"The best way to predict your future is to create it." Abraham Lincoln

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"The best way to predict your future is to create it." Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln High School Statesman

"The best way to predict your future is to create it." Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln High School Statesman

Famous music artist, Nelly, performing at the Sioux Empire Fair in Sioux Falls this previous summer. What ‘Nights under the lights’ really looks like.

Nights under the lights

Caroline Hughes, Staff Writer September 29, 2023

From the intimate hosting of the private Country Club of Sioux Falls to the brilliant lights of the Denny Sanford Arena, Sioux Falls has always been a great venue for concerts. Most of the concerts that...

The meal that I ordered included chicken shish tawook, tabouli salad and pita bread.

Statesbuds: An applause for Sanaa’s

Hady Cisar, Staff Writer September 28, 2023

There are many local restaurants in downtown Sioux Falls, so it can be easy for several to be overlooked. However, this is not the case for Sanaa’s Gourmet Mediterranean, a popular site for many. Whether...

Skin of Our Teeth perform their last show at the Icon on Sept. 16.

Pastrano takes a bow: Skin of Our Teeth’s last performance

James Plorde, Staff Writer September 26, 2023

Back in 2015, LHS English teacher Xavier Pastrano and his friend Kamp Kirsch started a stoner rock band called Skin of Our Teeth. Pastrano started out on bass and vocals, with Kirsch on drums, although...

A grey cat named Marco, sits on the bench while glancing back away from the window.

Cattitude Café

Eloise Geraets, Staff Writer September 25, 2023

The Cattitude Café is a small business that can be found in downtown Sioux Falls where the staff serves food while the customers can engage with cats. The area for food is separate from where people...

My yummy drink was a leveled-up latte perfect for fall.

Pumpkin spice for the right price

Leah Mannes, Staff Writer September 21, 2023

Pumpkin spice. It is a clear sign that fall has begun when, suddenly, the spice is being included in deserts, pastries and drinks. On top of that, coffee lovers deeply anticipate and await Starbucks’...

Chara performing at Icon Event Hall & Lounge July 30, 2023.

Evolution of ‘Chara’

Sara Mathison, Staff Writer September 19, 2023

On a typical Friday night, the average high school or college student spends time with their friends, but Beckett Seefeldt, Pierce Temme, Aubree Pickner and Hunter Hagedorn spend their night performing...

Oliver Anthony, famous country singer, playing his hot new song “Rich Men North of Richmond” for his YouTube audience.

‘Rich Men North of Richmond’

Caroline Hughes, Staff Writer September 14, 2023

The truth. People do not like it, so almost everyone has trouble telling it. People divert attention away from situations and systems that are not being handled appropriately in their eyes. Humans fear...

Dr. Katie Kroeze traveled to Chicago and Michigan for a family vacation. Her family visited The Bean, “The Harry Potter Experience,” “Peppa Pig World” and then enjoyed swimming in Lake Michigan in Traverse City, MI.

Staff member summer recap

Ashlyn Hoffman, Staff Writer September 14, 2023

Taylor Swift showing off her bulging biceps at the Eras tour

Taylor Swift albums: A definitive ranking

Nathan Thompson, News Editor September 13, 2023

  With the Eras tour making waves with audiences expendable incomes nationwide, I decided to see what the buzz was all about. Being far too cynical to actually like anything popular, naturally I...

Going for a bike ride in the summer is the perfect way to spend quality time both with friends and nature.

Oh, the great outdoors

Clara Binstock May 24, 2023

The summer of 2022 has by far been my best one yet; I credit this fact to one component that is essential to having a quality summer, and that is the great outdoors. As students struggle to hold on...

Sandra Bloom, played by Elsa Friesen, earnestly talks to her grandson about his first time fishing.

Behind the scenes of ‘Big Fish’

Natalie Nolan and Grace Miner May 24, 2023

This year, the LHS theater department put on “Big Fish” the musical. After weeks of hard work, the cast finished up four successful shows. The actors’ unique talents allowed the audience to experience...

Traveling alone as an unaccompanied minor has the possibility of  being stress-free and easy.

How to travel alone as a teenager

Betsy Haft, Staff writer May 24, 2023

Traveling alone as a teenager may seem big and scary, but it does not need to be. Traveling alone is something almost everyone will have to do eventually and many travel companies make learning as an adolescent...

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