"The best way to predict your future is to create it." Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln High School Statesman

"The best way to predict your future is to create it." Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln High School Statesman

"The best way to predict your future is to create it." Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln High School Statesman

Many grocery stores, like this Hyvee, are experiencing a shortage of available baby formula.

The baby formula shortage

Kate Matthes, News Editor May 19, 2022

When new babies are born, feeding them is a priority for families. Whether infants are breastfed or given baby formula, feeding is an important and often time-consuming task for mothers. Millions of people...

According to the United Nations, more than 12 million Ukrainians have fled their homes since the start of the conflict.

An update on Ukraine

Taylor Schmitz, Entertainment Editor May 17, 2022

Despite media coverage dying down surrounding the conflict, the war in Ukraine is still very real for those caught in the crossfire. As the country is still not safe and is quickly running out of necessities,...

Annie Lanning and the “safe space” picture she made to show her support to members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Remembering one of LHS’ very own

Daisy Larson, Staff Writer May 17, 2022

On Thursday, May 12, 2022, the Sioux Falls and LHS community lost a teacher who was one-of-a-kind. Annie Lanning passed away the night of the storm after a tree collapsed on her car.   “She was...

The national average cost of gas per gallon in the U.S.

Drifting from driving

Elana Bishop, Staff Writer May 16, 2022

Due to the imbalance between supply and demand of availability of crude oil, according to The Washington Post, “the average cost per gallon of gasoline in the U.S. hit $4.37… [which is] the highest...

An example of mail South Dakotans may receive in the mail talking about Amendment C that does not fully inform voters.

What is Amendment C

Katie Jensen, Staff Writer May 11, 2022

In the June 2022 primaries, South Dakotans will vote on Constitutional Amendment C, a 60% vote requirement for ballot measures increasing taxes or appropriating any measure which costs $10 million or more...

With an increased number of climate protests, more companies are feeling pressured to evaluate how their practices affect the environment.

The actions companies are taking to fight climate change

Taylor Schmitz, Entertainment Editor May 11, 2022

On April 6, a group of NASA scientists chained themselves to a Chase Bank to raise concern about climate change. Since then, the civil disobedience protest seeking to expose greedy corporations contributing...

Casey White and Vicky White have been on the run since April 29 and their whereabouts are still unknown.

Missing Alabama fugitive and officer on the run

Mara Tiede, Staff Writer May 9, 2022

Less than two weeks ago on April 29, Casey White, 38, an Alabama inmate, and Vicky White, 56, a former corrections officer fled the prison and have not been seen since. Although the two share the same...

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard met on the set of ‘The Rum Diary’ in 2009 and married Feb. of 2015.

Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard defamation case

Baily Randall, Entertainment Editor April 29, 2022

After spending years in the public eye, the relationship between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard continues to be analyzed under the $50 million defamation trial Depp has pursued against his ex wife, Heard.  Following...

Musk’s acquisition of Twitter is a step in the right direction against censorship while also being a concern for the billionaire’s power.

Elon Musk settles deal to buy Twitter for $44 billion

Lucas Hiatt, Staff Writer April 28, 2022

After becoming Twitter’s largest shareholder, Elon Musk has officially settled a $44 billion deal to purchase the company. The business magnate has purchased the massively influential social media platform...

This is just one, out of the many nursing homes located all around Sioux Falls.

Problems in our midst

Lydia Nelson, Staff Writer April 27, 2022

COVID-19 has impacted everyone around the world; whether that be businesses, jobs or job availability. Medical centers and hospitals have been all over the news with nurses quitting and in need of staff...

Depending on the airline, passengers may still be required to wear a mask when traveling to other countries with mandates in place.

Dropping the mask mandate on flights

Taylor Schmitz, Entertainment Editor April 25, 2022

After almost two years of government and airline-specific mask mandates on public transit, U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle shut down the Biden administration’s decision on Monday, April 18. The...

This year Harvard University’s acceptance rate fell to the lowest it has been in over 300 years.

Shrinking college acceptance rates

Kate Matthes, Staff Writer April 7, 2022

Many students want the opportunity to attend a great college, but with many top schools becoming more competitive, the odds are not always in their favor. Hearing back from colleges is a stressful time...

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