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Klipsun Winter 2020 - Superhuman

Volume and Number

Vol. 50, Issue 2



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Publication Date

Winter 2020


Western Washington University

Editor in Chief

Garcia, Ray


Western Washington University


Bellingham, WA

Production Staff

Lead Story Editor: Anelyse Morris; Story Editors: Nate Sanford, Isa Kaufman-Geballe, Laurel Messenger; Copy Editor: Mysti Willmon; Photographer: Brendan Ryder; Multimedia Editor: Rachael Buselmeier; Design Editors: Isabel Lay, Renee Klemmer; Writers: Hannah Asmussen, Sabrina Batingan, Rachel Carruth, Alison Eddy, Jaya Flanary, Alfred Fuentes, Julia Furukawa, Mona Ghorbani-Aghdam, Mckenna Hunt, Stella Harvey, Katelin Kovac, Ashley Lockett, Lili McMurtrey, Hillary O’Connor, Julia Phillips, Ali Raetz, Colton Redfeldt, Naomi Schapiro, Chelsea Smiley, Christopher Smith, Megan Sokol, Kayla Sousa, Cassidy Tamburo, Mariena Xiong


Dear Reader, When we think of the archetype superhero, we often conjure up an image of some perfect, impenetrable being. As humans, the realities we face are seldom that simple. As I reflected on my experiences in journalism thus far, I kept coming back to what I felt made stories both important and compelling – the people at the heart of it all. No matter the topic, there is something inherently captivating about the human experience in that it always drives a component of the article. Otherwise, what would compel us to care? And so, I chose the theme “Superhuman”, a perfect balance between the two worlds. It reminds me of how powerful our voices are, and of the incredible things people are doing to make our world a better place. Comparatively, it also reminds me that humans are flawed and rarely have a perfect story to tell. In these pages, you will find a collection of articles and narratives that represent what it truly means to be superhuman: keeping resilient in the face of opposition and transcending our own limitations. We are all capable of making an impact and effecting change – you don’t have to be a hero to do that! Best, Ray Garcia

Photography Editor

Yaranon, Christa


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



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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, 2020, Volume 50, Issue 02 - Winter



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