Yearbook implements cost-saving measures

Goals for this year’s staff of The Seal, the College’s yearbook, include cutting costs while increasing yearbook sales.

Co-editor-in-chiefs Katie Galella, senior English major, and Gabrielle Peterson, sophomore art education major, said this year is a new start for the publication.

The book will be printed in black and white to save $7,000 in production costs, with the exception of senior portraits and campus life sections.

“We are really excited and we have a lot of great ideas,” Galella said, adding the traditional sections will still be present.

The staff is fundraising to pay production costs that may arise by selling T-shirts.

“It is really not about money for us. We just want to create a book for students,” Galella said.

The yearbook follows a classic motif and features a cover photo of a black-and-white snapshot of the Roscoe West Library Lion sculpture.

In the past, The Seal staff faced an outstanding balance as a result of low yearbook sales. Since it lost funding from the Student Finance Board, the book is in the process of becoming more self-sufficient. This year, there are no pending payments, Galella said.

The Seal staff consists of 15 members, including a marketing position to promote the book and increase ad revenue. There are three editors-in-chief, including sophomore special education English major Jenna Mallozzi, to oversee promotion and yearbook production.

According to Gallela, they are working on this yearbook for the love of tradition and encapsulating memories. She said during the electronic age, a book can stand the test of time.

The yearbook is currently on sale for $70.