5 things to read this morning

5 things to read

Herald staff

1. In My Skin: Gatton students find community at the Academy

In this issue’s In My Skin, the Herald talks to students at the Gatton Academy about life at WKU as a high school student.

“I always try and get to know the people in my classes, so whatever judgment anybody has on me is based on how we interact in class — not the label I have as an academy student,” Joseph Crafton, a 17-year-old high school senior said.

Read the full story here

2. ORAC students reach new heights

Students looking for a break from their studies and a different kind of education might be interested in the Outdoor Recreation Activity Center, (ORAC), an organization that offers students weekend trips to learn wilderness skills. 

Trips feature activities such as backpacking, rock-climbing and even white-water rafting.

“Before Thanksgiving break we hiked a section of the Appalachian Trail,” London senior Matt Martin said. “That was probably my favorite trip because you got to spend the most time with the participants and you got to learn more about them and hang out with them more.”

 Read the full story here

3. FeelGood is trying to end world hunger, one grilled cheese at a time

Helen Heines, a Shepherdsville junior, is the president of WKU FeelGood. 

“FeelGood is a non-profit organization that’s set up among campuses all across the United States,” Heines said. “We set up grilled cheese delis each week and raise money for our partner organization, The Hunger Project.”

Lindsay Whittington, a sophomore from Marion, Ill. said a highlight of working at the WKU FeelGood deli is seeing someone eat their first grilled cheese.

“We’ve had a lot of that recently with the international students,” Whittington said. “It’s so great to see their faces and that expression when they eat their first grilled cheese. They’re just so happy and full of cheese.”

Read the full story here

4. Oscar predictions

With the Academy Awards arriving this Sunday, columnists Ryan Pait and Ben Conniff choose who they think will take the top honors this year. (They actually agree a lot.)

Read Ryan’s choices here

Read Ben’s choices here

5. Migos concert gallery

Herald photographer Jabin Botsford shot the Migos concert at the Compound — and the photos are awesome.

Do yourself a favor — view the gallery here