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Klipsun, Spring 2011 - Break

Volume and Number

Vol. 41, Issue 5

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Publication Date

Spring 2011

Creator

Western Washington University

Editor in Chief

Rypich, Olena

Photography Editor

Stead, Jordan

Advisor

Watt, Peggy

Publisher

Western Washington University

Abstract

It’s fascinating to think back to March of ’99 when I came to America with my parents, six suitcases in tow and about four learned phrases in my pocket: hello, goodbye, please and thank you. Though I’m fluent in English now, the occasional accent slip still reminds me of those years I was frustrated with my broken English. Back then, the TV we bought at a garage sale had only three channels, one of them showing “The Simpsons,” “Supermarket Sweep” and “The Bold and the Beautiful.” This was the quality television that taught me the basis of my colloquial English.

The spectrum of this issue’s theme runs the gamut from lighthearted to deep and serious. It explores a silly phenomenon, gets us in touch with our inner teen romantic and also probes the issues that too often get swept under the rug: emotional pain and abuse and the hopeless feelings they trigger. It’s the kind of break no Superglue can fix. Ultimately, these stories are about moving on, maturing, turning a new page and letting go of the past — that’s the way to heal the worst wounds.

The Gestalt theory holds that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. I like to think of the collection of ceramic shards on the cover as a beautiful plate, a work of art that used to be a whole. To get that one cover photo our photographer smashed tons of dishes. But hey, it was all for good luck.

Associate Editors, Production Assistants, and Writers

Managing Editor: Keegan Prosser; Copy Editor: Megan Jonas; Story Editors: Laina Pickrel, Kayley Richards, Carey Rose; Designers: Chelsea Kennedy, Shea Taisey; Multimedia Editor: Carina Bissett; Online Editor: Elin Jike; Photographers: Jake Bankson, Kaylin Bettinger, Jaynie Hancock, Jeremy Smith, Jordan Stead, Sarah Richardson; Writers: Sakeus Bankson, Kaylin Bettinger, Gina Cole, Raymond Flores, Marianne Graff, Rachel Lerman, Kathleen Marriott, Michelle Naranjo, Sarah Richardson, Nicole Strep, Liza Weeks

Description

Independent Student Publication at Western Washington University

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This resource is displayed for educational purposes only and may be subject to U.S. and international copyright laws. Any materials cited must be attributed to the Klipsun Magazine, Western Libraries, Western Washington University.

Publisher (Digital Object)

Resources made available by the Special Collections, Heritage Resources, Western Libraries, Western Washington University, and www.klipsunmagazine.com/.

Subject-Topical (LCSH)

College students’ writings, American--Washington (State)--Bellingham--Periodicals; Universities and colleges--Washington (State)--Bellingham--Periodicals

Subject-Names (LCNAF)

Western Washington University--Students--Periodicals; Western Washington University

Geographic Coverage

Bellingham (Wash.)

City

Bellingham, WA

Keywords

Student life, Klipsun Magazine, Western Washington State College

Format

application/pdf

Language

English

Disciplines

Higher Education | Journalism Studies

Klipsun Magazine, 2011, Volume 41, Issue 05 - Spring

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