The 2018 – 2019 Hillsdale College yearbook will be revealed and available for pickup at a party in the Grewcock Student Union on Tuesday, April 30 – a change from releasing it the fall after a school year ends.
“In the past, the yearbooks have come out in the fall for the previous year, and we just felt like that was not conducive to students being excited about seeing the yearbook,” yearbook Editor-in-Chief junior Celina McGowan said.
According to McGowan, there will be two volumes to the yearbook this year – the main portion and a separate portion that will be mailed to the seniors. This year’s book also features many more student-submitted photos, McGowan said.
“We also included the GOAL programs and the honoraries, which we hadn’t really done in the past,” McGowan said, “and we did more Greek this year as well, which I’m really excited about.”
McGowan said every student is a subscriber to the yearbook, the Collegian, and Tower Light by virtue of their student fees, so the actual yearbook will cost nothing, but there is a $5 fee for non-seniors to cover the cost of shipping.
Though this year’s yearbooks don’t follow specific themes, the design for this one is simpler, according to Design Editor and senior Zane Miller.
“We’re going back to a more simple, clean design that feels a lot more Hillsdale,” Miller said. “You can see it on the shelf; it’s the ‘college blue.’ You’ll see, ‘OK, that’s the yearbook.’”
Miller said they wanted to make the yearbook easier to understand and emphasize the photos more.
“People are opening the yearbook, they’re opening to see pictures of them and their friends and the events and remember those,” Miller said.