Title Alternative

Klipsun, Fall 2013 - Blend

Volume and Number

Vol. 44, Issue 1



Download Full Text (1.7 MB)

Publication Date

Fall 2013


Western Washington University

Editor in Chief

Farley, Lani


Western Washington University


Bellingham, WA

Production Staff

Managing Editor: Lisa Remy; Copy Editor: Hannah Leone; Lead Story Editor: Lauren Simmons; Story Editors: Rachel Lee, Georgina Wadhwani-Napp; Lead Designer: Julien Guay-Binion; Designers: Adam Bussing, Kinsey Davis; Photographers: Evan Abell, Nick Gonzales; Multimedia Editor: Dylan Koutsky; Online Editor: Elyse Tan; Writers: Amber Baker, Haley Cross, Elena Edington, Lauren Foote, Jules Guay-Binion, Genevieve Iverson, Leslie James, Mary Lyle, Preston VanSanden, Brooke Warren


Synergy has always fascinated me. The concept that two separate things, ideas or people can blend together and create something far more powerful than either one of the individual parts.

The concept can be seen as rather basic and easily understood, but I like to think of synergy as some sort of deeper, far more powerful occurrence than ourselves. Hidden elements blend together in unknown ways to produce something completely unique.

When things blend together they can have hidden repercussions and benefits. Something is as simple as blending a flying kite and surfing can lead to thrilling moments on the edge of life and death. The past can bleed into the present when modern day Civil War enthusiasts reenact battles that are so realistic it can bring onlookers to tears.

Rather than focus on how and why things blend together, I like to think about the end result - what we are left with. Looking back on my time at Western, I don’t dissect individual lessons from each of the course I took, I think about all these smaller lessons from my major and minors have come together to create my educational experience, the things I will carry with me long after graduation. So I encourage you to step back and drink in what happens when you combine two different elements. It can be truly magical.

Photography Editor

Win, Mindon


Howie, Stephen S.

Publisher (Digital Object)

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



Geographic Coverage

Bellingham (Wash.)


Higher Education | Journalism Studies


Student life


Independent Student Publication at Western Washington University

Document Type



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.

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





Klipsun Magazine, 2013, Volume 44, Issue 01 - Fall

To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.