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Chinese New Year commences year of the monkey

Posted on 08 February 2016

(NewsChannel12) — This year, Feb. 8 marks the start of the Chinese New Year, one of China’s most important traditional festivals. The date of the new year varies as it is based off of the Chinese lunar calendar, though it always falls between Jan. 21 and Feb. 20.  Each year features one of 12 Chinese […] Continue Reading

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North Korea launches rocket, U.N. Security Council expresses condemnation

Posted on 08 February 2016

(NewsChannel12) — In an act of defiance against United Nation sanctions, North Korea launched a rocket into space on Sunday, asserting that it was carrying a satellite. Many nations, including the U.S., aren’t buying the claim and actually believe the act was a missile test. It prompted the U.N. Security Council to swiftly conduct an […] Continue Reading

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President Obama: The U.S. has “the strongest, most durable economy in the world.”

Posted on 06 February 2016

  WASHINGTON (NewsChannel12) — “TGIF,” remarked President Barack Obama as he took center stage at the White House to give an update on our economy. He opened up strong, noting how the unemployment rate is now at 4.9%, compared to 10% in 2009. “This is the first time that the unemployment rate has dropped below 5% […] Continue Reading

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Rand Paul ends presidential campaign, gives full attention to Senate race

Posted on 03 February 2016

(NewsChannel12) — Just one week after proudly taking the stage at last Thursday’s Republican debate, Sen. Rand Paul announced his decision to cease his presidential campaign. Paul finished fifth at Monday’s Iowa caucuses. Though he believed he had “an outpouring of support, particularly from college students,” Paul acknowledged that he ultimately didn’t have enough votes to win […] Continue Reading

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Cruz and Clinton win Iowa Caucus

Posted on 02 February 2016

(NewsChannel12) — The Iowa Caucus results are in — Ted Cruz overtook Donald Trump for the Republican win while Hillary Clinton had a slim lead over Bernie Sanders for the Democratic win. On the GOP side, a record-breaking 186,000 Republicans participated. Cruz ended up with 27.6% of the vote with many evangelical voters supporting him. […] Continue Reading

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WKU President Gary Ransdell announces plans to retire next year

Posted on 29 January 2016

BOWLING GREEN, KY (NewsChannel12) — After serving as President of Western Kentucky University for nearly 20 years, Dr. Gary A. Ransdell announced his decision to retire next year in a Board of Regents meeting today. Ransdell served as the ninth president of WKU. He hopes that whoever takes his position will have the necessary “strong […] Continue Reading

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Today marks the 30th anniversary of the Challenger tragedy

Posted on 28 January 2016

(NewsChannel12) — 30 years ago today, people across the country sat with their eyes glued to their television sets as the Challenger took off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Shorty after takeoff, however, viewers watched the space shuttle suddenly turn into nothing but a cloud of smoke. What happened is that the external […] Continue Reading

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Donald Trump refusing to participate in last Republican presidential debate before Iowa Caucus

Posted on 27 January 2016

(NewsChannel12) — In his latest attention-grabbing act, Donald Trump announced his refusal to participate in the Republican presidential debate this Thursday, the last before Monday’s caucus. Why? Because Fox News, who is hosting the debate, turned down Trump’s demand that news anchor Megyn Kelly be removed from her position as a moderator of the debate. […] Continue Reading

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Local organization to offer on-campus support for WKU students struggling with mental health issues

Posted on 26 January 2016

BOWLING GREEN, KY (NewsChannel12) — WKU students can now participate in an on-campus support group for those who are struggling with mental health issues. The Bowling Green Chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) will begin holding group sessions for anyone who is affected by or knows somebody with a mental illness. “The […] Continue Reading

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WKU Herald invites students, community members to submit questions for WKU Administrative Council

Posted on 25 January 2016

BOWLING GREEN, KY (NewsChannel12) — Got a question for the administrators of WKU? You may have the chance to have it answered. Every semester, members of the Herald’s editorial board sit down with the WKU Administrative Council to ask questions concerning issues the university faces. This semester, the board is seeking submissions from WKU students, faculty, alumni, and […] Continue Reading

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