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Klipsun, September 2006

Volume and Number

Vol. 37, Issue 1



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Western Washington University

Editor in Chief

Miller, Kate M.


Western Washington University


Bellingham, WA

Production Staff

Managing and Copy Editor: Brittany Greenfield; Lead Story Editor: Kara Lundberg; Story Editors: Taune Sweet, Andrew Sleighter; Online Editor: Jacinda Howard; Lead Designer: Elana M. Bean; Designers: Shannon Barney, Megan Lum; Writers and Photographers: Laura Belzer, Dawn Chesbro, Joe Dethloff, Jessica Dignan, Kelsey Dosen, Adriana Dunn, Kira Freed, Dan Grohl, Krista Grunhurd, Erica Ham, Stefani Harrey, Chris Huber, Andrew Irvine, Zach Kyle, Tom Kloser, Kristen Larzelere, Jackie LeCuyer, Kyra Low, Ashley Milke, Megan Muldary, Tera Randall, Susan Rosenberry, Katie Rothenberger, Eric Sanford, Nick Schmidt, Lorean Serko, Loren Shane, Devin Smart, Jared Yoakum


I can still remember how eager I was to come to college my first quarter at Western four years ago. I don't think I slept more than a few hours the night before. Not because I was scared, and not because I was nervous. It was because I couldn't wait to explore life through the eyes of a college student.

I didn't believe people when they said it would go by fast. Four years seems like a long time to an 18- year-old. Well it isn't.

I can't help but feel excited when I think that the stories in this issue of Klipsun might help others live life a little more fully during their time in Bellingham.

Sneak a peak at Northwest culture in "Hop- Head Nation." Learn how some locals use Bellingham's natural structures as their own personal jungle-gyms in "Hard-Rock Getaway" or discover what those barefoot people balancing on an inch or so of rope at Boulevard Park are up to in "Walk the Slack Line."

If you can't find a story that grabs your attention in the magazine, then I encourage you to peruse the selection online at klipsun.wwu.edu. There, you might find longboarding is the mode of transportation for you in "Kick, Push and Coast." Or you might decide that the multimedia presentation of one writer's experience in «l "Skydiving with Doctor Death" is an experience worth having.

I've graduated now, and I have one piece of advice for you. Live your life with no regrets. Appreciate the now and don't look back. I hope you find something that catches your attention in this issue. Thanks for reading.

Photography Editor

Badilla, Jamie


Watt, Peggy

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, 2006, Volume 37, Issue 01 - September

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