Lincoln High School Statesman

Disconnected: I deleted social media for a week – here’s what happened

Disconnected: I deleted social media for a week – here’s what happened

Chloe Houwman, Entertainment Editor

April 2, 2020

Many teens and young adults struggle to go a day without social media. I know that my time spent on social media is time that I could be doing something else, something more productive. I also know that I end up feeling more lonely when I spend more time on social media because I usually end up seeing...

Pets: Worth the cost

Pets: Worth the cost

Ashlyn Cypher, Journalism Student

March 12, 2020

Between yearly vaccinations, grooming, food, preventative medications and other supplies, the annual cost of owning a pet can range from $1,500 all the way up to $9,000. Opponents to owning a pet argue that pets demand too much attention and add that financially providing for the many needs of an animal...

The failure known as political moderation

The failure known as political moderation

Thompson Wakefield, Journalism Student

March 12, 2020

Hillary Clinton, one of the most famous American politicians of all time and former first lady lost to America’s laughing stock Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, despite having an advantage in nearly every poll. How on earth did this happen?   The answer to this question differs from per...

Low pay for teachers is harming our future

Low pay for teachers is harming our future

Claire Conover, Journalism Student

March 11, 2020

Since the age of five, the majority of our youth has been spent going to schools. Whether it be private, religious or public schools, we were all learning the similar concepts. But what if the states’ negligence to the people teaching our future is harming us?   As of 2018, there have been many protests by...

No, I will not give you the “N-word pass”

No, I will not give you the “N-word pass”

Dani Koang, Staff Writer

March 10, 2020

One night, I was scrolling through my TikTok feed and came across a pretty blonde girl, around my age, doing a dance and rapping along to a song. I figured she was just enjoying herself and making a silly video for fun. Who cares, right? Let her be. But as I watched this video play on, the lyrics of the rap conta...

“The Bachelor” told us to stop bullying. It’s not going to work.

“The Bachelor” told us to stop bullying. It’s not going to work.

Molly Wetsch, News Editor

March 9, 2020

In the much anticipated “Women Tell All” segment of “The Bachelor” last Monday night, host Chris Harrison spent some time discussing an online bullying culture that the show’s viewers often participate in. He and former bachelorette Rachel Lindsay, who was also the first African-American lead...

Why do we hate teenage girls?

Why do we hate teenage girls?

Cathleen Weng, Editor-in-Chief

March 5, 2020

I was seven-years-old in 2009, and I thought I had a whole league of more profound things to say than I actually did. Now I look back at it fondly and foggily, remembering both a general sense of happiness and an on-brand childhood cynicism. There were notable events in 2009, sure, that might be remem...

Coronavirus doesn’t discriminate by race

Coronavirus doesn’t discriminate by race

Molly Wetsch, News Editor

March 2, 2020

While coronavirus itself may be relatively contained in the United States, its effects have reached far beyond a respiratory infection. Over the past two months since Novel Coronavirus has become a global issue, race-based attacks and discrimination against Asian people have increased tenfold. Natural...

Is there such a thing as too much sun?

Is there such a thing as too much sun?

Chloe Houwman, Entertainment Editor

February 26, 2020

I’m sure we all can remember the days in which we fought our parents about the application of sunscreen. I mean, who wants to waste their time in the summer sun applying sunscreen? More recently, for me at least, it has been the battle of having that sunkissed look for school dances. If we are being ...

Which Mexican restaurant is best?

Which Mexican restaurant is best?

Grace Adler, Staff Writer

February 25, 2020

In anticipation of the opening of Chipotle’s new location in town, I decided to revisit some of Sioux Falls’s most popular Mexican restaurants. With this popular food chain finally entering the competition next October, some might be curious as to which restaurants will fair the best against this...

Beauty is Pain

Beauty is Pain

Chloe Houwman, Entertainment Editor

February 25, 2020

When I hear the phrase, “beauty is pain,” I remember the time I have spent with my grandmother. She used the phrase whenever I would complain about my feet hurting because of the dress shoes I had to wear, whenever I would complain that my church dress was too itchy and whenever she would pluck my...

An online education: Dependent upon personal ambitions

An online education: Dependent upon personal ambitions

Avery Nelson, Staff Writer

February 25, 2020

Online classes have been a hot topic since technology started booming around the 1980s when computers became developed enough for student accessibility. While some believe that online classes are a very effective way for students to receive an education, as they can craft their schedule around their oth...