Change to yearbook sales means students should order yearbooks sooner rather than later


Alyssa Brinza

There are still 45 copies of last year’s yearbook that were never sold.

Emily Clear, Staff Writer

Each year, students have the opportunity to purchase a yearbook to remember important or fun moments. This year, students will not have the last minute chance to buy a yearbook; this means orders should be placed early because fewer books will be available in the spring.

Yearbook adviser Ms. Kelli Rahn sent out an email in November informing students about the new policy of ordering yearbooks early this year. People who wait until the week the yearbooks come in to purchase yearbooks will not be able to do that.

Ordering extra books for procrastinators cost extra thousands of dollars for the yearbook, and leftover books that no one buys need to be paid for by the yearbook budget with money earned from the baby ads. Last year, there were 45 extra yearbooks that are now just sitting in the alumni offices collecting dust.

An unexpected result of these unsold books is that the yearbook staff has less creative freedom with book designs. Because yearbook budget has to make up for the costs of the extra books, the editors don’t have as much money to spend on amping up the design of the yearbook. “Since so many people don’t want a yearbook, we don’t want to order more for people who don’t want them,” junior yearbook editor Kennedy Harris said.

 The cost to order a yearbook will increase by $5.00 after winter break, and a lucky few students will be able to purchase a yearbook for an additional $5.00 the week the yearbooks arrive. “Order your book if you want one,” Rahn said.