Lincoln High School Statesman

Senior send-off brings back memories

Senior send-off brings back memories

Kaden Karu and Levi Mickelson, Freshmen Connections Class

June 7, 2018


Filed under News

At 9 p.m. on Sunday night, a group of LHS seniors gathered for their annual senior party at LHS. In celebration of their graduation.          The graduates walked through the same doors they walked through on the first day of their freshman year, the newly graduated seniors were greeted w...

DTSF trolley services are up and running

DTSF trolley services are up and running

Taylor Ericson, Staff writer

May 31, 2018


Filed under News

A recent announcement has been made that despite the termination of trolley services in Sioux Falls back in April of 2018, they are to be up and running again this summer. This is very good news to those who enjoy using the trolley while spending a day in DTSF. The trolley services were said to close this...

Trump proposes defunding Planned Parenthood

Trump proposes defunding Planned Parenthood

Summer Ericson, OPED Editor

May 31, 2018


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Last week, Donald Trump announced his plan to cut funding for healthcare agencies that provide abortions. The president has been adamant about his views on abortions and his proposed plan does not come as a surprise to many. The proposed plan would prevent facilities that provide or refer abortions...

‘Roseanne’ revival cancelled after star’s Twitter outburst

‘Roseanne’ revival cancelled after star’s Twitter outburst

Cathleen Weng, Staff Writer

May 30, 2018


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From “Will & Grace” to “Twin Peaks” to “Charmed,” a number of hit shows from earlier decades have been receiving reboots or revivals that are hitting TV screens in 2018 - but the star of one particular show has come under fire. “Roseanne” was a sitcom that aired from 1988 to 1997. After ...

May Issue of Statesman

May Issue of Statesman

May 29, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Entertainment, Features, News, Satire, Sports

The Statesman has created a May issue that will only be available online. Here is the link to view it:            

New pages in Anne Frank’s diary discovered

New pages in Anne Frank’s diary discovered

Hunter Merkley, Staff Writer

May 18, 2018


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For years, Anne Frank kept a diary in a secret annex above her father’s office while hiding from German soldiers.  She had countless hours to spend editing and writing during the Holocaust. Her writings are arguably the most famous pieces to come out of the Holocaust. The diary includes her experien...

Santa Fe school shooting causes district lockdown

Santa Fe school shooting causes district lockdown

Katie Osmundson and Will Howes

May 18, 2018


Filed under News

Update (12:17 CST): Pipe bombs and pressure cookers were found at the scene. Ten people have been killed, nine students and one teacher, with several other injured. A gunman opened fire at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, TX this morning between 7:30 and 7:45. There have been at least 10 deaths rep...

2018 LHS graduation speakers

2018 LHS graduation speakers

Abbie Griffin, Entertainment Editor

May 17, 2018


Filed under Features, News

As the year comes to an end, seniors start to plan their open houses, pick their colleges and get ready to graduate. For the senior class officers and the senior class advisers, they have a little more on their plate. They have the responsibility of planning graduation and choosing graduation speaker...

Earthquakes and Lava; The current scene in Hawaii

Earthquakes and Lava; The current scene in Hawaii

Jack Fehrs, Feature Editor

May 10, 2018


Filed under News

Over the past week, Hawaii has been experiencing earthquakes and the eruption of volcanic vents and fissures. On May 4, this past Friday and through the weekend, Hawaii was affected by 11 volcanoes, ranging from magnitude 4.0 to magnitude 6.9. The earthquakes shook communities all over the Maui....

Kanye what?

Kanye what?

Lily Becker, Staff Writer

May 8, 2018


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Celebrity star, Kanye West returned to social media with a bit of a twist. On his Twitter, he expresses all of his evolution of thought, politics, art; and analysis of the world. Many of his followers enjoy the advice he is giving because of the increasing amount of retweets and favorites he receives on ea...

LHS prom of ‘79: a night to remember

LHS prom of ‘79: a night to remember

Abbie Griffin, Entertainment Editor

May 7, 2018


Filed under Features, News

Prom, for most, is a time to get dressed up, go out to eat and then dance the night away. It is a night to relax and let loose. But for LHS prom goers in 1979, this was a dance that would go down in history. In 1979, LHS was the first high school in the U.S. to have a gay couple attend its prom. Th...

Gas prices on the rise

Gas prices on the rise

Emily Whitney, News Editor

May 4, 2018


Filed under News

With gradual changes occurring over time, it is hard to notice the effects our current economy is having on gasoline prices. Lately, however, the sudden rise has gained attention from the public. The change is likely a result of upcoming sanctions President Trump is expected to impose on Iran. The natio...