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“Hug Me Brotha”

“Hug Me Brotha”

Angelina Rubinacci, Staff Writer

January 28, 2017


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

It's been 13 years since the popular series, Drake and Josh aired on Nickelodeon. The show followed step brothers Drake Parker and Josh Nicols as they navigated through life, mostly the crazy antics Drake dragged Josh into. An example of one of those instances is when Drake tried to do something nice...

La La Land: A Must See

La La Land: A Must See

Amanda Smalfus, Staff Writer

January 19, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Review, Showcase

December 9th, 2016 was the premiere date for, La La Land, a musical motion picture directed by Damien Chazelle that chronicles the romance between an aspiring actress Mia and jazz pianist Sebastian, played by Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. It even features a cameo from John Legend. This is the third film...

Everyone’s Finding “Fantastic Beasts” in Their Hearts

Everyone’s Finding “Fantastic Beasts” in Their Hearts

Alyssa Slovin, Social Media Coordinator

January 14, 2017


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

2016 brought us a lot of rough times and events that no one asked for, but it also brought us "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them".  "Fantastic Beasts" is a new addition to the Harry Potter universe, one that many of us thought we were very familiar with. However, with  this film, even hardcore...

How to Actually Beat Your New Year’s Resolution

How to Actually Beat Your New Year’s Resolution

Andi Cho, Staff Writer

January 2, 2017


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

January 1st seems like the golden date. It’s the perfect opportunity to start a fresh list of resolutions and ‘start over.’ The calendar has reset and we all have the same 12 months, 52 weeks, and 365 days to become a better version, so why not embrace the new year with a new mindset?   ...

Dodge Poetry Festival 2016

Dodge Poetry Festival 2016

Alyssa Slovin, Social Media Coordinator

November 6, 2016


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

Instead of participating in this year's Pride Day, students in Creative Writing and Poetry classes (or anyone else with an interest) took a trip to the Dodge Poetry Festival in Newark, New Jersey. Friday, October 21st was Free Student Day. At the Festival, we listened to famous poets recite and speak abou...

YA Fiction Welcomes Back Veronica Roth

YA Fiction Welcomes Back Veronica Roth

Amanda Smalfus, Staff Writer

September 28, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Divergent fans are jumping for joy with the news that Veronica Roth will be releasing a new book, entitled Carve the Mark, on January 17, 2017. The book will be followed with a sequel in 2018, as Roth has a two-book deal with Harper Collins for the project.   Roth had been hinting  big reveals on her ...

Escape The Room Review

Escape The Room Review

Anna Rodefeld, Staff Writer

June 20, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Miscellaneous, Opinion, Review, Showcase

Escape The Room is a puzzle-based game where you along with 9 other people are locked in a room with only one goal: escape. You get 60 minutes to solve a multitude of clues and find the key that unlocks the door. You periodically receive hints from a “Cluemaster” but for the most part, you and your...

History Has Its Eyes On Hamilton

History Has Its Eyes On Hamilton

Maggie Brennen

June 4, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Review, Showcase, Uncategorized

Just a year ago, if you searched the name "Hamilton" on the internet, you would see images of the same portrait over and over again and countless articles and essays on a founding father who sounds vaguely familiar. Now, you are bound to see an album with over 40 songs on iTunes, pictures of a Broadway...

Every Marvel Cinematic Universe Movie Ranked From Best To Worst

Every Marvel Cinematic Universe Movie Ranked From Best To Worst

Anna Rodefeld, Staff Writer

May 23, 2016


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

On May 6, 2016, the 13th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) was released. The movie is titled Captain America: Civil War and featured Iron Man and Captain America, leading teams of other super-powered individuals in a fight against whether the government should have control over the people in t...

Does Allegiant Do Justice to the Divergent Series?

Does Allegiant Do Justice to the Divergent Series?

Kyra Berry, Staff writer

April 26, 2016


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

Most people say no. Allegiant Part 1 hit theaters Friday March 18, 2016 and was expected to be an immediate hit due to the success of both prior movies, Divergent and Insurgent. However, this was not the case. The final time for Allegiant came in at just over 2 hours, a far cry from the almost 3...

Harry Potter Play to Hit Book Stands As Well

Harry Potter Play to Hit Book Stands As Well

Maya Georgi, Editor-in-Chief

March 22, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Miscellaneous, News, Showcase

It’s here: the thing we’ve all been waiting for, an 8th Harry Potter book. It’s just not coming in the form some of us expected or even hoped for. J.K. Rowling’s eighth installment of the wondrous adventure adventure and world that is Harry Potter is coming in the form of a written play, titled “The Cursed Child.” Though many fans were exp...

The Return of the Tanners

Maggie Brennan, Staff Writer

March 22, 2016


Filed under TV/Movies

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that the Netflix original series Fuller House released its first season on February 26th. This lead to the internet exploding with 90's kids reminiscing about the classic sitcom they grew up with, Full House, which the new show is based off of. Bec...

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