Through Our Eyes – Week 40

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 1-3 selections to [email protected] 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 7:00pm in Lab 118.

AUniversity of Kentucky fans lit t-shirts on fire to swing around while chanting “fuck Wisconsin” on State Street in Lexington, Ky., after UK lost to Wisconsin in the Final Four NCAA basketball tournament on April 4, 2015. EMILY KASK

Johnson_L_Portrait_3_02Jessie Anderson, 20, of Benton, Ky., is a mechanical engineering major at WKU. She has been swimming for about five and a half years and competed for her high school. “I always swam and loved being outside all summer. I loved it so so much and some people get really burnt out and I didn’t get tired of it at all…It puts you somewhere else. It’s super relaxing and it’s a very good sort of tired,” Anderson said. LEAH JOHNSON

ToBeSorted-4-6-2015-215TChase Gilliland prepares to swim in the flash flood that caused cancellation of Jefferson County Public Schools, April 3, 2015. JUSTIN GILLILAND

C (1)A man squats over a fire of burning t-shirts on State Street in Lexington, Ky., after University of Kentucky lost to Wisconsin in the Final Four NCAA basketball tournament on April 4, 2015. EMILY KASK

tanner_abbey_takeaswimTaylor Blair, a 19 year old custodian at the Preston Center, works the night shift in order to support her 3 year old daughter, Kaylee. Here she does her nightly job of polishing the floors, among other things. Blair says it’s often hard but, “she [her daughter] is the reason I do what I do here.” ABBEY TANNER

Johnson_L_Portrait_3_03Morgan Moore, 19, of Louisville, Ky., is a dance and psychology major at WKU. She started dancing six years ago. “I knew when I came to college that I loved dancing and I didn’t want to stop yet. I used to be really really shy and dancing helped me open up. I don’t have to talk but I can still express myself,” Moore said. LEAH JOHNSON

ToBeSorted-4-6-2015-979TA UK student flashes herself on State Street in Lexington, Kentucky, after the UK basketball team lost to Wisconsin in the NCAA Final Four, April 4, 2015. JUSTIN GILLILAND


Cecile Garmon has travelled to almost every continent on earth and has worn the same pair of round red glasses since 1985. She has been a Fulbright scholar and is the director of the Center for Leadership Excellence at Western Kentucky University. “I like cheerful things,” Garmon said talking about the bright clothes she wears. She sees the places she travels in colors as well. “Argentina is very orange and red,” she said. She has a deep desire for students to travel. She wants them to open there eyes and see a bigger world. “We limit ourselves so much with our tunnel vision,” she said. “Don’t ever close in. Open up instead, open your vision.” ALYSE YOUNG

ZIMG_4522The morning light pours through a stained glass window as a young boy looks toward the pulpit during a resurrection day service at State Street Baptist Church in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Sunday, April 5, 2015. ALYSSA POINTER

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