who has been gradually developing it over the past three years. Wieber traveled all the way from Michigan to New Mexico to see an acupuncturist to get help.  CASSIDY JOHNSON

toepost032214_006Hopkinsville, Ky. native and WKU junior Maurice Dunn II, 21, has been playing the trumpet since he was in sixth grade. “Growing up, everywhere I went I would constantly be playing,” Maurice said. “I got to be pretty good.” A member of the WKU marching band during his freshman and sophomore year of college he has since laid down the trumpet to pursue other interests such as his Adveristing major. “Trumpet was always something I did because I was pretty good at it,” Maurice said, “not because it was a passion.”  LUKE FRANKE

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