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Klipsun, Spring 2018 - Essence

Volume and Number

Vol. 48, Issue 3



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Publication Date

Spring 2018


Western Washington University

Editor in Chief

Rose H. Carr


Western Washington University


Bellingham, WA

Production Staff

Managing editor: Trisha Patterson; Copy editor: Kathryn Meier; Online editor: Juan Manuel Mendoza-Tovar; Multimedia editor: Jonathan Pendleton; Lead designer: Anna Schneider; Designers: Joyce Voraphongphibul, Hanna Sperber; Photographers: Harrison Amelang, Lincoln Hunphry; Lead story editor: Alyssa Evans; Story editor: Joshua Dejong, Writers: Scott Blumenfeld, McKenna Cardwell, Naomi Gish, James Goulding, Sascha Guenter-Schlesinger, Paul Kelly, Lorin Lindell, Laura Ann Poehner, Zachery Slagle, Haley Ausbun, Natalie Breymeyer, Megan Campbell, Brooke Carlson, Jordan Carlson, Layne Carter, Elizabeth Cutler, Joshua Dejong, Anna Edlund, James Egaran, Jakob Gregg, Andrew Hislop, Kathryn Meier, Juan Manuel Mendoza-Tovar, Sophia Miller, Linh Nguyen, Kirstyn Nyswonger, Jonathan Pendleton, Zachery Schmidt, Madalyn Stewart, Katie Webber, Elitsa Yaneva


Who are you? What qualities of your past have shaped you? What is your essence? Can you recognize the choices you are making now and what they will lead to?

By definition, essence is “the intrinsic nature or indispensable quality of something that determines its character.”

I like to think we make decisions based on what we know will happen indefinitely. When in reality, we are all trying to choose the best choice when life presents itself to us.

The accumulation of gut reactions, late-night turning and days of pensive thinking we’ve made along the timeline of our lives is what has put us where we are today.

Embrace and grow from past experiences to become the best version of yourself; they’re attributed to who you have become.

Photography Editor

Lincoln Humphry


Connell, Joan M.

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, 2018, Volume 48, Issue 03 - Spring

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