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Klipsun, November 2006

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Vol. 37, Issue 2



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Western Washington University

Editor in Chief

Sweet, Taune


Western Washington University


Bellingham, WA

Production Staff

Managing and Copy Editor: Kira Freed; Story Editors: Erica Ham, Tom King, Crystal Oberholtzer; Online Editor: Jeff Elder; Designers: Candace Cusano, Kyra Low, Liz McNeil; Writers and Photographers: Lauren Allain, Jacob Buckenmeyer, Kim Champley, Mike Curtiss, Mollie Foster, Molly Jensen, Emily Krahn, Brittney Leirdahl, Mike Lycklama, Justin Morrow, Kim Nachreiner, Kim Oakley, Ciara O’Rourke, Shannon Proulx, Shawn Query, Willow Rudiger, Lincoln Smith, Sara Thompson, Jared Yoakum, Shannan Engel, Peter Than


In the face of opposition, it is often hard for a person to stay true to his or herself. We've all faced personal challenges that make us question who we are or what we're doing. For me, that challenge was believing in myself. When I first started taking journalism courses Spring quarter 2005, I wasn't sure if I was cut out for the major - the workload seemed too much. But I stayed with it, knowing that writing is one of my grea­test skills and passions. Now, only a quarter away from graduation. I'm seeing more and more each day how being honest with myself and with who I am has paid off.

In this issue of Klipsun, you'll meet others who have been just as honest with themselves and their values. In his interview with Justin Morrow, journalist and author Mark Fainaru-Wada exemplifies this value, despite potential criminal convictions. Local entertainer Betty Desire also shares her own story of staying true with writer Lauren Allain.

I hope these stories help you understand your own motivtions, as well as those of others.

Photography Editor

Huber, Chris


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

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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 02 - November



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