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Klipsun, Winter 2014 - Balance

Volume and Number

Vol. 44, Issue 3



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Publication Date

Winter 2014


Western Washington University

Editor in Chief

Win, Mindon


Western Washington University


Bellingham, WA

Production Staff

Managing Editor: Georgina Napp; Copy Editor: Mike Lydon; Online Editor: Ashley Hogrebe; Lead Designer: Adam Bussing; Multimedia Editor: Ian Couch; Designers: Anelese Webster, Kendra Hobbes; Photographers: Ian Koppe, Cade Schmidt; Story Editors: Genevieve Iverson, Leslie James, Haley Cross;

Writers: Alex Bigelow, Brianne Aoki, Chelsea Murphy, Nick Thomas, Kylie Wade, Karrem Bryant, Jeffrey Graham, Alisa Gramann, Shannen Kuest, Ariana Moini, Rika Wong, Charmaine Riley


The Balance issue of Klipsun is aptly named. Hopefully by now you have read through our Impression issue, in which we pushed the magazine forward. We wanted to lift up our stories through design and photography in such a way that the reader could connect with stories and recognize the work of our writers and staff. Impression was created out of chaos. Many people came together as a team and figured out how to make a better magazine that was both sustainable and interesting. We wanted to bring the reader the best we had to offer and stories that would fascinate and inform. This issue saw the chaos organized and focused into something we are all very proud of. Klipsun achieved balance in its use of photographs and design. Our staff found balance in how we operate and how to best foster our writers while delivering the best stories to our readers.

This issue includes stories of both physical and mental balance. One writer tells a story about ice skating and how the physics of the human body propels skaters across the glistening ice. Another writer wrote about student entrepreneurs who realize balancing work and school is a small part of balancing the elements of a startup business. One writer tells the story of people who live with vertigo and work every day to find balance in their lives. Another writer profiles a student whose love of music and supporting friends helps him overcome having bipolar disorder.

At one point or another we have all tried to achieve some degree of balance in our lives. Whether we are balancing time, resources or our minds, most people seek to find balance in their lives in an otherwise unbalanced world. We live in a society of advancement and discovery. We always strive to progress forward as a people — that is nature of our nation and of humankind. The staff and writers of Klipsun hope readers will be inspired by the work in this issue and will seek to achieve balance in their lives. Together we can make the world a better and more balanced place for everyone.

Photography Editor

Strandness, Keegan


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, 2014, Volume 44, Issue 03 - Winter

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