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Klipsun, Spring 2017 - Divided

Volume and Number

Vol. 47, Issue 3



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Publication Date

Spring 2017


Western Washington University

Editor in Chief

Kjell Redal


Western Washington University


Bellingham, WA

Production Staff

Story editor: Sharmaine Miranda; Photographers: Zoe Deal, Shannon Finn; Multimedia editor: Connor Jalbert; Head designer: Reese Murakami; Designers: Kristina Matuska, Daniela Dimitrova; Copy editor: Janae Easlon; Social media editor: Katherine Misel; Writers: Robert Dudzik, Sara Fontenot, Kenji Guttorp, Nanette Jackson, Connor Jalbert, Anna Kerr, Moira Landvatter, October Yates, Edward Clem, Stephanie Davey, Evan Elliott, Jennifer Freitag, Dominic Gonzalez Yoxtheimer, Brendan Herron, Rachel Hunter, Bailey Jo Josie, Yaelle Kimmelman, Mikayla King, Mikayla Nicholson, Susan Petris, Kara Spencer, Morgan Stilp, Brenna Visser


I’d imagine you picked up this magazine for one of two reasons. The first of these is that you have a connection to Klipsun. Maybe you know one of our writers, designers, photographers or editors. Maybe you’ve been in town long enough to recognize the magazine as a mainstay on Bellingham newsstands.

But the other reason you picked it up, and I’d guess the more likely one, is the striking nature of the cover. We are living in a country divided. If there is one thing Americans can agree on following our tumultuous election cycle, it is that. The lines split down virtually every socioeconomic, cultural and religious distinction. We’ve assembled our music, news, movies and even facts into our own tailored universes. We are slowly losing any semblance of a shared language.

This is not the way for our country and this not the way for journalists.

In the “Divided” issue, Klipsun contributors sought to push against the current national grain. They spoke to Trump and Clinton supporters alike, they examined both the science and spirituality behind chiropractic, they teased out the consonant and conflicting identities of a black female mountain biker.

Dig into the following pages. May they serve as an example that our current division is not destiny.

Photography Editor

Morgan Stilp

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, 2017, Volume 47, Issue 03 - Spring

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