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Klipsun, Winter 2011 - Dirt

Volume and Number

Vol. 41, Issue 3



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Publication Date

Winter 2011


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: Lillian Furlong, Max Wilbert, Chelsea Asplund, Carina Bissett, Ross Buchanan, Kimberly Cauvel, Juan Cornejo, Celeste Erickson, Elysia Nazareth, Andrew Mitchell, Sars Richardson, Kayley Richards, Carey Rose, Olena Rypich, Samantha Sorden


I know what you re thinking: Who cares about dirt anyway?

It's all around us, finding its way onto our shoes, into our homes and under our fingernails. But we didn’t make this issue to highlight dirt’s prevalence. It’s dirt’s ability to play a unique part in so many people’s lives that makes it special.

For some nature seekers, it takes a little more than a hike to get the blood flowing. Off-roading gives these daring drivers an opportunity to become one with nature, and kick up some dirt along the way.

It’s also common for people to associate dreadlocks with dirt — a connotation that one Klipsun reporter found is not always true.

Humans are always looking for ways to stay clean. But in spas around the world, people are realizing all that may take is a healthy portion of mud.

And even sometimes people can be inherently dirty. Take Dirty Dan, Fairhaven’s putrid patriarch, a man famous for his filthy lifestyle.

True, these stories are all about dirt. But they are also about the way people walk on it, drive over it, wear it, bathe in it, get rid of it and live their lives with it.

So roll up your sleeves, put away the soap and remember a little dirt never hurt anyone.

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, 2011, Volume 41, Issue 03 - Winter

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