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Klipsun, December 1996

Volume and Number

Vol. 27, Issue 1 1996



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Western Washington University

Editor in Chief

Coyne, Collin


Western Washington University


Bellingham, WA

Production Staff

Managing Editor: Jennifer Hayes; Story Editors: Brian Olson, Josie Stroud; Layout coordinator: Wendy Gross; Illustrator: Angela Santos; Business Manager: Teari Brown; Writers: Courtney Bertsch, Christopher Butterfield, Jill Carnell, Erica Christensen, Justin Coyne, Lisa Diaz, Naomi Dillon, Joanne Fry, Quincy Hanson, Jacob Henifin, Daniel Hiestand, Erin North, Stephanie Moore, Annie Pierce, Kevin Rus, Karl Schweizer, Amy Scribner, Linnea Shapiro, Sathya Sieu, Martina Willems-Pfarr, Shane Wolters, Bryan Woodward


The cover of Klipsun magazine has a legacy including but not limited to cartoon characters, school administrators, clowns, cars, peculiar folks and tulips. This issue, it seems our subject matter has taken a serious turn. Ann Yow, our photo advisor, best summed it up after she saw the image of illegal activity emblazoned on our computer screen.

Trying to breathe evenly she said, “This isn’t tulips.”

Klipsun is your campus magazine. It isn’t about tulips or heroin. It’s about you.

The editors of this quarter’s Klipsun struggled with the decision to use the arresting cover photo. We feel that hard-to-swallow social issues shouldn’t be dodged or skirted by people who control sources of information. We chose not to divert the intensity of the heroin story because we don’t believe our readers are fragile people.

At the same time, we don’t wish to dramatize the topics Klipsun addresses. We aren’t running this article and cover just because we have it. This article gives you a chance to see heroin users from a perspective that legality and suspicion have kept most reporters from attaining. That perspective is provided here, so you may get a glimpse without ever entering the subculture of heavy drug use.

Even if they don’t dive into subcultures of illegal activity, the stories in Klipsun will always take you someplace you haven’t been before or to a new idea you hadn’t thought about. We hope you enjoy reading Klipsun. We can’t promise stories about heroin or tulips, but sometimes we come through.

Photography Editor

Klein, Tim


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

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, 1996, Volume 27, Issue 01 - December

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