Lincoln High School Statesman

These are my four most common thoughts that plague my mind on a daily basis.

My “thought dump”

Anna Engels, Feature Editor February 25, 2021

After coming across a few people posting a “camera roll dump” throughout social media this past year, I was astonished, yet jealous, I didn’t come up with the idea. It’s an intriguing and trendy...

A paper graded, similar to what students receive in class.

Gen-Z strives for academic validation

Sarah Bomhoff, Staff Writer February 19, 2021

As soon as test grades are released, students crowd around and exchange their scores. The high-scorers boast about their grade while others stay silent. It is only human nature to constantly compare and...

This perspective was inspired by the 2018 Statesman story,

Single vs. taken for Valentine’s Day

Kate McCartney and Bella Engebretson February 18, 2021

Single - Kate For my sixteenth year of being single on Valentine’s Day, I decided to go all out.  First, I bought myself a well deserved pink-themed gift at Target (of course). I purchased some...

These are a few of the workers at First Adventure Learning Center.

Day in the life: daycare edition

Bella Engebretson, Staff Writer February 17, 2021

After a long, tiring day of school, I head over to work to wrangle all the children. I walk in the door and immediately want to leave. My ears are ringing the second I walk in, from the high pitched cries...

Throughout the years, the openness to perceive students' voices and opinions has lessened due to the lack of light it receives in the media.

Muted media

How media and education has slowly suppressed student voice.
Lilli Eppinga, Staff Writer February 12, 2021

Since LHS first opened, student media has risen exceedingly, to the extent where students are given opportunities to write publicly within our school newspaper or yearbook.  While we are granted every...

The teenage lives of both students and teachers have their differences, but at the core are not too different, just like the
Statesman over the years.

Hand-me-down minivans

Autumn Towe, Staff Writer February 12, 2021

Have you ever wondered how your personal and home life compare to your peers’ and even your teachers’ lives as teenagers? I know I have asked myself these questions many times and have wondered how...

It's common to receive texts like these, unfortunately often right before Valentine's Day.

The truth about high school love

Emma Johnson, Staff Writer February 10, 2021

Disclaimer: This is a satire. None of this information should be taken seriously.  It’s a tale as old as time. A girl walks down the hallway. Someone bumps into her and her armful of books spill...

Comment what I should write about or learn about next! I need ideas and suggestions.

Dumb Blonde: people wish they could be you too

Margaret Ann Mickelberg, Staff Writer February 4, 2021

I’ll be honest and say I have experienced some lower emotional states these past few weeks, as people sometimes do. However, I learned that even amidst my desolation, people still wish they could have...

Be sure to start the new year off right with these 21 must-haves.

21 must-haves for your 2021

Taylor Schmitz, Staff Writer January 28, 2021

There is no doubt that 2020 was a difficult year, to say the least. Now the time has come to leave the stress behind and finally get a chance at that fresh start we have all been anxiously waiting for....

Disney Channel averaged about two million views in the year 2014 alone, according to

Did Disney Channel get worse or did we just get older?

Madyson Lawson, Staff Writer January 26, 2021

  Every generation seems to think that they got to experience the best Disney Channel.  Growing up my sister and I always fought over what to watch. She wanted to watch “That’s So Raven”...

Although the dispute on which soda is the most superior, Coke has taken a firm stance on beverages, whereas with Pepsi, they has become big with snacks.

The unresolved dispute of 2020

Ree Baireddy, Staff Writer January 14, 2021

A global pandemic. A racial reckoning. A historic election. 2020 is a year that will go down in history for mankind. Conflict aroused constantly about whether the police department was doing enough to...

Rioters seen climbing the capitol  building and waving disruptive flags with no law enforcement in sight.

A letter to the future generation

Olivia Brost, Staff Writer January 14, 2021

Dear future generation, As the horrendous year of 2020 finally came to a close, many citizens awaited the start of a new year. A fresh start. Although the start of this new year cannot eliminate COVID-19...

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