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Is This Really Co-Ed Gym Class?

Bella Hovis ('18), a Lenape soccer player

Alyssa Slovin, Social Media Coordinator

January 10, 2017

We've all seen it happen. In a gym class full of boys and girls, it often seems like the girls are an after thought. When every boy is being blocked in basketball, he will always get passed to before all of the wide-open girls are even considered. No one trusts girls to do anything right in gym, and...

“Triggered” or Thin Skin?

Kyra Berry, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

December 24, 2016

Triggered. It's a word teenagers are familiar with these days: We hear it in the halls, we see it on social media. To feel "triggered" is defined as any negative emotional response to a certain something. As someone growing up in this day and age, a trigger may refer to anything, be it a joke taken...

Lenape Challenge Day Inspires All Involved

Lenape Challenge Day was an emotional experience that has changed the way all involved view their peers at Lenape High School

Amanda Smalfus, Staff Writer

November 23, 2016

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,...

Escape The Room Review

Alyssa Slovin, Kira Ota, Becky Michnowski, Anna Rodefeld, Sanjana Jampana, Rana Hussein, Christine Shi and Karolyn Ficken ('18) at Escape The Room

Anna Rodefeld, Staff Writer

June 20, 2016

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...

A Goodbye to Mr. Tiriris

A Goodbye to Mr. Tiriris

Anna Rodefeld, Staff Writer

June 15, 2016

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

Freshmen at the Freshmen Dance

Kyra Berry, Staff Writer

June 11, 2016

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...

History Has Its Eyes On Hamilton

History Has Its Eyes On Hamilton

Maggie Brennen

June 5, 2016

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

Collection Marvel Cinematic Universe movies

Anna Rodefeld, Staff Writer

May 23, 2016

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...

Ciao Prof – Teacher Retirement Spotlight

Ciao Prof - Teacher Retirement Spotlight

Alyssa Slovin, Staff Writer

May 17, 2016

Mr. Paul Lange, the beloved Italian teacher who is better know as "Prof", will be retiring at the end of this school year. Although we were distraught when the news broke, we also could not be happier for Prof to experience new things away from rowdy high school life. He was named Lenape's t...

Does Allegiant Do Justice to the Divergent Series?

Does Allegiant Do Justice to the Divergent Series?

Kyra Berry, Staff writer

April 26, 2016

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...

Disney Turns 60

Disney Turns 60

Amanda Smalfus, Staff writer

March 19, 2016

This year marks the 60th anniversary of Walt Disney's Disneyland, opened on July 17th, 1955. Although the park itself is having celebrations through the summer, ABC aired "The Wonderful of Disney: Disneyland 60" as a one-night tribute to Disney's truly iconic work. The program, aired on February 21st,...

Last Chance to Dance?

Last Chance to Dance?

Amanda Smalfus, Staff writer

March 19, 2016

It seems with each new school year, class advisors struggle more and more to sell tickets for school dances. This year at Lenape, sophomore cotillion was around ten tickets away from being cancelled altogether. What has made students no longer want to attend these social events? Many people that go...

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