"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

“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” chronicles the adolescent trials of Charlie and his tight-knit group of friends.

‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ gets shelved

Katya Surendran, Staff Writer May 23, 2023

Deemed inappropriate for high school freshmen and not a classical novel, Stephen Chbosky’s bestseller “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” was officially taken out of the Sioux Falls School District’s...

A screenshot of the warning sent to all LHS students and parents.

From sledding to studying: snow days will now be virtual

Elysse Weber, Staff Writer May 22, 2023

Living in Sioux Falls South Dakota brings along freezing winters and substantial quantities of snow, which ultimately leads to snow days. Snow days can be beneficial but also detrimental for both students...

18 states have enacted laws or issued statewide rules that bar or limit transgender sports participation.

Science against sports

Adeline Theophilus, Staff writer May 18, 2023

On March 31, 2023 all the rumors, opinions and speculations came to an end in the Olympics. World Athletics (WA), the governing body for track and field competitions, announced that transgender women,...

This image portrays a strong woman, Mrs. LeBon, the LHS school nurse who has been working here for four years.

May: Women’s health care month

Emery Bishop, Staff Writer May 17, 2023

As over half of the US population is female, women have significantly impacted our world today. Women fulfill the many roles as mothers, daughters, cousins, aunts, caregivers, workers, teachers, nurses,...

AI services are designed to process large amounts of data and recognize patterns.

AI: Friend or foe?

Elana Bishop, Staff Writer May 8, 2023

AI, otherwise known as Artificial Intelligence, is an emerging variety of technological systems created to perform human-like tasks. Specific AI services are composed of expert systems, speech recognition,...

This photo of the downtown bus station was captured in 2009, near the intersection of 1st ave & 11th st.

SAM on demand

Daniel Valentine, Staff Writer April 28, 2023

Sioux Area Metro (SAM) is Sioux Falls’ government-owned public transport and has been running on its current routes since 2016.  SAM on demand is a system that was rolled out in late 2020 to allow...

The LHS Model United Nations delegation. This group of students won Best Small Delegation at the conference.

LHS participates in the first Model UN event in Sioux Falls

Ella DuBois, Staff Writer April 27, 2023

Augustana University held its first-ever Model United Nations Conference on Saturday, April 22. Eight LHS students participated in this convention representing various stances on current issues.  The...

A drawing symbolizing Yarl and the justice that he deserves.

Justice for Ralph Yarl

Elysse Weber April 27, 2023

The world has not been quiet about inequalities. America has been filled with recurring issues, such as the lack of gun control, school shootings and ignorance towards the BLM movement. In the State of...

Pictured above is the well-known lead judge; Len Goodman of the American TV show “Dancing with the Stars.”

Saying goodbye to the face of ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Kinley Freese, Staff Writer April 26, 2023

On April 24, 2023 the news broke that the former “Dancing with the Stars (DWTS)” lead judge, Len Goodman had passed away. Goodman was the face of ballroom dancing for 17 years as he was the lead judge...

Bipartisan outrage has erupted as another breach could potentially lose the American upper advantage in the Ukrainian war.

How to not win an online argument

Gabe Schmit, Staff Writer April 22, 2023

In a considerably ridiculous turn of events involving a Discord server, classified documents and “drip,” over 300 classified documents have been leaked to the public. Jack Teixeira, infamously known...

An artwork display of what a Hide-Away Shelter would look like in a classroom.

A box of hope

Elana Bishop, Staff Writer April 13, 2023

There have been more mass shootings than the number of days in 2023. According to ABC News, “About 12 shootings, one of which can be defined as a mass shooting, have occurred on K-12 school campuses...

Microphone usage is common in classroom teaching elsewhere; will it make a difference in Sioux Falls?

Mic up

Gabe Schmit, Staff Writer April 3, 2023

Long past is the time of the class that cannot be spoken over. The SFSD’s long-running program to install in-class microphone systems has finally come into action at LHS. The program, which was funded...

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