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Yearbook staff releases first digital edition

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The 2010-11  Helm yearbook CD will be distributed on Friday, Oct. 28, in the foyer of the Everest Rohrer, immediately following chapel. The yearbook's theme,  “Connecting with Christ” features a “social media” design and includes a memorial video of Dr. Scott Johnson. In addition to the multimedia opportunities, switching to the CD format of the yearbook is a more environmentally conscience and has cut costs considerably. “We spent between $35  and $40 thousand in printing Helm,” said Cindy Jacobs, assistant director of student media. “Switching to CD keeps our costs well under $2,000.” Jacobs stated that some people are concerned about CDs eventually becoming obsolete as technology evolves, so she suggests it would be advisable for students to save their CD to their computer and save a back up elsewhere as well.  The can also print the pages off and preserve them in a binder. Jacobs stated that the change from print yearbooks to CDs has benefited students on staff because they gained experience in creating a multimedia project. They intend to include much more multimedia in the 2011-12 yearbook. “It’s been an exciting learning experience for me and the staff,” Jacobs said.
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