Newspaper Story Scenario #1: Yearbook Club Removal

Here is a fictional newspaper story scenario I will provide to everyone, including a younger audience which will help them understand how a local newspaper reporter publishes their content.

Previously, I wrote a fictional crime story but this time I might spice it up and pick a new topic which will cover a fictional high school (Milton Bluffing High School in Bluffton, South Carolina) where the yearbook committee in a small town struggles to receive money from businesses in order to advertise and keep their club functioning before it runs into the ground. So, the yearbook committee decided to do one different thing: One, they all went out and got a job to support themselves and raise money for the club two meetings away before the Board of Education shuts them down permanently.

At Milton Bluffing High School, the yearbook committee struggles to receive financial support from businesses whom they received ads from previously in which the Board of Education are two meetings away from shutting the club down.

The students on the yearbook committee have decided to ban together and get a part-time job in order to raise enough money where they can bring the club back to light. But what they have failed to realize are not just the businesses who refused to buy an ad and put it in there for them this time but the cost of printing colorized pages and pictures which are quite a hefty steep when considering about the expenses of not just one but multiple yearbooks which are to be released within the next school year. 

The editor-in-chief stepped in and said, “We went out to get jobs because not only do we need to learn how to support ourselves but to be dedicated and committed to the yearbook club. We are passionate about this and going to the media about this might not necessarily mean it will solve our problems but rather send an important message to our Board of Education that they are robbing us from a once in a lifetime opportunity we will never get back once we walk across the stage to receive our diplomas.”

When asked if they plan to create a social media page or a blog in regards to keeping their yearbook club, the yearbook adviser reluctantly stated “We haven’t thought about it yet but since you brought it up, we could do that because there will be upcoming students in the years to follow who would do anything to be on the yearbook staff but to no avail it would be removed due to the Board of Education not giving us a chance to improve as a staff and ensuring that we can find another way to receive funds in order to pay for the costs of building, printing and publishing our memories we made here at Milton Bluffing High School.”

The Board of Education was contacted but refused to answer any questions as to why the yearbook club is shutting down after the upcoming two meetings. Why not give the staff a chance to improve and receive funds before banning the club all at once? The staff hopes for the best but are they prepared for the worst news yet to come?

For more information, please contact the editor John Doe at XXX-XXX-XXXX. 

With this scenario, there are some fill in the blank questions which will need to be filled in regards to why the yearbook club is shutting down in the first place, who made the decision and other questions like that.

Senior Year Division Story Example for Yearbook Staff Committees:

Hello high school yearbook staff committees: Here is another division story example to provide you with. And remember, it’s important to include the yearbook theme in your division stories because the stories about your graduating class have to match the overall theme. Otherwise, every random sentences you write about without adding information which is supposed to match the theme will not float very well and most likely to be the worst division story to be written.

Theme example from previous post: “The Zombies Awaken.

Seniors–> “At last, we have now reached our final year of high school together. From survivalist to walking zombies of the school chain, we have achieved things we never thought would be possible. For example, managing to pull an all-nighter in order to finish our advanced and increased homework assignments as well as filling out college applications and pulling together as a team to make sure our graduating class gets the recognition it needs. As we reach the end of the tunnel, it is with great sadness to say goodbye to our high school career and say hello to the real world where we will have to survive the zombie apocalypse on a seven-day, 24 hour stretch. To the class of 2017, we are the zombies awoken and nothing will stop us from lurking among these halls.”

My Experience Meeting Scott Wilson at Convention in June:

 

walker stalker pic

On Saturday, June 3 at the Walker Stalker Convention, I met actor Scott Wilson after waiting for quite sometime to get through the general admission line and walk around to see where everyone was signing autographs. After standing in his line for 15 minutes he walks back to where he greets his fans and soon after he signs the front cover of a Life Magazine he appeared on in 1967, he asked me “Where’s my Hug” and then I quickly snapped this photo because there were other fans who were waiting to meet him anxiously too. After handing him the magazine to sign, he briefly mentioned how it has been fifty years since playing the character of Richard Hickock and also brought up another magazine he appeared in that same year. Since this experience, I will make sure to be back for another round trip next year where I can meet other actors from The Walking Dead. It was one of the best birthdays I had because I got to meet him on my 24th birthday and it was an experience to never forget.

Which One Do You Prefer: Online Design or Adobe Photoshop?

As a former yearbook staff member, I learned how to navigate my way into using Adobe Photoshop and Walsworth Yearbook Online Design products. I definitely enjoy using both of these tools because it enhanced my ability to create yearbook and photography book layouts. What’s different about these tools are:

  1. With Online Design, you simply pick out and drag page formats onto the layout whereas with Adobe Photoshop, you have to create a page layout from scratch.
  2. On Adobe Photoshop, it’s essential to know which tool you have to use in order to copy and paste images onto the page layout (Rectangular Marquee Tool).
  3. If you are using Online Design to create your yearbook pages, you will eventually  realize how it is such an easier product which does not challenge you with your creative skill set to build a yearbook from scratch. Adobe Photoshop challenges you to do the work on your own.
  4. And with both of these products, you have to create your own background.

Both of these products are amazing but each yearbook member should be assigned to create their own project using Adobe Photoshop because it helps the staff challenge their skill set as well as helping them improve their ability to use different tools they were not able to use before and personally, I believe both products are great because it can give you a whole different perspective in regards to what you can learn from Online Design vs Adobe Photoshop. No matter how different the products are, you can adapt to both in no time. It takes patience, dedication and time consumption.

Which would you prefer? Adobe Photoshop or Online Design? Why?