Lincoln High School Statesman

No matter who won, Iowa is lost

Caucus-goers display their support for a particular candidate at the Democratic Party 2020 Caucus in Larchwood, Iowa.

Daniel Bethke, Perspectives Editor

February 10, 2020

On Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, Iowa voters were supposed to head to their designated precinct location and caucus for a particular candidate, extending the tradition of Iowa’s first-of-the-nation status. At this rate, however, it looks like Iowa’s full and accurate results for the Democratic caucus migh...

The holiday hoax

According to CNN the U.S. is projected to spend $19.6 billion this Valentine's Day.

Adyson Sand, Staff writer

February 7, 2020

As February rolls around, the infatuated day of love becomes the focus of sappy hearts all around the world. The shelves overflow with a multitude of cheap chocolates and plush hearts, as retailers capitalize on the heavy income that Feb. 14 attracts. Valentine’s Day is widely celebrated across the...

February sucks. Change my mind

February is by far the worst month of the entire year.

Caleb Hiatt, Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

Every month of the year has something that makes it great. December has Christmas, November has Thanksgiving, October has Halloween and so on. The only month that pales in comparison to all other months is February. February sucks, especially for those who live in the midwest. February is always ...

Yeah, Coronavirus is bad, but the flu is worse

Genetic structure of the respiratory disease affecting China and its residents; Coronavirus.

Henry Haft, Staff Writer

February 6, 2020

On Dec. 30, 2019, China reported its first case of the respiratory disease, the Coronavirus. This disease is one of the first outbreaks of the social media era and has spread uncertainty and panic amongst all people. However, this disease is not as big of a deal as people make it sound, and here is what...

The choices we make

According to UNCTV:

Dani Koang, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

I think about it all the time. When I find myself lying awake in the middle of the night, I usually find myself questioning things like the concept of reality, or fantasizing about my wildest dreams. However, lately, I have been contemplating the power of people. Or, more specifically, the power of choi...

Iran doesn’t want the smoke

Qasem Soleimani, the Iranian general who is also known as a terrorist was killed by an American drone strike on Jan 3.

Caleb Hiatt, Staff Writer

January 24, 2020

On Jan. 3, the U.S. sent a drone strike to Iran which resulted in the death of Iranian major general Qasem Soleimani. Soleimani’s death released the internet’s floodgates, causing a cascade of World War III memes to overflow the web. Teens across the country joke about changing their names in order t...

The final course

From the works of Van Gogh to Monet, every priceless work must be consumed by he who has never tasted wealth; when all else is gone, their final course shall be the rich.

Mara Fendrich, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

As the 2020 Oscars approach, in the peak of its “activist renaissance,” I am stuck with two inevitabilities: It’s about to get political, and despite my best intentions, my eyes will roll so hard that I won’t know if they’re coming back. Year after year I tire of the millionaire monologue. The mouth t...

A rough landing for helicopter parents

Helicopter parenting leaves no room for children to improve on errors, let alone make their own decisions.

Anna Engels, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

From diapers to adulthood, helicopter parents are there for it all. Not missing a single breath or step, they monitor everything their child does. Although these parents think they are protecting their kids, in reality, they are setting them up for failure.  The nationwide controversy, whether overprot...

The age of technology and the modern mind

Modern technology, while it can be positive, is also rapidly shaping the development and makeup of the human mind.

Molly Wetsch, News Editor

January 21, 2020

It is often said that the average goldfish has an attention span of nine seconds, but how long is the attention span of the average human? As it turns out, humans have now become less focused than goldfish, with an attention span of only eight seconds, a decrease from 12 seconds in the year 2000. Wi...

On the first day of Christmas my teachers gave to me…

A number of different textbooks that students study from to prepare for finals.

Madeleine Kemper, Staff Writer

December 19, 2019

Remember that glorious day in December when the final bell rings and it's officially winter break? That feeling of not having anything to do for almost two whole weeks and knowing that you can go home and watch as many movies as you want? I certainly remember that feeling from about four years ago. As I...

Make your mark

25 ideas from anonymous LHS students about how we can each make an impact on our world today.

Carly Wheeler, Perspectives Editor

December 18, 2019

One quick scroll through the news, and it’s not hard to see that our world is flawed, to say the least. Just in the last couple of weeks, news broke that China has detained millions of Uyghur Muslims in “re-education” camps where they are being tortured. This weekend, violent protests concerning eco...

The Grinch of Sioux Falls

The optimal decorations for a house during the holiday season. I should have decorated my house like this to represent my role in the neighborhood.

Ree Baireddy, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

The month of Dec. usually correlates to the holidays, a.k.a. the season of giving. Holiday fanatics use this time to spread their holiday cheer by volunteering at homeless shelters, decorating trees, spending time with family and, most importantly, putting up holiday lights.  At night in Sioux Falls, one can drive south...