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June 7, 2022 / Coverage

The yearbook is tasked with the important responsibility of telling the story of the year. As more and more yearbooks choose chronological coverage, it begs the question: how much of the year do we cover? Does the story of the year start when the school doors open and end when they close, or is summer…

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Students sitting at a table and looking at the yearbook. Some students are masked.
May 10, 2022 / Coverage / Design / Staff Management

The final deadline has passed, and your book has been submitted. Now what? If you have a spring delivery, you might be struggling to find something to do with your staff for the rest of the school year. As a brand-new yearbook adviser, I know I was. Although I’ve taught English for nearly 20 years,…

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a banner of yearbooks that says "Your Inspiration has Arrived"
March 24, 2022 / Copywriting / Coverage / Design / Photography

If you are looking for inspiration, look no further than Possibilities, volume 9. This bi-annual publication has been providing it since 2006. Now the latest volume is hot off the press and sure to generate yearbook excitement and creativity in your staff, and it has more to show than ever before. With over 950 examples…

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collage of yearbook spreads on a blue background
March 3, 2022 / Coverage

Maybe weather canceled the only game of the spring sports season you were going to be able to get in the book. Maybe COVID canceled an event you were counting on. Maybe other spreads just took longer than anticipated and the deadline snuck up on you. Whatever the reason and whoever your publisher, if you…

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October 21, 2021 / Ask Mike / Copywriting / Coverage / Fall 2021

Rethinking Your Yearbook Post-COVID Closing the door on the 2021 school year could not come soon enough for teachers across the country. It was a tough year, but if anyone made lemonade from lemons, it was classroom teachers. There was also good that came from one of the craziest school years ever, and I want…

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October 20, 2021 / Copywriting / Coverage / Design / Fall 2021

Editors and staffers can use these guides as a checklist to create marvelous mods and compelling student profiles We all have grand dreams at the beginning of the school year for how amazing our yearbook can be. The goal is to tell great stories, capture amazing images, include every student, create a record of the…

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February 8, 2021 / Coverage

We’re bombarded with news stories every single day, and as scholastic journalists it can be difficult to know how to cover these events properly. We reached out to the yearbook program at Eastern Lebanon County High School in Myerstown, Pennsylvania, for input from two of its members. This article is by adviser Jon Bickel. Be…

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