Lincoln High School Statesman

There’s a problem with P.E. credit requirements

There’s a problem with P.E. credit requirements

Slater Dixon, Manager of Business

November 14, 2018


Filed under Editorials

Deciding what classes to take can be difficult, especially if you want to take a lot of classes. Students are always looking for ways to free up their schedule, but there is an issue that makes this difficult. The problem is that students are still required to take a semester of a gym class, even if...

Give thanks for food

Give thanks for food

Johana Brower, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018


Filed under Editorials

Thanksgiving is one of those rare holidays where you can eat the whole table and get praised for finishing your whole plate. Except Thanksgiving is not complete without turkey. Turkey is the epitome of Thanksgiving. If you do not have turkey on your table on Thanksgiving, are you even an America...

Slaves to Sony

Slaves to Sony

Mara Fendrich, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018


Filed under Editorials

         Here’s some food for thought: Michael Jackson hated Sony.     The king of pop was never one for bad-mouthing others, but the record label he severed ties with after accumulating billions for was one exception. With an endless amount of singers alluding to the hidden evil of the m...

Controversial Halloween costumes

Controversial Halloween costumes

Johana Brower, Staff Writer

October 29, 2018


Filed under Editorials

The saying “My culture is not your costume” is a common phrase that has been a growing trend for a long time. With these remarks, costumes like black-face, native american costumes and geisha costumes can all be seen as cultural appropriations. “They’re making fun of us, our culture and I do not think ot...

It’s time to kill “kms”

It’s time to kill “kms”

Slater Dixon, Manager of Business

October 29, 2018


Filed under Editorials

Note: This article's focus is on students who are prone to anxious thoughts or relatively short seasons of depression. It doesn’t really dig into clinically diagnosed depression, anxiety or legitimate thoughts of suicide. "I wanted to kill myself."   It's one of many slogans our generation loves. ...

In front of the desk, to behind the desk

In front of the desk, to behind the desk

Justin Schriever, Staff Writer

October 26, 2018


Filed under Editorials

In front of the desk, to behind the desk Education has always been the backbone of our nation. Without school and many teachers, a large majority of the population would not be able to do what they love to do. Growing up with a mom as an elementary teacher, I have always seen the sides of the teacher tha...

Everything concerning the “war on weed” is racist

Everything concerning the “war on weed” is racist

Yairis Alvarado, Staff Writer

October 26, 2018


Filed under Editorials

Since the early 1900s, marijuana has been gaining popularity in the U.S. Cannabis is the world's most commonly used illegal drug. A MaristPoll suggest that more than 50 percent of adults in the U.S. have tried the drug at some point in their lifetime and one in eight smoke it regularly. The war on mar...

Fun, frilly fall-fashion trends

Fun, frilly fall-fashion trends

Johana Brower, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018


Filed under Editorials

Keeping up with fashion trends is really difficult especially when the trends change so fast. This article is a fashion guide to 2018 falls fashion trends with helpful tips and recommendations. One article of clothing that is really in right now is teddy coats. “I never personally bought or wore one [te...

Learning to “RISE” above stereotypes

Learning to “RISE” above stereotypes

Mara Fendrich, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018


Filed under Editorials

   Reaching Independence with Structured Education, better known as RISE, is a program throughout the Sioux Falls School District and is dedicated to providing students with learning disabilities the education they require.     Students in RISE are taught together in classes where the teachers can foc...

Media Coverage: helping and hurting

Media Coverage: helping and hurting

Sara Croghan, Journalism Student

October 25, 2018


Filed under Editorials

In this modern day and age, some of the most fatal and scariest threats facing society have transformed from rampaging diseases and plagues, to gun violence in schools and public places. While relief does come with worries of sickness vanquished, the thought of firearms being discharged in a school do...

Generation Z: addicted to technology

Generation Z: addicted to technology

Emily Sprecher, Journalism Student

October 25, 2018


Filed under Editorials

Most teens today have daily access to technology. Whether it’s during school, at home or even on the go, people are constantly surrounded by technology. However, it seems that as time goes on, this fascination with technology has lead to addiction. Teens today are facing a technology addiction that imp...

Tackling the argument for football

Tackling the argument for football

Hunter Hauck, Journalism Student

October 23, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Sports

LHS linebacker Elliott Hackett, a victim of a football inflicted injury, advocates for high school football despite many appeals for its removal. Injuries in football have been one of the main arguments for the removal of the sport at a high school level in recent years; however, this argument h...