February 15, 2011 / News

Some Whitman students try to bring back the yearbook

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

As is the case at many colleges and universities facing tight times with budget restrictions, there have been some lively discussions going on lately at Washington’s Whitman College over whether or not to continue the school’s yearbook.

In the most recent edition of the Whitman student paper, The Pioneer, Alex Brott wrote this piece making the case for why the Whitman yearbook should not go away.

Brott compares yearbooks to Facebook, saying “A yearbook is beautiful, polished and professional, whereas Facebook tends to be much more informal, sparse and self-focused.”

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.