Welcome to Talisman

We are the forever-present, bright and cheery voice of WKU’s student body. As the oldest publication on campus, we know some things about our Hill.

The Talisman was founded in 1924 as WKU’s official yearbook. Today, it’s a whole lot more.

Hilltoppers come to us for WKU’s best writing, photography and journalism WKU has to offer. Year after year we create an award winning book full of longform, narrative-driven storytelling.


The book isn’t going anywhere, but our staff has grown and our interests have exceeded the limitations of a traditional yearbook model.

This website is the Talisman’s first, full-fledged foray onto the web. We’ve always been a publication for WKU’s students, and now we’ve found one more way to connect.

So check it all out! We think you’ll quickly learn to love the Talisman.