Lincoln High School Statesman

The War to End All Wars

Johana Brower, Staff Writer

May 23, 2019

‘The Office’ vs ‘Parks and Recreation’ vs ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine:’ for the past decade, the three best TV-shows of all time have aired and people have been talking and debating over them. “The Office” premiered in the United States on May 24, 2005, and it was a huge success and eventual...

Save the world. Thrift.

Save the world. Thrift.

Kat Steffen, Staff Writer

May 23, 2019

As I wandered the color-coordinated aisles at Savers, my hands explored each piece of clothing as my mother stood unimpressed behind me. I felt the need to examine every item by feeling its textures, by imagining the expressive possibilities of the specimen. I surveyed every nook and cranny of the th...

i <3 internet

Internet has been critiqued since the moment of releasement

Yairis Alvarado, News Editor

May 22, 2019

Satirical contents are quick to mock the dependency that our society has created on the idea of easy access to the Internet; however, the more we question, the more we realize if that mockery is even rational. Teenagers are the first to be poked at for our so-called “dependency,” yet easy Inte...



Mara Fendrich, Staff Writer

May 17, 2019

In the new age, I find myself looking forward to my deaths more than my rebirths. The process of destruction is one that begins in the mirror, having always represented the final form of vanity. Something about the fragility, the careful and breakable arrangement of molecules, sends a warning to my ...

Student receives juvenile detention for talking about AP test

Student receives juvenile detention for talking about AP test

Caleb Miller, Staff Writer

May 16, 2019

Disclaimer: This story is purely for satirical purposes. None of the events described are true and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental. On Wednesday, May 15, LHS sophomore Max Peterson was taken into the Minnehaha County Juvenile Center with a seri...

‘Avengers: Endgame’ is pretty good, but it pales in comparison to the ‘Parent Trap’


Slater Dixon, Perspectives editor

May 14, 2019

This article contains spoilers, but you shouldn’t care since it isn’t that good of a movie anyway when you think about it in the context of ‘The Parent Trap’ When I saw “Endgame” for the first time, I was blown away. To see the culmination of so many movies, so many stories, was over...

Poetry Out Loud is a bop

Poetry Out Loud is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation.

Gage Gramlick, Editor-in-chief

May 14, 2019

At the heart of my Poetry Out Loud experience is connection. Connection with the words. With the poets. With the students. Poetry Out Loud facilitates unity through education in the most miraculous way: compassion. My junior year, I decided to partake. I thought it would be similar to oral interp: co...

Avera’s race against cancer: an opportunity to care

This Saturday, people across the Sioux Falls area will have the opportunity to come together and run for a cause worth fighting for.

Caleb Miller, Staff Writer

May 9, 2019

You could drive the 750 mile long I-29, travel 383 miles across South Dakota or even workout along the 19 mile bike trails, but who knew that running 6.2 miles could make the impact of a lifetime? On Saturday May 11, 2019, people of all ages will have the opportunity to come together to make a diffe...

The end of an era ‘Avengers: Endgame’

The perfect end to a perfect era.

Johana Brower, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019

Attention: “Avengers: Endgame” spoilers ahead! On April 22, 2019 “Avengers: Endgame” was released to theaters. The film made $1.2 billion on the box office opening weekend alone and was awarded the highest-grossing film of 2019. The first Marvel movie to come out was “Iron Man” in ...

It is cool to care

It is important that more people do their part and find small ways to contribute to decreasing the impact of climate change.

Caroline Sudbeck, Entertainment Editor

May 5, 2019

This past Earth Day, and the entire month of April, my feed was filled with an exceptionally high number of posts dedicated to protecting the environment- a trend not quite as popular a year or two ago. I was so excited to see that users were beginning to showcase their support against harming th...

Is detention worth it?

Senior Aaron Johnson receive a detention slip from the office.

Xander Donahue, Staff Writer

May 3, 2019

When schools are forced to punish students for misbehaving, they usually revert to assigning detention. Detention can be served before, after or during school. It typically consists of a student or students sitting in a room for 30 to 75 minutes, and then... well, actually, that’s it. It seems a bit str...

A blank sheet of paper

This piece of paper is a masterpiece. You just need to look at it from a different perspective.

Caleb Miller, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

American painter Robert Ryman sold his painting “Bridge” at a Christie’s auction in 2015. It was painted in 1980 and fetched a whopping $20.6 million. The only catch is: it’s basically a white canvas. Born in 1930, Ryman was one of the most well-recognized founders of the movement in minima...