"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

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

Lincoln High School Statesman

What snowboarding really looks like, when  someone is actually good and not tumbling down the hill like Hazel.

Is Great Bear going down hill?

Caroline Hughes and Hazel Hughes February 13, 2024

Descending down the slopes with snow covered hills you can hear someone coming up behind you getting louder and louder. Suddenly, you are tumbling down the hill getting snow in every crevice such as your...

Although this is not what the holiday was about originally, the aisles at Hy-Vee show how Valentine’s Day has become commercialized.

The history of Valentine’s Day

Laila Miller, Staff Writer February 13, 2024

Valentine’s Day is traditionally celebrated by giving flowers, chocolates and cards. However, I found myself wondering where this holiday came from and how it turned into a day of giving gifts to loved...

St. Patricks Day has been observed as a religious holiday in Ireland for more than 1,500 years.

Significance of the pinch

Sara Mathison, Staff Writer February 9, 2024

St. Patrick’s Day is a religious and cultural holiday celebrated every year on March 17; the traditional death date of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland and its national apostle. The holiday...

The spread of the Stanley epidemic has been staggering, and almost every LHS teen is infected by this tenacious disease (Used with Permission by Canva).

Beware the Stanley Cup

Shalom Kato, Staff Writer February 9, 2024

In 1896, a brilliant (and British) scientist named Sir James Dewar created an invention that revolutionized the very being of mankind and would become the social fabric of humanity. This blessing on earth...

Buying yourself flowers (#9) will brighten your day. (Artwork by Josie Tollinger)

14 Valentine’s Day activities for single people

Addy Albrecht, Staff Writer February 3, 2024

For some, Valentine’s Day is full of love and happiness. For others, it is dedicated to sulking in their singleness. For those solo flyers who need inspiration, look no further than this Valentine’s...

Stores in Sioux Falls, SD begin to stock the shelves with treats for classmates, lovers and friends.

Love, candies

Sara Mathison, Staff Writer February 1, 2024

Over time, numerous stories of how Valentine’s Day came about have developed into the legend we know today. Saint Valentine, a Catholic priest who lived in Rome in the 3rd century, holds the name of...

So coquette

So coquette

Eloise Geraets, Staff Writer January 31, 2024

Social media plays a vital role in our lives. Social networks change our lifestyles, trends, and what could be considered fashionable. Influencers take a toll on how popular a trend could be. For example,...

Spending an hour at Air Madness can be a fun way to relieve stress and feel more like a kid.

Feeling like a kid again

Stella Sonnichsen, Staff Writer January 30, 2024

Growing up and being in high school, students often struggle with their mental health and it is easy to get overwhelmed by things like upcoming tests, sports, activities and other parts of everyday life....

Dogs and cats are the most common pets, although some LHS students have gone beyond the norm with unusual pets they take care of on a daily basis. (Artwork by Canva)

Unusual pets of LHS

Clara Binstock, Entertainment Editor January 29, 2024

A person’s pet can hold a significant and special place in their heart. Whether it is a cat, dog or something more unusual, such as a turtle or a snake, these creatures can exist as a person’s best...

There are still days that can give hope to students.

What happens now?

Kei Vandenbos, Staff Writer January 26, 2024

With no more holidays and long breaks ahead of us, the second semester begins. No more looking forward to Christmas or Thanksgiving break. Now, to finish the rest of the school year, random days off and...

3rd place went to mountain climber, Tyler Fluth; 2nd place went to Chemistry genius Jaws; 3rd place went to chair throwing Dr. Mario Chiarello.

LHS teachers in…The Hunger Games

Ryan Calhoun, Staff Writer January 25, 2024

The tables have turned. For once and exactly once, the teachers of LHS will be left to compete with each other for elusive titles and evasive affirmations entirely at the mercy of the LHS student body....

LHS is known for its extensive options for AP classes. The school offers more AP classes than any other high school in the district. (Artwork by LHS Statesman)

The hardest classes to take at LHS

James Plorde, Staff Writer January 18, 2024

At LHS, many tears have been shed over various classes from AP U.S. History to Drawing 1. These classes are the hardest, according to some LHS students. Despite the difficulty, they are also opportunities,...

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