Lincoln High School Statesman

Different types of people on Zoom calls

Cinematic picture of the zoom logo on a laptop and someone typing.

Henry Haft, Satire Editor

September 17, 2020

Since we have started quarantine, we have adapted to our new lives by using Zoom calls to communicate with our teachers and classmates. During our time of social distancing, people have reacted to using the Zoom calls in very different ways. Here are the different types of people on Zoom calls.  ...

The NFL kicks off in a controversial way

The NFL began its controversial history surrounding the anthem when San Francisco 49ers players began kneeling for the anthem in 2016.

Molly Wetsch, Editor-in-Chief

September 16, 2020

At the NFL kickoff game last Thursday night, the Kansas City Chiefs faced the Houston Texans for the first game of the season. Much of the focus that night was supposed to be on the Chiefs’ decision to allow fans at their games (at the time, the only NFL team to do so) or how the Super Bowl LIV champ...

Kanye 2020

Kanye West announced his candidacy on July 4th of this year via Twitter.

Thompson Wakefield, Staff Writer

September 15, 2020

Kanye West is a Chicago-born rapper and producer, often credited with being one of the most influential figures in hip-hop history. Despite holding this glamorous title, he has recently been in the news for different reasons. From openly supporting President Trump and becoming extremely religious to...

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...