"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

According to Statista, most goals revolve around losing weight. In 2023, 52% of people vowed to exercise more, 50% said they wanted to be healthier and 40% want to see less of themselves…that is, they want to lose some pounds.

New Year, same unaccomplished goals

Natalie Nolan, Staff Writer January 24, 2023

Ahhh, a New Year: a time when people around the globe make the ultimate to-do list when a fresh start is within reach and all our goals seem within our grasp. These goals could consist of a bigger bank...

You have become more like a sister to me. I am so grateful for you today and every day.


Anna Anderson, Feature Editor January 24, 2023

To my dearest Lexi, as I think of the progress I have made over my high school years, there is one person who has stuck by my side through thick and thin. Through all of the challenges that I have faced,...

Change is an inevitable part of life so it is important to make the most out of every experience.

It is halftime

Ariahna Wells, Staff Writer January 20, 2023

Many people say high school goes by fast, so it is important to make the most of it. But, they don’t tell you the confusion surrounding this monumental life change. Suddenly, the end of the tunnel to...

Health is quality of life, good foods, frequent exercise and how your body feels and works for you, not a calculation which fails to take into account different bodies and muscle mass.

Deny BMI

Delaney Gramlick , Entertainment Editor January 19, 2023

Body Mass Index (BMI) calculators, which provide a categorization of your weight as “underweight,” “healthy,” “overweight” or “obese” using a ratio of height to weight, are widely used...

Nationwide vacancies for teaching positions have raised the question, “are we experiencing a teacher shortage?”

Teacher shortages worsen across the nation and in South Dakota

Kate Matthes, News Editor January 18, 2023

Teachers are an essential part of life. They accompany us through our childhood and into our adolescence, seeing us through the good times and bad.  Many of us remember the names of teachers from years...

The dreadful locking connection between finishing school and finally graduating.


Elana Bishop, Staff Writer January 18, 2023

According to Urban Dictionary, “[Senioritis is] a crippling disease that strikes high school seniors. Symptoms include: laziness, an over-excessive wearing of track pants, old athletic shirts, sweatpants,...

People love sleep; for most teens this is something they look forward to.

What your sleep position says about you (satire)

Natalie Nolan, Staff Writer January 18, 2023

People love sleep; for most teens this is something they look forward to. Sleep is a safe space for many, and it gives people a chance to escape reality and refresh for the next day. With all of the stress...

Fun fact: according to clevlandclinic.org, 50% of the population has vitamin D insufficiency

How lack of vitamin D impacts people living in the midwest

Reagan Wulf, Staff writer January 18, 2023

Vitamin D is a wonderful nutrient. With benefits like a strong immune system and a lower risk of having certain cancers and diabetes, it is something no one can live without. However, with everyone's main...

A simple symbolized drawing of me now vs me then.

I wish I was six

Elysse Weber, Staff Wriiter January 18, 2023

Growing up is something I expected, but it was never something I thought about until I found myself missing the memories I created as a kid. Looking back, I did not notice how much one moment meant to...

Me with my Grandpa and younger sister after my grandparents had just flown to town for Christmas. I was five years old.

Please never leave…

Kinley Freese, Staff Writer January 11, 2023

I remember: My tears and screams of sadness when leaving you after spending a three-week vacation with my favorite people, it will forever be a internal stain. My huge smile when running into your arms...

Each year, an estimated 670,000 dogs living in shelters are euthanized in order to make more space for new shelter animals.

The importance of “adopt, don’t shop”

Emma Southwick, Entertainment Editor January 10, 2023

The slogan “adopt, don’t shop” was created in 1984 by a Los Angeles organization called “Last Chance for Animals,” and its meaning is just as important today as it was almost 40 years ago.  By...

A deep dive into new years resolutions

A deep dive into new year’s resolutions

Adrienne Revier, Staff Writer January 9, 2023

After the ball has dropped and the fireworks die out, the realities of the new year begin to set in. A new year can bring along many emotions, ranging from overwhelmed to ecstatic.  One of the most...

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