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Yackety Yack will be published in August after missing 2011-12 year

The 2011-12 Yackety Yack is on schedule to meet its summer deadline and will be ready for distribution in August, according to Editor-in-Chief Waverly Lynch.

Lynch replaced former Editor-in-Chief Stephanie Hertz, after Hertz was asked by the Yack’s board to step down in October when the 2010-11 edition was not published.

Lynch said she still plans to publish the 2010-11 edition of the Yack with publisher Balfour Yearbooks. Lynch said the 2010-11 edition will be published once the Yack receives students’ portraits.

Tony Patterson, senior associate director for student life and activities, said the 2010-11 edition will be sent to the publisher July 20, and the 300 copies ordered will be delivered eight weeks later.

Last year’s edition was the first not to be published since the Yack’s inaugural edition in 1900, Lynch said.

Kelly Young, associate director for the student activities fund office, said one customer who ordered a 2010-11 edition requested a refund from her office. She said her office cannot refund the order.

The Yack is published by students, with the supervision of Patterson and Young.

“Yackety Yack is an important part of Carolina’s history and will move forward in a positive direction,” Lynch said.

“Right now we are a very young staff, but very enthusiastic. Looking forward, we hope to grow in numbers,” she said.

Patterson said Lynch has been an improvement from former editors.

“Waverly has been terrific to work with on the book,” he said.

“She not only has experience with yearbooks from high school, but she also understands the importance of preserving the Yackety Yack as part of Carolina’s rich history and tradition.”

Lynch said the organization of the book has been revamped to order the yearbook chronologically, and that this will continue in future editions.

The change allowed the book to be almost halfway finished by second semester.

The book will sell for $107.75 through publisher Herff Jones.

“They are working with a new publishing company, and the technology that is available to them through this company now is even better,” Young said.

Lynch said she expects about 300 copies of this year’s edition to be sold. She said the Yack will coordinate with the General Alumni Association to increase sales.

“We are also looking for other groups to collaborate with to assist with marketing the Yackety Yack so students and families know it is available,” Patterson said.

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