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Klipsun, April 2002

Volume and Number

Vol. 32, Issue 4

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Publication Date

4-2002

Creator

Western Washington University

Editor in Chief

Crumpacker, Erin

Photography Editor

Kulla, Katie

Advisor

Duke, Shearlean

Publisher

Western Washington University

Abstract

At Klipsun, we don’t assign stories to our reporters. We editors toss out ideas and suggest ways to focus or expand stories, but our reporters are pretty much free to write about anything. Hence, we never know if dominant themes will exist until we pick seven or eight for publication and look at them together. Sometimes themes are obvious and sometimes it takes a little work and imagination to see them.

As hard as I looked, I just couldn’t find any grand unifying themes in these stories. Sorry. What I can say is that they’re all about interesting people doing interesting things in and around Bellingham (Yes, the artificial reef story centers on Nanaimo, British Columbia, but it’s still fairly close. Give me a break. I’m trying.).

For a relatively small city, Bellingham is blessed with an incredible variety of stories. Perhaps it has to do with being a college town or its proximity to an international border or its juxtaposition between the mountains and the water. Whatever the reason, this is a great town in which to be a writer.

Several of these stories caught me by surprise. I’ve driven by Joe’s Garden countless times without ever thinking about the people who work there. It was my loss. I had no idea I could find out about my past lives or have my aura smoothed at the Church of Divine Man. I haven’t paid as much attention to Western’s sculpture collection as I should have. The folks living in Bellingham’s co-housing community are redefining domestic life just a few miles from my house and I didn’t know anything about them. I obviously need to get out more.

Come to think of it, maybe Bellingham doesn’t have any more good stories than any other town. Maybe interesting people and stories are anywhere you really look for them. Either way, it bodes well for our magazine.

Associate Editors, Production Assistants, and Writers

Managing Editor: Greg Woehler; Story Editors: Angie Bring, C. Nicki Krom; Co-Lead Designers: Ruthie Nicklaus, Heather Nordquist; Designer: Lynn Fleming; Writers: Tessa Allison, Sasha Benko, Carise Bogar, Allison Butler, Emily Christianson, Keri Cooper, Lisa Cozart, Raena Downer, Alicia Franklin, Alashia Freimuth, Robert Gara Jr., Brooke Geery, Jeremy Gibson, Sara Haemmerle, Brian Harrington, Cara Hazzard, Jennifer Jennings, Stephanie Kitchens, Lisa Martineau, Camille Penix, Sonja Rose, Jessica Sparks, Karla Tillman, Sarah Warren

Description

Independent Student Publication at 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

Disciplines

Higher Education | Journalism Studies

Rights

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.

Language

English

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