Lincoln High School Statesman

Redesigning SFSD: JHS makes a splash

Redesigning SFSD: JHS makes a splash

Cathleen Weng, Editor-in-Chief

March 21, 2019


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As the years go on and the hallways of every Sioux Falls school get more and more crowded, the demand for a new high school gets more and more prominent. Jefferson High School is the solution to that overcrowding; expected to open in the 2021-2022 school year, it will be the fourth main high sch...

It’s getting hot in here… so students are standing up

It’s getting hot in here… so students are standing up

Lauren Bickett, staff writer

March 21, 2019


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On March 15, British students gathered to protest climate change in Parliament Square and proceeded to march their way to Trafalgar Square in London. Students held up signs that called for a  reform in order to bring forth the rising issue of climate change. The walkout movement was first inspired by S...

New graduation requirements for LHS

New graduation requirements for LHS

Cathleen Weng, Editor-in-Chief

March 8, 2019


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In order to graduate, students have always needed certain credits: three credits of science, three credits of math, four credits of English, so on and so forth. However, these requirements might not leave room for paths other than higher education that students might wish to pursue. South Dakota’s ...

Actor Luke Perry dead at 52

Actor Luke Perry dead at 52

Elizabeth Boysen, Staff Writer

March 5, 2019


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“Riverdale” and “90210” actor Luke Perry has died at the age of 52. While the official cause of death has yet to be confirmed, it is believed to be a result of the stroke he suffered on Wednesday, Feb. 27. Perry had his big break playing bad boy Dylan McKay in “90210” and continued por...

The College Board announces changes

The College Board announces changes

Slater Dixon, Perspectives editor

March 5, 2019


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March normally marks the registration deadline for the AP tests. However, The College Board has announced that the registration date will be moving to the fall. “The registration dates are going to move up. When classes solidify after the first five days, we’re going to start registering,” said...

Florida spa involved in international human trafficking operation

Florida spa involved in international human trafficking operation

Genna Sheriff, Feature Editor

February 26, 2019


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What seems like one Florida spa participating in prostitution goes farther than most realize. This spa, along with many others in the area, is connected to an international operation that goes further than the state borders. Women were brought from China with the expectation of living and working in ...

A letter to our readers concerning our app

A letter to our readers concerning our app

Gage Gramlick, Editor-in-chief

February 26, 2019


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Due to changes in Apple’s app policy, our app developer is no longer able to offer push notifications for the time being. As push notifications were the main reason we paid for the app, we have decided to discontinue our subscription. We want to provide the best experience for our readers with the funds ...

New Student Council members announced

New Student Council members announced

LHS Statesman

February 21, 2019


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After a long two weeks of anticipation, the new LHS Student Council members have been announced. The Student Council elections have been happening for three weeks, but due to snow days, voting and the results were moved to a later date. Students completed voting on Tuesday, Feb. 12, and the names...

Influenza season: Statistics and prevention

Influenza season: Statistics and prevention

Landon DeBoer, Sports Editor

February 14, 2019


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As mid-February begins, the U.S. influenza season is in full swing, with over 2,500 confirmed cases of the two strains in South Dakota alone. With skyrocketing rates of the virus in South Dakota, as well as around the country, it is important to take precautions to prevent the spread of the flu. ...

New York is now the most technologically advanced city

New York is now the most technologically advanced city

Johana Brower, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019


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Amazon has recently picked New York City for its second headquarters. As New York City has just surpassed Silicon Valley as the most technologically advanced city, it is the perfect city for Amazon to expand its services. This is the first time New York City has never been ranked No. 1 amongst the 3...

The boiling water challenge is as safe as it sounds

The boiling water challenge is as safe as it sounds

Sophia Boyt, News Editor

February 12, 2019


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     While the U.S. is nearly frozen solid thanks to the chilling Polar Vortex looming over the states, some people are taking advantage of the unusually cold weather. Spraying boiling water to see it transform into snow midair has become the latest DIY trend. This is a dangerous mistake.     ...

Connecticut’s new bill could ban soda from children’s menus

Connecticut’s new bill could ban soda from children’s menus

Johana Brower, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019


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There is a new potential CT house bill, No.7006, which would restrict restaurants from including soft drinks, chocolate milk and juice beverages on children’s menus in the state. The rise of obesity in the U.S.  has nearly tripled in children over the past 30 years and much of that has to do ...