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Klipsun, Spring 2014 - Grow

Volume and Number

Vol. 44, Issue 5



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Publication Date

Spring 2014


Western Washington University

Editor in Chief

Win, Mindon


Western Washington University


Bellingham, WA

Production Staff

Managing Editor: Hannah Leone; Lead Story Editor: Genevieve Iverson; Online Editor: Rhoades Clark; Lead Designer: Adam Bussing; Multimedia Editor: Kamrin Dishman; Designers: Anelese Webster, Stephen Ateser; Photographers: Jared Chang, Paul Bikis; Story Editors: Shannen Kuest, Eryn Akers; Copy Editor: Alisa Gramann; Writers: Michael Lydon, Rachel Brown, Emily Petrovski, Hannah Johnson, Grace Blum, Charlie Walentiny, Yuri Prater, Nontawat Thammawan, Meg Duke, Diana Pollock


What comes to mind when you read the word “grow?” I remember standing against a door frame while one of my parents marked my height with a pencil, each small line showing the passage of time. I think of summers spent pushing the lawnmower over a field of grass that seemed to sprout back overnight. And now, as I write my last of four letters as Klipsun’s editor-in-chief, I consider how I have grown as a person during my time at Western.

College is a place for people to grow into themselves. Students gain a better understanding of the world around them and learn something new every day during one of the most formative times in their lives. They meet new people and make new mistakes. My time working for this publication has helped me understand who I am and established my passion for journalism. I have been lucky enough to be on Klipsun’s staff in some capacity or another for 10 issues and every moment on the magazine has been an opportunity to learn from. But how do you measure the experiences you have had?

If you are measuring the growth of alpaca fur or octopus tentacles, a ruler can easily answer that question. Measuring tree age, the number of days a dead body has been decaying or the amount of electronic waste we produce annually starts to get a little bit trickier. In some situations, growth can be easily quantified in units that may change depending on the continent. For others, growth is more subjective. How does one measure the impact of adopting a child or creating a community garden?

The Klipsun staff want to encourage knowledge and understanding that will have a lasting impact on our readership. Whether you are a student picking up a magazine on the way to class or a curious reader browsing our website from a far-away country, we want your view of the world to expand as you experience the content of our publication. As you read through our stories, we hope you think about what “grow” means to you.

Photography Editor

Degman, Margaret


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 05 - Spring

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