Lincoln High School Statesman

How the jumbled thoughts in my brain feel.

The monster that does not live under my bed

Morgan Sandness, Sports Editor January 11, 2022

The monster inside me awakens when I cannot control it. It finds the most unbearable time and from there overrules my emotions. It picks apart everything everyone says or does to me and finds everything...

Failure is only a success in progress,- Albert Einstein.


Veronica Iseminger, Perspectives editor January 11, 2022

No one sets out to fail. Usually, the goal in mind is simply a motivation you refuse to give up on. You put forth all your time, effort and strength towards achieving whatever it is you are after and hope...

Typical red paper envelopes used to gift money for good fortune for the new year.

What is Lunar New Year?

Jada Sandvall, Feature Editor January 10, 2022

In America, New Year’s Day is celebrated on Jan. 1 with a glass of champagne or a kiss from your significant other. However, that day is simply not applicable to all cultures in the world. In China and...

If reading cards like a fortune teller is not your thing, try reading them like a counselor.

Tarot as self-help? 

Paige Gordon, Staff writer January 10, 2022

Do you want to be more mindful and improve yourself but self-help books are just too long and generic? Well, maybe try something more unconventional: tarot reading. Now, for me, tarot is not about predicting...

Rest in peace Betty White. Thank you for being a friend.

Betty White’s death is a bad omen

Paige Gordon, Staff Writer January 7, 2022

Tragedy struck on Dec. 31, 2021, with the death of beloved comedy icon Betty White, just weeks before her 100th birthday. And though we must take time to mourn her, it is crucial to prepare for tough times...

Throughout my life, books have been a important piece that holds my puzzle together.

An excerpt from my life’s library

Olivia Brost, Perspectives Editor January 5, 2022

Throughout each stage of our lives, books are most prevalent in each scenario we experience. When I was four, my dad would read me “Where the Wild Things Are” each night before bed, acting out each...

A good conversation partner is one who listens and is open to learning.


Margaret Ann Mickelberg, Perspectives Editor January 4, 2022

My father and I talk about everything from movies and literature, to political disputes and new legislation, to ethics and personal growth, to the ever-expanding universe. He reads every day, all day,...

As the pressure to get into college builds up, students increasingly base their self-worth on academic achievements.

The college dilemma

Rachel Blackman, Staff Writer January 4, 2022

The standard question that young people hear far too often is “what are you going to do with your life?” and “have you decided where to go to college yet?” The monstrous amount of anxiety and stress...

Instead of worrying about what needs to change in the new year, we should be more focused on what positive things we can keep the same.

New years is overrated

Mara Tiede, Staff Writer January 4, 2022

With the new year just beginning, many people find themselves making resolutions that they swear to stand by as the year goes on. Some may decide that now is the perfect time to finally start going to...

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The freetime shortage in our schools

Fisher Meyerink, Staff Writer January 3, 2022

For many students, the drawl and mundanity of the school year can seem unending.  Apart from praying for mass damage caused by the weather to cancel school, students' only form of coping usually divulges...

Style is everything. Your style defines your personality, passions, and the core of your humanity. So what does your phone case tell you about yourself?

What your phone case reveals about you

Paige Gordon, Staff writer December 20, 2021

Forget horoscopes! Only your phone case can tell you what kind of personality you have!   Basic Solid Color You are uninterested in phone customization and are an overall very average person,...

Embrace being childish, for it is not always bad and can even be a little fun.

It is okay to be childish

Laura Heckenlaible, Staff Writer December 17, 2021

On the occasion that the topic of children comes up, only two very opposite answers arise. It truly is a love or hate situation. Some say “I love kids.” Others beg to differ. Though the dislike for...

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