Lincoln High School Statesman

On the first day of Christmas my teachers gave to me…

On the first day of Christmas my teachers gave to me…

Madeleine Kemper, Staff Writer

December 19, 2019

Remember that glorious day in December when the final bell rings and it's officially winter break? That feeling of not having anything to do for almost two whole weeks and knowing that you can go home and watch as many movies as you want? I certainly remember that feeling from about four years ago. As I...

Make your mark

Make your mark

Carly Wheeler, Perspectives Editor

December 18, 2019

One quick scroll through the news, and it’s not hard to see that our world is flawed, to say the least. Just in the last couple of weeks, news broke that China has detained millions of Uyghur Muslims in “re-education” camps where they are being tortured. This weekend, violent protests concerning eco...

The Grinch of Sioux Falls

The Grinch of Sioux Falls

Ree Baireddy, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

The month of Dec. usually correlates to the holidays, a.k.a. the season of giving. Holiday fanatics use this time to spread their holiday cheer by volunteering at homeless shelters, decorating trees, spending time with family and, most importantly, putting up holiday lights.  At night in Sioux Falls, one can drive south...

TikTok trouble

TikTok trouble

Slater Dixon, Perspectives editor

December 17, 2019

TikTok seems to be in a bit of hot water. In February, its parent company received a $5.7 million fine from the FTC for COPPA violations, in November Reuters reported that the U.S. government is opening an investigation into the app and parents are increasingly vehement in their opposition of the app. ...

Oh, Peloton… what did you do wrong?

Oh, Peloton… what did you do wrong?

Sara Croghan, Staff Writer

December 17, 2019

Context: Peloton, a company notorious for their arguably overpriced but luxurious stationary exercise bikes, released its holiday commercial campaign in early December, setting into motion a wave of controversy over, well… something. The ad features a young woman receiving a Peloton bike for Christmas on...

Late night: America’s best informer

Late night: America’s best informer

Landon DeBoer, Sports Editor

December 6, 2019

With an increase in misinformation and lies in the world, it is becoming more difficult for news organizations to give proper coverage to the issues that matter. In a time of disarray like the time we’re in now, late night shows ultimately do a better job than the news in conveying information. Not o...

A better way to vote

A better way to vote

Daniel Bethke, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

In the modern political landscape, so much of the debate surrounds the Electoral College that little attention is given to how the ballots themselves in all races are counted. For all national and most state races, the U.S. uses first-past-the-post voting, which effectively means that the candidate...

The NCAA receives backlash after suspension of James Wiseman

The NCAA receives backlash after suspension of James Wiseman

Hunter Hauck, Staff Writer

December 2, 2019

While resolve regarding athlete’s pay in the NCAA is starting to come to fruition, controversy involving money allocation is still a prominent issue within the organization. James Wiseman is a freshman basketball player at Memphis who was believed to be the best recruit in the 2019 class. Recently, h...

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...