Remember, Lex’s story takes place in the year 2000. Students didn’t have cell phones, laptops were expensive, WiFi was not a thing, and you couldn’t check in on social media. If you lost a phone number, tough brownies.
I drew this page shortly after David Bowie passed away. Find the Bowie reference. It’s not super clear, but kudos to the one who catches it! Much love, Starman.