January 12, 2010 / News

Molalla yearbook class gets boost from new computers

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Thanks to funding problems, the yearbook staff at Molalla High School in Oregon frequently was forced to reserve time on computers in the library just to get their yearbook work done.

However, thanks to a sweet, affordable deal that the school’s technology supervisor found on some slightly used, 2-year old computers, the Molalla staff got to have a ribbon-cutting ceremony and go to work in their very own computer lab last week.

“Last year and this year, there was no sense of unity,” adviser Joe Zenisek told the Molalla Pioneer newspaper. “I’m looking forward to kind of watching this group grow back together because of this shared work environment.”

Has your yearbook staff had to deal with a less than ideal computer lab situation? If so, what solutions have you used to manage the workflow?

Evan Blackwell, CJE
Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is a Web Content Specialist for walsworthyearbooks.com and yearbookhelp.com, as well as a regular contributor to Idea File magazine. He's been a writer and editor for Walsworth Yearbooks for the past 13 years, and is the author of the Yearbook Suite's "The Art of the Interview" unit. Prior to joining Walsworth, Blackwell spent five years as an award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.