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Klipsun, Spring 2014 - Surface

Volume and Number

Vol. 44, Issue 6



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Publication Date

Spring 2014


Western Washington University

Editor in Chief

Iverson, Genevieve


Western Washington University


Bellingham, WA

Production Staff

Managing Editor: Georgina Napp; Story Editors: Kristen Stanovich, Elena, Edington, Leesy Latronica; Online Editor: Rhoades Clark; Multimedia Editor: Lydia Love; Designers: Hannah Johnson, David Shin, Rachel Simons; Photographers: Rachel Brown, Meaghan Flesch; Copy Editor: Paul Grzelak; Writers: Stephanie Kirk, Taylor Mattson, Keegan Strandness, Sigourney Gundy, Chelsea Murphy, Even Abell, Michelle Dutro, Hayley Bostrom, Josh Hart, Quinn Welsh, Rhoades Clark


As a child, I spent my summers at the family pond, learning to swim and exploring the shoreline armed with rainbow goggles and a shrimp net. While I loved the florescent wings of the blue and red dragonflies resting on the cattails, I preferred to inspect their green larvae counterparts clinging to the dock pilings beneath the surface of the water. They looked like sleeping insects incased in murky, underwater cocoons. As the summer progressed, the larvae climbed up the pilings into the sunlight. A dragonfly would crawl out, stretching its new wings and fanning them in the air.

The dragonflies taught me the process of metamorphosis, emerging and breaking through several surfaces in a matter of minutes. And after they warmed their wings, they flew to the cattails, leaving a dried skin of another life behind.

For this issue, our staff and writers came together to decide what “surface” means to us. We were struck by the different definitions and interpretations of the word. As you read, we hope you consider what it means to you as well.

What exists on a surface may not be an accurate representation of what lies beneath. Read on and travel into caves with Washington state spelunkers, see a criminal strip club through the eyes of an undercover cop and dive into the depths of Puget Sound in search of lost ship- wrecks. Our writers bring you stories of all kinds of surfaces, both literal and figurative. Take this copy of Klipsun home and indulge yourself in the stories printed on the pages to come.

Photography Editor

Abell, Evan


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 06 - Spring



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