Editor’s note: A previous version of this article stated the Talisman is “entirely independent and student-run.” The Talisman is not financially independent, as it does receive funding from the university. The Talisman is, however, editorially independent, with all content decisions made by student editors, without influence from WKU administrators.
Allow me to be yet another person to welcome you to (or back to) the Hill!
We’re the Talisman, WKU’s student lifestyle and culture magazine. Our semesterly magazine will be out in December, but until then, keep it locked on this site for daily content all about life on the Hill and in Bowling Green.
The Talisman is editorially independent and student-run. That means we serve you: the students. Our duty is to the truth — not the university administration. Our mission is for accountability, transparency and fairness, so we welcome your feedback.
Have a story idea or other comment? Contact us on the contact form on our website. Make sure you’re following us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to stay updated on new stories and magazine release info as the semester unfolds. We send out a call for poetry submissions for our magazine about mid-semester, but we always welcome your art and writing submissions. You’ll of course be compensated for your work.
Good storytelling is more crucial now than ever because it expands our capacity for empathy, transcends divisive ideologies and challenges our worldviews. Our desire to connect with others through storytelling is utterly human. We want to know we’re not alone in our experience of joy and pain. I hope the Talisman provides you these moments of reflection for the duration of your time on the Hill.