Lincoln High School Statesman

No, the Statesman isn’t fake news

No, the Statesman isn’t fake news

Slater Dixon

September 20, 2018


Filed under Editorials

Some may say that the Statesman is the journalistic equivalent of the one outspoken liberal in social studies who always raises their hand in class to insert their opinion, regardless of the context. Many claim that our beloved school newspaper “doesn’t represent our school” or that it’s not actua...

Trump’s visit to Sioux Falls proves beneficial for all parties

Trump’s visit to Sioux Falls proves beneficial for all parties

Genna Sheriff, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018


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When news hit Sioux Falls that President Donald Trump was coming to town, people on both sides of the political spectrum were not afraid to share their reactions. Some were ecstatic and longed for an invite to the event, while others were less than thrilled. Despite the different beliefs, just the mer...

Violent games: not the real problem

Violent games: not the real problem

Xander Donahue, Staff Writer

September 7, 2018


Filed under Editorials

Receiving news notifications detailing the latest mass shooting is no longer an abnormal occurrence. Now it seems like a routine part of life. With every new act of violence that surfaces, different communities are affected. With every new shooting comes new controversies. The latest group of people ...

The media is trying to kill us!

The media is trying to kill us!

Charlie Turner, Staff Writer

September 6, 2018


Filed under Editorials

Beware! Sudden Gay Death Syndrome is everywhere! It is on the TV, movies, in the music, books and even video games.

Once a month

Once a month

Yairis Alvarado, Staff Writer

September 6, 2018


Filed under Editorials

Moving forward and taking big steps from what society considers “taboos” has been on everyone’s agenda in 2018. Without consequences, periods are discussed on the daily with women sharing stories and tips on Twitter. Though it is becoming normalized and issues that women have with their periods a...

Homework: is it really necessary?

Homework: is it really necessary?

Elizabeth Boysen, Staff Writer

September 5, 2018


Filed under Editorials

  When teachers assign homework there is usually an audible sigh from the class, followed by murmuring about how no one wants to do it, and it is easy to understand why. Often times homework is simply busy work to get students to memorize facts rather than a positive constructive experience where...

The plastic straw withdraw

The plastic straw withdraw

Caroline Sudbeck, Staff Writer

September 4, 2018


Filed under Editorials

Recently, Seattle has taken precaution and is now the first city in the U.S. to ban the production of plastic straws and utensils. Some people found this decision repulsive, but I found it reassuring that the U.S. will improve its environmental sustainability. Social media influencers and big companies h...

Summer break isn’t a break

Summer break isn’t a break

Jenna Becker, Staff Writer

June 1, 2018


Filed under Editorials

Ahhh, Summer! Three full months of sun, fun and relaxation that every high school students dreams about from the very first day of school, all the way to the last. In reality, this holiday is more of an extension of school than a break from learning. With all the responsibilities that come with these months, I ...

Patriot views: ask an upperclassman

Patriot views: ask an upperclassman

Lucy Dekkenga, Editor-in-chief

May 31, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Uncategorized

High school can be a confusing and scary time. However, once you’ve been through it, you look back and realize that it wasn’t actually so confusing and scary. The purpose of this article is to educate underclassmen, who may be in the midst of the chaos and confusion, on the subject of dating, ...

“The ugly truth is that we are no longer safe in our schools”

“The ugly truth is that we are no longer safe in our schools”

Chloe Crissman, Staff Writer, Meet The Varsity Editor

May 31, 2018


Filed under Editorials

*TRIGGER WARNING* The words “school shooting” used to have the same effect as swear words do with children. We whispered about it but could never raise our voices above a murmur. Now we scream it from microphones, we argue about it on social media and we become divided in times when we need u...

Open houses make me sick: literally and figuratively

Emily Whitney, News Editor

May 30, 2018


Filed under Editorials

Open houses are all fun and games until the weekend of June 1 rolls around. Personally, I have been to around 30 open houses so far and that doesn't include some of the ones I had to miss due to scheduling conflicts (other parties). As a senior, the invites received are never ending through Facebook, ...

The school year in review

The school year in review

Brita Quello, Staff Writer

May 30, 2018


Filed under Editorials

I am the bearer of good news, you will not believe it, are you ready, guess what... the 2017-18 school year is coming to an end! HALLELUJAH. As the student body anxiously awaits for June 1, I went out to see what students thought of this last school year. This school year had mixed reviews, due to o...