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Toxic Suburpia: Ty Hennecke on the far left, Jackson Otto in the middle, Louis Hoffman on the far right. (will add another sentence once i have photographer/context)

Louis Hoffman introduces his new punk-rock band Toxic Suburpia to the world

Elliot Grant, Staff Writer, Editor April 21, 2023

Louis Hoffman, lead singer and bassist of punk-rock band Toxic Suburpia, gives insight on the band’s origins, members, and toxic sub sandwiches… seriously. The band consists of lead vocalist and bassist...

In February of 2023, Nebraska receives $2.6 million dollar grant to go toward road improvement and reduction of traffic fatalities. Lincoln, along with eight other cities receives grant to plan for improvement.

$2.6 million to go towards Nebraska roads

Brooklyn Melessa, Staff Writer April 20, 2023

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Nebraska will receive a $2.6 million grant to better roads and reduce traffic fatalities. On February 1st, Pete Buttigeg, U.S. transportation secretary,...

A visualization of economic decline. Although the economy has not yet reached a point that warrants much necessary concern, struggles pertaining to inflation and the possibility of recession continue. Photo by Shubham Dhage, and liscensed under the Unsplash+ Liscense.

Likelihood of economic recession to rise as widespread challenges continue

Kylie Brown, Staff Writer April 20, 2023

Since the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the American economy has been facing instability derived mainly from a rise in inflation and hikes in interest rates. These widespread challenges, combined with more...

Lincoln East Speech team poses with the Class A state title on March 15, 2023 in Kearney, NE. East edged out 6 time defending champion Millard North  240-192 to earn their 34th state title in school history.

East Speech earns state title

Izzy Apel, Staff Writer, Editor April 20, 2023

On Wednesday, March 15, 2023 the Lincoln East Speech team brought home their 34th state championship title. The sState speech competition took place in Kearney, Nebraska and Lincoln East edged out 6-time...

ChatGPT and many other chat bots have been released in the few years, helping students with their school work. In a poll by, 89 percent of college students admitted to using ChatGPT on an assignment.

Lincoln Public Schools looks to minimize usage of ChatGPT

Colin Cartwright, Staff Writer April 20, 2023

On November 30, 2022, ChatGPT held its initial release for public use. ChatGPT is an AI based communications and educational technology, which “interacts in a conversational way, answers follow up questions,...

While congress views TikTok as a threat to U.S. security, small business owners and online creators see this ban as a threat. TikTok creator funds helps support influencers, and businesses gain profit when their accounts are successful.

TikTok controversy circling the globe, United States taking action

Peyton Svehla, Writer April 14, 2023

While concerns about the social media platform TikTok’s connections to China have been a topic of debate in the United States for many years now, actions are officially being made to ban the app. On...

As more and more childeren are getting periods at younger ages, the more support that they are going to need. Without the communication needed in elementary schools, young girls will not be properly educated on their own bodies.

Florida bill may ban period talk in elementary schools

Ella Herzberg, Staff Writer April 14, 2023

After a bill in progress on March 18th, 2022, Florida may ban period talk in elementary schools. As local bills about gender, sexuality, and diversity are traveling through the Florida’s state legislature,...

The primary election takes place on April 4, 2023. The primary election includes voting for Lincolns mayor, city council, board of education, and airport authority.

Voting for Lincoln’s next Mayor

Anika Keese, Staff Writer, Editor April 13, 2023

In the upcoming primary election, Lincoln citizens will vote on the city’s next mayor, city council, board of education, and the airport authority. Voting in this election is extremely important as it...

With the approval of the Willow Project on March 13, 2023, drilling will take place in Alaska within the next few years. Oil will become much cheaper and easier to access, but some are worried about the longer lasting issues.

Willow Project moves forward: what does this mean?

Ava Heminger, Staff Writer April 13, 2023

As of March 13, 2023 The ConocoPhillips Willow Project has officially been approved by the Biden Administration. The project was scaled down so ConocoPhilips could move forward with drilling in the National...

On March 18, 2023 Taylor Swift kicked off her Eras tour in Glendale Arizona. Swift travels back in time to her ten different eras.

Taylor Swift kicks off The Eras Tour in “Swift City” Arizona

Nora Link, Staff Writer April 13, 2023

On Friday March 17, 2023 Taylor Swift began her tour in Glendale, temporarily renamed ‘Swift City’, Arizona. Swift’s opening performers for her first show were Paramore and Gayle. The setlist had...

Youth Leadership Lincoln Cohort 25 gathers together at Gifts of Love Toy Distribution to volunteer in December, 2021. The volunteers helped children pick out a toy that they would like for the holidays.

Youth Leadership Lincoln paves way for aspiring leaders in Lancaster County

Hope Shortridge, Staff Writer, Editor April 11, 2023

Leadership Lincoln is an organization dedicated to developing leaders of all ages in Lincoln and Lancaster County. Free applications for the youth cohort are now available to be filled out by the Class...

After 2 years in court, Juul will pay Lincoln Public School just over $1 million. The lawsuit, filed in 2021, was part of a nationwide movement against the teenage vaping epidemic.

LPS recieves $1 million in a nationwide lawsuit against the vape company JUUL

Claire Weibye, Staff Writer April 11, 2023

Lincoln Public Schools is preparing to receive $1 million in a lawsuit against the vaping company, Juul Labs Inc. The nationwide suit, which LPS joined in January of 2021, made allegations that Juul marketed...

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