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

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The truth behind investigative journalism

The truth behind investigative journalism

December 14, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

With the modern age focusing on trying to get news, stories and publications out as quickly as possible, the intense rush leaves behind a core element that has been part of journalism. Critical and thorough, investigative journalists are the ones behind exposing laws that are unjust or spreading awarene...

The final draft of “Rough Draft” out now

The final draft of “Rough Draft” out now

Abbie Griffin, Entertainment Editor

December 14, 2017


Filed under Features, Satire, Showcase

Over the past few years, artists from around the greater Sioux Falls area have been making and producing music for their fellow peers. From Apple music to soundcloud, songs have been posted and listened to by thousands of followers. Even with all this fame, some still find the time to go to school a...

Physical activity on the daily…x2

Physical activity on the daily…x2

Brita Quello, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Features, Showcase

Imagine that you commit to a sport, and you spend insane amounts of time on it, and then your school expects you to take another gym class to get a “physical education.” Hello? Last September and October, I was not able to attend school for a total of about 16 days due to tennis. This also is...

Debate and Interp collide at Big Questions

Debate and Interp collide at Big Questions

Katie Osmundson, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

At LHS there are two sides to our forensic program: Oral interp and debate. Oral interp falls on the more dramatic side of the spectrum and debate on the more argumentative. Other than bus rides, the two groups rarely interact, but on Tuesday, Dec. 12, the two groups collided after school at Big Questions d...

Collision Leadership Team starting a new LHS tradition

Collision Leadership Team starting a new LHS tradition

Somer Luitjens, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

The Collision Student Leadership team (otherwise known as SaLT) at LHS is trying to find a new way to bring kids together and find a little hope this month on Dec. 17. The idea started a few months ago at one of the SaLT meetings when they thought of putting on their own worship concert at our schoo...

Is Water Wet? No one will ever know

Is Water Wet? No one will ever know

Brita Quello, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Is water wet? Throughout the LHS halls this question has been up for debate. After taking a poll, with 30 students involved, it was tied 15 votes for it being wet and 15 votes for it not being wet. With this debate being so controversial, we asked for some LHS attendee’s opinions.   Kathryn...

Staying healthy during winter

Staying healthy during winter

Katie Osmundson, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Winter is coming and with it the increase of food, decrease of activity and the rise of germs. Before you crawl into bed and begin to hibernate here are five tips to help you stay safe, fit and healthy over the winter holiday: Stay hydrated! It may sound cliché but the easiest way to keep your body...

“All I want for Christmas is…”

“All I want for Christmas is…”

Brita Quello, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

As the holiday season rolls around, some LHS students scurry to put together holiday wishlists. When it comes to finding items that will take the sacred space on “the list,” it may be harder than you think. Below are some popular items that may be found on thee list of a girl, LHS attendee: Th...

Girls frantic for formal

Girls frantic for formal

Somer Luitjens, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Winter formal is right around the corner, and girls are starting to go crazy. While all boys have to do is take a quick shower, change and show up, girls have at least 4 different appointments. There are hours upon hours of time girls put into looking their best for the dance and it is time everyone t...

The great LHS wishlist

The great LHS wishlist

Caiden Capaldo, Staff Writer

November 29, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Christmas time has always been a time about giving and recognizing the biggest gift of all, but that does not always mean that others only enjoy giving gifts. This Christmas season, LHS students have come out explaining what they want for Christmas, and the results are somewhat shocking. Junio...

Patriot Views: iPhone X

Patriot Views: iPhone X

Brita Quello, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Freshman: Sara Croghan What do you think about the iPhone 10? “Seems pretty advanced.” Is it worth the $1,000 price? “No, just the iPhone 8 is worth it’s price.” What phone brand do you prefer?”Apple.”   Sophomore: Nicole Schmitz What do you think about the iPho...

New grade recovery strategy for freshmen at LHS

New grade recovery strategy for freshmen at LHS

Abbie Griffin, Entertainment Editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

High school can be a time for transition for everyone. For some, it is a time to grow up and take responsibility, and for others it is a time to spend with friends and participating in extracurricular activities. Either way, it can still be hard for everyone to get the grades they want and the GPA th...

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