"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

One of my favorite moments after golfing, the course was so peaceful and it reminded me of how much golf means to me and how much I need it. Photo by Kinley Freese

The art of self-reflection

Kinley Freese, Staff Writer December 7, 2022

As 2022 is nearing a close, I have recently been reflecting on my year in more depth than I usually do. Along the way, I have learned how I can improve for an even better year in 2023.  The art of...

As much as us humans would like to believe we are the best and most successful species on this planet, we are far from perfect when it comes to our bodies. Here are just a few things that I would change to make us just a little bit better.

What I would change about the human body

Fisher Meyerink, Staff Writer December 5, 2022

As much as us humans would like to believe we are the best and most successful species on this planet, we are far from perfect when it comes to our bodies. Here are just a few things that I would change...

TikTok has contributed greatly to Gen Z’s humor in recent years with its popularity among young people, and it continues to make it more difficult for older people to relate to the younger generation.

Why Gen Z’s humor is different from other generations

Clare Heupel, Perspectives Editor December 1, 2022

Older generations have difficulty understanding the humor of today’s teenagers and young adults, known as Generation Z (Gen Z). Though this kind of divide between age groups has always been present,...

Myself on the right and my best friend on the left right before our first day of first grade.

Why did you go?

Elysse Weber, Staff Writer December 1, 2022

One of the best kinds of friendships are the ones that have been a part of your life forever; the ones that are carried in your heart from no matter how close or how far away they may be.  From birth,...

My cat CJ, happily rolled over and purring while he waits for some love and affection from his human.

Cats: affectionate souls

Clara Binstock November 30, 2022

My entire life I have been trying to get others to appreciate cats, and now there is finally evidence to back up my argument. My cats are my world. I have three of them, and each one has a different personality...

Because of people in my life like Mara, I can take on challenges that come along with growing up.

Life: the ultimate game of charades

Laura Heckenlaible, Perspectives Editor November 22, 2022

I once wanted nothing more than to be grown up, to go to college and to live alone, but now, the mere thought of getting older and having to be on my own is the most daunting of all. I have always been...

On average, only 2.9% of babysitters are male and 97.1% are female.

Babysitting cheat sheet

Betsy Haft, Staff Writer November 21, 2022

As a high school student, I babysit often. Almost every weekend I am at someone’s house taking care of their children. Over time I have learned and developed certain skills and techniques to make parents...

According to Legaljobs. 37.6% of marriages in the United States end in divorce.

Living the double life

Natalie Nolan, Staff Writer November 21, 2022

No one has a perfect family, however, some are more imperfect than others. Family is enough work as it is, but when one’s family lives separately it is a bit more difficult. Having divorced parents...

Every day, 85% of people in the U.S. consume at least one caffeinated drink.

The dangers of energy drinks

Emma Southwick, Entertainment Editor November 16, 2022

People of all ages seem to need some type of caffeine to get their day started. In the morning, many people reach for some kind of coffee as their drink of choice, although energy drinks have become more...

According to Mental Floss, In at least one version of telegraph code, LOL meant loss of life.

Finding meaning in death

Fisher Meyerink, Staff Writer November 15, 2022

I don’t believe that I am going to die. I know that I will, but I don’t believe it. I doubt that any of us have truly come to terms with the fact that they will reach an end to our existence as we...

Nostalgia is commonly defined as an emotional longing for the past, which could entail feelings of happiness, sadness or anything in between.

Nostalgia: a double-edged sword

Reese Duncan, News Editor November 15, 2022

Every generation has been affected by their longing for the “good ol’ days.” Whether it be the 40-year-olds who continue their “Friends” obsession, baby boomers who reminisce about the days before...

The Chinese based brand Shein and the standard tag with international sizing

The show behind Shein

Kinley Freese, Staff Writer November 8, 2022

Shein is one of the fastest growing online shopping retailers worldwide. The retailer is well known for its inexpensive, yet trendy clothing and accessories. Shein was founded in 2008, with popularity...

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