Lincoln High School Statesman

Fire fury

Wildfires have been brewing on the West Coast, since the beginning of August.

Alexis Miller, Feature Editor

September 18, 2020

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, an entirely new disaster has begun. The West Coast is experiencing a concerning amount of deadly wildfires; these fires have rampaged from Oregon to California, destroying everything from buildings to landscapes.  On top of the destruction of property, a health concern has now ...

Homecoming: Videos and live streams

Next year's freshmen are both excited and a little nervous to step through the doors of LHS.

Statesman, Staff Writer

September 18, 2020

Happy Red Letter Days 2020! We invite you to participate in today's activities by viewing the links provided below.  The Pep Assembly will be streamed live starting at 2:30pm.  Variety Show 2020: (must be signed in k12 email) JROTC National Anthem Variety Show Coronation https://www.youtube....

Incoming college freshmen opting for a gap year

Many high school graduates are choosing to take a gap year instead of going straight to college during the 2020-21 school year.

Avery Blackman, Entertainment Editor

September 18, 2020

With the degree of uncertainty the world is currently facing due to the pandemic, a large portion of college students nationwide are choosing to take a gap year instead of beginning their university education in the fall of 2020. This is especially true at top-tier private universities, where tuition is ...

Best and worst masks

According to the FDA,

Margaret Ann Mickelberg, Staff Writer

September 17, 2020

With COVID-19 cases rising in South Dakota, widespread mask-wearing is becoming more of a topic for discussion, especially in schools. Here are the safest and least safe common masks to keep our community as healthy as possible.  The first question may be, “What does ‘safe’ mean?” First off, saf...

How local musicians have adapted to the ongoing pandemic

The nature of music, especially its live variant, has radically changed. How are local musicians adapting to the new normal?

Daniel Bethke, Perspectives Editor

September 15, 2020

For many, music is the primary form of recreation, especially if it involves playing rather than just listening. Recently, however, musicians across the globe have been jolted into a radical shift of how they perform or compose music, and this includes many musicians right here in Sioux Falls. Since m...

Items that are selling out during the pandemic

Shelves are becoming empty as both essential and non-essential items are selling out.

Taylor Schmitz, Staff Writer

May 22, 2020

As people continue to stay home during the coronavirus pandemic, many feel the need to gather items that they consider essential for their homes such as paper towels and toilet paper. However, recent sales suggest that these products aren’t the only things flying off shelves in stores and online. M...

Sweden’s COVID-19 approach; intelligent or reckless

People gathered together on a beautiful spring day at the Ralambshov park during the COVID-19 pandemic in Stockholm, Sweden on May 8, 2020.

Henry Haft, Staff Writer

May 19, 2020

Stay home, wash your hands and avoid other people. That's the strategy the United States and many other countries are implementing. However, Sweden has a different approach to the COVID-19 pandemic. In Sweden, children 16 and under are still in school. The aim is to limit the spread of the disease by ma...

On the emerging ‘Planet of the Humans’ controversy

In summer of 2019, Jeff Gibbs and filmmaker Michael Moore debuted the premiere of their new climate change documentary “Planet of the Humans,” which argues that many in the renewable energy industry have become just as corrupt as those in the fossil fuel industry by false promises of indefinitely sustainable energy or corporate contributions.

Daniel Bethke, Perspectives Editor

May 19, 2020

In summer of 2019, Jeff Gibbs and filmmaker Michael Moore debuted the premiere of their new climate change documentary “Planet of the Humans,” which argues that many in the renewable energy industry have become just as corrupt as those in the fossil fuel industry due to false promises of indefinite...

College is slowly slipping away

The widespread virus of COVID-19 is altering the future of the 2020-2021 school year nationwide.

Morgan McDonnel, Sports Editor

May 15, 2020

The typical college experience is disappearing in the blink of an eye. As seniors say goodbye to high school, they could be saying hello to the sad reality of what might be to come. As COVID-19 continues to carry on, so do the cancelations and changes that colleges and universities have been maki...

Sioux Falls response to COVID-19

The Sioux Falls city council has continued to meet most Tuesdays at Carnegie Town Hall.

Jazlyn White, News Editor

May 14, 2020

The nearly exponential growth in cases of COVID-19 in Sioux Falls has made the city a hot spot in South Dakota. While at the state level Governor Kristi Noem has done little to enact official guidelines for social distancing, Mayor Paul TenHaken has been the face of the Republican effort to encourage ...

South Dakota’s plan for getting ¨Back to Normal¨

South Dakota currently has the capacity for 3,000 tests per day and will increase to 5,000 for the upcoming weeks.

Chloe Hartje, Staff Writer

May 8, 2020

Although it seems that the pandemic is far from over, South Dakota is preparing to return to normal. To continue with her minimal action policy, SD governor Kristi Noem has announced her plan for the state’s reopening, which emphasizes personal responsibility.  Her ¨Back to Normal Plan¨ lays out measure...

Just what we needed: murder hornets

There have been four murder hornet sightings reported across North America.

Alexis Miller, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

A 2-inch long insect capable of killing a human was spotted in North America for the first time in 2019. Recently, researchers have discovered it has made an appearance in the United States.  The Asian murder hornet has the potential to release its potent sting upon a human, but researchers believe some...