On Nov. 4, as the Klipsun staff worked diligently to publish this issue, our attentions were diverted. We witnessed history unfold as Americans voted in their first African-American president.
Despite our personal opinions or the boxes we marked on our ballots, the Klipsun newsroom watched as many parts of the country were seized by an uprising of emotion, passion and action. More than ever before, young Americans, our generation, made their voices heard. We rocked the vote!
For America, I believe this election was like coming up for fresh air.
During the past eight years our patriotism has been tested. Many of us gave up. Convinced that one man, one woman, one voice could not make a difference. Apathy consumed us.
But the American spirit is not easily defeated. In this issue, we see local people who have shrugged-off despair and have dedicated their time to activist efforts, educating the public and encouraging community service.
Along the bottom of these pages you will see a list of some Western groups and clubs. These students are united by the causes that inspire them to action. We encourage you, our readers, to find your true passion and take a stand for whatever you may believe in.
Editor in Chief
|EDITOR IN CHIEF||Megan Claflin|
|MANAGING EDITOR||Stephanie Elkins|
|STORY EDITORS||Danielle Koagel
|ONLINE EDITOR||Tyler McFarland|
|LEAD DESIGNER||Jenny Peterson|
Rogelie D. Rael