"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

From left to right: Chris Larson, Daisy Larson, Janelle Hart

The five stages of grief

Daisy Larson, Staff Writer May 23, 2022

What is grief? Why does grief have five different stages? Why does grief, although just a simple five-letter word, mean hours, on days, on months of a non-linear roller coaster of emotions? Grief, as defined...

Photo taken at Pasley Park, Sioux Falls, SD

Changing Plans

Veronica Iseminger, Staff Writer May 22, 2022

Up until this point in my life, my mind has been set on this idea that after high school I needed to move away from here as soon as possible and never look back. For a long time, I held this fear that...

On the sidelines of the Brandon Valley football game this past fall with fellow manager, Maddy Bauman.

Letting go

Allison Kolling, Staff Writer May 20, 2022

I hate saying goodbye. I always get attached easily to any concept whether it be people, activities or places, and letting go of them has never been easy. 15-year-old Allie walking into LHS orientation...

 Over the years I have tried controlling my volume, but no matter what I do I always resort to yelling.

I am loud.

Katie Jensen, Staff Writer May 20, 2022

As I am constantly being told that I am a “chatty Kathy” or that “my voice carries,” I can sometimes be discouraged with myself. I’ll be the first to admit that I am a loud person, and I may...

This picture is from when we hated each other but we do a pretty good job hiding that behind the camera.

To my best friend

Gabie McConnell, Staff Writer May 20, 2022

Our friendship started out quite rocky. We never really got along. We fought about everything, and our favorite pastime was yelling at each other. Until you went to college. Once we had finally gotten...

It is because of my dance teachers that I am where I am today. They have had such an important impact on my life, and I couldn’t be more grateful.

Endings turned to new beginnings

Mara Tiede, Staff Writer May 20, 2022

I'm not one to ever get emotional, but tears were flowing out of me like a river at my final dance recital this past weekend. I was even concerned that I wouldn’t cry during my last time on stage, just...

Members of the statesman attempting to take a group photo for an online story.

Steps to taking the perfect group photos

Lucas Hiatt, Staff Writer May 19, 2022

As summer approaches, many of us will be ready and prepared to enjoy whatever the three-month isolation from school throws at us. For many, that means making sure your social media accounts stay active...

Lauren and I at Grand March for her senior year.

The next chapter

Ellen Merkley, Staff Writer May 19, 2022

Finding your perfect soulmate of a friend is one of life’s many challenges; however, I was lucky enough to be born into mine with my sister and could not have asked for a better human being. As the school...

The LHS girls soccer team beat Rapid City Central 4-2 during the quarterfinal game of the 2021 state tournament.

Shaped by soccer

Avery Nelson, Staff Writer May 19, 2022

Being an athlete all my life, it is easily arguable that it has shaped me into a person that I could have never imagined without the succession of different practices filling my free time. Soccer, one...

Neighborhood kids work together to haul a tree limb after the storm.

Post-storm clean up and community

Delaney Gramlick , Staff Writer May 18, 2022

After the derecho that struck South Dakota on Thursday, May 12, Sioux Falls was left with an intense amount of damage. Trees were left uprooted and on top of people’s homes, garages, cars, etc.; fences...

A lot of people tend to forget about their needs when focusing on others causing them to put on masks they did not even realize they had on.

Quality over quanity

Raina Marty, Staff Writer May 18, 2022

Growing up I have always had the urge to be friends with everyone. I craved acceptance from every person I encountered. I would constantly overthink the actions I executed and the words I spoke, hoping...

As the year wraps up, it feels like time has flown by within the blink of an eye, but psychology suggests that our perception of time has sped up, and that we actually have more time than we realize.

You have more time than you think

Paige Gordon, Staff writer May 18, 2022

Time is a strange thing. It's deeply personal and somewhat subjective. Sure, the way we organize our calendar is based on the set-in-stone knowledge that the sun rises, but to each individual the passage...

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