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Klipsun, March 2002

Volume and Number

Vol. 32, Issue 3



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Western Washington University

Editor in Chief

Crumpacker, Erin


Western Washington University


Bellingham, WA

Production Staff

Managing Editor: Greg Woehler; Story Editors: Angie Bring, C. Nicki Krom; Co-Lead Designers: Ruthie Nicklaus, Heather Nordquist; Designer: Lynn Fleming; Writers: Tessa Allison, Sasha Benko, Carise Bogar, Allison Butler, Emily Christianson, Keri Cooper, Lisa Cozart, Raena Downer, Alicia Franklin, Alashia Freimuth, Robert Gara Jr., Brooke Geery, Jeremy Gibson, Sara Haemmerle, Brian Harrington, Cara Hazzard, Jennifer Jennings, Stephanie Kitchens, Lisa Martineau, Camille Penix, Sonja Rose, Jessica Sparks, Karla Tillman, Sarah Warren


ALTERNATIVES Throughout history, information has helped move our society forward. It has brought us new technology, cures to our ailments and more knowledge about the world around us. As an extremely curious person, I often find myself sorting through options and asking myself — what will work best for me?

Three stories are featured in this issue exploring alternative methods. Our cover story, “A small assistant,” (page 16) looks at a less conventional therapy for arthritis and Multiple Sclerosis patients. Bee Venom Therapy is not yet approved by the Food and Drug Administration, but this homeopathic treatment has proven to help people in pain. In “Brand new barriers,” (page 12) our reporter examines new methods of birth control. Time Magazine recently recognized the NuvaRing, a contraceptive discussed, as one of the top inventions of 2001 and it will be available to women soon. “Taking in the trash,” (page 8) may appeal to college student and those who are thrifty. Our reporter discovered Bellingham residents who go the extra mile and search through Dumpsters. Who knows, your trash may be their treasure.

These stories exemplify the importance of options. I hope you enjoy these stories and the rest of the stories featured in this issue. If you have some extra time, please fill out the survey on the back page. Our editorial staff is interested in what you have to say about the magazine. We want to know what type of stories interest our readers — so let’s communicate.

Photography Editor

Kulla, Katie


Duke, Shearlean

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, 2002, Volume 32, Issue 03 - March

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