By Martha Hullinger
The new Y-Book student directory will be available to students this Wednesday, Sept. 24, featuring not only contact information for students and faculty, but a colorful and lively magazine section as well.
“There is a 64-page activities guide for BYU students to have something to refer to for creative dating ideas and fun things to do in their spare time,” said Aubrey Oman, editor in chief of the Y-Book and a senior studying print journalism.
The theme for Y-Book is “Why?” It features imaginative reasons for students to do things that steer away from the normal, boring and sedentary weekend social activities.
The “escape” section focuses on ideas that inspire students to get out of the house to enjoy what Utah Valley has to offer. Activity ideas range from tours of the Timpanogos caves, the Alpine Slide in Park City and various events at Thanksgiving Point.
The Y-Book also contains a bridal guide, with tips on planning a wedding from start to finish, including an important clue-in for guys about a girl”s expectations concerning the diamond.
“We worked really hard on the Y-Book and we had a lot of fun doing it,” said Elizabeth Lewis, an associate editor for the Y-Book and a senior majoring in print journalism. “I hope the students take time to read the articles because we included everything that”s important and helpful for students to know. ”
Other sections include features on eating out, sports, cultural events and cheap dating ideas for married students with children.
Both students and staff worked on this year”s edition of the Y-Book, which, according to General Manager of NewsNet Jim Kelly, will be the best yet.
“We”ve done a student directory coupled with a magazine for the last couple of years, but haven”t had much readership,” Kelly said. “It has been for utility purposes in the past, but now with brighter photos and great feature stories, it”s more catchy and should become a book students use and reuse as a reference in all areas of interest.”
Where to pick up Y-Book
Lobby of ASB- 25th and 26th
JKHB North Foyer- 25th and 16th
Tanner atrium- 25th
Wilkinson Center Booths 17, 18, 19- 25th, 26th and 29th