"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

A group picture of all the students and mentors after a successful fashion show event. Photo taken by Justin Alex.

Breaking cultural barriers in Sioux Falls

Katya Surendran, News Editor May 20, 2024

When immigrants move to this country, they face everything from racial stereotypes to isolation; they do so while battling the juxtaposing pressures to assimilate and keep their home country’s way of...

Rebekah Burr and the significance of Deaf culture

Rebekah Burr and the significance of Deaf culture

Joseph Tunge, Staff Writer May 13, 2024

In recent years, people have become more aware of the benefits of learning another language. American Sign Language (ASL) is a language that is often overlooked, but is a valuable language to develop....

LHS junior Elise Groher, who is going on a mission trip through her church to the Dominican Republic. 

Photo provided by Elise Groher.

Building through faith

Elysse Weber, Staff writer April 11, 2024

As the 2023-2024 school year is coming to an end, LHS students are eager for the summer that awaits. While some students plan on tanning or swimming, LHS junior Elise Groher will be spending hers devoting...

Total Drag is a record store that is located downtown Sioux Falls. The store also hosts live music. (Artwork and Photos by Lucas Schreck)

Total Drag: Support local music

Ellie Quinn and Lucas Schreck April 9, 2024

Total Drag is an independent record store and music venue in downtown Sioux Falls that opened in April 2015. This staple location for the music geeks of Sioux Falls is owned and operated by couple Dan...

Chase Vanderhule, LHS resource office, shaved off his mullet and the rest of his hair to show support to his mother, who was diagnosed with cancer.

The man beyond the mullet

Vivian Kiesow-Knudsen, Staff Writer April 9, 2024

Until recently, school resource officer (SRO) Chase Vanderhule was most recognizable in the LHS hallways for his distinctive choice of hairstyle. Vanderhule, more commonly known as the “mullet cop”...

As LHS alumni begin their college adventures, the share with LHS their experiences so far (Artwork by LHS Statesman)

Postcards from alumni

Josie Tollinger and Clara Binstock March 19, 2024

As the end of the year is approaching, many seniors have already started to plan for next year. It is crazy to think that last year’s seniors are over halfway settled through their first year of college....

Among all the club LHS has to offer, there are the leaders that keep the clubs afloat. (Artwork by Elysse Weber)

Introducing Abe’s heirs

Elysse Weber, Staff Writer March 19, 2024

LHS is a school with countless clubs, programs and activities that give students various opportunities to get involved. Not only does school involvement provide enjoyment, but it also builds strong relationships...

Mike Semmler, LHS lead custodian and building manager, has had over 20 years of experience.

The insight of the men in gray uniforms: Custodians

Bethel Woche, Journalism Student February 27, 2024

Over 20 years of experience, Michael Semmler was interviewed for the LHS head custodian position. In his second year, he built one of the many inspiring stories LHS holds.  “Being in control of the...

Located in downtown Sioux Falls, Terra Shepherd prides itself on its unique array of sustainable goods.

Earth-friendly finds: Sustainable shopping at Terra Shepherd

Reese Duncan, Editor-in-Chief January 31, 2024

It is no secret that industrial fashion production rages on, creating an estimated one truckload of textiles dumped in landfills or incinerated every second. Still, it can be difficult for consumers to...

Moa Hein not only visits Sweden to see family members, but she has spent time in their school system. (Photo Used with Permission by Moa Hein)

School in Sweden

Eloise Geraets, Staff Writer January 29, 2024

When summer begins, an LHS student, Moa Hein, packs her bags and travels to Sweden for the summer. Her mother’s side of the family is all Swedish and they currently live in Sweden together. Her dad’s...

Milena Vercellino is a sophomore at LHS who is in recovery from anorexia and wants others to know that eating disorders can be overcome.

Journey to recovery

Kate Matthes, Editor-in-Chief January 25, 2024

Milena Vercellino is a sophomore at LHS involved in Golf, Best Buddies, SALSA and more. But meeting her, you might never know that just a few years ago, her life was debilitated by a severe eating disorder:...

Senior Hudson Weber not only has created a line of clothing, but wants to share a message through the apparel he sells.

Heart on his sleeves: LHS student launches ‘Kind Apparel’

Lucas Hiatt, Sports Editor January 25, 2024

When not piecing together notes on his guitar, Hudson Weber creates designs in anticipation of his next clothing drop. The LHS junior has recently broadened his creative outlet with the founding of his...

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