Lincoln High School Statesman

Why are we still in school?

In South Dakota, where COVID-19 cases are rising rapidly, an increasing amount of controversy has occurred surrounding whether or not schools should stay open.
November 24, 2020

As the school year continues to try and resemble the normalcy of years prior, COVID-19 cases and concerns still continue to rise. The Sioux Falls School District and LHS have done their best to make school...

New energy drink making a Bang at LHS

The LHS school which recently started selling the controversial Bang energy drink.
November 20, 2020

Lately there has been a fad among teenagers: an energy drink called Bang. A drink originally intended for frequent gym-goers, Bang advertises their ability to help both the mind and body when a boost becomes...

An extended holiday break

What school may be looking like over the holiday breaks.
November 17, 2020

COVID-19 numbers in South Dakota are increasing dramatically, averaging around 1,000 new cases each day. With the big holidays coming up and people wanting to get together with family, it would be best...

Biden won; what now for the left?

Joe Biden, former Vice President under Barack Obama, was elected to the presidency, defeating one-term incumbent Donald Trump.
November 13, 2020

After an arduous and lengthy campaign season like no other, former Vice President Joe Biden has been declared the winner. While Democrats were predicted to take the Senate and keep their wide House...

Personal Power

Confidence is key to exercising your personal power in life.
November 13, 2020

Power is a concept that is usually thought to be given to someone. Power and influence are sometimes thought to be negative by the way they’ve been exercised. Although this is often true, power is neither...

Do grades really matter?

Grades are a common stressor for students everywhere, but how  much do they really matter?
November 12, 2020

  Do grades really matter, or is it only a representation of how much work a student puts into their learning? Most students’ main goal is to get into college. Many colleges mostly look at students’...

A woman not for all women

Newly appointed Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett is a powerful woman, but is she a powerful feminist woman?
November 10, 2020

On Sept. 18, 2020, the U.S. lost a champion of gender equality, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. In her final moments, surrounded by family, the notorious RBG famously shared her dying wish with...

Cult following of Jaws

LHS renowned chemistry teacher James Jarovski who is know as
November 10, 2020

Whether you are a senior, a freshman just stepping into LHS or a middle schooler, I'm pretty sure you are well acquainted with the LHS chemistry teacher James Jarovski (Jaws) and his cult-like following....

Please read: hallway etiquette

Congested hallways are the norm for LHS, so please follow these simple unwritten rules to keep them running smooth.
November 9, 2020

Six passing periods a day, each six minutes long. Thirty-six minutes of walking behind incredibly slow kids, getting shoved, pushed and above all, tripped. I don’t know about you, but I am very confused...

Country music does not get the credit it deserves

Over the last couple of years, I have been compiling a playlist of my favorite Country songs, ready to be played whenever the moment strikes.
November 2, 2020

I know when many of you read this headline you probably thought, “great, another hick pleading their case.” I can assure you, however, that I am not a hick. In the last decade, different styles of...

‘The Social Dilemma’ that needs to be addressed

October 30, 2020

The countless negative effects that social media has on our health is common knowledge, yet we all continue to endlessly scroll. Jeff Orlowski’s latest hit documentary, “The Social Dilemma,” dives...

Warning! Indigenous people at risk

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October 29, 2020

Can you remember your preschool days? Innocent, sweet, whiffs of play-doh and syrup always lingering in the air. Coloring outside of the lines in coloring books and creating one of a kind scribble art...

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