Second time’s the charm

Second time’s the charm

Going into our junior year as first-time editors, we thought we knew what we were getting ourselves into. Despite our passion for the job, we couldn’t have expected the pressures of leading a staff and satisfying the student body all while maintaining Bryant’s...
Six Reasons Yearbook Camp Matters

Six Reasons Yearbook Camp Matters

My first year as yearbook adviser began when I was hired a couple days before the start of the school year. I inherited the staff, the theme and everything done the way they did it the year before. Before the start of my second year as an adviser, I decided to take a...
The Final Deadline Push

The Final Deadline Push

­­­Spring is the time of year that the exhaustion begins to show and the students really need a little extra motivation, especially when it’s the season for final deadlines. There are several things you can do so when crunch time really hits, the students know what to...
Building Yearbook Morale

Building Yearbook Morale

Especially during deadline season, staff morale is important to productivity. With our winter break approaching, we needed to finish as many pages as possible; break was still weeks away, but our staff was already frustrated and checked out. We went into the fall...
Journey From Staffer to Adviser

Journey From Staffer to Adviser

My passion for yearbook began when I was a junior in high school. I was recruited to join the staff by my English teacher, Liz Walsh. Little did I know, that moment would begin my path toward my career: a yearbook adviser and English teacher. I absolutely loved being...
Creating a culture of fun

Creating a culture of fun

An inspiring mentor who makes yearbook fun can change a person’s life. Just ask Pedro Cabrera, yearbook adviser, Judson High School in Converse, TX. As a student at Holmes High School in San Antonio, TX, Cabrera signed up for the journalism class because he wanted to...
Engaging students with ownership

Engaging students with ownership

No one in the school truly understands the work that goes into creating a yearbook. Sure, on distribution day, everyone gets to see the book and enjoy it, but they probably don’t grasp the sheer number of hours and effort that went into those pages. There is also a...