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Klipsun Spring 2019 - Authenticity

Volume and Number

Vol. 49, Issue 3



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Publication Date

Spring 2019


Western Washington University

Editor in Chief

Rivera, Kristina


Western Washington University


Bellingham, WA

Production Staff

Designers: Renee Klemmer, Isabel Lay; Photographer: Hailey Hoffman, Kelly Pearce; Story Editors: Zoe Deal, Suzanna Leung, Sanyu Namome, Gwen Roley; Copy Editor: Hannah Wong; Multimedia Editor: Eliana Ala’ilima-Daley; Writers: Rachel Alexander, Ellen Anderson, Regan Bervar, Sara Bourgeau, Sydney Clanton, Kayna Dean, Alex Dupille, Kira Erickson, Landon Groves, Hailey Hoffman, Kamiah Koch, Grace McCarthy, Emily Mueller, Michael Nguyen, Walker Sacon, Aubrey Sage, Matthew Tangeman, Simon Thomas, Tanner Thompson, Alissa Vanlandingham, Grace Westermann, Brooke Wilson, Molly Workman


Being ourselves takes courage. Courage to be honest and courage to be vulnerable. I chose authenticity as the theme for this issue of Klipsun because I wanted genuine and honest stories. What I received were stories about fighting for identity, what we can learn about ourselves through the lens of cross-cultural psychology, confronting the past to better understand who we are now and more. When we muster up the courage to tell honest, authentic stories like these, it can remind us we’re not alone. Sometimes that’s all we can ask for. When we’re honest with who we are with each other, we can find what it truly means to be ourselves.

Photography Editor

Pearce, Kelly


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



Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.

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, 2019, Volume 49, Issue 03 - Spring



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