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  • Cancel culture not finding a foothold among Lincoln kids

    Emilee Rivera, Contributing Writer|Updated Nov 25, 2020

    Cancel Culture is defined by Urban Dictionary as "A desire to cancel out a person or community from social media platforms." Urban Dictionary also states that "Narcissists make up the majority of the people who engage in cancel culture, and others who do this would include immature individuals." When an individual or entity is being "cancelled" this usually involves a large number of people reporting their social media accounts and/or calling for widespread attacks and boycott...

  • Mental Health Corner: Everyone's a Deviant

    Emilee Rivera|Updated Nov 23, 2020

    Deviance is difficult to define and many who study the concept disagree on how it should be defined. However, the closest definition in its most basic form is that deviance is any violation of societal norms. Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines an individual who is named a deviant as “a person who differs markedly from what is considered normal or acceptable.” The labeling of a deviant can be based on a range of behaviors and depends on an endless number of social norms. This includes anything from a person in a religious hom...

  • Lincoln School Board hears proposal to allow students to leave campus during lunch

    Emilee Rivera, Contributing Writer|Updated Nov 18, 2020

    At the school board meeting on Monday, Nov. 9, one of the main discussions was a proposal to allow high school and possibly junior high students to leave the campus during lunch times. School Board President Aaron Birkholz introduced the idea. He said if approved, there could be several contingencies such as temperature checks and a limitation on how many students can be in one vehicle. Birkholz said students are seeing teachers leave campus and feel it's unfair that they...

  • Stamp of respect

    Emilee Rivera, Contributing Writer|Updated Nov 18, 2020

    Lincoln High School Business and Technology teacher Laura Bullis' graphic design class, made up of students ranging from 10th-12th grade, showed their love and support for our veterans last week. In support of Veteran's Day the students designed a series of custom stamps in class....

  • High winds batter region, cause power outages east of Lincoln

    Emilee Rivera, Contributing Writer|Updated Nov 3, 2020

    High winds caused a power outage east of town Friday, Oct. 30. The National Weather Service recorded wind gusts in Lincoln exceeding 25 mph between 3 and 5 p.m., with a 31 mph gust recorded at 5:03 p.m. West of Lincoln, Ovando saw gusts up to 42 mph, while reported the Helena area that day saw gusts of greater than 50 mph. The high winds knocked down a tree about 14 miles east of Lincoln, which then fell onto Northwestern Energy power lines. According to Fire...

  • Guest Editorial: The Social Media Machine

    Emilee Rivera|Updated Oct 28, 2020

    In the recently released Netflix documentary "The Social Dilemma," Tristan Harris, President and Co-Founder of The Center for Humane Technology was quoted as saying, "If you aren't paying for the product, then you are the product." Sex trafficking, black market organ sales and slavery are all considered deplorable by our society, yet more than two billion people are being marketed and sold every day, consensually, and we barely notice. Roughly forty people are designing...

  • COVID comes to town

    Emilee Rivera, Contributing Writer|Updated Oct 28, 2020

    Montana has recently seen a drastic uptick in the number of COVID-19 cases, with 622 new cases reported Monday, Oct. 26. Of those, 29 were in Lewis and Clark County. According to the Lewis and Clark County Public Health Department's COVID-19 Dashboard, the county had 598 active cases Monday. Those numbers have been increasing by between 20 and 30 new cases per day throughout October. "Montana is in a critical situation right now with COVID," Eric Merchant, Administrator for... Full story

  • The Evolution of the DARE Program

    Emilee Rivera, Contributing Writer|Updated Oct 14, 2020

    Last year the Sheriff's Office and Lincoln Public Schools together decided the DARE program that was currently being taught in the elementary grades would be expanded to include the middle school students. As the DARE instruction expands, here are highlights of the program's evolutions since its inception in the 1980's. DARE was created in Los Angeles in 1983 as it became clear that enforcement of drug laws were not enough, and that resistance education was necessary to effect...