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Klipsun, January 2010 - Vices and Virtues

Volume and Number

Vol. 40, Issue 2



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Western Washington University

Editor in Chief

Oato, Jennifer


Western Washington University


Bellingham, WA

Production Staff

Managing Editor: Stephanie Castillo; Editorial: Derek Messling, Allison Milton, Amy Sanford; Art Production: Brynn Regan, Brooke Loisel; Photography and Writing: Kathryn Bachen, Hannah Bostwick, Megan Brown, Carolyn Copstead, Katie Greene, Megan Jonas, Ali Le Roy, Michael Leese, Anne Maertens, Gabrielle Nomura, Angelo Spagnolo, Megan Tackett, Cejae Thompson, Jeff Twining


I remember sitting in AP English Literature during my senior year of high school with six of my closest friends. We were discussing each of the seven deadly sins in regard to their reference in Dante’s Inferno. Being a typical high school filled with cliques and teenage angst, it did not take long before a nickname surfaced labeling my group of friends The Seven Deadly Sins. By the time I graduated, my friends and I were haunted by other nicknames such as The Heathers and Mean Girls.

Now, this is not a story I am particularly proud of. In fact, it is rather embarrassing in retrospect. But when a student suggested the theme of ‘vices and virtues’ for this issue of Klipsun, my high school reputation was the first thing that came to mind. We can be quick to judge others for their vices, but whether we like to admit it or not, we all do things we are not proud of. It is difficult to admit your own vices, but I think sometimes it is even harder to recognize others for their virtues.

The cardinal vices, also known as the seven deadly sins, are identified as lust, pride, greed, envy, sloth, gluttony and wrath. Respectively, the seven heavenly virtues that oppose these sins are chastity, humility, charity, kindness, diligence, temperance and patience.

This issue of Klipsun features amazing stories that personify a selection of vices and virtues. I would like to thank my hardworking staff of editors and writers, as well as those who were willing to share their stories.

Photography Editor

Call, Damon

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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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College students’ writings, American--Washington (State)--Bellingham--Periodicals; Universities and colleges--Washington (State)--Bellingham--Periodicals

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Western Washington University--Students--Periodicals; Western Washington University





Klipsun Magazine, 2010, Volume 40, Issue 02 - January

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