Lincoln High School Statesman

LHS without bear club is unBEARable

LHS without bear club is unBEARable

Kat Steffen, Staff Writer

May 23, 2019

During my three long years at LHS there has always been one announcement that has left me baffled: Robert Grimm’s ambiguous statement about Bear Club. The only thing I could figure out about Bear Club is that , it seemed to be a club with only one rule. Do not talk about Bear Club. After my extensi...

Horror of the ash borer: the sequel

Horror of the ash borer: the sequel

Caroline Sudbeck, Entertainment Editor

May 21, 2019

The city of Sioux Falls has officially begun its ash tree removal process, much to the dismay of many citizens, especially citizens in heavily forested urban areas. For neighborhoods like the McKennan Park area, the trees are partially what makes the neighborhood so special and unique. As such, ...

LHS student council recognized for excellence

LHS student council recognized for excellence

Caroline Sudbeck, Entertainment Editor

May 21, 2019

LHS has a rich history of excellent performances in areas such as sports, theatre, band, etc., but another group that has recently been awarded for their excellence is the LHS student council. The LHS student council is a student government group that meets every other week in the morning and has an...

Champion Legacy leaves a lasting legacy on the Dance World

Champion Legacy leaves a lasting legacy on the Dance World

Genna Sheriff, Feature Editor

May 10, 2019

Senior Brooke O’Connor was wrapping up her final dance season when her studio received multiple bids to attend the 2019 Dance Worlds competition in Orlando, FL. In order for a team to attend the Worlds competition, they must first receive a bid at another competition. The bid will either be an ...

Just in time for summer vacation: students show their teacher appreciation

Just in time for summer vacation: students show their teacher appreciation

Caroline Sudbeck, Entertainment Editor

May 9, 2019

Every year in Sioux Falls, a week in May is dedicated to teacher appreciation. Throughout this week, students, parents and even some local businesses have shown teachers in the Sioux Falls area their appreciation by providing small gifts such as treats, discounts and even personal notes/letters. Tea...

Art and awareness: A look at ‘Emily’s Hope’ and the opioid epidemic

Art and awareness: A look at ‘Emily’s Hope’ and the opioid epidemic

Mara Fendrich, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019

Following the passing of Sioux Falls-born artist Emily Groth, her family has created an art exhibit entitled “Emily’s Hope: Paint the Skies,” now showing at the Washington Pavillion through June 2. The exhibit includes artwork from both Emily and her sister Abby, a senior at LHS, who has created ...

Summers in Sioux Falls

Summers in Sioux Falls

Elizabeth Boysen, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019

With only a few weeks left of school, students are anxiously awaiting the first day of summer, when their only worry will be figuring out what to do in their three months of freedom. While Sioux Falls might seem boring, the summer months are full of different events and ways for people to spend time....

Henry’s Run: a 5k for child abuse prevention

Henry’s Run: a 5k for child abuse prevention

Cathleen Weng, Editor-in-Chief

April 26, 2019

Henry's Run was cancelled due to snow. This article will be updated with any reschedules.   After abuse at the hands of his daycare provider, Henry suffered from Shaken Baby Syndrome, leaving him with severe hematomas, brain damage and loss of his eyesight. This incident prompted his moth...

JROTC and the theater raise money through Easter entertainment

JROTC and the theater raise money through Easter entertainment

Cathleen Weng, Editor-in-Chief

April 16, 2019

Easter is right around the corner, which means that it is time for LHS students to get into the holiday spirit. Last weekend, some members of JROTC and the LHS theater department achieved this by performing and filling eggs for an Easter event in the SD National Guard Armory. On Sunday, April 7, ...

Merkley: Jumping past expectations

Merkley: Jumping past expectations

Landon DeBoer, Sports Editor

April 12, 2019

Last Saturday at the Harrisburg Invite track and field meet, LHS junior Hunter Merkley broke one of LHS’ long-standing track and field records, as he broke the 35-year-old record for the long jump with a leap of 23 feet 0 inches. Merkley’s record-breaking jump surpassed former Patriot Bill Mattingly...

Spread the word to end the word

Spread the word to end the word

Genna Sheriff, Feature Editor

April 4, 2019

On March 6, the national campaign Spread the Word to End the Word kicked off across the country. While most schools participated in the campaign on that day, LHS students took part a few weeks later. The LHS Best Buddies club celebrated this campaign on March 26 and 27. The club led the school in this...