Behind the yearbook pages

If you’re reading this that means you’ve survived the first week back to school, congrats! It hasn’t been a normal or easy first week of school, our Trojan Journalism staffers understand the difficulties everyone has faced. We’re in a new school; no one quite knows how to get between the new building and north campus without being tardy; no matter how tech savvy your teacher is, they still can’t figure out how to work the new projectors; the stairs are beyond crowded and we aren’t quite up to the cardio that is three flights of stairs every hour. But, we’ve made it.

For our Trojan Journalism students, it’s been a week of exciting changes and new experiences. A new room, new technology, new designs, and new staffers. As EIC of the newspaper and a staff member of the yearbook, it’s been exciting for me to watch. Even in our short three days, we’re already becoming a family, picking up where we left off last year and welcoming in everyone new.

All that being said, I’ll let you in on a little secret. Even now our Invader staff is hard at work on the yearbook you’ll be reading nine months from now. The greatest part? They need your help! Yes you! We want all your memories from Auburn High as the year goes on. We want to know what’s frustrating you during the first few days of school. We want to know your favorite part of being back in the classroom with your friends. We want to know what YOU want to see in the yearbook come next June. So help us as we bring you the 103 Invader yearbook, the book you have a voice in. But here’s the catch, you only have 140 characters on Twitter to let us know. Go open up your Twitter app, find us and make sure you hit follow, then use #MyAuburnExperience to share with us! We’ll read and retweet you and then ensure that your voice is heard as the yearbook comes together. No promises that everyone’s fabulous idea is going to make it into the final 280 pages, but why not try?

I look forward to seeing everyone’s wacky and crazy experiences as the year progresses. Until then, I hope all your experiences during the 2014-2015 school year are memorable!