Lincoln High School Statesman

Sioux Falls Women’s March carries on despite Saturday morning snow

Sioux Falls Women’s March carries on despite Saturday morning snow

Jazlyn White, News Editor

January 21, 2020

The 2020 Women’s March brought in a smaller crowd internationally as the main march in Washington, D.C. and its many sister marches held their fourth annual protest. The first Women’s March took place on Jan. 21 2017, the day after President Trump was inaugurated as a show of progressive solidarit...

Royally rebellious

Royally rebellious

Alexis Miller, Staff Writer

January 20, 2020

In 1776, the American colonies severed their political ties to Great Britain, but it seems as though the U.S. population never fully withdrew from the drama centered around The Royal Family.  An American citizen might not be able to name the members of The Royal Family, but it is likely they would b...

TikTok trouble

TikTok trouble

Slater Dixon, Perspectives editor

December 17, 2019

TikTok seems to be in a bit of hot water. In February, its parent company received a $5.7 million fine from the FTC for COPPA violations, in November Reuters reported that the U.S. government is opening an investigation into the app and parents are increasingly vehement in their opposition of the app. ...

LHS staff works at the Banquet

LHS staff works at the Banquet

Jaida Sorensen, Photographer

December 16, 2019

On Dec. 9, a third of LHS’s staff volunteered at the downtown banquet for the fourth year in a row. David Meyers, one of LHS’s counselors, explained that the reason was to help give back to the community.  At 2 p.m. all of the counselors left school to help prepare the meal for the evening. T...

SFSD superintendent steps down

SFSD superintendent steps down

Genna Sheriff, Editor-in-Chief

December 10, 2019

On Monday, Dec. 9, Dr. Brian Maher, current superintendent of the Sioux Falls School District (SFSD), announced that he will be resigning after the ‘19-20 school year. With him during the announcement were school board president Cynthia Mickelson and school board member Todd Thoelke. The school boa...

South Dakota: Great Faces, Great Places and a not so great anti-meth campaign

South Dakota: Great Faces, Great Places and a not so great anti-meth campaign

Jazlyn White, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

10 days before Thanksgiving, South Dakotans were shocked to find that their state had become the national joke of the week with the dawn of a new anti-drug public service announcement: Meth. We’re on it. The campaign, launched on Nov. 18 depicts several ordinary South Dakotans: a small girl sitti...

LHS JROTC named National Naval Honor School

LHS JROTC named National Naval Honor School

Taylor Ericson, Editor in Chief

December 4, 2019

As one walks down the halls of LHS on a Wednesday, they are bound to see at least one student wearing a camouflage green uniform with the letters JROTC embroidered on the front. Those who are not involved in this program often misinterpret the class as a whole, thinking that everyone who joins intends...

Flesh-eating bacteria is on the rise in 2019

Flesh-eating bacteria is on the rise in 2019

Abbie DeKramer, Staff Writer

November 28, 2019

As the coastline of the U.S and its waters begin to heat from seasonal changes and now climate change, necrotizing fasciitis, a flesh-eating bacteria, have started to increase.  This bacteria can be fatal and the effects are often irreversible. What makes this specific infection so dangerous is the s...

Upcoming change to SFSD grading scale

Upcoming change to SFSD grading scale

Anna Langseth, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

A big change will likely be made with the SFSD’s grading scale for the next school year. The Committee to review SFSD Policy IKA Grading/Recovery Systems has been pushing for the district to change the grading scale from a 7-point grading scale to a 10-point scale. This reform would apply to all the high scho...

LHS social studies department takes a new approach to teaching history

LHS social studies department takes a new approach to teaching history

Madeleine Kemper, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

Starting in the fall of 2020, a new class, Sports and Society, will be taught exclusively at LHS by social studies teacher Trent Dlugosh.  This class has been in the making for the last five years, and it was finally approved by Superintendent Brian Maher. Sports and Society is set to cover the ...

Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society chapter coming to LHS

Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society chapter coming to LHS

Daniel Bethke, Staff Writer

October 25, 2019

LHS is home to a plethora of clubs and subject-specific Honor Societies, such as ones for math and English, among others. But one curiously missing field from this array of Honor Societies is social studies.  The Social Studies department has applied to start a Rho Kappa chapter at LHS and is wait...

LHS band kicks some brass

LHS band kicks some brass

Alexis Miller, Staff Writer

October 24, 2019

Months of preparation; five to be exact. Countless hours, painstakingly hot days and restless weekends. The band’s very essence leads up to this competition, the finale for their 2019 season. It was a show to remember; a performance bringing home 18th place. That’s right, this is Bands Of America...