Lincoln High School Statesman

Leadership changes abound as South Dakota session gets underway

Leadership changes abound as South Dakota session gets underway

Johnathan Smith, Staff Writer

January 14, 2019


Filed under News

The 2019 South Dakota Legislative Session is underway, with many fresh faces headed to Pierre. But despite the shifts in many areas of leadership, the status quo in the South Dakota State Legislature remains largely unaffected. People across the state directed their attention to the gubernatorial swearin...

Government shutdown continues

Government shutdown continues

Cathleen Weng, News Editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under News

Wednesday, Jan. 9 - President Donald Trump walks out of a White House meeting as the partial government shutdown nears its fourth week. Already deep into the second longest government shutdown in history (although, at 19 days long, it is quickly catching up in length to the 21 day shutdown in 19...

I can’t go to my favorite national park

I can’t go to my favorite national park

Yairis Alvarado, Staff Writer

January 10, 2019


Filed under News, Opinion

On Jan, 8, President Donald Trump addressed the nation. The main topic he wished to speak about was the reasoning for the government shutdown: lack of border security. Soon after his speech was over, the fact checks came out and all of the over-exaggerated truths and the lies he told were starting ...

Mini Murph- 2nd Period

Mini Murph- 2nd Period

Katie Kroeze, Adviser

January 9, 2019


Filed under News

The 2nd-period journalism class had their first experience brainstorming, writing and designing a paper. This is the final product. Each student wrote a story, found or took photos and designed their spread. They used Adobe Photoshop and InDesign.  

Mini Murph- 1st Period Journalism

Mini Murph- 1st Period Journalism

Katie Kroeze, Adviser

January 9, 2019


Filed under News

The 1st-period journalism class had their first experience brainstorming, writing and designing a paper. This is the final product. Each student wrote a story, found or took photos and designed their spread. They used Adobe Photoshop and InDesign.  

The 116th Congress welcomes newly elected members

The 116th Congress welcomes newly elected members

Lauren Teller, Opinion Editor

January 8, 2019


Filed under News

On Jan 3, 2019, both houses of Congress convened for the first time during its 116th session. This crop of new members has the greatest race, gender and class diversity ever seen before in Congress’s more than 200 years of lawmaking.   The “Pink Wave” A record number of women were ...

Social media takeover

Social media takeover

Sophia Boyt, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018


Filed under News, Opinion

With social media being one of the most controversial and influential forms of conversation available to people, especially teenagers, one might have predicted that online sharing would surpass classic printed newspapers in popularity at some point; now, that day has come. Printed newspaper has been the public’s ma...

New information in investigation on teacher who cut student’s hair

New information in investigation on teacher who cut student’s hair

Sophia Boyt, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018


Filed under News

After she was arrested on Dec. 7, 2018, when a video was released onto Reddit showing her cutting a student’s hair in front of the terrified children in her classroom, California teacher Margaret Gieszinger thinks she did not do anything extreme. Gieszinger, 52, was a teacher at University Prepar...

George H.W Bush honored

George H.W Bush honored

Yairis Alvarado, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018


Filed under Features, News

President George H.W. Bush was laid to rest in a state funeral in Washington, DC on Dec. 5th. Sr. Bush completed one-term as the presidents of the U.S during 1989-1993. To some he was a perfect candidate; he had an extensive career in both domestic politics and foreign affairs since a young age. He al...

Apology for November issue story

Apology for November issue story

LHS Statesman

December 3, 2018


Filed under News

On behalf of the Lincoln High School Statesman, we apologize if our recent “Back to the Middle” article published in our November issue was offensive to any student, parent or teacher. As representatives of our high school, our intent is always to publish quality, truthful and respectable writing tha...

The horror of the ash borer

The horror of the ash borer

Caroline Sudbeck, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018


Filed under News

  One name has been changed in this story in order to maintain the anonymity of a source. This name will be indicated by a * during the person’s first mention. The emerald ash borer is a serious threat to all ash tree species and many cultivar hybrids in North America. The emerald ash b...

Volcano eruption urges thousands to flee

Volcano eruption urges thousands to flee

Charlie Turner, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018


Filed under News

One of Guatemala’s most dangerous and active volcanoes is forcing thousands of people to flee in terror. Sunday, Nov 18th, Fuego erupted for the fifth time this year, just one month following the last eruption in October. According to CONRED, flashes of lava rose up to 3,280 feet above Fuego’...