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Klipsun, March 1996

Volume and Number

Vol. 26, Issue 3



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Western Washington University

Editor in Chief

Kiteley, Kristi


Western Washington University


Bellingham, WA

Production Staff

Managing Editor: Stephanie Thomson; Story Editors: Mara Applebaum, Elizabeth Hovde, Jamie Lawson; Illustrator: Kelly Jackson; Business Manager: Teari Brown; Writers: Nina Boswell, Grant Clark, Collin Coyne, Beverly Crichfield, Brett Davis, Joe Hoggard, Sean King, Steve Kirkelie, Jamie Kline, Jody Lindstrom, Jesse Nolte, Jake Roberts, Casey Routh, Jeremy Stiles, Josie Stroud, Corey Tomlinson, Marlese Webb, Darrin Wellentin, Heather Wisler


What is the purpose of getting a college education? Why are we here? There comes a point in every students college career when we ask ourselves questions like these. It may be that we are here because it was what people expected us to do. Maybe we always planned on going to college and never thought otherwise. Or, maybe we are here because we want to earn more money or make a better future for ourselves.

Whatever the reason we came here, we are all trying to accomplish the same thing. We want to get an education. In the movie “Higher Learning,” Laurence Fishburne plays a professor at racially-torn Columbus University. While the university and the events portrayed are fictional, Fishburnes message to his students is not. The purpose of a college education, he says, is simply to learn to think.

We want to learn to be critical, to ask questions and to seek out answers. We want to learn to communicate with others, and to get our point across.

Photography Editor

Nguyen, Loc


Dale, Carolyn. 1950-

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

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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, 1996, Volume 26, Issue 03 - March

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