Students would gather at the end of the school year for a yearbook signing party. This is the 1968 signing parting. A hardback copy of the yearbook was sold for $1.00 to Associated Student Body (ASB) members, and $4.00 to all others. In 1959, the decision was made by journalism students not to publish a single hardback yearbook at the end of the school year, but rather to issue a series of Torch magazines throughout the year. The yearbook switched between these two formats for a number of years before returning solely to the hardback version.