Lincoln High School Statesman

Gomez, all grown up and a whole new person in ‘Rare’

Gomez, all grown up and a whole new person in ‘Rare’

Henry Haft, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

Actor, musician and influencer Selena Gomez has released new music for the first time in almost five years. Her new album “Rare” is a masterpiece and an example showing how much this young woman has matured in the last half-decade.  Recently, Gomez has dealt with many struggles, including a kidne...

Embarrassing things we all do

Embarrassing things we all do

Lilli Eppinga, Staff Writer

December 19, 2019

  There are some instances in life that are simply unavoidable, no matter how hard we try to be perfect or to minimize our mistakes. Luckily, there are people all over the world experiencing these embarrassing, cringe-worthy moments. So trust me, you are not alone.  1. Waving at someone who...

A Bob Ross painting adventure

A Bob Ross painting adventure

Daniel Bethke, Staff Writer

December 19, 2019

Bob Ross is widely known as a highly skilled and extremely talented painter, thanks in part to his show, “The Joy of Painting.” But just how well does this instructional show teach its audience to paint? I set out to complete the onerous task of painting along with Ross to see if such a prospect...

Words I spell rong

Words I spell rong

Charley Lockwood-Powell, Staff Writer

December 19, 2019

Do you ever just rush through writing and look back at what you wrote, just to find about 1,000 misspelled words? Yeah, same. Speaking the language and writing the language are two totally different things to me. I don’t mispronounce definitely but most of the time I misspell it. After completing a...

Teachers’ favorite pens

Teachers’ favorite pens

Avery Blackman, Staff Writer

December 19, 2019

Most teachers would probably agree that grading their students’ work is the worst part of the job. With a plethora of assignments due every week in each course and hundreds of students across all of their class periods, every teacher can relate to feeling bogged down by the grading they have to do....

The 2010’s are dead

The 2010’s are dead

Anna Langseth, Staff Writer

December 19, 2019

It is the new year! If you have not been living under a rock and are not a small child, you would definitely be aware of this. It also happens to be 2020, marking the end of another eventful decade throughout the world. With major governmental changes, impactful events and pop-culture shifts, the wor...

10 methods for surviving finals week

10 methods for surviving finals week

Chloe Hartje, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

Don’t stress too much. Remember semester tests are is only worth 15 percent of your grade and they will not make or break your chances of graduating or going to college.  Use an effective study method. It is better to study in small chunks than for hours at a time. Remember, you can only absorb so ...

Statesbuds: seltzer water

Statesbuds: seltzer water

Kaden Fossum, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

Without a doubt, seltzer water is an acquired taste: you either love it or hate it. Throughout the last couple of years, flavored carbonated water has grown more and more popular. People love to drink it as a healthier alternative to sodas, but that poses a question: are these seltzer water drinks any ...

Fashion Backwards

Fashion Backwards

Chloe Houwman, Staff Writer

December 17, 2019

As the years have passed, many changes to marketing strategies have been made. This year, Victoria’s Secret, a popular womenswear, lingerie and beauty product brand, has announced that they will no longer air their fashion show on network television. The show has been an opportunity for the com...

How to travel for cheap during the holidays

How to travel for cheap during the holidays

Morgan McDonnel, Entertainment Editor

December 17, 2019

Every year, there always seems to be those families who vacation in warm, tropical places during the holidays. They post everywhere on social media, making sure everyone knows that they are absorbing high UV rays while you are jumping your car. This reality for some seems unreachable for many, due to both hi...

Twitter’s Moments of the Decade

Twitter’s Moments of the Decade

Nicole Schmitz, Staff Writer

December 17, 2019

As the monumental decade of the 2010s comes to a close, some apps have decided to take a look back at some of the most memorable events, videos, and tweets, in the case of Twitter. Using #TwitterMomentsOfTheDecade, users are able to post popular moments from the past ten years onto a thread. Here is a ...

How to stay fashionably warm during winter

How to stay fashionably warm during winter

Easton Plourde and Chloe Robinson, Staff Writers

December 16, 2019

Girls: Take a walk on the wild side: Faux fur coats have come and gone many times but this winter they are here to stay. Style any outfit with one of these fur coats and you’ll end up with a stylish but yet cozy look. You can find higher-end fur coats at Urban Outfitters but if you’re shopping ...