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Yearbook accepting student-submitted photos

Emily Seiler
Students can submit photos for the yearbook staff to publish through an app called Yearbook Snap. (Photos by Emily Lundell)

With COVID-19 canceling most in-person events, the yearbook staff has limited opportunities to take photos. Their solution is an app called Yearbook Snap, which allows people from the community to submit pictures for the yearbook.

Only certain photos will be selected for publication depending on a number of factors. 

According to yearbook adviser Corey Hale, the pictures must be taken recently, be school appropriate, tell enough of a story and not be over saturated with edits. 

“If someone sends me a photo in December of something that happened in remote learning, chances are we will be done with that area,” Hale said.       

All yearbook photos should have enough information to tell a story. On the off chance the photo provides enough information, go ahead and submit it. If not, use the Snap app to write a caption and attribution. The caption should contain the names and grade of the people in the photo and the photographer.

“Since we’re dealing with a school with 3,000 students, even if I’ve talked to the person in the photo, I won’t know what grade they’re in,” Hale said.

The photos should also not be set up in a studio, but rather taken in the moment. According to Hale, students do not need to be skilled in photography. Cropped photos  are perfectly fine, but filters are not recommended.

 “I would prefer they’re sent in unedited,” Hale said. “We’re going to edit them before we put them in the yearbook, and editing them before you submit them could decrease the quality of the picture.” 

Hale encourages students to send in any photos they would like to be in the yearbook, even if they are unsure if it will be usable.

“Really, we don’t have a lot of photos that aren’t allowed except for things that aren’t school appropriate,” Hale said. “The thing about that is I’m the only one who sees those photos before the yearbook staff, so you’re not putting something up on a message board.”

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Garrison Acree
Garrison Acree, Entertainment Editor
Garrison Acree (he/him) is on his second year on staff as a junior. When he’s not banging his head against his keyboard trying to work out the bug in a website’s code or trying to use JavaScript, he’s using writing as an outlet for creation and for spreading God’s word. He hopes to branch out from writing a little and support the staff in the design and photography departments. The attitudes of women and fish towards him are too varied and complex to be accurately described in a bio.  
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Emily Seiler, Design Editor
Emily Seiler is dead inside. She’s a senior who blames her laziness on senioritis, but it's really because she doesn't like to think. She’s always tired and rarely has the time of day to care about anything but newspaper and college applications. You should see her attempting to learn in government.

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