Lincoln High School Statesman

Brands you didn’t know that test on animals

Brands you didn’t know that test on animals

Chloe Hartje, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

Most people think that major companies have converted to cruelty-free methods of testing their products, but this is not the case for many. In fact, most drug and retail stores carry brands that either test on animals or finance animal testing. Some of these brands include Gillette, Maybelline, Crest, OP...

Where are your clothes really coming from?

Where are your clothes really coming from?

Chloe Robinson, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

More often than not, we find ourselves buying the $10 t-shirt rather than the similar-looking $30 one. It would be silly not to, right? But, if we look deeper than just the price, we might see that spending that extra $20 can make a world of change to many people.  Buying that $10 shirt might cost less upfron...

Applying for college

Applying for college

Spencer Wasmund, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

Trying to figure out where to go to college can be one of the hardest decisions a high schooler has to make. During senior year, all anyone wants to focus on is having fun and enjoying high school for one last year. But in the back of everyone’s head, they know that graduation is just around the c...

We are running out of sand

We are running out of sand

Cameron Rhode, Business Manager

November 1, 2019

Our lives as we know them are screwed. Economic development through the 20th century has caused a massive shortage of sand. Shortage of sand? Yes. That stuff that is all over near water is running out. Everything in a city - concrete, cement and glass - is made from sand. In 2015, the U.S. produced appro...

We deserve to be informed

We deserve to be informed

Genna Sheriff, Editor-in-Chief

October 28, 2019

The doors are locked, lights are off and silence overtakes the room. A lockdown drill is in place and students are participating to be prepared in case of impending disaster. At least, this is what is supposed to happen when a lockdown drill occurs. However, there are some cases where teachers choos...

Is junior year really that bad?

Is junior year really that bad?

Lilli Eppinga, Staff Writer

October 25, 2019

It’s 10:52 p.m. and I have yet to put my phone down and abandon the tangled mess of the bed I’m currently lying in. I toss my phone to the side and, with an intense groan, sit up, contemplating whether I absolutely need to do my homework or not. I mean, is it really necessary to finish those pre-calc problem...

An Unusual Truth

Ree Baireddy, Staff Writer

October 24, 2019

Everyone is scared of something. Most people are scared of spiders, clowns, small spaces and those are considered “normal” to be afraid of. I, however, am scared of something that most would find quite amazing. I find it repulsive, something that I want to run away from. I am scared of something that i...

So, is marching band a sport or not?

So, is marching band a sport or not?

Jaykob Knutson, Journalism Student

October 24, 2019

Whether or not marching band is a sport is an oft pondered question. Classifying the activity as either a sport or not is a topic of debate with passionate arguments on both sides. Those who think marching band is a sport argue that it fits the definition of a sport through its physical requirements and s...

Oversensitivity in discussion

Oversensitivity in discussion

Spencer Wasmund and Hunter Hauck

October 23, 2019

So often the opinions of other people are discredited for the sake of political correctness. Whether or not something is actually offensive, an entire argument of substance can be deemed invalid if it hurts someone’s feelings. Being offended should no longer be a viable argument against a sensible clai...

The danger of chapsticks

The danger of chapsticks

Abbie DeKramer, Staff writer

October 18, 2019

As we head into winter, almost all of us start resorting to using some kind of chapstick to cure our dry lips. But are our lips getting any better? It’s time to start questioning why they aren’t healing like brands say they should be.  I have always used Carmex lip balm. It started when my dad han...

Thunberg is not your hero

Thunberg is not your hero

Molly Wetsch, News Editor

October 17, 2019

“If [the climate change movement] were about science, it would be led by scientists rather than a mentally ill Swedish child...”  This is the statement that political commentator Michael J. Knowles used to describe Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old climate activist with Asperger’s Syndrome and obsessiv...

Why I love yard sales

Why I love yard sales

Jazlyn White, Staff Writer

October 12, 2019

The feeling of spotting a neon green sign accompanied by a large arrow on a Saturday morning drive with my mother is nothing short of exhilarating. The slightly musty garage, the out-of-print books and the dusty furniture make me anticipate nothing less than possibility. While many teens have come around to the ide...