Lincoln High School Statesman

A race to the grave

A race to the grave

Lauren Bickett, Staff writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under Perspectives

Growing up, I spent my early years watching horse related films to feed my growing obsession. From “Black Beauty” to racehorse biographies such as “Secretariat,” all these films were a key part in what made my childhood. Today, although I am not the equestrian I wanted to be at a young age, ...

The worst thing about America

The worst thing about America

Elizabeth Boysen, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under Perspectives, Satire

Disclaimer: Some reading the title may think this article is controversial and politically charged. While possibly controversial, it is in no way political. The worst aspect of America is not our government or the impending threat of nuclear war (sorry for that dismal note). No. It is something far w...

Cultural appropriation or a unique opportunity for LHS theater students?

Cultural appropriation or a unique opportunity for LHS theater students?

Xander Donahue, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under Perspectives

“The Wiz:” It was the product of the Black Arts Movement, and is still celebrated to this day. So why is LHS doing their own production of “The Wiz” without using the traditional all black cast? “The Wiz” is a musical, adapted from “The Wizard of Oz, ” made into both a movie and a pla...

WeWork: The American start-up epitomized

WeWork: The American start-up epitomized

Slater Dixon, Perspectives Editor

February 13, 2019


Filed under Perspectives

We’re innovators. We’re turning the market upside down. We’re going to change the way you think about the industry. And we’re definitely not overvalued. That probably sounds like a vague description of every startup in America. But the We Company, formally known as WeWork, promises to fulfill ...

The importance of Black History Month

The importance of Black History Month

Yairis Alvarado, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019


Filed under Perspectives

Black History was first celebrated in 1979 due to the growing racial pride and consciousness of black Americans. Now a well-entrenched, nationally recognized celebration, Black History Month is a custom that might be short in days but is long in its own controversy. Throughout its existence, the biggest questi...

Political tweets: divide and conquer?

Political tweets: divide and conquer?

Lauren Teller, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019


Filed under Perspectives

If you back the second amendment, then you are a Republican. If you support abortion rights, then you are a Democrat. If you had to Google the second amendment, or any other measure making an appearance in the news recently, then you probably are the average American youth; one whose political awareness n...

What came first, the music or the misery?

What came first, the music or the misery?

Mara Fendrich, Staff Writer

February 6, 2019


Filed under Perspectives

Billie Eilish, the 17-year-old princess of misery pop, has shown just what fame can do to a teenager’s mental health. In October of 2018, Eilish completed the same interview as she did one year prior, and her dive into darkness was put out on full display. The interview from 2017 showed a more lig...

The curiosity crisis

The curiosity crisis

Gage Gramlick, Editor-in-chief

February 5, 2019


Filed under Perspectives

So, we have this cat. Sorry, had this cat. My family isn’t a pet family. But my sister couldn’t sleep and insisted she needed a guard cat. Loopy and easily influenced from sleep deprivation, my parents conceded, adopting the newest member of the family, Casper. At the time, we were remodeling ...

Men and the media

Men and the media

Mara Fendrich, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019


Filed under Perspectives

It’s no secret that as long as marketing and the film industry has existed, women have been forced to look at their bodies through a critical lens. What’s been skimmed over is the fact that the same unattainable standards are pushed onto their male counterparts. This isn’t whataboutism, or a desperate at...

Gen Zers follow in millennial footsteps and ruin the economy

Gen Zers follow in millennial footsteps and ruin the economy

Kat Steffen, Staff Writer

January 31, 2019


Filed under Perspectives

The sharing economy? Is that not socialism? Some refer to this new economic wave as the “On Demand Economy” or “Collaborative Consumption” due to the fact that consumers can cheaply purchase almost anything they desire or need. Baby boomers and older generations invested in cars, alte...

Gap Years: a much needed brain-break

Gap Years: a much needed brain-break

Xander Donahue, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019


Filed under Perspectives

The transition from regular high school life to the fast-paced independent lifestyle of college is one that most people learn to overcome. Over time the stress levels for preparing for college have risen due to the increase in price for higher education. With that being said, why not just take a year ...

Is art separate from the artist?

Is art separate from the artist?

Mara Fendrich, Staff Writer

January 29, 2019


Filed under Perspectives

Since the rise of the “Me Too” movement, over 263 male celebrities have been accused of sexual misconduct. With over 158 of those men being creators of media, consumers of said media have been left to question what should be considered an acceptable level of appreciation for those pieces. While appreciating...