Through Our Eyes – Week 41

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 wkunppa@gmail.com 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.

 

_MG_3484On any given 9-5 workday, Clarence Allen, 55, a mechanic at Phelps & Son Detail Shop and Small Auto Engine Repair in Bowling Green, Ky., can be found covered in sweat and grease under anything from a lawn mower to a 1951 Packard classic car. WESTON KENNEY

NHL 2015: Predators vs. Wild APR 9Minnesota Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon (46) skates over to his teammates to celebrate the game-winning goal in the third period of Thursday’s game against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. NICK WAGNER

motelLooking out from his room at the Economy Inn in Bowling Green, Ky., Danny Shelton, 42, looks toward the 31W Bypass. Shelton lost his left leg five years ago after doctors failed to detect a clotting issue in his limb. Having not worked a day since his amputation, Shelton relies on a $1,289 disability check to live. He’s an everyday face at the Salvation Army’s free lunch and he currently spends $800 of his monthly check on rent for his motel room. NICK WAGNER

Sandi Rutter 01Sandi Rutter, of Flushing Township, sits in Paige’s Playroom, a room named in honor of her deceased daughter Paige Rutter, on Friday, April 3, 2015 at Hurley Children’s Hospital in Flint. Paige was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a cancer of the central nervous system in July 2003. She passed away shortly after her third birthday on June 30, 2004. The playroom opened two years later and has since functioned as a room where sick children can briefly escape their hospital bed. Today, Sandi is a registered nurse at Hurley alongside her Husband Andy Rutter who is a physician in the trauma department. BRITTANY GREESON

steepleLindsey Wilson junior Greg Smithson exits the water ditch during the Hilltopper Relays’ 3000-meter steeplechase event in Bowling Green, Ky., on Saturday, April 11, 2015. NICK WAGNER

On April 11-12, 2015, Western Kentucky University hosted the National Collegiate Dodgeball Association Tournament. 26 teams competed over this two day tournament from all over the U.S. Central Michigan University and Grand Valley State competed in the championship game, the latter winning the title 2-0 for the third year in a row.Brad Porter, a freshman at Saginaw Valley State University, waits for the second half of his game to start. The game would determine which teams would compete in the National Collegiate Dodgeball Association Championship. Having lost the first half, Porter understands the significance of the rest of the game. “I like dodgeball because it’s fun. Even though on the court it looks like we are trying to kill each other, off the court we are all best friends,” Porter says. ABBEY TANNER

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