Lincoln High School Statesman

So, is marching band a sport or not?

The LHS Marching Band received 11th place at Bands of America amongst 68 other bands.  They received 6th out of 28 AAA bands.

Jaykob Knutson, Journalism Student

October 24, 2019

Whether or not marching band is a sport is an oft pondered question. Classifying the activity as either a sport or not is a topic of debate with passionate arguments on both sides. Those who think marching band is a sport argue that it fits the definition of a sport through its physical requirements and s...

Oversensitivity in discussion

For a beneficial multifaceted discussion to take place, both parties must leave their pride at the door.

Spencer Wasmund and Hunter Hauck

October 23, 2019

So often the opinions of other people are discredited for the sake of political correctness. Whether or not something is actually offensive, an entire argument of substance can be deemed invalid if it hurts someone’s feelings. Being offended should no longer be a viable argument against a sensible clai...

The danger of chapsticks

Chapstick is an essential part of the lives of many high schoolers.

Abbie DeKramer, Staff writer

October 18, 2019

As we head into winter, almost all of us start resorting to using some kind of chapstick to cure our dry lips. But are our lips getting any better? It’s time to start questioning why they aren’t healing like brands say they should be.  I have always used Carmex lip balm. It started when my dad han...

Thunberg is not your hero

Thunberg (pictured above) is a 16-year-old climate activist from Stockholm, Sweden that has made waves globally for her outspoken criticism of public officials.

Molly Wetsch, News Editor

October 17, 2019

“If [the climate change movement] were about science, it would be led by scientists rather than a mentally ill Swedish child...”  This is the statement that political commentator Michael J. Knowles used to describe Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old climate activist with Asperger’s Syndrome and obsessiv...

Why I love yard sales

Yard sales often take place in the spring and summer, opening mid-morning and closing around around dinner.

Jazlyn White, Staff Writer

October 12, 2019

The feeling of spotting a neon green sign accompanied by a large arrow on a Saturday morning drive with my mother is nothing short of exhilarating. The slightly musty garage, the out-of-print books and the dusty furniture make me anticipate nothing less than possibility. While many teens have come around to the ide...

Fighting for peace

Trump signing sanctions against Iran

Daniel Bethke, Staff Writer

September 27, 2019

There is a famous quote attributed to Albert Einstein: “I do not know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” This quote highlights the dangers of war, particularly when it is nuclear. Another war on a global scale would simply be so d...

Homecoming king humbly accepts nomination despite knowing darn well he’d win the whole time

Tim White and Anna Robinson won LHS' Homecoming king and queen in 2017.

Landon DeBoer, Sports Editor

September 20, 2019

Awarding Kyle Homecoming king was the least the students of LHS could do to show a token of respect to a kid who left a mediocre impact on their lives. Kyle overwhelmingly won the Homecoming crown with 200 more votes than the next closest candidate. This stat came as no surprise to Kyle’s parents, ...

You on “Euphoria”

According to IMDB, the creator, Sam Levinson, used inspiration from his own drug addiction from his teenage years to write the series.

Mara Fendrich, Perspectives Editor

September 12, 2019

As a child with choppy bangs and a subtle underbite, I used to sneak downstairs at night to watch reruns of “Skins” and “Degrassi”, staring until the backs of my eyelids were streaked green and my brain sought shelter beneath a heavy fog of melatonin. With the release of HBO’s new series “Eu...

A culture of cynicism

Our negative perceptions of the government have lowered our standards for politicians.

Cathleen Weng, Editor-in-Chief

September 12, 2019

The year was 1971. Michael Jackson crooned over a backdrop of stagflation and flagging progressive values. A resurgence in conservatism emerged as a response to the sex, drugs and rock n’ roll of ‘60s culture, ready to re-elect president Richard Nixon in one of the largest landslide elections in ...


Mara Fendrich, Perspectives Editor

September 5, 2019

It wasn’t until my second sleepless night in Copenhagen that it dawned on me I might be stuck like this forever. At four in the morning, my body lay still and rigid against the red heat of the air, my mind walking along a garden fence, each wrist bound by ropes of temptation: that of checking my do...

Top scientists: climate change not that big of a deal anymore

This tree will continue to prosper thanks to this momentous achievement

Slater Dixon, Perspectives editor

August 29, 2019

Take note of this moment; scientists from organizations including NASA, the American Meteorological Society and the United Nations have made a startling announcement: climate change is officially not that big of a deal now.  What was once thought of as the greatest issue facing humanity is now recei...

Rigor samsa.

It was impossible to hide.

Mara Fendrich, Staff Writer

May 23, 2019

The day never ends as it once began. Nevertheless, I must persist as though it did. At first, I didn’t notice my scars growing around me, caging me in; it started small. Every rejection, every low score, every fight began to pile up and condense into an armor. It wasn’t until my first true he...