Wednesday, September 28, 2011

In need of quotes...

Hey guys!  Just wanted to say that now, since we're starting to get material to build layouts, we need to be thinking of names for each spread.  Are we doing quotes or cheers or sayings?  If we're planning on quotes, keep your ears out for people saying good (or weird) stuff.  Make sure to record what they said and who said it too (It can be teachers, students, coaches, whatever).  If we're doing anything else, we should probably start thinking of titles...

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Everyone add to it! (If you can figure out how)

Anatomy of... (Theres One...)

  • cowboy
  • jock
  • goth
  • prep
  • hipster
  • hippie


  • What you need to fit in at BHS 
  • How do you want to be remembered?
  • How are you challenged? (Put the 
  • What's so great about technology?
  • Favorite movie lines
  • who is the teacher who inspires you the most ?
  • does driving make your life better ?
  • what do you snack when watching a movie ?
  • in a movie of your life who play you?

Prompts (He said, She said)

  • Clothing Style (Westward, 6)
  • Pickup Lines (Theres One..., 133)
  • Codebreakers (Westward, 6)
  • What do you plan to wear under your robe at graduation? (Westward, 34)
  • Advice to underclassmen (Westward, 40)
  • Ideal dream date ( Westward, 54)
  • Dates to Remember (Theres One..., 181)
  • Slang & Argon (Theres One..., 87)
  • if you could be any cartoon character,who would you be?(westward,89)
  • what is your worst experience you have ever had ?

Top Tens

  • College Choices
  • Music Artists
  • Favorite Superhero
Other Ideas or whatever:

baby ads (westward,197)
what seniors are most likely to be ..
most likely to be on tv.
best hair ever..
best athlete.
best school spirit
most likely to get plastic surgery
most dramatic
social butterfies
new faces(teachers,students...)
memories(lights camera action,161)

Monday, September 12, 2011


Hello friends, guess who has their very own yearbook/7th grade computer class!? yup its me, anyway I don't have a lot of things that I'm working on other then theme research so if anybody has ANY little jobs to be done I would very much like a task or two.


Mission: Yearbook

Hey guys!  So, as you can see by the mess on the table, I have been scouring the area for yearbook themes and ideas (Sorry for the mess on the table).  One thing that I kept catching my attention was our basic style.  The most recent BHS yearbooks (about the past 4 years) have been really... cartoony?  I don't know how to describe it, but I have some ideas to send our book in a different direction.  Our game plan for the last couple of years has been placing icons/art on a simple-ish layout.  I think they look nice, and I don't mind them at all, I have some other thoughts.  This yearbook has the potential to be GROUNDBREAKING! Ha, sort of.  Anyways!  Here's some cool stuff I found while researching.
 I think this cover is the most awesome thing.  It wouldn't be hard to make at all either.  I would happily take on the responsibility of making something like it.  Anyways, maybe it's just me, but this cover draws me in way more than yet another royal blue one.
This is the same yearbook's content page.  I think its so cool!!!  I've looked at that face, and I don't think it would too hard to create either.  But seriously, that page just makes me want to read a yearbook.

Here's one of their class pages.  The background is just a watercolor painting.  I think that's a super neat way to decorate a page.  I could give or take the giant stack of rocks, but I really like the background.  I could totally paint stuff for our pages, too.

So, I really like that yearbook, but I also understand that it's really feminine and artsy.  Since some of you boys might not like it (you're loss - it's awesome), I'm also putting in photos of a more "masculine-type" version of an artsy yearbook.  It's theme is shoes, and is also really cool.
That cover is totally doable!  It's just like. Photoshop paintbrushes or something.  
Here's a sports page, which is whatever, but the theme use there is kind of neat.
Another page.  I like the theme use.  Also, I'm getting tired of thinking of things to write.
Ok!  Here's another idea I have.  Its of incorporating student-life in a more interesting way.  All the yearbooks on the table are open on pages with examples of this.  There are different types of quizzes (weird word to spell, there), surveys, and prompts in each.  If you can, look at them, because a lot of them are actually really hilarious too.  This yearbook used the idea of following (stalking?) one desk throughout a school day, giving a bio to every person who sits there.  That's another thing; spotlights are often given to honors students, because a lot of times, they're more public with their hobbies.    I know that's not an 'always' thing, but if you look in the past yearbooks, most are honors kids.  Anyways, these surveys and whatever would be a good way to share about all the different types of kids at our school.  

So... I know I just wrote a really long post, and I don't blame you if you skim over some stuff.  But these are some of my thoughts!  I'm totally ready to take on work, so it shouldn't be any harder for you guys, unless you want it to be.  Whatever, I don't know.  If anyone's interested, here is the page I got these photos from.  There are some other useful articles on that website too.  Yup, I am a total yerd.

Tell me what you guys think!  Otherwise I'll feel like a complete idiot for writing so much.
Everyone should read the yearbook blog daily.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

First Week

I will go over what is expected of staff members in this class today.

We need to distribute yearbooks starting tomorrow morning and during lunch we will set up a table.

We must have a complete staff meeting at lunch sometime this week. We will determine that today.

We have three sporting events this week. Today there is soccer right after school. Thursday there is volleyball and Friday we have a home football game. I want to try out a new GoPro camera that I purchased in all three sports.