Lincoln High School Statesman

Why do we hate teenage girls?

Author Kerry Winfrey writes about author Chuck Klosterman in a blog post,

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 has spread rapidly over the past few months, extending its reach from China to the U.S. and causing over 3,000 deaths.

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?

According to, at least one in five Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70.

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?

QDOBA offers a variety of vegan options, including several made with Impossible Foods’ meat.

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

One shouldn't restrict the foods they want to eat from their diet. Eat what you want, but keep it in moderation.

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

Traditional education versus an online education has become a hot topic in recent years.

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...

Shopping at Goodwill doesn’t make you ‘woke’

As thrifting has grown in popularity, prices of secondhand clothing have increased, causing a problem for many low-income buyers.

Molly Wetsch, News Editor

February 25, 2020

Over the past few years, it has become increasingly popular for teenage girls to go ‘thrifting’ rather than buying their clothes from traditional stores. The draw to thrifting is usually that the clothing is cheaper, but additionally, a light has been shed on its environmental sustainability, which has made ...

What it truly means to be American

Madeleine Kemper, Staff Writer

February 25, 2020

Since the U.S. was discovered in the 18th century, Americans have defined themselves not by their racial, religious or ethnic identity, but by their common values and their belief in individual freedoms. The Declaration of Independence, written in 1776, states, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, t...

It happens here

According to the Argus Leader, violent crimes in South Dakota was approximately 405 offenses per 100,000 people in 2019. The national rate is 370 per 100,000 people.

Carly Wheeler, Editor in Chief

February 25, 2020

I have always lived in Sioux Falls, and I have always felt safe here. As I got older and had the opportunity to stretch beyond my southeast Sioux Falls bubble, it was bizarre to me how parents from other, bigger cities did not allow their kids to walk a couple of miles to school by themselves or go t...

Stuck in the middle

Spencer Wasmund, Sports Editor

February 19, 2020

Being in the middle to upper-middle class does have its perks, sure but at the same time, with every perk, there seems to be a disadvantage. Being that I have been working on applying to colleges and scholarships recently, there has been one major pitfall that stands out above the rest. I, like so many...

Finnish vs. American education

Elementary school students get 75 minutes of recess a day in Finland versus an average of 27 minutes in the U.S.

Lilli Eppinga, Staff writer

February 14, 2020

As an American student, it is crazy to think there is a better interpretation and system of education somewhere else in the world. Every student dreams of shortened days, no more tests and hardly any homework. The Finnish turn these dreams into reality and still climb higher in the ranks of educatio...

A little too Chick-Fil-late for redemption?

Chick-fil-A has made multiple statements acknowledging and pulling their support of anti-LGBTQ organizations.
Should we be egg-cept their apologies as genuine?

Kyla Clark, Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

Chick-fil-A ruffled some feathers with their support of anti-LGBTQ organizations, but can they redeem themselves for abandoning them?Chick-fil-A is a famous chicken fast food eatery founded in 1946 by Samuel Truett Cathy. Cathy had a religious upbringing as a Southern Baptist from Eatonton, Georgia, ...