Lincoln High School Statesman

TikTok trouble

The video sharing app TikTok is quite a hit with the kids.

Slater Dixon, Perspectives editor

December 18, 2019

TikTok seems to be in a bit of hot water. In February, its parent company received a $5.7 million fine from the FTC for COPPA violations, in November Reuters reported that the U.S. government is opening an investigation into the app and parents are increasingly vehement in their opposition of the app. ...

Oh, Peloton… what did you do wrong?

The picture above from the controversial commercial, featuring actress Monica Ruiz.

Sara Croghan, Staff Writer

December 17, 2019

Context: Peloton, a company notorious for their arguably overpriced but luxurious stationary exercise bikes, released its holiday commercial campaign in early December, setting into motion a wave of controversy over, well… something. The ad features a young woman receiving a Peloton bike for Christmas on...

Late night: America’s best informer

Stephen Colbert interviews former President Obama towards the end of his run on

Landon DeBoer, Sports Editor

December 6, 2019

With an increase in misinformation and lies in the world, it is becoming more difficult for news organizations to give proper coverage to the issues that matter. In a time of disarray like the time we’re in now, late night shows ultimately do a better job than the news in conveying information. Not o...

A better way to vote

In the modern political landscape, so much of the debate surrounds the Electoral College that little attention is given to how the ballots themselves in all races are counted.

Daniel Bethke, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

In the modern political landscape, so much of the debate surrounds the Electoral College that little attention is given to how the ballots themselves in all races are counted. For all national and most state races, the U.S. uses first-past-the-post voting, which effectively means that the candidate...

The NCAA receives backlash after suspension of James Wiseman

The NCAA receives backlash after suspension of James Wiseman

Hunter Hauck, Staff Writer

December 2, 2019

While resolve regarding athlete’s pay in the NCAA is starting to come to fruition, controversy involving money allocation is still a prominent issue within the organization. James Wiseman is a freshman basketball player at Memphis who was believed to be the best recruit in the 2019 class. Recently, h...

Brands you didn’t know that test on animals

Most people think that major companies have converted to cruelty-free methods of testing their products, but this is not the case for many. In fact, most drug and retail stores carry brands that either test on animals or finance animal testing.

Chloe Hartje, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

Most people think that major companies have converted to cruelty-free methods of testing their products, but this is not the case for many. In fact, most drug and retail stores carry brands that either test on animals or finance animal testing. Some of these brands include Gillette, Maybelline, Crest, OP...

Where are your clothes really coming from?

The average family spends $1.800 per year on clothing, according to Financial Best Life.

Chloe Robinson, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

More often than not, we find ourselves buying the $10 t-shirt rather than the similar-looking $30 one. It would be silly not to, right? But, if we look deeper than just the price, we might see that spending that extra $20 can make a world of change to many people.  Buying that $10 shirt might cost less upfron...

Applying for college

Maybe I’m not the only one who has had a bit of a struggle with the whole process of applying to college...

Spencer Wasmund, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

Trying to figure out where to go to college can be one of the hardest decisions a high schooler has to make. During senior year, all anyone wants to focus on is having fun and enjoying high school for one last year. But in the back of everyone’s head, they know that graduation is just around the c...

We are running out of sand

The price for sand can range from $5-$30. About 2-10 times more from what it was 50 years ago.

Cameron Rhode, Business Manager

November 1, 2019

Our lives as we know them are screwed. Economic development through the 20th century has caused a massive shortage of sand. Shortage of sand? Yes. That stuff that is all over near water is running out. Everything in a city - concrete, cement and glass - is made from sand. In 2015, the U.S. produced appro...

We deserve to be informed

In a lockdown, don't open the door for anyone. An officer will have a key to unlock it when everything is all clear.

Genna Sheriff, Editor-in-Chief

October 28, 2019

The doors are locked, lights are off and silence overtakes the room. A lockdown drill is in place and students are participating to be prepared in case of impending disaster. At least, this is what is supposed to happen when a lockdown drill occurs. However, there are some cases where teachers choos...

Is junior year really that bad?

For juniors, the year is much harder considering the amount of homework given coupled with a lack of motivation. (Pictured: Madeleine Kemper)

Lilli Eppinga, Staff Writer

October 25, 2019

It’s 10:52 p.m. and I have yet to put my phone down and abandon the tangled mess of the bed I’m currently lying in. I toss my phone to the side and, with an intense groan, sit up, contemplating whether I absolutely need to do my homework or not. I mean, is it really necessary to finish those pre-calc problem...

An unusual truth

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, about 3.7 million students are expected to graduate high school in the 2019-20 school year.

Ree Baireddy, Staff Writer

October 24, 2019

Everyone is scared of something. Most people are scared of spiders, clowns, small spaces and those are considered “normal” to be afraid of. I, however, am scared of something that most would find quite amazing. I find it repulsive, something that I want to run away from. I am scared of something ...