Lincoln High School Statesman

LHS divided but not defeated

The growing gap between liberals and conservatives, republicans and democrats, has been cause for differing attitudes towards the politics of today.

Veronica Iseminger, Staff Writer

October 21, 2020

With the smell of dying leaves and political tension in the air, friends, families and neighbors alike have turned against each other, and you’d be mistaken to think that it would end at school. If anything, the tense atmosphere just festers amongst the hands of students. With election day creeping clos...

Noem’s big move

Governor Kristi Noem

Slater Dixon, Perspectives Editor

May 15, 2020

In early April, national anxieties about the COVID-19 outbreak reached a new high. The Surgeon General made headlines on Fox News Sunday with his claim that “This is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment, only it’s not going to be localized.” At least 13,883 people lost their lives tha...

House committee kills bill striking vaccine requirements for schools

LHS Nurse's Office

Slater Dixon, Perspectives Editor

February 26, 2020

On Tuesday, the South Dakota House Health and Human Services committee heard a bill that would have struck mandates requiring immunizations for all students. A motion to move the bill to the 41st day passed 10-2, effectively killing it (there are only 40 days in the South Dakota legislative session). 

Democrats begin impeachment inquiry into President Trump

The House of Representatives has begun an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

Landon DeBoer, Sports Editor

September 26, 2019

Late Tuesday afternoon, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi formally announced that the United States House of Representatives and its subcommittees were going to begin an inquiry for the impeachment of President Trump. The specific charge the House Democrats are making their impeachment case on is the...

Trump uses executive privilege over the Mueller report

The release of the full Mueller report has caused a controversy between House Democrats and President Trump that may end in an extended legal battle.

Landon DeBoer, Sports Editor

May 9, 2019

Yesterday, President Trump used his executive privilege to block the House Judiciary Committee from obtaining the full, unredacted report on Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. In response to President Trump’s use of the principle of executive priv...

Fahrenheit 11/9: Exposing the political problems of the U.S.

Moore's documentary encapsulates the current political system and exposes its flaws.

Landon DeBoer, Sports Editor

February 28, 2019

Warning: Spoilers ahead. Michael Moore’s enlightening documentary, “Fahrenheit 11/9,” reveals the events that led to the unsuspected election of President Donald Trump on Nov. 9, 2016. Moore’s exposé on the 2016 Presidential election and how President Trump won the presidency is infor...

Political tweets: divide and conquer?

From Kanye West's MAGA rant to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's dispute with President Trump, Twitter is somewhat of a battleground for politics.

Lauren Teller, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019

If you back the second amendment, then you are a Republican. If you support abortion rights, then you are a Democrat. If you had to Google the second amendment, or any other measure making an appearance in the news recently, then you probably are the average American youth; one whose political awareness n...

Government shutdown continues

Due to the government shutdown, federal properties are closed.

Cathleen Weng, News Editor

January 10, 2019

Wednesday, Jan. 9 - President Donald Trump walks out of a White House meeting as the partial government shutdown nears its fourth week. Already deep into the second longest government shutdown in history (although, at 19 days long, it is quickly catching up in length to the 21 day shutdown in 19...

Midterm madness

With the highest voter turnout for a Midterm Election in U.S. history, the Democrats were able to take control of the House while the Republicans remained in control of the Senate.

Landon DeBoer, Sports Editor

November 8, 2018

As millions of ballots came pouring in late Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning, it was clear the “blue wave,” or at least a blue ripple would crash into the U.S. The Democrats made an important stride by regaining control of the House of Representatives for the first time since 2010....

Kavanaugh update: Roberts speaks up on controversy

Justice Brett Kavanaugh

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...

Could South Dakota have a Democratic governor?

The state's capitol building will soon be run by a new governor.

Slater Dixon, Manager of Business

October 12, 2018

As the race for South Dakota’s newest governor continues, the increasing popularity of Billie Sutton makes the election of a Democratic governor seems increasingly possible. Sutton and his Republican opponent, Kristi Noem, have a lot in common. Both are keen to point out their small town origins;...