Participants run the first leg of the Veterans Day 5K hosted by the WKU Student Government Association on Wednesday at Kereiakes Park. (Photo by Eli Randolph)

Gallery: Run, shoot and score! Hilltoppers rush toward the end of the semester

Last week was full of life as students ran in a Veterans Day 5k hosted by WKU’s Student Government Association, danced in the African Student Union’s second annual “A Night In Africa,” and defeated the Sam Houston Bearkats in football. Your Talisman photographers were there to capture every emotion.

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Participants run the first leg of the Veterans Day 5K hosted by the WKU Student Government Association on Wednesday at Kereiakes Park. (Photo by Eli Randolph)

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A WKU student participating in the Veterans Day 5K runs alone on the last leg of the race. The 5K was hosted by the WKU Student Government Association on Wednesday at Kereiakes Park. (Photo by Eli Randolph)
Connor Ferguson, Student Government Association senator for Gordon Ford College of Business, ties his shoes ahead of the Veterans Day 5K hosted by the SGA on Wednesday at Kereiakes Park. (Photo by Eli Randolph)
Carson Spalding, a freshman business major, crosses the line in first place with a sub-15 minute time at the Veterans Day 5K hosted by the WKU Student Government Association on Wednesday at Kereiakes Park. (Photo by Eli Randolph)
House lights illuminate the stage through artificial smoke during the WKU Dance department’s “Winter Dance: Fairytales and Fables” final dress rehearsal on Thursday in Van Meter Hall. (Photo by Von Smith)
Caelen Gibbs preforms the part of the little blue bird during the Snow White story at the WKU Dance department’s Winter Dance: Fairytales and Fables during a dress rehearsal Thursday evening in Van Meter Hall. (Photo by Von Smith)
An actor holds position during his dance in the Snow White act of the WKU Dance department’s “Winter Dance: Fairytales and Fables” dress rehearsal Thursday in Van Meter Hall. (Photo by Von Smith)

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Caelen Gibbs performs as the hare in “The Tortoise and the Hare” at the final dress rehearsal of the WKU Dance department’s “Winter Dance: Fairytales and Fables ” on Thursday in Van Meter Hall. (Photo by Von Smith)
Students paint rocks at Hope On The Hill outside of the Downing Student Union as a stress relief activity on Thursday. (Photo by Gabriel Milby)

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A traditional west African dance is performed to showcase its history and culture. (Photo by Caden Rich)
The WKU African Student Union hosts its second annual “A Night In Africa” event where various performances demonstrate cultures across Africa. To engage the audience, each person used their phone’s flashlight. (Photo by Caden Rich)
Nathan Creamer, a senior member of Delta Tau Delta, tosses a cornhole bag to the opposite board on Saturday. “Tailgating and hanging out with the other brothers are the best part about game days,” Creamer said. He joined the fraternity his sophomore year. (Photo by Lauren Howe)

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Brandon Washington, brother of WKU linebacker Bryson Washington, takes a sledgehammer to a car on Saturday. For every home game, there is a car with the opposing team’s logo on it. (Photo by Lauren Howe)
A WKU Big Red Marching Band shako sits on the ground outside Houchens-Smith Stadium on Saturday. The band is the largest performing ensemble on campus with over 250 students representing over 60 different majors. (Photo by Lauren Howe)
WKU fans line up to purchase tickets on Saturday. Single game tickets ranged from $15 to $35. (Photo by Lauren Howe)
WKU defensive back Upton Stout (21) attempts to intercept a pass thrown to Sam Houston tight end Jax Sherrard (37) in WKU’s final home game against Sam Houston in Houchens-Smith Stadium on Saturday. (Photo by Adin Parks)
WKU football players tackle Sam Houston State players on Saturday. WKU defeated Sam Houston 28-23. (Photo by Lauren Howe)
WKU quarterback Austin Reed looks for an open teammate before throwing the ball on Saturday. Reed had a total of 392 passing yards for the game. (Photo by Lauren Howe)
WKU quarterback Austin Reed (left) hands the ball off to wide receiver Malachi Corley (right) in a running play on Saturday. Corley had a total of 171 receiving yards that game. (Photo by Lauren Howe)
WKU defensive back Kendrick Simpkins tackles a Sam Houston State football player on Saturday. Simpkins had a total of two tackles this game. (Photo by Lauren Howe)

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Sam Houston State kicks a field goal after scoring a touchdown on Saturday. Sam Houston made a 53-yard field goal at the end of the second quarter. (Photo by Lauren Howe)
From left to right, Fletcher Johnson, Hayden Adkins, Brent Layne and Elijah McGehee get ready to perform the Big Red Marching Band’s halftime show on Saturday. The game was senior recognition night for the band, dance team, cheer team and football team. (Photo by Lauren Howe)
Big Red runs on the field for a pregame ritual before WKU’s senior night game against Sam Houston State in the Houchens-Smith Stadium on Saturday. (Photo by Adin Parks)
Dalvin Smith (17) dodges Sam Houston defenders on a midfield drive against the Sam Houston Bearkats in the Houchens-Smith Stadium on Saturday. (Photo by Adin Parks)

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WKU cheerleaders perform ahead of the WKU vs. Kentucky State basketball game in Diddle Arena on Saturday. (Photo by Caden Rich)
WKU junior Don McHenry (5) has possession of the ball during the first half of the WKU and Kentucky State basketball game. WKU redshirt senior Brandon Newman (10) follows as McHenry takes the ball to the WKU side. (Photo by Caden Rich)

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WKU freshman Jack Edelen attempts to block as Kentucky State player Cordell Livingston attempts to pass the ball. (Photo by Caden Rich)