Lincoln High School Statesman

Stranded and Afraid; Episode 1

Map of the adventure of a lifetime with Daniel and Henry.

February 25, 2020

This video was inspired by the online game Geoguessr.com. My classmate Daniel Bethke and I were blindfolded and dropped off in a remote part of Sioux Falls SD in hopes to find our way back to Lincoln. All though it was kinda dangerous we had fun and it was a pretty cool challenge.

Pho Thai

Chicken SEE EW, one dish that is served at the newly opened Pho Thai.

Abbie DeKramer, staff writer

December 18, 2019

Pho Thai is a new restaurant in Sioux Falls that aims to serve as the first authentic Thai, Vietnamese and Chinese restaurant in the downtown area. As I visited Pho Thai, I was accompanied by Rachel Overstreet and Corrin Gillespie. My first reaction to the location was inherently positive. I was greet...

Upcoming change to SFSD grading scale

The SFSD is in the process of changing the grading scale for the 2020-2021 school year.

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...

Horror of the ash borer: the sequel

Sioux Falls park services have recently begun the process of removing the city's ash trees.

Caroline Sudbeck, Entertainment Editor

May 21, 2019

The city of Sioux Falls has officially begun its ash tree removal process, much to the dismay of many citizens, especially citizens in heavily forested urban areas. For neighborhoods like the McKennan Park area, the trees are partially what makes the neighborhood so special and unique. As such, ...

Summers in Sioux Falls

Hammocking and afternoon trips downtown are among the most popular activities for high school students in the summer.

Elizabeth Boysen, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019

With only a few weeks left of school, students are anxiously awaiting the first day of summer, when their only worry will be figuring out what to do in their three months of freedom. While Sioux Falls might seem boring, the summer months are full of different events and ways for people to spend time....

The way to fundraise: President’s Bowl 5k

Lila Batcheller competing on stilts with her partner during last summer's

Caroline Sudbeck, Entertainment Editor

April 29, 2019

The annual President’s Bowl Fundraiser is kicking off this June 21st. Runners, walkers and fun-havers of all ages are invited to attend and help out with the important fundraising cause. Proceeds from the President’s Bowl Fundraiser are transferred to a collection of money that is generated ...

Downtown is about to get a whole lot better

The construction of the Levitt shell is well underway and expected to be completed in time for summer concerts this year.

Elizabeth Boysen, Staff Writer

April 24, 2019

Downtown Sioux Falls is already one of the most popular places to go all year round, but especially in the summer months. Now there will be another reason to spend summer evenings in the most lively part of the city. A new concert venue will be open for business this summer, hosting free concerts every...

TEDx returns to Sioux Falls

Kristyne Duffy speaks at TEDxUSD last year in Vermilion, SD

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 critique on Sioux Falls weather

To this day, some parts of the city are still flooded with melted snow and rainwater.

Sophia Boyt, News Editor

March 21, 2019

    It’s a warm, shiny, crisp spring day in Sioux Falls, SD. Petite songbirds hop from branch to branch, singing sweet tunes in a melodic stream of odd chirps and hoots. The scent of freshly cut grass stings the air with blades of green and growth. Dewdrops gently slip off of soft leaves, shower...

Small Business, Big Mission

Breakfast at Daily Clean Food and Drink featuring a Gluten Free Scone, Energizer Monkey Smoothie, a glass of regular drip coffee, Holy Guacamole toast, and Loaded PB and J  toast on Gluten Free bread.

Caroline Sudbeck, Staff Writer

January 3, 2019

With a New Year comes time for resolutions and trying to find ways to improve your life and well being, but look no further than a drive down Western to arrive at Daily Clean Food and Drink a restaurant which is sure to please your palate and those New Years goals. When I first imagined Daily Clean Food and D...

The horror of the ash borer

The emerald ash borer has officially been found in Sioux Falls and the city has begun it's tree removal process.

Caroline Sudbeck, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018

  One name has been changed in this story in order to maintain the anonymity of a source. This name will be indicated by a * during the person’s first mention. The emerald ash borer is a serious threat to all ash tree species and many cultivar hybrids in North America. The emerald ash b...

Sioux Falls’ future is in its past

Downtown Sioux Falls, South Dakota looking South on Main Ave. on June 6, 2018.

Daniel Bethke, Journalism Student

October 22, 2018

Sioux Falls, one of the fastest growing cities in the country, clearly has a lot to learn from larger cities. There are several ways to construct buildings in Sioux Falls’ future. Each method has its own advantages and drawbacks. In any case, the goal of urban design should be to minimize pollution ...