A Guide Through Collecting Memories

Behind every page on the yearbook, comes lots of hard work and dedication. The Pegasus staff  work throughout the year and capture every event on campus in order to produce a yearbook for students to look back on, senior, editor-in-chief, Kaylene Son said.


The people behind the Pegasus

In order to create the final book, the staff takes many steps to publish pages, Son said. Each staff member has their own areas of focus, taking on roles such as the editor in chief, design, photography, copy or section editor. 

The EIC’s hold most of the responsibility and help supervise the whole production. The design editor is responsible for creating a lot of the templates used and making sure the designs are coherent. Tingyo Chang is the copy editor, so any writing in the yearbook passes by her first. She supervises any copies or captions that are written.

The different positions students have all contribute to making the spreads come together every cycle, Son said. Editors are in charge of focusing on specific areas to improve the content.

BACKSTAGE YEARBOOK PRODUCTION: Yearly, students who are apart of the yearbook team work hard to produce a special book for students to enjoy. (Photo by Aiko Charon)


A day in the life of a Pegasus student

Each cycle, members are given 3-4 weeks to work on their assigned spread. Depending on how the beginning of each cycle goes, working on each spread takes a little longer because people are still learning how to create the content, senior, section editor Nat Chin said.

The class aims to make sure that all staff are allowing for everyone’s work to be shown and shared, Chang said.

“The main role of any editor is to help facilitate a productive and educational environment for the rest of the staff members,” Chang said. “The goal is more centered around making sure everyone can showcase their best work, and hopefully in doing so, create a great yearbook together.”

A typical day in this class varies depending on the time during the cycle. Students may be at different positions during any point in the cycle, allowing students to be working on different things, Chin said.

“Ms. Bridge usually gives us an overview of what we need to get done and gives us reminders for the week,” Chin said. “We usually are on our laptops working on interview transcriptions or spreads. On Tuesdays, we do team building led by different people in the class.”


The editing process

In order for students to complete assigned spreads, they must go through various edits by editors in the class, Kaylene Son said.

“Each section has to get checked by an editor,” senior managing editor Terri Kang said.

“On the whiteboard, we have this huge chart where you write your initials once you’re done, and then the editor will check it off and at the end, you get it signed off by Ms. Bridge.”

The advisor of the Pegasus is Megan Bridge and is in charge of all the behind-the-scenes of the process of making the yearbook come together, Chang said.

“Ms. Bridge does exactly her job, she helps us continue moving forward with finishing up pages and helps act as the bridge between our yearbook staff and the publisher,” Chang said.