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Klipsun, Fall 2008 - From Apathy to Activism

Authors

Megan Claflin

Volume and Number

Vol. 39, Issue 1

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Publication Date

Fall 2008

Creator

Western Washington University

Editor in Chief

Claflin, Megan

Advisor

Howie, Stephen

Publisher

Western Washington University

Abstract

On Nov. 4, as the Klipsun staff worked diligently to publish this issue, our attentions were diverted. We witnessed history unfold as Americans voted in their first African-American president.

Despite our personal opinions or the boxes we marked on our ballots, the Klipsun newsroom watched as many parts of the country were seized by an uprising of emotion, passion and action. More than ever before, young Americans, our generation, made their voices heard. We rocked the vote!

For America, I believe this election was like coming up for fresh air.

During the past eight years our patriotism has been tested. Many of us gave up. Convinced that one man, one woman, one voice could not make a difference. Apathy consumed us. But the American spirit is not easily defeated. In this issue, we see local people who have shrugged-off despair and have dedicated their time to activist efforts, educating the public and encouraging community service.

Along the bottom of these pages you will see a list of some Western groups and clubs. These students are united by the causes that inspire them to action. We encourage you, our readers, to find your true passion and take a stand for whatever you may believe in.

Associate Editors, Production Assistants, and Writers

Managing Editor: Stephanie Elkins; Copy Editor: Devon Fredericksen; Story Editors: Keeli Archer, Coral Garnick, Danielle Koagel; Online Editor: Tyler McFarland; Lead Designer: Jenny Peterson; Designers: Yuki Nakajima, Mary O’Connor; Photographers: Paul Moore, Eric Schmitz, Mary Truman; Writers: Danny Cumming, Jaimie Fife, Brady Henderson, Farah Hirji, David Husa, Rogelie D. Rael, Eric Schmitz, Christy Thacker, Kera Wanielista

Description

Independent Student Publication at Western Washington University

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.

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, 2008, Volume 39, Issue 01 - Fall

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