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Klipsun, January 1997

Volume and Number

Vol. 27, Issue 2

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Publication Date

1-1997

Creator

Western Washington University

Editor in Chief

Coyne, Collin

Photography Editor

Klein, Tim

Advisor

Dale, Carolyn

Publisher

Western Washington University

Abstract

The golden Buddha on the cover of your copy of Klipsun does not necessarily appear courtesy of divine intervention.

If God appeared in the Klipsun office while we were trying to select stories for an issue, we'd probably tell him (or her) to leave the box of pizza and keep the change. Fortunately we have some people on staff who are more conscientious about the concept.

Leaders of various religions shared their views on the Divinity with Martina and Quincy, authors of our story about god. The descriptions these people gave were similar in a few ways, but more importantly, they out­ lined a personal relationship each of them shares with his or her god ... or God, or goddess, or gods or whatever. Anyway, you may read the line about this story in the contents page and think it's about how some religion is going to save you or how you can open yourself to the world s various religions and make yourself a better person ... not so, not us, not here.

The story is about god, not a religion. A reli­gion is a set of rituals assigned to one set of beliefs. God is your personal explanation of the world surrounding you and your place in it. By this rationale, your god isn't exactly like anyone else's, and you learn more about the concept of god when you compare definitions.

A college campus is a marketplace of ideas that fosters this kind of exchange, rather than suppressing your views. You can suggest that god is in the trees, or god is nothing, or god is a state of being ... or God, or goddess, or gods, or whatever.

Because your view of god is unique, and so is the intellectual environment you're in, we feel it is important to exchange descrip­tions of god like people have done in this issue of Klipsun.

Enjoy your stroll on the path to enlighten­ment. And thank you for reading.

Associate Editors, Production Assistants, and Writers

Managing Editor: Jennifer Hayes; Story Editors: Brian Olson, Josie Stroud; Layout coordinator: Wendy Gross; Illustrator: Angela Santos; Business Manager: Teari Brown; Writers: Courtney Bertsch, Christopher Butterfield, Jill Carnell, Erica Christensen, Justin Coyne, Lisa Diaz, Naomi Dillon, Joanne Fry, Quincy Hanson, Jacob Henifin, Daniel Hiestand, Erin North, Stephanie Moore, Annie Pierce, Kevin Rus, Amy Scribner, Linnea Shapiro, Sathya Sieu, Amy Stering, Martina Willems-Pfarr, Shane Wolters, Bryan Woodward

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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.

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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

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Language

English

Disciplines

Higher Education | Journalism Studies

Klipsun Magazine, 1997, Volume 27, Issue 02 - January

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