Lincoln High School Statesman

Noem announces state of emergency, closes schools

Noem announces state of emergency, closes schools

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...

Late night: America’s best informer

Late night: America’s best informer

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...

Upcoming change to SFSD grading scale

Upcoming change to SFSD grading scale

Anna Langseth, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

A big change will likely be made with the SFSD’s grading scale for the next school year. The Committee to review SFSD Policy IKA Grading/Recovery Systems has been pushing for the district to change the grading scale from a 7-point grading scale to a 10-point scale. This reform would apply to all the high scho...

TEDx returns to Sioux Falls

TEDx returns to Sioux Falls

Slater Dixon, Perspectives Editor

April 3, 2019

TED Talks are an integral part of every student's education. The short speeches featuring “ideas worth sharing” are often used as an inspirational teaching tool in LHS classrooms. In late March, the Argus Leader reported that a TEDx event would be held in Sioux Falls, the first since 2014. TEDx talks are independently organized events that feature talks in the TE...

A ‘smarter’ Smarter Balanced

A ‘smarter’ Smarter Balanced

Kat Steffen, Staff Writer

March 28, 2019

Junior students have always taken the Smarter Balanced test in Spring to give their district insight on how effectively each school is teaching their pupils. However, there have been some changes this year. For the first time, Seniors will take a test to examine their post-high school readiness. ...

Actor Luke Perry dead at 52

Actor Luke Perry dead at 52

Elizabeth Boysen, Staff Writer

March 5, 2019

“Riverdale” and “90210” actor Luke Perry has died at the age of 52. While the official cause of death has yet to be confirmed, it is believed to be a result of the stroke he suffered on Wednesday, Feb. 27. Perry had his big break playing bad boy Dylan McKay in “90210” and continued por...

Social media takeover

Social media takeover

Sophia Boyt, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018

With social media being one of the most controversial and influential forms of conversation available to people, especially teenagers, one might have predicted that online sharing would surpass classic printed newspapers in popularity at some point; now, that day has come. Printed newspaper has been the public’s ma...

New information in investigation on teacher who cut student’s hair

New information in investigation on teacher who cut student’s hair

Sophia Boyt, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018

After she was arrested on Dec. 7, 2018, when a video was released onto Reddit showing her cutting a student’s hair in front of the terrified children in her classroom, California teacher Margaret Gieszinger thinks she did not do anything extreme. Gieszinger, 52, was a teacher at University Prepar...

October tech releases

October tech releases

Slater Dixon

November 12, 2018

October is a time for Halloween, falling leaves and the unceasing march of time that draws us closer and closer to the cold, icy nightmare of winter. However, October is also the time of year when many large technology companies release new phones and other electronic goodies. It can be hard to keep...

Mr. FOSS, Linux and SJW’s

Mr. FOSS, Linux and SJW’s

Slater Dixon, Manager of Business

October 19, 2018

Eric Foss is a math teacher who teaches Geometry and Algebra II at LHS. FOSS, on the other hand, stands for Free and Open Source Software. FOSS is a cornerstone of the internet, but recent debates over a new Code of Conduct being adopted by open source projects are exposing rifts between communities that ...

Kavanaugh update: Roberts speaks up on controversy

Kavanaugh update: Roberts speaks up on controversy

Sophia Boyt, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018

     Following Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s contentious confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, Oct. 16, Chief Justice John Roberts assured the public that the Supreme Court will remain unbiased and united to serve the Constitution.      Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court on Saturday...

The Kaepernick controversy

The Kaepernick controversy

Landon DeBoer, Sports Editor

September 13, 2018

Looking back to late August into early September 2016, no one believed that a simple, peaceful protest by now former San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback, Colin Kaepernick would cause such an uproar and escalate into what it is now. Kaepernick made a household name of himself, not just because of his play on...