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Klipsun, October 2008 - Bellingham Then and Now

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Vol. 38, Issue 7



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Western Washington University

Editor in Chief

O'Rourke, Ciara


Howie, Steve


Western Washington University


We’ll be the first to admit our cover’s a little sensational. It might even smell desperate. But when we said we were planning a historical issue, we received what you might call scorn. The nerve.

Fortunately, murder, prostitution and war aren’t just heavy-handed buzzwords we chose so you would pick up the magazine (although that’s true, too)—they fit the bill.

Thirty years ago this January, the notorious Hillside Strangler killed two Western students in a series of murders tracing back to California. Circa the early 1900s, sweet Fairhaven boasted the best brothels in town (the Horseshoe did, too, but we all saw that coming). And if that’s sounding a tad seedy, flip to page 18—did you know Fairhaven has the largest antiquarian bookshop in the PNW?

Dusty history-book stigma, be gone!

Associate Editors, Production Assistants, and Writers

Managing Editor: Ryan White; Story Editors: Kevin Diers, Michael Harthorne, Molly Maloney; Online Editor: Nick Rohde; Lead Designer: Sarah Frantz; Designers: Tyler Nelson, Adrian Torres; Photographers: Jeff Emtman, Kevin McMillon, Eric Schmitz; Writers: Megan Claflin, Coral Garnick, Erin Miller, Yuki Nakajima, Peter Pearsall, Colin Simpso,n Alissa VandenBerghe, Kassidy Viett, Julia Waggoner


Independent Student Publication at 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

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

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Bellingham (Wash.)


Bellingham, WA


Student life, Klipsun Magazine, Western Washington State College


Higher Education | Journalism Studies


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Klipsun Magazine, 2008, Volume 38, Issue 07 - October


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