Skip to comments.High school students dumbfounded by the number of errors in their yearbook
Posted on 05/17/2014 11:52:43 AM PDT by windcliff
Barry Goldwater High Schools 2014 error-filled yearbook is getting some laughs from students but mostly criticism from those who think it wasnt worth the $60 to $70 price. As reported by KSAZ Fox 10, the schools yearbook staff has, in the past, won awards, and received recognition from the National Scholastic Press Association for their stellar work. Unfortunately, this years publication was not their best. The Phoenix, Arizona schools tome contained misprints, incorrect dates, and capitalization errors. One seniors photo was printed with a quote over her face. The cover was even printed with the wrong year and volume number.
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When our kids were in school, I could pick up any piece of material generated by the school and find errors of fact, grammar, spelling or style. And this was in a highly regarded school district.
Those yearbook errors pale in comparison to the errors in their history textbooks.
Reminds me of the university student paper at A&M. Besides the atrocious contents (they have editorials about sex romps, occult trash, and other things no one with a brain cares about), it is packed full with really stupid errors. When the election came around between Obama and Romney, they had two pages describing the candidates’ positions, one for Obama and one for Romney... which were exactly the same. I thought at first it was satire, that they were saying Mittens was just a Mormon version of Obama, but actually it was just a result of their general incompetence.
Errors? Flat out lies and distortions if ya ask me.
No big deal.
I couldn’t wait to get out of high school, and don’t miss it at all. I feel sorry for those who spend too much time fondly remembering their “glory days” because they peaked at age 18.
I did too many fun, interesting, and challenging things after I graduated that I never think about high school.
The fact that the students could pick out the errors, is encouraging.
There is usually a copy of it page by page, with lots of reviews and editors to sign off on the page...I bet that the Internet influence on publications have changed all that? No pasting of pictures or hard copy advance copies?
I guess that is the future (current) way of all printing.
My 10th grade yearbook has a couple of hilarious ones. For the Homecoming Dance, the school principal escorted the Homecoming Queen to the floor to dance with the game MVP. The caption read: Homecoming Queen with MVP Al Casey. The principal was a balding 55 year old. Better yet, the picture of the big, hulking defensive lineman MVP caption read: Queen, Kim Wilson being crowned.
Just get a 3rd grader from a real school with competent teachers to proof it fot ya, losers.
NO, INCREASING YOUR BUDGET AIN'T GONNA HELP!
...AND STOP YOUR FREAKING WHINING!
obviously, the wrong students volunteered for the yearbook committee!
So does Nelson Rockefeller High School have an alibi?
When I got a note sent home with my child that had errors, I sent it back with the errors marked with red pen...
and didnt read one until it was in my own language, English...
and that’s what I told the teacher...
What would a yearbook be without at least one person signing, “Have a kickass Summer.”
My Senior Yearbook was the worst ever. Was not proofread by anyone. Filled with silly typos.
I never think about high school.”
A core group of my classmates still remains in the general area of my high school. There is picnic once a year at the lake where we used to “go neck” and a quarterly brunch at one of the area restaurants. Planning on our 55th reunion this fall. As I looked around at the attendees at our 50th reunion I was struck at “how old they had become”.
Our numbers dwindle every year beginning with some of those we lost in Nam. We have been through a lot of history together and so glad those remaining do stay in touch. Just like an extended family in many respects.
I am absolutely flabbergasted — that any part of American education would permit the name Barry Goldwater to be uttered in public.
Still, I suppose his world view never made it past the front door.
A midshipman at the Naval Academy wrote in his English paper that “Sancho Panza always rode a burrow.” In grading the paper, his professor remarked, “A burro is an ass. A burrow is a hole in the ground. As a future Naval Officer, you are expected to know the difference.”
Was the copy editor, and then editor-in-chief, of my HS yearbook. This is the fault of the yearbook staff and the sponsor who obviously did a poor job of checking the layouts they submitted to the printer, and then the proofs that came back for approval. Printers make mistakes, too, but this one’s primarily on the school & the students.
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