Lincoln High School Statesman

Old Disney Channel shows deserve a reboot

Old Disney Channel shows deserve a reboot

Kate Fehrs, Staff Writer

May 18, 2018


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Change is good, but this new era of Disney Channel is not so hot. Since the removal of the wand trick and original saying, “and you’re watching Disney Channel,” the channel has not been the same.  Classic Disney Channel shows, such as “That’s So Raven,” “Kim Possible,” “The Sui...

Why “13 Reasons Why” fails to be a progressive show

Why “13 Reasons Why” fails to be a progressive show

Jenna Becker, Staff Writer

May 18, 2018


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Netflix’s original drama, "13 Reasons Why," has been controversial since its initial release in March of last year. Some viewers have praised the show, saying it opened a door to necessary conversations about suicide and consequences of one’s actions, while others have argued that the show does ...

Music is dying and it’s all our fault

Music is dying and it’s all our fault

Hannah Hansen, Staff Writer

May 17, 2018


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In response to capital businesses shutting their doors and local companies filing for bankruptcy, the news has encompassed and adopted the ‘retail apocalypse’ as its own. While the media disseminates both the harsh reality of convenient technological privileges and the shift in consumer interest,...

It’s a beautiful day to save lives: donate blood

It’s a beautiful day to save lives: donate blood

Katie Osmundson, Staff Writer

May 14, 2018


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On May 1, LHS students had the opportunity to give much more than candy and May Day baskets; rather, they were given the chance to participate in Lincoln’s annual blood drive. In just one donation, a person has the ability to save up to three lives, and because the donation process is so simple, ...

Is summer lifting worth it?

Is summer lifting worth it?

Molly Faris, Staff Writer

May 14, 2018


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Summer vacation is supposed to be a stress-free time for students, right? Kids can go to the pool, hang out with friends and sit around the bonfire late at night. However, for student athletes wanting to improve their overall abilities, they should participate in summer lifting. Sanford POWER is a...

Bill Cosby: What does guilty mean?

Bill Cosby: What does guilty mean?

Timothy Stolp, Staff Writer

May 1, 2018


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Cliff Huxtable entered homes around the nation in the first half of the 80s. His charm and compassion gave him a presence in the American conscience. The truth is: It was all a character. Having written stories already this year about sexual assault allegations and the Times Up revolution, I have c...

Is coll’edge’ losing its edge?

Is coll’edge’ losing its edge?

Hannah Hansen, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


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The importance of earning a four-year college degree seems to have grasped society for decades. The societal norm of going to a four-year college has become the standard for wealth, intelligence and, as some may argue, happiness. But is this idea of conforming to the decades of additional four-year educati...

Yodeling Walmart Boy: The making of a great (meme?)

Timothy Stolp, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


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At just 11-years-old, Mason Ramsey is the next viral video sensation that teens (as well as plenty of “chill adults”) are fascinated with. With his original rendition of Hank Williams’ “Lovesick Blues,” Ramsey stunned his Walmart audience. Certainly very few could have expected this month’s meme would...

Politics in the classroom

Politics in the classroom

Mara Fendrich, Journalism Student

April 11, 2018


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 Walking through the halls of LHS, one might notice a strange pattern. Approximately half the doors are marked as a safe space, or somewhere where students are protected from discrimination and harassment. It shouldn’t be a political statement, right? Well, it may cause more tension than origina...

Recycling: yeah, but does it really matter?

Recycling: yeah, but does it really matter?

Cameron Rhode, Journalism Student

April 11, 2018


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We get it drained into our heads day in and day out to recycle by most of our teachers, but have we ever asked if it really matters? Recycling is the reusing and remaking of objects in order to help conserve the earth. We are able to recycle about 75 percent of all American trash. Some examples ...

“Girl Gamers” are a joke

“Girl Gamers” are a joke

Sophia Boyt, Journalism Student

April 11, 2018


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eSports are a competitive and rapidly growing industry surrounding the activity of “gaming.” With technology becoming an increasingly more integral part of modern human life, many people are turning to their consoles, computers and phones to do more than just pass time. According to Mai-Hanh Ngu...

School suspensions cause more harm than good

School suspensions cause more harm than good

Kathryn Sweeter, Journalism Student

April 11, 2018


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Every year millions of students receive a type of school suspension. These suspensions occur for a variety of reasons. Some students are suspended for minor offenses such as being a disruption to the classroom, talking back to a teacher or using their cell phone in class. Other suspensions are for far m...