Not all issues of the Weather Vane fly off the racks quite so quickly as the final issue of the 2016-17 academic year –a special nostalgia-laden “Year in Review.”
Because the racks are empty and the compliments for this special 12-page issue abound, we’re making it available here for eager readers far and near.
“I am thrilled that so many people on campus have appreciated the ‘Year in Review,’” said Harrison Horst, who co-edited the Weather Vane this past year and led a team of editors and photographers in creating this issue.
The issue was commissioned by the Student Government Association (SGA) as one way of replacing the Shen yearbook, which published its final edition in 2016.
“The hope was that the Year in Review issue would preserve a lot of the things people liked about yearbooks while also adjusting its content to fit the current needs of students,” Horst said. “Among other things, it was clear that yearbooks were most highly treasured by seniors, so we tried cater this Year in Review issue more to the graduating class by including senior reflections, letters to the class from advisors and administration, and a two-page ‘On the Sidewalk’ type photo feature of seniors and their time here.”
Senior reflections are offered by SGA co-president Elisabeth Wilder, Tyler Denlinger, Robert Propst, Grantley Showalter, Mario Valladares, Lorraine Armstrong, Mariah Martin and Diego Barahona.
Club activity summaries are offered by Oksana Kittrell, Black Student Union co-president; Mario Hernandez, Latino Student Alliance co-president; Lydia Haggard, Y-Serve leadership; Clara Weybright, Sustainable Food Initiative leadership; and Matt Holden, president of Royals Lifting Club [weightlifting].
Horst was joined by co-editors Zachary Headings, Justine Nolt, Robert Propst and Allie Sawyer. Photographers were Ariel Barbosa, Aaron Dunmore, Harrison Horst, Sarah Longenecker, Caleb Townsend and Adila Wahdat.