Yearbook to disappear next year without staff additions

Lincoln’s yearbook, The Cardinal, may disappear next school year. Understaffed and overwhelmed, its staffers fear that few students will join the publication next year. If the staff size sees little increase, the yearbook will be ceased.

Senior Dean Macbale worked for the yearbook during his freshman year, when The Cardinal had multiple periods. Two years later, there are only seven students, who are tasked to take photos of all the games, events and celebrations in the high school.

“[It’s] not necessarily the easiest class,” Macbale says, “people [are] losing interest” in taking it. He states that because of Lincoln’s many “unique” courses, the Cardinal “may not be the most appealing class based on how it sounds.”

In spite of their many tasks, the staffers receive help from outside sources.

“If [students] have any ideas that are appealing or that they think are very good, then they can [offer them to The Cardinal],” senior Ben Williams, another staffer, adds.

Parents also aid the yearbook.

“We reach out to parents who go take pictures for games and coordinate with them,” Macbale says.

The seniors also say that their teacher, Jerod Schmidt, “does a lot for [them].”

Staffers hope to garner more than 20 students next year.

“A typical class [size] would be ideal,” Williams says.