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High school students dumbfounded by the number of errors in their yearbook
Yahoo News ^ | 5-15-14 | Charlene Sakoda

Posted on 05/17/2014 11:52:43 AM PDT by windcliff

Barry Goldwater High School’s 2014 error-filled yearbook is getting some laughs from students but mostly criticism from those who think it wasn’t worth the $60 to $70 price. As reported by KSAZ Fox 10, the school’s yearbook staff has, in the past, won awards, and received recognition from the National Scholastic Press Association for their stellar work. Unfortunately, this year’s publication was not their best. The Phoenix, Arizona school’s tome contained misprints, incorrect dates, and capitalization errors. One senior’s 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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1 posted on 05/17/2014 11:52:44 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: windcliff

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.


2 posted on 05/17/2014 11:57:22 AM PDT by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: windcliff

Those yearbook errors pale in comparison to the errors in their history textbooks.


3 posted on 05/17/2014 11:58:14 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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To: windcliff

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.


4 posted on 05/17/2014 12:00:01 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: Balding_Eagle

Errors? Flat out lies and distortions if ya ask me.


5 posted on 05/17/2014 12:02:12 PM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: windcliff

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.


6 posted on 05/17/2014 12:05:02 PM PDT by EricT. (Everything not forbidden is compulsory.)
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To: windcliff

The fact that the students could pick out the errors, is encouraging.


7 posted on 05/17/2014 12:06:30 PM PDT by Exit148
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To: windcliff
Strange. I wonder if they changed publishers.

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.

8 posted on 05/17/2014 12:10:31 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: windcliff

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.


9 posted on 05/17/2014 12:14:22 PM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: windcliff
High school students dumbfounded by the number of errors in their yearbook

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!
YO!

...AND STOP YOUR FREAKING WHINING!

10 posted on 05/17/2014 12:20:48 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good grace to resign!)
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To: Exit148
The fact that the students could pick out the errors, is encouraging.

obviously, the wrong students volunteered for the yearbook committee!

11 posted on 05/17/2014 12:23:45 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good grace to resign!)
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To: windcliff
Barry Goldwater High School’s 2014 error-filled yearbook is getting some laughs from students but mostly criticism from those who think it wasn’t worth the $60 to $70 price.

So does Nelson Rockefeller High School have an alibi?

12 posted on 05/17/2014 12:34:39 PM PDT by x
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To: loungitude

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...


13 posted on 05/17/2014 12:36:13 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: EricT.

What would a yearbook be without at least one person signing, “Have a kickass Summer.”


14 posted on 05/17/2014 12:38:23 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: windcliff

My Senior Yearbook was the worst ever. Was not proofread by anyone. Filled with silly typos.


15 posted on 05/17/2014 12:40:58 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: EricT.

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.


16 posted on 05/17/2014 12:58:39 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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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.


17 posted on 05/17/2014 1:08:51 PM PDT by Peter ODonnell (It wasn't this cold before global warming)
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To: windcliff

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.”

:-)


18 posted on 05/17/2014 1:12:44 PM PDT by twister881
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To: windcliff

Future voters


19 posted on 05/17/2014 1:17:47 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: windcliff

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.


20 posted on 05/17/2014 1:19:05 PM PDT by twister881
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To: windcliff

This book was subcontracted out to a firm in Rio Linda.


21 posted on 05/17/2014 1:19:48 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: dfwgator
What would a yearbook be without at least one person signing, “Have a kickass Summer.”

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.

22 posted on 05/17/2014 1:20:32 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: windcliff
I was a yearbook adviser when I taught high school. Your first job is to pick a good staff, specially the editor. Then you should take the responsibility to make sure there is no errors or anything that is inappropriate. Then make sure deadlines are met. Somebody here was not doing their job, which points to the adviser.
23 posted on 05/17/2014 1:31:06 PM PDT by Vinylly (?%)
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To: Grams A

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.


24 posted on 05/17/2014 1:35:41 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Grams A

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.


25 posted on 05/17/2014 1:40:20 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: EDINVA

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.

Just sayin’.


26 posted on 05/17/2014 1:51:36 PM PDT by IM2MAD (IM2MAD=Individual Motivated 2 Make A Difference)
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To: IM2MAD

Great joke-—and this is from someone who has 60th college reunion this year.

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27 posted on 05/17/2014 1:54:40 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Grams A

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.


28 posted on 05/17/2014 2:08:27 PM PDT by jch10 (The Democrat mascot shouldnÂ’t be the donkey; it should be the tick.)
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To: 3D-JOY

The books should be returned to the printer and reprinted correctly, or did they not pay for editing?


29 posted on 05/17/2014 2:27:24 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: EricT.

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.


30 posted on 05/17/2014 2:39:46 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: windcliff
You'd think these Year Book companies would get suspicious that every school has a guy named "Jack Mehoff"

Not surprised.

