Lincoln High School Statesman

The issue with 2020 AP testing

 A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the College Board on behalf of high school students who took a new online version of the Advanced Placement exam last week and had trouble submitting their answers due to technical problems.

Grace Adler, Staff Writer

May 20, 2020

Amid COVID-19, many students have been very stressed in regards to school, and online Advanced Placement testing has most likely increased anxiety for millions of teens around the world.   A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the College Board on behalf of high school students who took a...

TikTok trend causes international shortage of painter’s tape

An elusive roll of Scotch Painter's Tape. DIY quarantine projects have caused a shortage of the high-quality, low-residue tape.

Slater Dixon, Perspectives Editor

May 20, 2020

The closing of schools due to COVID-19 has caused many teenagers to engage in various aesthetic projects, but those seemingly innocent activities are putting a monumental strain on a crucial national resource: ScotchBlue Multi-Surface Painter’s Tape.  “This is just one more thing to worry abou...

When voyaging into the unknown, know your place

Dani Koang, Staff Writer

May 20, 2020

As my time at LHS is coming to an end, my best friend and I have been planning our future and sharing our hopes, dreams and how we plan to reach our goals. One of the many things we have talked about is the significance of research and understanding when it comes to travel and tourism. And as the traveli...

Top 5 Easiest Ways to Make Money During Quarantine

Spencer Wasmund, Sports Editor

May 19, 2020

During a pandemic like the one we are in right now, there aren’t an overabundance of places for people to work as many businesses have closed or have extremely limited hours. This list is the top five best and easiest ways to make money during quarantine.   Join a pyramid scheme What better wa...

Noem’s big move

Governor Kristi Noem

Slater Dixon, Perspectives Editor

May 15, 2020

In early April, national anxieties about the COVID-19 outbreak reached a new high. The Surgeon General made headlines on Fox News Sunday with his claim that “This is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment, only it’s not going to be localized.” At least 13,883 people lost their lives tha...

Decreased air pollution resulting from COVID-19 is only temporary unless steps are taken

Before and after photo of the Los Angeles skyline. Stay at home measures are not only protecting people's health but the health of the environment.

Chloe Houwman, Entertainment Editor

May 15, 2020

As a result of COVID-19, there have been many positive changes in the environment not only in the U.S. but across the globe. Air pollution, specifically from nitrogen dioxide, has decreased in the northeastern U.S. by 30%, according to CNBC. This type of pollution is primarily influenced by car and truck emissions, and now that people are advised to stay at home and practice social distancing, these ...

When ‘South Park’ fails at satire

The satire of

Kyla Clark, Staff Writer

May 14, 2020

Considered a humorous darling of public television, it can be hard to critique the message every “South Park” episode propagates. “South Park” is an American animated series created in 1997 by Trey Parker and Matt Stone. The series has been heralded as a satirical artwork of postmodernism, ...

The life of an artist

The life of an artist

Brita Quello, Staff Writer

May 14, 2020

Fame can change you. I am proud to confirm that the glitz and glam of Hollywood and human instinct to fall to the hierarchy of the prestige has not and will not affect me. I am grounded. You may have seen my face on the billboards, in the newspaper or on the news due to my painting that I uploaded to ...

Reopening the mall may potentially put us at risk

After being fully closed since March 18, the Sioux Falls Empire Mall plans to reopen its doors at 11a.m. on May 8.

Madeleine Kemper, Staff Writer

May 8, 2020

After being fully closed since March 18, the Sioux Falls Empire Mall plans to reopen its doors at 11a.m. on May 8.  The Empire Mall, owned by Simon Property group, which also owns 107 other malls across the country, plans to begin reopening locations a few at a time, starting with the ones in South D...

“Coronacation” driving bored students to commit remote learning

Things have been difficult for the youth as the Coronavirus pandemic ensues. What are they supposed to do?

Kyla Clark, Staff Writer

April 23, 2020

With boredom at an all-time high, bored youngins turn to doing their schoolwork. In the start of the new decade, Coronavirus has engulfed the globe in germs and missing toilet paper. While adults become anxious and frantically try to outrun death, today’s teens remain lethargic. They have cutely nam...

How to stay motivated during e-learning.

How to stay motivated during e-learning.

Olivia Brost, Staff Writer

April 20, 2020

Make a plan Begin every day by making a plan. Go through each of your classes, see what your teachers have posted for the day and write it down in a planner or notebook. Use a designated color pen for each class and make a to-do list for each class. This simple and easy task can be the first step to...

Apology for “A letter to the guy who ate the bat”

Opinion stories are the thoughts and ideas of that staff writer.  It is okay to not agree with the ideas they share. Feel free to comment or write a letter to the editor if you do not feel the story is a fair representation.

April 14, 2020

On behalf of the Lincoln High School Statesman, we apologize for our recent “A letter to the guy who ate the bat” article. The article contained offensive views about Asian and African cultures and did not reflect the views of the Statesman as a whole. As a newspaper, our goal with Perspectives is to...