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2019 Summer Reads

2019 Summer Reads

Claire Zhang, Staff Writer

June 21, 2019

Summer is finally here! And there’s no better way to sit back and relax than with your nose in a book! Here are some amazing reads that will be sure to pull you into pure summer mode. **Note: The “reading level” is very much relative and subjective. Beyond the literal reading skill (vocabular...

Restaurant Review: Max Brenner

Restaurant Review: Max Brenner

Olivia Cao, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

April 27, 2019

Max Brenner is a restaurant and chocolate bar in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While offering a variety of delicious foods such as their mac and cheese burger, Max Brenner focuses on providing customers with the most delectable assortment of chocolate desserts. They even have a chocolate store in their...

Smoke Signal Spotlight: Dungeons & Dragons Club

Tharun Iyer

December 7, 2018

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...

Senior Day of Service!

Senior Day of Service!

Alyssa Slovin, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

June 7, 2018

Senior Day of Service is an opportunity for seniors to give back to their community by cleaning up local beaches, planting in local areas, or even entertaining and educating elementary schoolers. German IV and AP Spanish V travelled together to Parkway Elementary School, here in Mount Laurel. Both of them performed abbreviated and translated versions of popular movies. While German performed Cinderel...

Fun in the Sun in the Garden State

Fun in the Sun in the Garden State

Dipabali Jana, Staff Writer

May 29, 2018

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...

Ladies’ Olympic Figure Skating RECAP

Ladies’ Olympic Figure Skating RECAP

Alyssa Slovin, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

February 25, 2018

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

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...

“The Greatest Show”

“The Greatest Show”

Alyssa Slovin, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

February 14, 2018

"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...

Sophomore Cotillion Recap!

Sophomore Cotillion Recap!

Olivia Cao, Staff Writer

January 30, 2018

On January 26, 2018, the Class of 2020 held its Sophomore Cotillion. The night was a smashing success with a turnout of 250 sophomores and guests. This was significantly more people than the amount of freshmen at the Glow Dance last year. The night was filled with dancing, music, Chick-fil-A s...

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

Anna Rodefeld, Media Coordinator

November 30, 2017

Every fall, the Lenape Theater Department puts on a spectacular play, surrounding the community with joy, and this year was no different. Performances of this year's production, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves", ran on Thursday, November 16th, and then twice on Saturday, November 18th. Like previous...

Murder on the Orient Express – Movie Review

Murder on the Orient Express – Movie Review

Sophie Mavrodin, Historian

November 27, 2017

Adapted from the original novel by Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express is a thrilling story that surpassed the the pages of its book and continued to the big screen and the theater stage. In this most recent film, we follow the famous detective, Hercule Poirot, on a short vacation by a train...

Thanksgiving Traditions

Thanksgiving Traditions

Olivia Cao, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017

Thanksgiving is an American tradition that dates back to 1621 when the Pilgrims’ had their first successful harvest thanks to the help of Squanto, a Native American. To celebrate, the Pilgrims had a feast with the local Native American tribes. (“History of Thanksgiving”) Nowadays, most people celebrate...

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