Lincoln High School Statesman

There’s more to quarantine makeovers than meets the eye

Since quarantine has started, Pinterest has reported that searches for “home haircut” are up by 417% and “how to strip hair color naturally” by 15%.

Grace Adler, Staff Writer

April 14, 2020

While many would tend to think that hair maintenance falls pretty low on the list of “Things To Worry About During A Pandemic,” thousands of people, especially teenage girls, have proved this theory to be anything but true. During these times of uncertainty and extreme boredom, some have taken to mak...

Was social democracy the answer all along?

Public opinion on these matters has largely shifted over the past few weeks. It’s now more in line with the likes of Sen. Bernie Sanders and social democracy (defined as a market economy with a strong, collectivist social safety net).

Daniel Bethke, Perspectives Editor

April 14, 2020

We are in a crisis right now the likes of which are seldom seen. Consequently, this crisis has driven a national conversation regarding which policies can be implemented to aid the American people. These policies have included industry nationalization, direct universal cash payments, insurance pr...

Do commentary YouTube videos go too far?

YouTuber Danny Gonzalez recently came under fire for a commentary video he made about a local radio show.

Molly Wetsch, News Editor

April 13, 2020

YouTube has always been a platform for users to share their opinions and create content that can be consumed by the entire Internet. Recently, a genre of video called “commentary” has become incredibly popular on the site. Commentary videos revolve around content creators watching and providing their op...

Putting things into perspective

On April 6, Governor Kristi Noem announced that all Sioux Falls public schools will remain closed for the rest of the year due to Covid-19.

Madeleine Kemper, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

As I stare at the wall countless times each day, I try to think of a new way to occupy my time. The only thought that seems to be on my mind is all the activities I would like to be doing and all the friends I miss seeing. This feeling isn’t exactly boredom, but sadness and anxiety for what the immedi...

The NCAA should give winter-sport athletes one more chance

The NCAA oficially canceled the remander of winter-sports seasons and the entirety of spring-sport seasons on Mar. 12.

Caleb Hiatt, Staff Writer

April 7, 2020

Since the coronavirus started spreading more rapidly throughout the U.S, most sports, college and professional, have been suspended or canceled. With this cancelation, many college athletes have been stripped of their seasons. The NCAA officially canceled all spring sports on Mar. 12 as well as canceling conference tournaments and national tournaments from winter sports. NCAA baseball pl...

Behind the stained lips

Dani Koang, Staff Writer

April 7, 2020

“You look prettier without makeup.” “I look beautiful either way, thank you.” It is a daily occurrence for many women, young and old. The backhanded compliment, the unwanted opinion. It is sad, really, when the world thinks they have a say in our appearance. I think a simple “you look nice...

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

The Sioux Falls Humane Society is located on Benson road and is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Sunday.

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

According to Bernie Sander's official website,

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

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”

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.

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...