"The best way to predict your future is to create it." Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln High School Statesman

"The best way to predict your future is to create it." Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln High School Statesman

"The best way to predict your future is to create it." Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln High School Statesman

It is easy to dismiss academics senior year and opt for easier alternatives, but it is important to utilize the time offered in high school and take advantage of cheap college credits.

Education: An opportunity, not a credit

Delaney Gramlick , Entertainment Editor March 30, 2023

As high school progresses for most teenagers, the temptation to “lighten the load” increases, and many students elect to have half-days, easier classes and less extracurriculars.  Especially in...

Sometimes life gets overwhelming; it gets to be so much that our mental health is out of service.

Let’s talk

Natalie Nolan, Staff Writer March 30, 2023

Sometimes life gets overwhelming; it gets to be so much that our mental health is out of service. This could leave us feeling hopeless and alone like we cannot escape the drowning feeling in our own minds....

There are many ways to increase positivity, everyone just needs to discover what works best for them!

Open to optimism

Adrienne Revier, Staff Writer March 27, 2023

As the months continue to pass and winter continues to stay front and center, it can become increasingly difficult to hold a positive mindset. Day after day passes, yet the sun only makes brief appearances....

A picture off the coast of Grand Cayman Islands looking into the salty water of the North Atlantic Ocean during a spring vacation.

Spring vacation spots

Caroline Hughes, Staff Writer March 24, 2023

As spring comes around the corner it is not just college students that get impatient for summer. Families and friends start to leave for vacations as the warm weather draws them in. Here are the top five...

My group resting and taking a picture by a lake in the Julian Alps, Slovenia after a long day of trekking.

Two weeks without a phone

Bergen Quello, Staff Writer March 23, 2023

This past summer, I went on a trip abroad with a group of 16 teenagers that were my age. We met at the airport for the first time and got on our plane, which took us to Slovenia. The main rule of the trip...

For my recent birthday, I got a tattoo in my moms handwriting so I can always have a reminder of the person who shaped me into who I am today.

Have I told you “I love you more”?

Laura Heckenlaible, Perspectives Editor March 22, 2023

Rosa Parks, Amelia Earhart, Malala Yousafzai, Jane Goodall, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Rihanna. This is only a small snippet of inspiring women who significantly exemplify what it means to be a woman. I would...

AI has been shown to have gender bias, likely due to a lack of female representation in the technology industry and its use of biased resources.

Bias in AI could accentuate sexism

Reese Duncan, News Editor March 16, 2023

As Women’s History Month moves along, so does the development and the expanding influence of artificial intelligence technology. From ChatGPT to search engines, the world has become increasingly reliant,...

Out of the 281 pages, Radley’s name was mentioned 171 times, while the name Robinson, the mockingbird, was written for a low total of 69 times.

The real sin in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

Katya Surendran, Staff Writer March 13, 2023

Across the nation, students are forced to read the so-called revolutionary novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” as the writing remains a literary marvel, but its message has eroded into a superficial discussion...

Little things such as working at a cafe instead of at home alone can allow a person to regain their sense of belonging.

Feeling lost and out of place

Adrienne Revier, Staff Writer March 13, 2023

There is a common cultural phenomenon known as culture shock. Culture shock is defined as “the feeling of disorientation experienced by someone who is suddenly subjected to an unfamiliar culture, way...

Drawing of two people planting trees on Earth Day as a form of community service.

Hints for Hours

Caroline Hughes March 13, 2023

The deadline for the National Honors Society application passed on Mar. 9, 2023. As students scrambled to get their application in on time, many realized they were not qualified to apply for NHS. Students...

Unlike the common misconception, anxiety is not just worrying about a single test or an event. Anxiety is stress that feels neverending.

Flashlight: overcoming anxiety as a teenager

Laura Heckenlaible, Perspectives Editor March 8, 2023

As humans, it’s instinct to try and hide our insecurities. It seems easier to paste on the generated smile and try to forget about what is going on within. For myself, a large percentage of the LHS students...

Of the 124 people on South Dakota’s Missing Persons List, 36.3% are  Native women. Yet, indigenous women make up around 4% of the total, state-wide population.

The forgotten murders of indigenous women

Katya Surendran, Staff Writer March 1, 2023

In late Feb. of 2003, a 20-year-old Leslie Ironroad was found nearly dead, locked in a bathroom after suffering rape and several life-threatening injuries in McLaughlin, South Dakota. She died, later that...

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