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Klipsun, Fall 2014 - Perspective

Volume and Number

Vol. 45, Issue 3



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Publication Date

Fall 12-2014


Western Washington University

Editor in Chief

Linder Jimenez, Carina

Photography Editor

Abell, Evan


Connell, Joan


Western Washington University


Thinking back to your childhood, I’m sure each of you has engaged in the simple fun of spinning in a circle. Your feet began shuffling as you pushed yourself to spin rapidly and erratically. Depending on your mood, you either shut your eyes tightly for the rush of possibly colliding or you kept them wide open to experience the thrill of losing focus.

Spinning and spinning. Faster. Now you’ve opened your eyes and continued spinning for a few more seconds.

Unable to maintain your balance, you fell to the ground and stared up at the sky - waiting for your focus to return. Your eyes feel as if they’re swirling around and flicking back and forth.

During this activity you’ve changed your perspective of the environment around you. While small scale and basic, the act of pushing yourself to experience a new viewpoint taps into the human need to connect. Either to connect to one another or an intangible idea, this publication provides a moment for you to step back into your childhood when everything was new and nothing was concrete.

Take the time to open your mind and view another person’s perspective on death, life, courage, service, dreams.

Associate Editors, Production Assistants, and Writers

Managing Editor: Sigourney Gundy; Copy Editor: Emily Frasier; Lead Story Editor: Leesy Latronica; Story Editors: Brian Adolfo Traverso, Jenny Hubbard; Media Editor: Emily Willeman; Multimedia Editor: Christopher Utterback; Web Designer: Josiah Ubben; Lead Designer: David Young Shin; Designers: Rachel Simons, Hannah Johnson; Photographers: Rachel Brown, Jake Parrish, Annmarie Kent; Writers: Tara Almassi, Marlena Av, Miles Barnes, Daniella Beccaria, Tommy Calderon, Drew Castellaw, Katelyn Doggett, Stefanie Donahue, Becca Freimuth, Beatrice Harper, Brianne Heid, Alexandra Holzman, Sayaka Iida, Lily Jaquith, Brooklynn Johnson, Ben Knibbe, Danielle Oyama, Chanel Retasket, Sam Sunderland, Teena Thach, Alexandra Withrow


Independent Student Publication at Western Washington University

Publisher (Digital Object)

Resources made available by the Special Collections, Heritage Resources, Western Libraries, Western Washington University, and www.klipsunmagazine.com/.

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

Geographic Coverage

Bellingham (Wash.)


Bellingham, WA


Student life, Klipsun Magazine, Western Washington State College


Higher Education | Journalism Studies


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Klipsun Magazine, 2014, Volume 45, Issue 03 - Fall


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