COVID-19 has disrupted this school year, upsetting many students, teachers, and parents. Many clubs and organizations have been shut down. Unfortunately, this means that the yearbook staff has to work even harder to make the yearbook this year.
Due to Covid-19, many of the clubs and organizations that once populated the school are no longer running. This has caused a major disturbance for the yearbook staff. “I find it really hard to manage my pages this year considering the circumstances we are under. I sometimes worry that I won’t be able to get pictures or go to events because of COVID-19,” junior Natalie Gibson said.
The yearbook staff are also finding it difficult to meet with each other and discuss the way this year’s book is going to work. The staff have had three meetings this year, which is about half as many as they would normally host. “Yearbook is a lot different this year. With computer problems, lack of equipment from home, and different software, it has been much harder. We are working hard to get as many pictures as we can with limited events, and we are adapting to the changes,” junior Adilyn Walker said.
The editors of the yearbook have decided to take the yearbook a different route this year since there will be less activities to report on. This year’s book will feature pages that are non-conventional and interactive. “Each and every year the yearbook captures the special moments of sports, fine arts and school events, but this year, not so much. It is really sad that we have not had a normal year and the yearbook is not being made like usual. I hope the next semester we can get back to normalcy so the book can be as great as it always has been,” editor senior Bella Billings said.
Many changes will have to be made to the yearbook over the course of this unpredictable year, but the heart of OTHS will still be present.