Lincoln High School Statesman

With friends waiting at the bus stop in 8th grade on the day of a late start

Middle school reminiscing

Allison Kolling, Staff Writer May 11, 2021

For most young adolescents, middle school is seen as the worst three years of their lives. However, for me at age 11, I woke up excited for school every day with an hour more of sleep than I had gotten...

All that I know (Poem)

Veronica Iseminger, Perspectives Editor May 10, 2021

Just the thought of you was parasitic. It gnawed at me from the inside out, slowly, but in great measure nonetheless.  You infected my brain until it was nothing more than any other useless organ,...

My mom is my biggest supporter and inspiration. I know it is cheesy but it is true.


Margaret Ann Mickelberg, Staff Writer May 10, 2021

My mother taught me that beauty is almost impossible to describe in a way that encompassses all subjective aspects of its definition. She told me that beauty includes so much more than a few traits, and...

A wheel showing all of the different astrological signs based on the month born in and star alignment.

The pseudoscience of astrology

Henry Haft, Satire Editor May 10, 2021

I am an aquarius. Unsure of exactly what that meant, I was forced to do some quick research regarding astrology. Astrology is a system that uses the month of a person’s birth to draw generalizations...

Hallways are often very empty on senior skip day with nearly one fourth of the school absent.

Senior skip day stereotypes

Gage Gohl, Staff Writer May 7, 2021

Every spring, the first Monday after Prom, seniors all take an unofficial break from school. Nobody knows how senior skip day became a part of the LHS tradition, but all seniors, other students and teachers...

Chlorophyll helps with blood detoxification, gut health, energy and more

Trying Chlorophyll for a week

Madyson Lawson, Staff Writer May 7, 2021

Most of us are familiar with the social media platform, TikTok, which has over 600 million users. The app allows users to post videos that range from six seconds to a minute, containing content about whatever...

Coming up with the perfect summer bucket list is a daunting challenge, but I believe I have crafted the perfect one.

Top 10 ways to spend your summer

Avery Blackman, Perspectives Editor May 6, 2021

With only a few weeks of the school year remaining, summer will be here before we know it, meaning it’s time for everyone to plan out their summer days. No one wants to feel like they are wasting even...

Within a week of warnings being posted, #april24 had reached tens of millions of users online.

We need to talk about the latest TikTok trend

Mara Fendrich, Staff Writer May 6, 2021

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and best of all, we’ve got another moral panic on our hands. Last week, #April24 reached over 30 million views on TikTok as hundreds of content creators...

Fifth grade Olivia, bundled up on a crisp morning, ready to successfully help her fellow classmates cross the bewildering
street, that seemed so complex and scary at the time.

The familiar taste of safety

Olivia Brost, News Editor May 4, 2021

Seven-year-old me couldn't wait to be older than I was. To be able to walk across the street independently without the eye of an older guardian looking over my every move. 10-year-old me couldn’t wait...

The Randall family on Lake Okoboji.

How she came back to me

Baily Plourde, Staff Writer May 4, 2021

A picket fence and brightly colored front door do not in any way correctly encompass the genre my family falls into. There are no nightly family dinners around the dining table or strict rules prohibiting...

Junior Isaac Shelton

The expression for summer’s first impression

Ella Grimm, Staff Writter May 3, 2021

Ladies and gentlemen, let us be honest, as the vast majority of us begin to sprout out of seasonal depression from the unbearably bitter weather, it is easy to say we are ready for summer before we are...

Defining the American dream

Ella Grimm, Staff Writer April 28, 2021

The stereotypical idealistic family: a son, a daughter and both parents pursuing reliable careers while keeping their children disciplined… owning a decently nice home and a few cars, having children...

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