Lincoln High School Statesman

Keystone XL is X’ed out

Keystone XL is X’ed out

Cathleen Weng, News Editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under News

Heavily debated and widely controversial, Keystone XL remains one of the most pressing issues facing the U.S. today. TransCanada began building the Keystone Pipeline in 2010, intending for it to run through the U.S. and Canada to more easily transport and distribute oil. Three phases of this pipe...

October tech releases

October tech releases

Slater Dixon

November 12, 2018


Filed under News

October is a time for Halloween, falling leaves, and the unceasing march of time that draws us closer and closer to the cold, icy nightmare of winter. However, October is also the time of year when many large technology companies release new phones and other electronic goodies. It can be hard to keep...

Midterm madness

Midterm madness

Landon DeBoer, Sports Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under News

As millions of ballots came pouring in late Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning, it was clear the “blue wave,” or at least a blue ripple would crash into the U.S. The Democrats made an important stride by regaining control of the House of Representatives for the first time since 2010....

‘Locking down’ on school threats

‘Locking down’ on school threats

Sophia Boyt, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018


Filed under News

     Fear and suspicion have plagued the U.S. in recent times. Citizens live in constant fear of an attack from not just foreign hostilities, but also those who live among us. However, the threats that are broadcast all over the media may be as dangerous as one expects.      In the past year, there have been 29...

The Freshman Academy: ‘22 out of 10?

The Freshman Academy: ‘22 out of 10?

Elizabeth Boysen, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018


Filed under News

This year at LHS, a new program called the Freshman Academy has been implemented. The academy works like middle school with teams. This is so team teachers can collaborate to better help students more individually. Freshman English teacher Rebecca Mager, along with the other teachers on her t...

LHS Hoodies and Footies Drive

LHS Hoodies and Footies Drive

Lauren Teller, Opinion Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under News, Videos

During the month of November, the LHS student council is challenging Ad rooms to donate new sweatshirts and/or socks. All items collected go to the banquet where they will be given as gifts to their guests during the holiday season!

Gymnastics is back and ready for business

Gymnastics is back and ready for business

Johana Brower, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018


Filed under News, Sports

Flipping, tumbling and flying through the air are just a few aspects of gymnastics, but there is more to gymnastics than just the flashy tricks and flips. There are the hard long practices and grueling meets along with club gymnastics on the off season. “It is going to be good. In the beginning ...

Vote informed: breaking down the measure ballots

Vote informed: breaking down the measure ballots

Cathleen Weng, News Editor

November 4, 2018


Filed under News

1. South Dakota Constitutional Amendment W WHAT IT SEEKS TO DO: replace the existing ethics and accountability commission with a new board that has the ability to investigate, adopt rules, issue opinions, conduct audits and fine/impose sanctions on state/local employees, taking $389,000 annually fro...

Matthew Shepard finally laid to rest at National Cathedral

Matthew Shepard finally laid to rest at National Cathedral

Charlie Turner, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


Filed under News

Twenty years ago in WY, Matthew Shepard was violently beat for being gay and left for dead in a field. Friday, Oct. 26, Judy and Dennis Shepard laid him to rest at the National Cathedral. After over 20 years of living in fear that their son’s grave would be vandalized, the Shepards are finally...

Hard-working LHS musicians preparing for All-State performance

Hard-working LHS musicians preparing for All-State performance

Xander Donahue, Staff Writer

October 26, 2018


Filed under News, Uncategorized

Hundreds of students from all around the state have just been accepted into this years All-State Orchestra and All-State Choir. Among these amazing players are 49 hard-working students from LHS. The students from LHS will bus down to Rapid City this Thursday for the All-State event. Friday and S...

Indigenous women, gone and forgotten

Indigenous women, gone and forgotten

Charlie Turner, Staff Writer

October 26, 2018


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Being overlooked and forgotten is often a heartbreaking reality for many Indigenous women who go missing and end up murdered. Though Native Americans and Alaska Natives make up just about .8 percent of the population, they represent over 1.8 percent of the ongoing missing persons reports. However, the ...

History as we know it could be completely fabricated

History as we know it could be completely fabricated

Sophia Boyt, Staff Writer

October 23, 2018


Filed under News

On Monday, Oct. 22, the museum of the Bible stated five of their famed Dead Sea scrolls were fake. They were pulled out of the exhibit for testing by a privately-funded German team that confirmed their fabrication. According to ABC news, the museum hired researchers to examine the fragments and fo...