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Klipsun, Spring 2010 - Color

Volume and Number

Vol. 40, Issue 5 (Spring)



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Publication Date

Spring 2010


Western Washington University

Editor in Chief

Spagnolo, Angelo


Western Washington University


Bellingham, WA

Production Staff

Managing Editor: Gabrielle Kazuko Nomura; Copy Editor: Allison Milton; Story Editors: Michael Homnick, Jeff Twining, Jillian Vasquez; Online Editor: Cassandra Gallagher; Designers: Stephanie Castillo, Rebecca Rice; Multimedia Editor: Skyler Wilder; Photography and Writing: David Gonzales, Adam Cochran, Renee Davies, Katherine Garvey, Amanda Halle, Tristan Hiegler, Leah Sauser, Jeremy Schwartz, Mark Stayton, Jordan Stead, Hailey Tucker


Abstract expressionist painter Hans Hoffman said “The whole world, as we experience it visually, comes to us through the mystic realm of color.” Really, color is just vary­ing wavelengths of light, reflected and absorbed by surfaces in our world. That's all. Why then, is it so hard to define color? Mystic, maybe; certainly mysterious. Color manifests itself in every aspect of our daily lives.

For some, color represents money; a flick­ering flash of gold hidden in a riverbed. For the great Pacific Northwest Orca whale, color is an evolutionary tool of stealth and survival.

Maybe you've never considered why certain foods are certain colors, and how those colors are important. Or maybe you see color as a more abstract essence, an emotion, like the redness of rage or hatred.

In today’s society, even with the election of our coun­try’s first black president, discussions of color often focus on race and ethnicity. This issue explores the varying meanings of color, whether as lighthearted as a card game, or as heavy hitting as race. As you read this issue, I implore you to keep in mind that every American has a right to share their point of view and show their true colors, even if those colors represent ignorance and fear.

Photography Editor

Logan, Rhys


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, 2010, Volume 40, Issue 05 - Spring



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