Klipsun, September 1995
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Vol. 25, Issue 6
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Western Washington University
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Western Washington University
Managing Editor: Shelley Sharp; Story Editors: Kristoffer Browne, Heather Kimbrough, Hilary Parker; Illustrator: Jason Kelly; Business Manager: Teari Brown; Writers: Michele Anderson, Britney Bartlett-Curley, Dawn Bittner, Helen Buller, Beverly Crichfield, Beth Demetrescu, Susan Eick, Greg Garrity, Nancy Hazzard, D. Elizabeth Hovde, Amy Howat, Todd Kingston, Kristi Kiteley, Jamie Kline, Tina Jo Koontz, Kavita Makhijani, Andrea Pratt, Jennifer Schwantes, Craig Stephens, Dana D. Templeton, Kristine Whipple
Money. We worry about it constantly, wonder how we'll pay our next bill, struggle to make ends meet. Strangely enough, though, we usually manage to find a way to buy the latest Soundgarden CD or a gorgeous new shirt from the Gap. Wolfish manufacturers often latch on to the Red-Riding-Hood innocence of college students, guiding us down a well-disguised path to poverty. In our special consumerism section, writers address the woes of credit, junk mail, the infamous lure of Columbia House and choosing cheap products over their "greener" competitors.
Though we can identify with such concerns, they pale in comparison to Heather Kimbrough's poignant feature of the homeless youth of Bellingham. Many of these children of the night are slowly sucked into a downward spiral of drug use, neglect and heartbreak, spending the darker hours sleeping on a piece of cardboard or street corner. But volunteer Denver Du Pont and The Upper Room, an organization for these youth, provide a ray of hope with food, clothes and the company of others in similar situations. This story brings real faces out of an otherwise anonymous crowd of the abandoned, and you may discover why people like Du Pont work so hard to make a difference. So the next time you swing by Cellophane Square for that music fix, take a minute to reach out to these kids with a handshake or a simple hello. Our education involves more than classrooms and books. We are learning about the challenge of life. Take a look — your best teachers are standing all around you.
Dale, Carolyn. 1950-
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