Lincoln High School Statesman

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...

SD university enrollment decline

SD university enrollment decline

Alexis Miller, Staff Writer

October 21, 2019

What do you want to be when you grow up? Students are posed with this question throughout their lives; however, it becomes incredibly apparent during their senior year of high school. The inquiry slowly adjusts to… What field are you interested in? Where are you going to college? What are you majori...

Student poetry collective coming to Sioux Falls

Student poetry collective coming to Sioux Falls

Daniel Bethke, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

Sioux Falls is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country; many new products and ideas are coming here. Among these is an innovative Poetry Collective spearheaded by LHS’ very own English I and Accelerated English I teacher, Xavier Pastrano. Pastrano, along with Tony Martinet, president of the Sioux Falls...

Complete Thomas Jefferson High School timeline

Complete Thomas Jefferson High School timeline

Cathleen Weng, Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2019

Students of the Sioux Falls School District have had the distinct honor of following the genesis of the new Thomas Jefferson High School and Benjamin Reifel Middle School in their paths to construction. As SFSD gears up for the schools’ 2021 opening, here is a complete JHS timeline.   Loca...

Global Climate Strike

Global Climate Strike

Chloe Robinson, Staff Writer

September 27, 2019

On Friday, Sept. 20, right before countries will gather at the United Nations for the Climate Action Summit on Sept. 23, millions of people walked out of school and work to participate at climate strikes across the world to raise awareness to the global climate crisis. Young individuals are organizing strikes in ...

Democrats begin impeachment inquiry into President Trump

Democrats begin impeachment inquiry into President Trump

Landon DeBoer, Sports Editor

September 26, 2019

Late Tuesday afternoon, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi formally announced that the United States House of Representatives and its subcommittees were going to begin an inquiry for the impeachment of President Trump. The specific charge the House Democrats are making their impeachment case on is the...

2019 Homecoming: Crazie Dayz

2019 Homecoming: Crazie Dayz

Genna Sheriff, Editor-in-Chief

September 20, 2019

The 2019 Homecoming theme and events have been announced. The theme will be “Crazie Dayz.” The Student Council has been planning since the summer to make the week special and full of Patriot Pride. Homecoming week runs from Oct. 1-4. There will be no school Monday, Sept. 30, so Homecoming week will...

The perfectly governed summer

The perfectly governed summer

Alexis Miller, Staff Writer

September 18, 2019

LHS is vastly known for its prestigious accomplishments. Some of which [but not limited to] include an accomplished AP program, a recognizable amount of students that excel academically, an incredible amount of clubs/chapters, astounding music curriculums and skilled sports teams. To top it off this summe...

The effects of the vaping epidemic reach South Dakota

The effects of the vaping epidemic reach South Dakota

Landon DeBoer, Sports Editor

September 13, 2019

Over the past week, the South Dakota Department of Health has confirmed two cases of vaping-related illnesses among South Dakota citizens. The two confirmed cases were of a 20-year-old and a 24-year-old who contracted respiratory illness from vaping. With these being the first two incidents reported...

Damage from Tuesday’s tornadoes (Gallery)

Damage from Tuesday’s tornadoes (Gallery)

Genna Sheriff, Editor-in-Chief

September 12, 2019

In the late hours of Tuesday night, three tornadoes touched down in Sioux Falls leaving businesses and homes ripped apart.