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Klipsun, January 2006

Volume and Number

Vol. 36, Issue 3



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Western Washington University

Editor in Chief

Evans, Jessica R.


Western Washington University


Bellingham, WA

Production Staff

Managing Editor: Matthew D. Anderson; Story Editors: Shannon M. Barney, Jamie B. Trudel; Copy Editor: Timory R. Wilson; Lead Designer: David W. Wray; Designers: Elana M. Bean, Lauren E. Miller; Writers and Photographers: Michelle Acosta, Liz Adamack, Leslie Adams, Rob Ashlock, Brandi Bratrude, Kathryn Brenize, Lindsay Hamsik, Caleb Heeringa, Jacinda Howard, Dan Johnson, Michael Lee, Annalisa Leonard, Kara Lundberg, Kadi Matherne, Kate Miller, Sean McCormick, Sean McGrorey, Ted McGuire, Liz McNeil, Laura McVicker, Corée Naslund, Jenae Norman, Crystal Oberholtzer, Amanda Raphael, Mark Reimers, Claire Ryman, Adam Rudnick, Greta Smoke, Trevor Swedberg, Chris Taylor, Courtney Walker


Time flies. For example, I can't believe my baby sister just turned 5. She's starting to ask those hard-to- answer "why" questions like "Why is the sky blue?"

After a series of these questions, I experienced an "ah-ha" moment when I recognized her constant curiosity — and my lack of it.

In today's information-cluttered world, I think we coast too much. We need to ask more questions, seek more answers and initiate more change — starting in our own lives.

From the slums of Africa to Memorial Park In Bellingham, these Klipsun articles are stories of peo­ple living on a learning curve.

Check out "Roughing It" to see why a Western student chose to live on Sehome Hill. I also recom­mend reading about one mother's greatest loss in "More Than a Number," and another mother's saving grace in "Andrew's Will."

My hope is that one of these stories inspires you to create a change in your life. Be the curious 5-year- old you once were, and, at any moment, be willing to sacrifice what you are for what you could become.

Photography Editor

Julian, Cheryl A.


Watt, Peggy

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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

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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, 2006, Volume 36, Issue 03 - January

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