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Klipsun, Fall 2010 - Inside/Outside

Volume and Number

Vol. 40, Issue 5 (Fall)



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Publication Date

Fall 2010


Western Washington University

Editor in Chief

Homnick, Michael


Western Washington University


Bellingham, WA

Production Staff

Managing Editor: Katherine Garvey; Copy Editor: Victoria Law; Story Editors: Mandi Brady, Madeline Maloney, Colleen Toomey; Online Editor: Elin Jike; Designers: Chelsea Kennedy, Angelo Spagnolo; Multimedia Editor: Max Wilbert; Photography and Writing: Michael Homnick, Jordan Stead, Chelsea Asplund, Ross Buchanan, Juan Cornejo, Andrew Mitchell, Samantha Oberholzer, Lindsey Otta, Keegan Prosser, Sars Richardson, Kayley Richards, Carey Rose, Olena Rypich


The difference between inside and outside can be surprisingly small. Outside my window right now is dirt, wind and pouring rain. Meanwhile inside it is a cozy 65 degrees, and my computer, iPod and guitars are at no threat from the elements. This difference is due to less than two feet of wall and fiberglass.

In an unassuming shopping center in Edmonds, this same thickness of wall separates families enjoying pizza dinners and gym-goers from shelves lined with varieties of medical marijuana, its pungent smell shielded by a thick door.

Sometimes these barriers are made of other material. Plastic surgery allows people to bypass the wall of skin and change their appear­ance on the outside to what they feel on the inside. And in one Klipsun reporter's experience, this can prove to be life changing.

Often the simple barrier separating what s inside from out has the power to change the people who cross it. The patrons of the Bellingham Academy of Self Defense, for example, routinely leave behind their daily lives and step inside to study the ancient art of Karate, allowing them the focus to reflect on their lives outside.

This issue of Klipsun examines the many differ­ent meanings and interpretations of“inside/outside,” and keeping with the spirit of the theme, I hope you will enjoy reading what s inside these pages as much as we enjoyed making it.

Photography Editor

Stead, Jordan


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 - Fall



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