Lincoln High School Statesman

TikTok trend causes international shortage of painter’s tape

An elusive roll of Scotch Painter's Tape. DIY quarantine projects have caused a shortage of the high-quality, low-residue tape.

Slater Dixon, Perspectives Editor

May 20, 2020

The closing of schools due to COVID-19 has caused many teenagers to engage in various aesthetic projects, but those seemingly innocent activities are putting a monumental strain on a crucial national resource: ScotchBlue Multi-Surface Painter’s Tape.  “This is just one more thing to worry abou...

Drive-thru graduation parties offer a new option for seniors

As graduation party season gets into full swing, seniors will have to decide how to host them in the time of COVID-19.

Landon DeBoer, Sports Editor

May 19, 2020

As with many events, graduation parties for high school seniors have been canceled, postponed or forced online. Along with these options for graduation parties, some high school seniors have created a new way to celebrate their successes in the form of drive-thru graduation parties. One LHS senior who ...

Four AP tests in five days: a journal

Online AP tests started May 11th and will finish up May 22nd.

Sara Croghan, Perspectives Editor

May 17, 2020

It is the beginning of May and also my favorite (and least favorite season): AP season. COVID-19 threw the College Board for a loop this year and caused them to switch all of their tests online. What were going to be up to three plus hours long tests with multiple choice and free response  are now all...

Help cure COVID-19 and other diseases with your computer

The method of folding is easy. Download, turn on and then walk away.

Cameron Rhode, Business Manager

April 28, 2020

Recently, I built a computer. While the main reasons to build this were for school video calls and a couple of video games, I have found that this computer, and many others, could be used to do so much more. [email protected], or [email protected], is an application that can be downloaded to a computer and has been ar...

College Admissions & COVID-19: what is changing

Colleges are sending out waves of informational post cards and letters to college-bound students with hopes of recruiting them.

Sara Croghan, Perspectives Editor

April 9, 2020

It is quite obvious that the world has been turned upside down and back around because of dear COVID-19, and it is no secret there are going to be changes to just about everything, including one of the greatest stressors for high school students: college admissions. At this point in time, a lot of th...

AP test format change

LHS students will be able to access up-to-date information about AP tests on the AP 2020 Google Classroom, and the College Board website.

Landon DeBoer, Sports Editor

March 25, 2020

Gatherings of people in close proximity being deemed unsafe due to the global pandemic of COVID-19 has not only shut down schools across the country but has forced the College Board to make a decision on if or when AP tests are to take place. Due to these challenges, the College Board has moved AP test...

Noem announces state of emergency, closes schools

LHS Nurse's Office

Slater Dixon, Perspectives editor

March 13, 2020

Governor Noem declared a state of emergency on Friday in light of the COVID-19 pandemic that has already infected nine South Dakota residents. She also recommended that schools across the state cancel classes, although that decision lies with local school districts.  The Sioux Falls School District started to...