Celebrating Kathy Craghead: Her life, career and the impact she made on yearbook

Long-time yearbook adviser Kathy Craghead passed away on May 23. We reached out to some of Kathy’s closest yearbook friends and asked them to reflect on her life.

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January 15, 2018 / Interviewing/Reporting

Below is list of common excuses you might hear from yearbook reporters, after they’ve had a bad interview and they return with bad information. Fortunately, good interviewing skills can be taught to help counter each of these excuses and help every student on yearbook staff – even the shy, quiet ones – become more confident interviewers.

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To Susan Asher, the idea was simple.

Every day, she saw dozens of students walking around the halls of Inza R. Wood Middle School carrying iPods and MP3 players, the small, portable digital music players that have become popular and commonplace among kids today.

Asher, the yearbook adviser at the school in Wilsonville, Ore., figured that the trendy devices could be put to productive use by her staff.

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September 29, 2004 / Fall 2004 / Interviewing/Reporting

WHEN I WAS SITTING IN UNDERGRADUATE CLASSES, ONE OF THE KEY POINTERS THAT PROFESSORS GAVE US FUTURE TEACHERS WAS TO APPRECIATE AND RECOGNIZE THE SUPPORT STAFF IN THE SCHOOLS IN WHICH WE WOULD BE WORKING. AS A TEACHER, I HAVE FOUND THIS TO BE GREAT ADVICE, BUT AS A YEARBOOK ADVISER, IT OFFERS EVEN MORE.

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September 17, 1997 / Coverage / Fall 1997 / Interviewing/Reporting

YES/NO QUESTIONS
Never ask them, even if you follow up with “why?” They only give you weak quotes that force you to use awkward transitions. Check your questions and rewrite them to eliminate yes/no questions. A questions is yes/no if it begins with any of these words: do, does, did, have, has, had, can, could, should, will, would, was, were, might, must.

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September 16, 1997 / Coverage / Fall 1997 / Interviewing/Reporting

“A yearbook shouldn’t be full of topics,” according to Brady Smekens, adviser of the Deka yearbook staff at Huntington North High School, Huntington, Ind. “Rather, it should tell the story of students. In the process, the topics get covered.” The list of story ideas on this page and continuing throughout this section will help editors brainstorm for coverage unique to their school and the current year.

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