November 16, 2010 / News

Students at Whitman College trying to bring back yearbook

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

A group of ambitious students at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash., are working hard this year to bring back the school’s yearbook.

The original yearbook, the Waiilatpu, ceased production back in the 1990s due to a misuse of funds. Now some students want it back, according to an article in the school’s newspaper.

One of the yearbook projects organizers, student Gary Wang, said Whitman’s smaller, close-knit school community is ideal for making a yearbook work.

“I think it would be great if Whitman had one because it is a small campus and it would be a lot more personal,” Wang told The Pioneer newspaper.

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.