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Lenape Challenge Day Inspires All Involved

Lenape Challenge Day Inspires All Involved

Amanda Smalfus, Staff Writer

November 23, 2016


Filed under Events, Review, Showcase, Student Life

Friday, November 4th, a select group of approximately 100 students from Lenape were invited to participate in Challenge Day, a social and emotional education program designed to help increase connection between middle and high school students, with the hope that eventually every student can feel safe,...

Seniors Participate in Annual Pinning Ceremony

Seniors Participate in Annual Pinning Ceremony

Srishti Dhar, Editor-in-Chief

November 10, 2016


Filed under Events, Showcase

On October 27 2016, Lenape seniors and their families gathered in the auditorium for the annual Senior Pinning Ceremony. This ceremony organized by Lenape’s Renaissance club is exclusively for seniors and their parents/guardians. During the program, seniors placed round Lenape “L” pins on ...

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...

Share Your Music with the School!

Share Your Music with the School!

Anna Rodefeld and Alyssa Slovin

October 23, 2016


Filed under Clubs, Showcase, Student Life

Do you have the best taste in music? Do you want to share your favorite songs with the school? Then you should check out the new Lenape TV Spotify page! The Lenape TV Spotify page was founded this year by Samantha Blyn ('18) and was created so students could show Lenape the songs that they love.  Every...

Students Represent Presidential Candidates in Mock Debate 2016

Students Represent Presidential Candidates in Mock Debate 2016

Shannon Lambert, Staff Writer

October 1, 2016


Filed under Events, News, Showcase

After months of preposterous campaigning and amusing television debates, presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, are in the final stretch of the 2016 election. In a little over a month, on November 8th, Americans will line up at the polls and elect the next commander in chief. Whether the American people choos...

Benvenuto, Prof G – New Teacher Spotlight

Benvenuto, Prof G – New Teacher Spotlight

Alyssa Slovin, Social Media Coordinator

October 1, 2016


Filed under Awards/Recognition, Lenape Staff, Showcase

This new school year has brought changes to our Lenape Family, including new staff members. One addition is James Goetschius, also known as Prof G., the new Italian teacher. He has been studying Italian since the beginning of elementary school and plans on improving our Italian program. I sat down...

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 ...

Invincible Indians

Invincible Indians

Amanda Smalfus, Staff Writer

September 16, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Student Life

This past Friday, the Lenape Indians celebrated an impressive victory over Trenton in their home opener, starting the season off with a record of 1-0. The game was exciting from start to finish, with a Trenton fumble half way through the first quarter that resulted in a Lenape recovery. By the end...

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...

2016 OBOS: Brothers Forever

2016 OBOS: Brothers Forever

Srishti Dhar, Assistant Editor-In-Chief

June 15, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Uncategorized

This summer, Lenape students and staff will all read the novel Brothers Forever. This remarkable war story is about the bond between two young men in the military––Travis Manion, a fallen US Marine, and Brendan Looney, a fallen US Navy Seal. Manion and Looney were former roommates who showed imme...

A Goodbye to Mr. Tiriris

A Goodbye to Mr. Tiriris

Anna Rodefeld, Staff Writer

June 15, 2016


Filed under Awards/Recognition, Lenape Staff, News, Showcase, Staff Editorial

Mr. Tiriris, better known to his students as “Mr. T” is a Lenape Biology teacher who will retire at the end of the year. Mr. T is a fantastic Biology teacher, who manages to make the class fun, despite any disinterest in the subject.  His lessons are entertaining and the labs done in class are enjo...

First Year Flies By For Freshmen

First Year Flies By For Freshmen

Kyra Berry, Staff Writer

June 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

As the 2015-2016 school year draws to a close, it is the perfect time to reflect on the great memories and positive changes Lenape High School underwent this year. Here's what Lenape's freshmen class thought about their inaugural year. Annabelle Estep ('19) said, "It was a good year. I would suggest...

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