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2019 NBA Playoffs: How it Works and Star Breakdown

2019 NBA Playoffs: How it Works and Star Breakdown

Claire Zhang, Staff Writer

April 27, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, Sports, TV/Movies

The 2019 NBA Playoffs are officially in full swing! For those who aren’t familiar, the NBA (National Basketball Association) is divided into six team divisions to compose two conferences: The Atlantic, Central, and Southeast divisions make up the Eastern Conference, and the Northwest, Southwest...

The Legacy of Stephen Hillenburg

The Legacy of Stephen Hillenburg

December 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Miscellaneous, News, Showcase

On March 27th, 2017, Stephen Hillenburg, creator of Spongebob Squarepants, the fifth longest running cartoon in America, was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, an incurable neurodegenerative illness that weakens functionality in muscles and physical...

Smoke Signal Spotlight: Dungeons & Dragons Club

Tharun Iyer

December 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Clubs, Miscellaneous, Opinion, Review, Showcase, Student Life

Have you ever imagined yourself as someone else? A hero, a villain, or just a person who walks around singing. The Dungeons and Dragons club allows you to do that and much more. For the people who don’t know what Dungeons and Dragons is, here’s a summary. The game D&D is a tabletop RPG (role pl...

How to Make a String Bracelet

How to Make a String Bracelet

Olivia Cao, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

September 19, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Miscellaneous, Showcase, Student Life

Are you interested in a string bracelet that's fun to make and trendy to wear? If your answer is yes, continue to read on for two string bracelet designs that you can make! Here's how to make the first design: 1. Choose 3 different colored strings and cut them so that they are each double the size...

Fun in the Sun in the Garden State

Fun in the Sun in the Garden State

Dipabali Jana, Staff Writer

May 29, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Events, Opinion, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

We all can't wait for summer vacation. The sunny weather, the beach waves, and the fun activities are just one month away. For those of you who are thinking of making some plans, but running out of ideas here are some enjoyable things you can do during summer in New Jersey. The obvious outing...

Lenape Talent Show Recap

Saumya Mavuri, Staff Writer

May 22, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Awards/Recognition, Events, Showcase, Student Life

Lenape High School held its annual talent show on February 13, 2018. There were many performances. Olivia Cao, Dipabali Jana started of the show by singing "Brave" by Sara Bareilles. Following their performance there were many more singing acts, as well as dancing, martial arts, and rapping. A...

Ladies’ Olympic Figure Skating RECAP

Ladies’ Olympic Figure Skating RECAP

Alyssa Slovin, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

February 25, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Awards/Recognition, Events, Miscellaneous, News, Review, Showcase, Sports, TV/Movies, Uncategorized

Although women's figure skating started off its Olympic season in a straight forward, undramatic manner, that trend did not continue during the actual Olympic competitions. The Olympic team is determined after the United States Figure Skating Association’s National Championships: typically consisting of the top three scorers at that event, but it’s ...

Men’s Olympic Figure Skating RECAP

Men’s Olympic Figure Skating RECAP

Alyssa Slovin, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

February 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Awards/Recognition, Events, Miscellaneous, News, Review, Showcase, Sports

It's Olympic season! In the world of US figure skating, it has been a wild season! A month ago, at the United States Figure Skating Association's National Championships, there was great uproar over which male skaters would qualify for the Olympic team. The top three skaters at the US Championshi...

Mr. Lenape 2018

Mr. Lenape 2018

Emily Michnowski, Staff Writer

February 19, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Events, Showcase, Student Life

On January 31, 2018, Lenape held its annual Mr. Lenape Pageant. This competition is made up of 12 senior boys, each given a different month of the year, and each contestant escorted by a female senior. Each boy must come up with a dance routine involving at least one student from each grade, encouraging ...

“The Greatest Show”

“The Greatest Show”

Alyssa Slovin, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

February 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Review, Showcase, TV/Movies, Uncategorized

"So tell me do you wanna go?/ Where it's covered in all the colored lights/ Where the runaways are running the night/ Impossible comes true, it's taking over you/ Oh, this is the greatest show!" This winter, a new movie musical was released, with music written by Justin Paul and Benj Pasek, Tony and Oscar award winners for the music in Dear Evan Hansen and La La La...

Lenape Theater Presents AIDA

Lenape Theater Presents AIDA

Amanda Wichelman, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Events, News, Showcase, Student Life

Aida is an epic tale about forbidden love, loyalty, and betrayal. It is the story of an enslaved Nubian princess, Aida, who finds herself falling in love with Radames, an Egyptian soldier, who is betrothed to the Princess Amneris. Aida struggles to find a balance amid her growing love for Radames and her ...

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