Lincoln High School Statesman

Mongolian turned local South Dakotan

Mongolian turned local South Dakotan

Mara Tiede, Journalism Student April 12, 2021

Abi Mungunkhet has lived her life to the fullest. She has had numerous experiences throughout her life that have led her to where she is today, and arguably the most important is the fact that she is originally...

The Bigger Picture meeting in E227 to discuss race and equality

The bigger picture of The Bigger Picture

Allison Kolling, Staff Writer April 1, 2021

In the Fall of 2020, LHS students had had arguments over the ruling of the Breonna Taylor case; and LHS seniors Alazar Negash and Surafel Berhanie felt that many LHS students were misinformed about racial...

As depicted in this A-wing poster, Riff first meets on March 22 in room A134 from 3:20-4:20 p.m.

The club ‘tune’ to come

Daniel Bethke, Perspectives Editor March 17, 2021

LHS has a robust music department, but perhaps not all music-inclined LHS students, in a program or not, are able to enjoy the craft in smaller, more personal settings. English teacher Xavier Pastrano...

Joshua Jackson, President of Knitting Club with fellow club member enjoying knitting.

Jackson’s knitting niche

Allison Kolling, Staff Writer March 16, 2021

When meeting someone new as a high school student, the typical question asked is ‘What extracurriculars are you involved in?’ For Joshua Jackson, he drew a blank as trying to produce an answer to that...

Daniel Bethke is already studying hard for his next ACT testing date in June.

Daniel Bethke’s guide to the ACT

Kate McCartney, Feature Editor March 9, 2021

The ACT is a college entrance exam undoubtedly dreaded by many high school students. However, do not get discouraged just yet because LHS junior and Statesman Perspectives Editor, Daniel Bethke offers...

For Dilynn Severson, going from private to public school has been sucessful.

From private to public lifestyle

Allison Kolling, Staff Writer March 9, 2021

Coming to a new school and being the ‘new girl’ can seem like a scary thing. Sophomore Dilynn Severson came to LHS and found out she had a lot to learn. Luckily, she had an easy transition into making...

LHS sophomore, Maddie Gutzmer is one of the many students attending JHS next year.

New schools come with new opportunities

Bella Engebretson, Staff Writer March 8, 2021

 Say goodbye to open enrollment and hello to the new Sioux Falls School District boundaries. Many students in the district, who have gone to the same school for all of their high school years, are now...

The LHS library is stocked with books of all genres, including, but not limited to, the featured novels below, which include fantasy, mystery, thriller and science-fiction.

New books in the LHS library: The March edition

Alexis Miller, Staff Writer March 8, 2021

As we approach the end of the 2020-21 school year, and summer nears, why not find a book that will continue your educational advancements? Visit the LHS library for recommendations on a novel handpicked...

Alexis Miller and her grandmother, Babe Miller, enjoying an afternoon at the Canton Nursing Home while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 deaths reach an all-time high in the U.S.: 500,000

Alexis Miller, Staff Writer February 25, 2021

Feb. 6, 2020 marked the first confirmed death as a result of COVID-19 in the United States. Roughly a year later, there is still immense devastation and no end in sight.  On Monday, Feb. 20, a shocking...

Isaiah Robinson commits to Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa to further his athletic career.

Hughes and Robinson look forward to the future with college commitments

Lydia Sarbacker, Staff Writer February 23, 2021

As the end of the year approaches, seniors are faced with the task of deciding their future. Payton Hughes and Isaiah Robinson have decided to dedicate the next chapter of their lives to their athletic...

Elizabeth Jerstad poses with her violin, which she plans to continue playing at Stanford next year.

A future Stanford musician

Lydia Sarbacker, Staff Writer February 23, 2021

  Some know Elizabeth Jerstad for her many extracurricular activities ranging from student council representative and track star to homecoming queen but her plans for next year follow the projectile...

The LHS Patriot Pride Committee is dedicated to the well-being of LHS and its students. Here, the organization’s members are pictured with “Abe Lincoln” during their annual Clash Of Coins fundraiser.

Abe’s week at LHS

Alexis Miller, Staff Writer February 19, 2021

Each school in the Sioux Falls School District has been privileged to honor the name of an American hero or well-known historical figure. LHS is named after Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the...

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