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.
This book was subcontracted out to a firm in Rio Linda.
I remember browsing through my dad's high school yearbook (he graduated in 1954). Just about every other signature in the book read: "To a swell guy."
Ya gotta love the 50s.
Maybe school was different in the 50s-60s. My class recently held it’s 50th as a ‘destination’ weekend reunion, and enjoyed it so much, we had another ‘destination’ 51st that lasted a week. Attendance was 50% and 25% respectively.
During those decades, among us we’ve pursued a wide variety of careers, achieved any number of degrees, and scattered across the US and, in fact, the globe. Some have been unbelievably successful, others not so much. There was certainly no “peaking” at 18. But getting together has been enjoyed by everyone who attended, whether they were a ‘big wheel on campus’ or not, or whether they’re now a millionaire or just getting by.
I went to our 5th and then 10th reunion, and decided that the same cliques remained the same cliques....and since I didn’t run with any particular group decided that was enough......our 50th will be next year, and I’m not even going to consider it.
For the 10th reunion, the guys decided to have dinner at Lombards because the waitresses were AWESOME.
For the 20th reunion, the guys decided on Lombards agian because the food was good and they had an exceptional wine cellar.
For the 30th reunion, they again chose Lombards because it was quiet and restful.
For the 40th reunion, the met at Lombards because they had elevators and wheelchair ramps.
They decided to meet at Lombards for their 50th because they had never been there before.
Great joke-—and this is from someone who has 60th college reunion this year.
My 55th is coming up. We have had a great time at all the previous get-togethers. I am looking forward to it. We have only lost four and enjoy seeing each other again.
I really liked high school and made life long friends there.
The books should be returned to the printer and reprinted correctly, or did they not pay for editing?
I feel really sorry for kids who have to go to public school cuz their parents are so selfish and won’t pay the tuition for private school. I have friends who spent 2,000 a month for day care but say they can’t send their kids to catholic school because it is too expensive....7 grand a year. People can be so damn selfish.
I agree completely. Anyone who sends their kids to public school should be arrested for child abuse.
The fall will be our 55th also. At our 50th reunion, the grandson of one of our classmates who has learned to play the bagpipes played Amazing Grace. One of our class members read each name of a deceased member, then rang a bell, much like they did at the 9/11 memorial. Very moving tribute. We have lost several classmates just this year due to illness, primarily cancer with the women and heart attacks with the guys. It’s interesting how many of them married right out of high school and are still with the same spouse.
Only one person of those remaining didn’t show up for our 50th reunion. Pretty remarkable since some of them come from as far away as Hawaii and Japan. Just all good people, Kansas farm folk, the salt of the earth and I’m proud to have them for lifelong friends.
Too bad you feel that way. You’re right though, the people who were my friends then are the core of my friends now. Even though some of us only see each other once a year and have infrequent email contact, the things that bound us together then keep us together now.
We had people who showed up for the 50th that hadn’t been to previous gatherings. It was nice to see all of them and speak with them. What separates you when you’re young becomes rather inconsequential in the overall scheme of things as you age.
Why? So they can learn how to feel guilty about everything?
I am sure they had to pay “up-front”. Kids order books and pay for them at the end of Junior year or first week of Senior at the latest.
Yearbook staff was a great activity and the pride in the final production was HUGE!!
No more I guess.
Read the other reply that describes todays system. Another lost art!
I had a 25th and again about 40, I think. We did have a 50 and yes...they were old ( not me) and so many had passed away.
Past 60 years now and I do not hear that any more are planned. I wonder how many are left now, some in their 80’s?
We had a class of 153 so not like my kids classes of over 350 members.
People in our class send stuff during the month to one of our members. He and his wife then organize it and send out a monthly newsletter. Pretty cool to have someone willing to do that for the last ten years or so. Unfortunately several months lately also include obituaries which is not so great.
The one person who always sends in something is a guy who is going around the country trying to save spotted owl habitats and is very active in tree hugger groups. Lots of articles about grandkids with many, many pics. One of our classmates had asked to be eliminated from the emails because he thinks we are all “out of step with the real world”. Turns out his one daughter is a Lesbian and lives in San Francisco. Funny how some classmates turn out.
My son’s senior high graduation class, also from Kansas, had well over 1500 students and it was one of five high schools in the area. Lots of them keep in touch but by Facebook or twitter, not by reunions or even email and certainly never by phone. Different strokes for different generations.
I would suspect that our group is the exception rather than the rule on keeping in touch. I thoroughly enjoy our monthly newsletters but do wonder about the coming years.
Why? So they can learn how to feel guilty about everything?
Yep. I don’t care, but the education is top notch. But it is ok keep sending your kids to the government school I don’t care.
Why? So they can learn how to feel guilty about everything?”
Hmmmm, much bigotry there?
You are right about each generation doing it their way!
I stayed in touch with several close friends and bridesmaids etc. They are all gone now and I do not know if I would go again...maybe.
I probably would be about the healthiest and most fit in the group...some did not come because of weight or other problems. 1700 miles would be quite a drive.
“Hmmmm, much bigotry there?”
Maybe it’s not bigotry but experience.
I happen to agree with him.
Because, of course, Catholic schools are the only private schools where the students get taught about morals.
When I was in High School, the school used the BEST COMPANY to layout and print the yearbook - not the one that looked the most “like America”.
Perhaps not end, but it is sad to see the language deteriorate to the point of being ludicrous. Many college educated students can't utter or write a correct sentence in English, much less edit somebody's work.
One of my nieces, who is planning on going to law school (at least it's not gender studies), has to use "like" about every 3rd word. Not being her parent, I can't sit her down and tell her that she will be judged by her language and valley girl speak says "dumb".
All three of them.
Outstanding!!!!! I have many friends that homeschool.
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