I find the egalitarian aspect of the yearbook format liberating. Every person get exactly equal treatment - race, religion, sex, nationality, popularity- none of these factors change the simple black and white pic that is your final representation. I especially love that this Baltimore yearbook seems to be incredibly diverse with sikh students (what's their bun/turban called?), girls with huge Farrah flips & guys with amazing, carved M.C Hammer hair. It showcases the best side of Baltimore's multi-cultural population in the 1980's.