Queens College students published the first Silhouette in 1941, when wartime concerns and the proposed creation of an ROTC unit on campus vied for attention with the junior prom at the Hotel Belmont Plaza and the sorority/fraternity/club carnival dubbed "Hell Week." Beginning with that keepsake for QC’s pioneering class, students have produced Silhouette every year since. Decades after graduation, alumni turn to their yearbook’s well-thumbed pages to rediscover the exciting athletics contests, faculty favorites, senior portraits and bios, visits from VIPs, and the many other vibrant people and activities that defined their days at QC.
The yearbook’s student staff, mostly volunteers, cover the news, take the photos, write the copy, sell the ads, and handle all aspects of production. Taking care of all the details leads to valuable experience in publishing and communications. Top staff positions receive some compensation.
The Silhouette sells family advertisements and makes an ideal graduation gift. While it is sold at Commencement, to assure your copy, order it in advance. Some back copies are available through the website.