31 posted on 05/17/2014 2:42:44 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: napscoordinator

I agree completely. Anyone who sends their kids to public school should be arrested for child abuse.


32 posted on 05/17/2014 2:59:42 PM PDT by huckfillary
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To: jch10; EDINVA

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.


33 posted on 05/17/2014 2:59:54 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: ErnBatavia

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.


34 posted on 05/17/2014 3:05:23 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: napscoordinator

Catholic school?
Why? So they can learn how to feel guilty about everything?


35 posted on 05/17/2014 3:10:52 PM PDT by EricT. (Everything not forbidden is compulsory.)
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36 posted on 05/17/2014 3:11:28 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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Strange. I wonder if they changed publishers. . . . I bet that the Internet influence on publications have changed all that?

You win your bet. I am a novelist. Once upon a time, there was a whole process to printing a book. There was manuscript acquisition when ab acquisition editor would read your manuscript. If it wasn't too bad, or even if it was pretty good, acquisitions would send it on. Depending on the size of the publishing house, a decision to buy would be made by some kind of boss, or a committee would decide.

The next step was for the editor assigned to getting the book out would work with the writer to do re-writes. Sometimes re-writes were extensive, perhaps chapters and chapters, or a page here and there. When the editor was satisfied, he or she would sent it on to copy editing. The copy editor--who were the intellectuals of the publishing industry--would then go over the entire manuscript, checking for grammatical errors, and correct them. If there was a major problem, the editor would send it back to acquisitions.
Once copy editing was satisfied, the manuscript was scheduled for typesetting. A designer would work the magic to make the book cover and dust jacket distinctive, and select the type faces for the coverings. Usually, but not always, the book was set in Times Roman.

When the type was set, copies, called galleys, were run off and forwarded to the book editor, who would send a copy to the writer. Once all signoffs were completed, another copy was sent to the proofreader who was responsible for reading the manuscript to be certain Ts were crossed, and Is were dotted, spellings were correct. Once that was done, the book was okayed for printing.

These days, even the major houses are beginning to skip various steps because editorial staffs have been downsized.

But, these days, there is an entire cottage industry of self-publishing. E-book manuscripts are knocked out by the writer who also then edits his own copy, chooses fonts, completes the PDF himself or herself, and assembles or pays to have assembled the e-book components.

One pair of eyes doing all of the visuals of the book, copy editing of the manuscript, then proofreading of the pre-print copy is really inefficient. For the same reason a singer cannot tell he's singing off key, a pair of tired eyes will look at the same error or erroneous fact three or four times and completely miss it.

I'm not telling you that American civilization will end because the publishing books, one of the most precious things our society does, is deteriorating. I'm saying that this is what's going on in American publishing. It's not likely that it will be fixed in the next few years because of the economic drain caused by the spending of trillions of dollars, some of for Michelle Obama's vacations, done by our country will hamper the size and number of things we can do well. Perhaps for decades.

37 posted on 05/17/2014 4:08:36 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: Kackikat

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!


38 posted on 05/17/2014 4:46:41 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: Grams A

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.


39 posted on 05/17/2014 4:54:49 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: 3D-JOY

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.


40 posted on 05/17/2014 5:13:13 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: EricT.

Catholic school?
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.


41 posted on 05/17/2014 6:28:20 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: EricT.; dcwusmc; Jed Eckert; Recovering Ex-hippie; KingOfVagabonds; Berlin_Freeper; UnRuley1; ...

“Catholic school?
Why? So they can learn how to feel guilty about everything?”

Hmmmm, much bigotry there?


42 posted on 05/17/2014 6:32:57 PM PDT by narses (Matthew 7:6. He appears to have made up his mind let him live with the consequences.)
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To: Grams A

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.


43 posted on 05/17/2014 7:08:44 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: narses; EricT.

“Hmmmm, much bigotry there?”

Maybe it’s not bigotry but experience.

I happen to agree with him.

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44 posted on 05/17/2014 7:20:07 PM PDT by Mears
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45 posted on 05/17/2014 7:32:45 PM PDT by narses (Matthew 7:6. He appears to have made up his mind let him live with the consequences.)
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To: narses

Because, of course, Catholic schools are the only private schools where the students get taught about morals.


46 posted on 05/17/2014 7:37:59 PM PDT by RichInOC (Woodcrest Christian 1982)
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To: windcliff

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”.


47 posted on 05/17/2014 8:06:28 PM PDT by BobL
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To: righttackle44
I'm not telling you that American civilization will end because the publishing .is ..deteriorating.

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".

48 posted on 05/17/2014 8:40:03 PM PDT by DeFault User
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To: napscoordinator

Homeschooled.

All three of them.


49 posted on 05/17/2014 8:54:48 PM PDT by EricT. (Everything not forbidden is compulsory.)
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To: EricT.

Outstanding!!!!! I have many friends that homeschool.


50 posted on 05/17/2014 9:13:30 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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