The Log is UP's best kept secret

By The Beacon | October 14, 2009 9:00pm

By Beth Elliott

One of my fondest high school memories was yearbook distribution day. Maybe it is because I am a total yearbook geek or possibly because I held in my hand a year's culmination of stories, photos and quotes, all assembled through the sweat and tears of the yearbook staff. After leaving high school, I thought the days of yearbook was over.

I was devastated, until I realized UP had a yearbook!

Yes, you read that correctly. UP does have a yearbook.

Unlike high school, you do not have to pay for it as the costs are covered in your student activity fee.

But you ask, isn't a yearbook too high school? Hardly!

Have you ever had your computer crash while completing a late night paper? Bye bye photos. Bye bye homecoming memories.

Until, you remember the yearbook covered it.

All you have to do is curl up with a group of friends and flip to the homecoming spread. It is like traveling down memory lane.

After a year's sweat, tears and more sweat, the 08-09 book is finally completed, and today is Yearbook Distribution Day! The 08-09 yearbooks will be distributed to Sophomore, Juniors and Seniors at the Pilot House Patio.

Pick up your yearbook between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. for a chance to win a new iPod video nano.

The winner will be announced in the next Beacon. Wally the Pilot will be making a guest appearance between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

The exclusion of freshmen was not a typo. Freshmen will get their chance next year to pick up an 09-10 book.

Sophomores, welcome to three more years of yearbook bliss. Juniors, shall we toast to two more years?

Finally, seniors, hopefully this is not the first you have heard about a yearbook. So, we have copies of previous years, just stop by the yearbook office in St. Mary's.

As it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a staff of eight to cover the year's history.

Our staff is comprised of some of the best photographers, copywriters and designers who have graced our campus. However, they can only produce a book that is worth looking at if YOU help!

Allow them to take your picture, or get your quote. Without you, our yearbook is simply empty pages.

Club presidents, is there an event you would like us to cover? Email me.

Professors, is your class going to the beach to study tide pools? Let me know.

Photographers, would you like to show off your photos? Send them to me.

For the past week, I have read the book cover to cover.

I know you are a little confused as to why "tribes" and "shelter" are section names and I know everyone isn't represented. But, you have to admit, it looks good, right?

If you have another opinion, I want to hear it.

How can the yearbook better serve you?

The Log office is located in St. Mary's Lounge, right next to The Beacon.

I have office hours on Mondays from 12:30 p.m. till 2 p.m., Wednesday from 9 a.m. till 11 a.m., and Thursday from 9 a.m. till 11:45 a.m.

Please feel free to stop by or email me at

Beth Elliott is Editor in Chief of The Log