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Klipsun, Spring 2016 - Promise

Volume and Number

Vol. 46, Issue 3



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Publication Date

Spring 2016


Western Washington University

Editor in Chief

Hastad, Halee


Western Washington University


Bellingham, WA

Production Staff

Lead Story Editor: Amanda Raschkow; Story Editors: Stephanie Roloff, Nick Yerger; Lead Photographer: Nick Danielson; Photographers: Jake Tull, Beatrice Harper; Visual Director: Beatrice Harper; Designers: Ivy Ferguson, Evan Yamada; Multimedia Editor: Madeline Takata; Web Developer: Osvaldo Flores; Copy Editor: Shane Nelson; Writers: Kyra Betteridge, Nikki Shapiro, Alex Bartick, Keiran Boyle, Alyssa Pitcher, Joyce Heberden, Maria Matson, Ashley Hiruko, Kenneth Clarkson, Amanda Milner, Madeline Mohn, Marilyn Napier, Heidi DeHart, Stephanie Bishop, Paolo Bicchieri, Amelia Lathrop, Nicole Daniels, Lindy Holmberg, Erik Swanson, Anne Elliott, Karina Soennichsen, Kerry Norris, Morgan Ramsey, Michaela Trulson, Will McCoy, Kesia Lee, Mark Harley, Hayley Elkin


The flowering cherry tree has long symbolized the cyclical nature of life and death. Its blossoms arrive in the spring, delivering their beauty for only a short time. There is a transcendent quality to them, a sense of magic. The Japanese tradition of Hanami has celebrated these trees for more than a millennium and invites people to leave their home or workplace to admire the blossoms and watch them fall. This act is one of honor and regard for the ephemerality of life. It is a practice calling for recognition that as all things begin, thus they too shall end. The trees and the tradition they foster represent the fleetingness of life – nature’s one true promise.


Connell, Joan M.

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, 2016, Volume 46, Issue 03 - Spring

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