Lincoln High School Statesman

Cease fire called in Syria; clean-up and evacuations have begun

Cease fire called in Syria; clean-up and evacuations have begun

Madison Landon, Gage Gramlick, Summer Ericson

December 22, 2016


Filed under News

Imagine a city with a population of 3.2 million people burned to the ground. Seems like it would be plastered on every newspaper and news source, right? Well, wrong. Aleppo is the largest, sorry, was the largest city in Syria. Since 2011, it has been completely obliterated. A once beautiful city is now c...

LHS teachers photoshopped into Holiday scenes

LHS teachers photoshopped into Holiday scenes

Glory Yount, Molly McIntyre, Julia Breukelman, and Abbie Griffin

December 22, 2016


Filed under Features, Satire

          Photoshop creds: Glory Yount...

A successful night for the Patriot basketball teams

A successful night for the Patriot basketball teams

Maddi Barness, Anna Boyens, Baylie Embry, Megan Landon and Karli Soyland

December 22, 2016


Filed under Sports

On Tuesday night, the LHS girls basketball team swept cross-town rival RHS 5-0, highlighted by a dominant performance by the girl’s varsity team. The final score was 61-42. The team was led by seniors Anna Brecht and Sydney Rosinsky, who scored 29 points and 16 points respectively. Seniors Karli So...

University of Minnesota football players’ sexual assault scandal

University of Minnesota football players’ sexual assault scandal

Jamie Brunken, Sydney Rosinsky, Emily Whitney and Lizette Wright

December 22, 2016


Filed under News

It all started the night of Sept. 2, 2016. A 22-year-old woman attended what she thought would be a regular college party. The incident originated with the 22-year-old woman, a recruit and a football player. Harmless flirting began early in the night between the three and later escalated. Two U of M f...

Chyna: the Grinch who stole Christmas

Chyna: the Grinch who stole Christmas

Sidney Brower, Riley Rasmussen, Anna Brecht and Ellie Lamberty, Staff Writer

December 21, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

     Not every day do people wake up next to their fiance, who is also their sister’s boyfriend’s baby mama, but not everyone is a Kardashian. Rob Kardashian is engaged to Blac Chyna who had a child, King, with Tyga, who is also dating Kylie Jenner, Rob’s sister. If that is not confusing enoug...

Unknown gas smell in LHS hallways

Unknown gas smell in LHS hallways

Lucy Dekkenga, Editor-in-Chief

December 20, 2016


Filed under News

At 10:15 a.m. yesterday morning, teachers in the A100 hallway realized there was strong gas scent flowing through the classrooms. Math teacher, Danyelle Brown, immediately called down to the office to receive help to investigate the smell as the other teachers loitered in the hallway. Brown joined th...

Wood electrifies Sioux Falls middle schools at Electrify Your Symphony concert

Wood electrifies Sioux Falls middle schools at Electrify Your Symphony concert

Lucy Dekkenga, Editor-in-Chief

December 19, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

On Saturday, Dec. 17, Mark Wood, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and over 2,700 middle school students from the Sioux Falls middle schools performed at the Electrify Your Symphony concert at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. Electrify Your Symphony (EYS) is a “music education phenomenon,” created by ...

What to do during winter break

What to do during winter break

Megan Landon, Sports Editor

December 19, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The moment that all students have been waiting for is finally upon us: those precious 11 days of holiday break. Everyone looks forward to what presents they are going to receive, how the weather is going to be on trips and spending over a week carefree with frie...

Statesman featured on Eye On KELO

Statesman featured on Eye On KELO

December 19, 2016


Filed under News

The Statesman was featured on KELO TV as an Eye on KELO. The story focused on the future of journalism and how there are young students that have a passion for the field. Editor-in-chief, Lucy Dekkenga, and staff writer, Gage Gramilick, were featured, along with adviser Katie Kroeze.    ...

Ed Sheeran returns to Twitter after one year of being gone

Ed Sheeran returns to Twitter after one year of being gone

Anna Brecht, Entertainment editor

December 15, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

Monday, Dec. 12 was a big day for Ed Sheeran and his fans, but not for the reasons people may think. This reason has nothing to do with music in general. As many people may know, Sheeran went off the grid from social media for a long, long time. That long time being a year, a literal year down to the exa...

LHS food drive results

LHS food drive results

Sidney Brower, Staff Writer

December 15, 2016


Filed under News

LHS ended this year’s food drive with a BANG! Numbers were totaled and reported to have grown drastically since the previous years.   “We basically doubled the amount of money and food given as compared to last year and it all goes to Feeding South Dakota,” said administrator Don Ryswy...