Lincoln High School Statesman

New pages in Anne Frank’s diary discovered

New pages in Anne Frank’s diary discovered

Hunter Merkley, Staff Writer

May 18, 2018


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For years, Anne Frank kept a diary in a secret annex above her father’s office while hiding from German soldiers.  She had countless hours to spend editing and writing during the Holocaust. Her writings are arguably the most famous pieces to come out of the Holocaust. The diary includes her experien...

Santa Fe school shooting causes district lockdown

Santa Fe school shooting causes district lockdown

Katie Osmundson and Will Howes

May 18, 2018


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Update (12:17 CST): Pipe bombs and pressure cookers were found at the scene. Ten people have been killed, nine students and one teacher, with several other injured. A gunman opened fire at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, TX this morning between 7:30 and 7:45. There have been at least 10 deaths rep...

2018 LHS graduation speakers

Abbie Griffin, Entertainment Editor

May 17, 2018


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As the year comes to an end, seniors start to plan their open houses, pick their colleges and get ready to graduate. For the senior class officers and the senior class advisers, they have a little more on their plate. They have the responsibility of planning graduation and choosing graduation speaker...

Earthquakes and Lava; The current scene in Hawaii

Earthquakes and Lava; The current scene in Hawaii

Jack Fehrs, Feature Editor

May 10, 2018


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Over the past week, Hawaii has been experiencing earthquakes and the eruption of volcanic vents and fissures. On May 4, this past Friday and through the weekend, Hawaii was affected by 11 volcanoes, ranging from magnitude 4.0 to magnitude 6.9. The earthquakes shook communities all over the Maui....

Kanye what?

Kanye what?

Lily Becker, Staff Writer

May 8, 2018


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Celebrity star, Kanye West returned to social media with a bit of a twist. On his Twitter, he expresses all of his evolution of thought, politics, art; and analysis of the world. Many of his followers enjoy the advice he is giving because of the increasing amount of retweets and favorites he receives on ea...

LHS prom of ‘79: a night to remember

LHS prom of ‘79: a night to remember

Abbie Griffin, Entertainment Editor

May 7, 2018


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Prom, for most, is a time to get dressed up, go out to eat and then dance the night away. It is a night to relax and let loose. But for LHS prom goers in 1979, this was a dance that would go down in history. In 1979, LHS was the first high school in the U.S. to have a gay couple attend its prom. Th...

Gas prices on the rise

Gas prices on the rise

Emily Whitney, News Editor

May 4, 2018


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With gradual changes occurring over time, it is hard to notice the effects our current economy is having on gasoline prices. Lately, however, the sudden rise has gained attention from the public. The change is likely a result of upcoming sanctions President Trump is expected to impose on Iran. The natio...

Kanye’s Twitter wakes the nation

Kanye’s Twitter wakes the nation

Somer Luitjens, Staff Writer, Meet the Varsity Editor

May 3, 2018


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Last week, if you scrolled through Twitter at all, you probably saw something regarding President Donald Trump and rapper Kanye West exchanging a few tweets, which surprisingly, were positive. As crazy as it may seem in this world, the current president accused of racist comments and a famous rapper w...

LHS All-State Band attendance gives a record high this year

LHS All-State Band attendance gives a record high this year

Summer Ericson, OPED Editor

May 3, 2018


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LHS is known for its excellence of many different aspects: sports, theater, but especially band. The band at LHS has been known for its prestige for many years. Emphasizing that prestige, this year’s attendance to the competitive All-State Band concert held record numbers of LHS musicians. All-State ...

LHS boys receive academic excellence award

LHS boys receive academic excellence award

Caiden Capaldo, Staff Writer

May 3, 2018


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Last week, four LHS senior boys were nominated for an academic excellence award. Tim White, the only student who was able to make it to the award ceremony, received the award Monday, April 23 from Governor Daugaard. Seniors Arjun Choudry, Michael Chang and Evgeni Radichev were also nominated, but we...

A two headed dragon: The Statesman splits

A two headed dragon: The Statesman splits

Jack Fehrs, Feature Editor

May 1, 2018


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Next school year, the Statesman, will be adding another class period to account for the increase in staff and popularity of journalism at LHS. “We’ve had a lot more students interested in doing journalism, taking journalism classes and then going into Statesman,” said Katie Kroeze, the newspaper and ye...

Mayoral race heats up

Mayoral race heats up

Jenna Becker, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


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After the Tuesday, Apr. 10 election mayoral votes were counted, Sioux Falls was left with no new mayor. Now, citizens are now faced with a more narrow decision for mayor: Paul TenHaken or Jolene Loetscher. Sioux Falls Mayor, Mike “My Man” Huether, has reached the end of his four-year term limit,...