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Klipsun Spring 2020 - Wake

Volume and Number

Vol. 50, Issue 3



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Publication Date

Spring 2020


Western Washington University

Editor in Chief

Deal, Zoe


Western Washington University


Bellingham, WA

Production Staff

Story Editors: Molly Peterson, Julia Furukawa, Ian Haupt, Brooke Wilson; Copy Editor: Mary Sawyer; Engagement Editor: Tiffany Phung; Photographer: Adam Vincent; Multimedia Editor: Rachael Buselmeier; Designers: Tristan Bedell, Evan Upchurch; Writers: Rachel Alexander, Audra Anderson, Maya Anderson, Samantha Baxley, Julia Berkman, Alyssa Bruce, Cody Clark, MacKenzie Dexter, Sam Fletcher, Tanner Fricke, Hannah Gordon-Kirk, Emily Jackson, Anna Kasner, McKinley Kellogg, Emma Kivlin, Olivia Klein, Donella Lalas, Isabel Lay, Sarah Nichols, John “Elias” Olson, Colin Rice, Schuyler Shelloner, Jack Taylor, Shaina Yaranon


For the Reader, The lake is silent on a cool spring morning. As a thick mist rises from the water’s glassy surface, there is a harsh rumble, and a white speedboat rushes through. All that remains, when the buzz fades to an empty echo, is a white-capped trail, rippling, rippling, gone. While the wake of one boat disappears as quickly as it comes into existence, add one, two or 50 more to the mix and, well... just imagine the insurmountable waves. It is not difficult to picture this familiar wake. But to recognize this metaphor on a greater human scale is another story. As members of Generation Z, we are quite literally capsized in the middle of this body of water, shouting, as well as we can, to be heard. The results of human disregard for nature and humanity alike have thrust us into a social and environmental crisis with no tangible solution. But still, we try. Because the consequence of silence is ruin. As Greta Thunberg, one of the foremost members of our generation has said, “This is not the time and place for dreams. This is the time to wake up.” These pages are filled with many hard truths and necessary lessons, alongside stories of metamorphosis, peace and unbridled joy. For within this dichotomy, we may hope to find the answers we so desperately seek. These are the words we have to offer you, generations of the past, present and future. Take them as you will. Truly, Zoe Deal

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



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, 2020, Volume 50 Issue 03 - Spring

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