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    It's a Small World

    The magic of yearbook lives on.We all know the traditional functions of a yearbook. Of course, it’s a memory book, a history book and the year’s consummate photo album. Without a doubt, it serves as a record and a reference tool, too. We’ve asked, “If it’s not in the book, …

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    New Adviser?

    All across the country, there are teachers in their first and second — and third — years as advisers who get to the end of the day and think, how in the world? It gets easier, but until then, here’s some advice.

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    Notes for Great Editors

    Your time is now. You’ve spent years working hard to help produce incredible yearbooks, but now you’re the Editor-in-Chief. What you may not realize is that this is the most important job you’ve ever had.

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    What to Write in a Yearbook

    A little thought goes a long way when signing a yearbookWhile the phrase, “Have a great summer” is certainly a nice sentiment to share with a classmate toward the end of your school year it’s not exactly a literary masterpiece when it comes to a yearbook entry, is it?Why are …

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    The Art of the Interview

    Interviewing is so much more than just getting a good quote. Learn how to make your yearbook copy come alive with the art of the interview.

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    The Human Experience

    All right, here’s the secret: We care about people, not things. That’s it. When it comes to yearbook copy, we want to remember how we felt about the year, not just the dates on which events happened and what their outcomes were.

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    YBK: It's a Big Deal

    It’s hard to guess exactly why the buy-rate at Blue Valley West High School in Overland Park, Kansas, is nearly twice the national average, but it’s not hard to understand how important culture and tradition are in the equation.

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    WE'VE ALL SAID IT BEFORE

    If you’ve been a yearbooker very long, you’ve probably been in a conversation — or 15 —about how yearbook is forever.
    You’ve likely preached it as you work with newbies — and when you’re reminding experienced staffers they can do better. Your mantra about creating the only permanent record of the school year probably echoes in the heads of staffers every time they recall their yearbook experiences.

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    My Life Beyond Yearbooks

    Giovanni Montalvo didn’t get his yearbook portrait taken his senior year at Cinco Ranch High School. Or his junior, or sophomore or freshman year. He can’t really remember why. He was still interviewed for his senior yearbook and even made a video, “My Life Through Yearbooks,” (above) which has more …

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    Top 10 Reasons to Join Yearbook

    Joining the team that puts together your school’s yearbook is more than just a great way to get involved with your school. It’s also a great way to learn all sorts of valuable skills.#10 It gets you involvedYearbook is a great way to get involved with every aspect of your …

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