Lincoln High School Statesman

‘I don’t have time to read anymore’

‘I don’t have time to read anymore’

Cathleen Weng, News Editor

December 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The amount of people who partake in leisure reading is not what it used to be. In elementary school, there are designated ‘reading periods’ and ‘reading logs’ kept whereas a large majority of high school English class boils down to book analysis. Considering once students move beyond high scho...

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…a holographic moon?

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…a holographic moon?

Charlie Turner, Staff Writer

December 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The moon landing was fake! Sept. 11th was an inside job! The FBI is watching me through my camera! All of these are conspiracy theories people actually believe. Is cynicism to blame, or are there some truths to these absurd claims? This is not to say that I do not believe in a few conspiracy theories. I ha...

How to plan a Christmas Party

Johana Brower, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

The first job to do when planning a Christmas party is to set a date. This can be very tricky especially around the holiday times, so the best time you can plan it is the first few weeks of December. Try for an evening time on a Saturday or Friday when people are more likely to go out. The next ste...

Diets, distortion and death wishes

Diets, distortion and death wishes

Mara Fendrich, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Considering the media’s extreme photoshop and toxic encouragement of fad diets, it's nearly impossible for young women to avoid insecurity. According to the Park Nicollet Melrose Center, over 50 percent of adolescent girls take part in unhealthy weight control behaviors, such as skipping meals, pu...

The reality of fast fashion

The reality of fast fashion

Cathleen Weng, News Editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Fast fashion provides cheap, trendy clothes right off the catwalk - but at what cost? Forever 21, H&M and other similar ‘fast fashion’ brands*, which quickly produce (usually) cheap clothing for the masses, have boomed in recent years, popular for their trendy nature and low prices. Fast ...

The death penalty: the shocking truth

The death penalty: the shocking truth

Elizabeth Boysen, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion

From the dramatic firing squad executions in war movies to public hangings in westerns and electric chair killings of murderers in horror films, Most people have seen public executions being carried out in movies. Those methods of execution in most states have been replaced with lethal injection. ...

An insult to insulin users

An insult to insulin users

Genna Sheriff, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

According to the CDC, over the past 20 years, the number of Americans diagnosed with diabetes has tripled, with more than 30 million Americans diagnosed. Diabetes affects the way people process food and sugar through either not producing enough insulin or not making any at all. There are three main ty...

Dear Migra

Dear Migra

Yairis Alvarado, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Dear Migra, As a child, I had immigrant parents, immigrant family members and immigrant family-friends around me. At all times. Every day. Growing up in a Spanish home was dangerous at times. They are always yelling. They can be loudly complimenting the menudo, while loudly asking for the cilantro to be pa...

SFSD’s state report card: should we listen?

SFSD’s state report card: should we listen?

Lauren Teller, Opinion Editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion

In a recent report from the South Dakota State Department of Education, it was estimated that only 32 percent of Sioux Falls District students are readily prepared for college. This report is based on the district’s average ACT scores, AP classes, standardized testing scores and the number of dual c...

What ever happened to saving the bees, and etc.?

What ever happened to saving the bees, and etc.?

Cathleen Weng, News Editor

November 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

An explosion of articles about the dire effects of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) surfaced from 2007-2013 and invoked a frenzied hullabaloo surrounding saving honeybees from extinction. For a while, they were a blip on every media outlet’s radar; and yet, there is now little to no coverage on the on...

Thanksgiving: lost but not forgotten

Thanksgiving: lost but not forgotten

Sophia Boyt, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

     When Nov. 1 rolls around and the first snow falls onto the frozen, autumn ground, holiday spirit is in the air. Whether Christian, Jewish, Muslim, or any other section of beliefs (or lack thereof), sitting in a classroom with jolly and winterbreak-ready students is sure to lead to at least a l...

The silenced majority

The silenced majority

Somer Luitjens and Parker Hibbard

November 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

According to a recent Statesman poll, 80 percent of LHS conservatives are scared to voice their political opinions in school, while an estimated 38 percent of LHS liberals are scared to voice theirs. This needs to change. One of the hardest parts about being in high school for me, a conservative republic...