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Klipsun, March 2004

Volume and Number

Vol. 34, Issue 4



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Publication Date



Western Washington University

Editor in Chief

Billington, Annie


Western Washington University


Bellingham, WA

Production Staff

Managing Editor: Christine Cameron; Story Editors: Katie Grimes, Peter Malcolm; On-line Editor: John Maduta; Lead Designer: Lisa Hobbs; Designers: Jamie Carpenter, Jeanna Barrett; Writers: Kadi Anderson, Kellyn Ballard, Tim Ballard, Lacy Bevis, Jessie Bowden, Megan Burcham, Brie Cross, Rachel Fomon, Leah Hadfield, Bobby Hallowwa, Erin McGourty, Sean Monahan, Heather Reynolds, Christine Roka, Brandon Rosage, Jaclyn Ruckle, Andrea Sears, Christina Twu, Zeb Wainwright, Josh Dumond, Lee Fehrenbacher, Peter Louras


As I walk past faces of strangers on a sidewalk or through Red Square, I often wonder about the life story behind each nameless face. I speculate about the experiences they have encountered, who they have met and what is important to them.

After reading this issue of Klipsun’s unusual stories, I realize that each person has a story behind their life. No one’s life is the same. No one’s life is like your own. Most importantly, you can never predict the history or life of a stranger. Each person has a story to tell, whether it be great or small. As you read these stories, you will peer into the windows of the lives of people linked to the Bellingham community.

For this issue of Klipsun, three contributing stories from journalism students who studied in Prague, Czech Republic reveal their experiences of living and studying abroad. Western students, Peter Louras, Josh Dumond and Lee Fehrenbacher spent fall semester in Europe studying Czech history, language and culture. Perhaps by walking past the faces of these three students, one may not expect that they participated in the Moroccan Ramadan, consumed electric green alcohol illegal in the United States or visited Auschwitz.

Whether you are introduced to European culture through a firsthand perspective, shown the heart of a cat lover or familiarized with a man with a passion for poetry and vintage clothing, you will discover the importance behind each of these people and their story.

I hope that after reading this group of stories, you too, realize the depth and magnitude each nameless face possesses. Take time to discover the life story of those around you.

Photography Editor

Fejeran, Joshua


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 2004, Volume 34, Issue 04 - March

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