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Klipsun, December 2003

Volume and Number

Vol. 34, Issue 2 - 2003



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Western Washington University

Editor in Chief

Sola, Kiko


Western Washington University


Bellingham, WA

Production Staff

Managing Editor: Annie Billington; Story Editors: Jacob Block, Christine Cameron; Staff Photographer: Heidi Buhman; Designers: Jamie Carpenter, Lisa Hobbs, Scott Rickey; Writers: Shauna Bakkensen, Jeanna Barrett, Ben Brockhaus-Hall, Paul Nicholas Carlson, Dana Carr, Brianne Cross, Matt Delong, Jeremy Edwards, Josh Fejeran, Michele Girard, Katie Grimes, Matt Hietala, Jordan Lindstrom, Cailin Long, Ivy Plewman, Erik Robinson, Joni Schiffner, Andy Schmidt, Leslie Sugiura, Rachel Thomas


Producing an issue of Klipsun is not an easy task. Playing phone tag with sources, revising stories 20 times, working in the office until 2 in the morning, balancing a load of upper-level classes and eating Doritos as a substitute for two major meals of the day takes a toll on one's body and mind.

Only the strong survive the production process, and you have to possess a deep passion and love for journalism to make it that far.

Consequently, each story in this issue has an underlying theme of passion that mirrors the hard work we put into our magazine. You'll be introduced to a guy who collects pigeons and treats them as family, a surfer who braves winter weather for his sport, brothers who have persevered through personal tragedy to become rising stars and many more who shared their stories.

I'd like to thank my editorial board, designers, adviser and staff writers for their hard work and dedication. Without them I would be face down on the floor screaming, and the Klipsun office floor is not a place anyone should be. Also, special thanks to Matt for taking care of me like always.

Photography Editor

Nelson, Tara


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 2003, Volume 34, Issue 02 - December



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