Behind the Scenes of Yearbook
By: Haley Cesar
Have you ever wondered who is behind every yearbook you get at the end of every school year? Who took the pictures of the clubs you’re in? Who decided what theme the book should have? Well that would be the Journalism and Yearbook class.
This class works hard all year to make sure that everyone ends up with a book they are happy with, and a book that most accurately reflects the school year. Students can take these memories with them to the future and maybe even show their future generations one day.
The student staff members are required to attend sports games, and many other important school events and take hundreds of pictures to try and get the best shots for the layouts.
While being in yearbook is an amazing experience that connects you with many different people and gives you a chance to learn skills that you will take with you later in life. This includes things like picture taking skills, photo editing skills, and even experience in interviewing other students. People also often forget to understand that a lot of hard work is put into that book that you get at the end of the year. Senior Joy Lopez said “It is not as easy as it looks, not only are you taking photos you are also writing and looking up to people you may have never seen before, all under a strict deadline. It's fun but also a lot of work.”
Some people have been in yearbook for a long time. The current Yearbook editor-in-chief, Amairani Chacon, senior became an editor her junior year and has been in yearbook since her sophomore year. I asked her what lesson she has taken away from her time in yearbook and she said “The lesson I take to heart with me is collaboration. This class has given me the opportunity to not only work with amazing people but also exposed me to new ways of thinking and creation. I’m forever grateful for what the opportunities the class has opened for me.”
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