This morning’s weather was not enough to stop the long awaited launch of the KSJC Yearbook. This event was officially the first launch for the mixed Kunsill Studenti Junior College (KSJC) and was held at the University common room.
The launch was slightly delayed due to late arrivals and as a result, kicked off at 11.45. The opening statements were made by KSJC president Claire Azzopardi who welcomed all of those attending and by introducing the book itself. Azzopardi emphasised that the yearbook would also be sold during other events and especially during Freshers’ Week.
The Yearbook is in its first edition and contains more than 600 photographs of students who attended the Junior College during the scholastic year of 2012/13 so as to commemorate the previous year at the college. In fact, the words: ‘I will always remember..’ are splattered on the front cover. Apart from this, in the yearbook one can find information written by both main student organisations Pulse and Studenti Demokristjani Maltin (SDM) about themselves within the Junior College parameters. One can also find photos from the largest events of the previous scholastic year: the Prom and the Junior College Harlem Shake which is also said to be the largest Harlem Shake dance in Malta.
When asked about the final product, Azzopardi stated: “As a product, it came out very well, obviously it is the first time something like this has ever been attempted within the Junior College, so there is always space for improvement, even in the way the book is produced”.
The second part of the launch was allocated to the first sales of the yearbook. The majority of the students present purchased their copy during the event itself so that the sales took off in a somewhat memorable way. When asked about the feasibility of continuing the publication in the following years, Azzoppardi explained that “It is still too early to see if it should be published again or not. We will have to analyse the response from the students. Of course, we believe in the project but then again we’ll have to leave it to the students to judge”. The launch ended at about noon and both council members and attending students lingered on to engage in some small talk.
Azzoppardi blamed the weather for the poor response by the Junior College Students at this morning’s event. “However I think that we did well and it is good to see that there were students from both organisations interested in the KSJC projects which in the end is always for their own good”
The 64-page yearbook will be on sale at every council event at the price of €2.