Lincoln High School Statesman

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...

I am tired of being politically correct

I am tired of being politically correct

Chloe Crissman, Staff Writer

May 30, 2018


Filed under Editorials

  I am tired of being politically correct. It’s hard. I’m scared of being thoughtless of for my beliefs but I guess that comes with the nature of being a 21st-century young adult. Junior year has undoubtedly been the hardest year of my life. It is full of ups and downs, but I am thankfu...

New flicks on Netflix

New flicks on Netflix

Ellie Lamberty, Meet the Varsity

May 30, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Entertainment

Netflix rebooted their system just in time for summer binge-watching to begin. Plenty of series labeled as “must watch” were updated with their second or third season, while other new movies and shows were put on the chopping block. Some shows were instant hits and left viewers staying up until r...

May Issue of Statesman

May Issue of Statesman

May 29, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Entertainment, Features, News, Satire, Sports

The Statesman has created a May issue that will only be available online. Here is the link to view it:            

New trends growing old

New trends growing old

Maryam Rauuf, Journalism Student

May 24, 2018


Filed under Editorials

Throughout our history, big changes have occurred politically and socially. Somehow, little is remembered because of the overly bright highlight that is shined on useless trends set to distract the general public from the real issues. Trends include the “Yanny vs. Laurel” and the “Black and...

The problem with zoos

The problem with zoos

Kyla Clark, Journalism Student

May 24, 2018


Filed under Editorials

Zoos by definition are places that collect and showcases animals for studying, learning and entertainment. However, the more you look at zoos, the more you realize zoos are torturous places of neglect and dishonor to animals. Examples of abuse are often found in the news, two neglected dead zebras replac...

Addicted to devices

Addicted to devices

Emily Hall, Journalism Student

May 24, 2018


Filed under Editorials

When I was in the third grade, I got my first phone. It was a crystal blue slide phone called the Intensity II and it was indestructible to say the least. I spent hours texting my friends, feeling so cool to have such a small piece of technology. For myself and many others, our first phone was the kicksta...

Best and worst of LHS

Best and worst of LHS

Annika Joyce, Journalism Student

May 24, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Features

As the school year is coming to an end, the truth of what is best and worst at LHS comes out. Most high schools are not absolutely perfect, but sophomore Slater Dixon and freshman Sophia Boyt have opposite opinions from each other about LHS. So we are left with a couple question, what makes LHS so gr...