Although this is only one page, I was drawn to the overlap of text. I think using half of the picture as the texture for the text is creative and eye-catching. They could have easily made the words, "Yes He Did" in bold black and it would have looked good, but this meshes the words and the article with the man.
This would be a cool idea for the first page of a two page spread. We could use a nice quality dominant photo and make the headline big and bold. The vertical headline would be an interesting concept but I'm unsure of how it would look for a yearbook headline considering ours are usually longer than one word.