Lincoln High School Statesman

Thanksgiving and COVID-19

The CDC recommends that families gather virtually this Thanksgiving to lower the risk of spreading COVID-19.
November 12, 2020

With Thanksgiving being just two weeks away, the issue arises of how people can celebrate the holidays while reducing the potential spread of COVID-19 to keep their friends, family and communities safe....

LHS social studies department celebrates election day activities with help of grant

The upper E wing hallways were decorated with red, white and blue to celebrate Election Day, Nov. 3, 2020.
November 3, 2020

The LHS social studies department hosted a variety of festivities on Tuesday, Nov. 3, to celebrate Election Day and civic engagement. While the social studies department conducts Election Day parties...

Water discovered on moons sunlit side

Water discovered on moons sunlit side
November 3, 2020

On Monday, Oct. 26, NASA released a statement claiming they had found water on the moon's sunlit surface. This means water on the moon may be more abundant and accessible than previously thought, which...

Mayor Paul TenHaken’s call to action

TenHaken encouraged Sioux Falls residents to be selfless and wear masks during his press conference on Oct. 19, 2020.
October 29, 2020

It is no secret that South Dakota’s COVID-19 cases have been excessively trending upward. According to a study done by The New York Times, South Dakota was averaging 702 cases per day during the week...

Revisiting the 2020 election

Supporters of a presidential candidate attend a rally in Sioux City, Iowa, right before the Iowa caucuses.
October 27, 2020

Election Day, 2020. It’s cold outside, with the wind howling like a pack of ravenous canines. Indoors, you turn on the news and gasp, shocked at the results on your screen. You think to yourself, this...

SFSD to provide rapid COVID-19 testing for teachers

The SFSD will now be allowed to file for rapid COVID-19 testing for their staff.
October 27, 2020

COVID-19 has caused chaos and commotion across the country, but here in Sioux Falls, the city has managed to return to normal day to day activities, and more specifically, K-12 education.  Although...

Seamless Summer initiative extended to benefit all Sioux Falls School District families

As of Oct. 5, 2020, all meals provided by the Sioux Falls School District will be free, thanks to a grant provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
October 21, 2020

Thanks to a grant donated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Oct. 5, 2020, all students in the Sioux Falls School District will receive free lunch and breakfast throughout the school year...

Nobel Prize for Chemistry is awarded to two women chemists

CRISPR allows genomes to be cut and modified.
October 21, 2020

The Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2020 was awarded to scientists Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna who share credit for their development of the revolutionary genome editor, CRISPR/Cas9.  These...

A lack of Statesbuds

Chipotle Mexican Grill  under construction along West 41st Street in front of The Empire Mall.
October 16, 2020

It was announced in late 2019 and early 2020 that the city of Sioux Falls would see many businesses pop up in the foreseeable future. However, COVID-19 delays mixed with little communication about the...

The change YOU can make

Spread your support this October for the men and women battling Breast Cancer in honor of the 35th anniversary of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
The 35th Anniversary of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October 15, 2020

This October many are preparing for a virtual Halloween celebration, a presidential election and the holiday season. October, however, is also a month dedicated to the support of the men and women that...

South Dakota’s 2020 ballot questions

South Dakota has two Constitutional Amendments and one Initiated Measure this year; what will these proposals do?
October 14, 2020

This year especially, South Dakota has a lot up for grabs politically: presidential electors, a senator, our at-large representative and many other offices.  But a section of the ballot less frequently...

How Trump’s hospitalization shapes the election

President Trump visited Sioux Falls on Sep. 7, 2018, in the same motorcade used for his recent drive-by outside of Walter Reed Medical Center.
October 6, 2020

President Trump’s Oct. 2 announcement that he tested positive for COVID-19 seems to have many implications for the upcoming 2020 election. A signature component of Trump’s campaigns in 2016 and...

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