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A Tribute To Harper Lee

Rana Hussein, Staff Writer

March 8, 2016

In 1960, Harper Lee published the candid story of life as it was in Maycomb County called To Kill a Mockingbird.  Little did she know that today, nearly sixty years later, this story would continue to move and inspire millions with its timeless themes of acceptance and defiance. Unfo...

High School Musical Fans Gotta Go Their Own Way?

High School Musical Fans Gotta Go Their Own Way?

Alyssa Slovin, Staff Writer

March 7, 2016

Fans of the well-known Disney franchise, "High School Musical" (HSM), have been yearning for an addition to the series for several years. As the three movies were some of Disney's highest grossing original movies, there is a lot to live up to. Rumors of a HSM4 have been circulating for a while, but...

Free Ke$ha

Free Ke$ha

Andi Cho, Staff Writer

February 28, 2016

Social media lately has been buzzing with tweets and hashtags “FREE KE$HA,” but what is it really about? Ke$ha, or formally known as Kesha Rose Sebert, is one of  the  late 2000’s most beloved pop singers, but she and her music are currently being tied down thanks to one man--Lukasz Gott...

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review

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Anna Rodefeld

December 21, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been the most highly anticipated movie of the year. Fans, young and old, have flocked to movie theaters across the world in order to see this movie. Countless advertisements have aired and everywhere you look there is Star Wars merchandise. This movie has had a lot of ...

Hindsight on Homecoming Court

Sophomore Jayen Patel (Class of 2018) poses for a picture with the recently elected Homecoming King, Kavi Munjal (Class of 2016)

Amanda Smalfus, Staff Writer

December 21, 2015

Homecoming is a high school staple. Dress shopping, football games, dates, and voting for homecoming court. For as long as many of us can remember here at Lenape, voting for Homecoming Court was an activity enjoyed by each of the four grades. Unexpectedly this year, however, voting was only open to seniors....

Harry Potter and the 25 Days of Christmas

Harry Potter and the 25 Days of Christmas

Alyssa Slovin, Staff writer

December 16, 2015

In this season full of Christmas trees, lights, and snow, not many people think of defeating Lord Voldemort. Instead, people want to enjoy the old fashioned, clay animation holiday cartoons that they grew up with, under the comfort of their fuzzy blanket. That is, except ABC Family. During the whole of December, they have The 25 Days of Christmas, which is a 25 day long...

Homecoming: Senior Perspective

Homecoming: Senior Perspective

Maya Georgi, Editor-in-Chief

December 2, 2015

Historically, Homecoming is an American tradition rooted around raising school spirit. The football game, the decorations, the spirit dress up days, the winners of homecoming court all add up to the final dance meant to celebrate the "coming home" game. In Lenape history and really most high schools...

Thanksgiving or Black Friday Eve?

Enthusiastic Black Friday Shoppers

Shannon Lambert, Staff Writer

November 29, 2015

It's official: the holidays are in the air and it's the most wonderful time of the year, isn't it? The holiday season always begins with Thanksgiving, which landed on November 26th this year. While sitting at the dinner table during Thanksgiving, many families will  take the time out to give thanks...

Quantico: The Show You Should Be Watching

Quantico: The Show You Should Be Watching

Kyra Berry, Staff Writer

November 23, 2015

I have to say it: Fall TV has been pretty good this year. I'm sure you've gotten into some of the new shows this season, ones like Blindspot, Blood & Oil, Scream Queens, Rosewood, and Wicked City are all great. My favorite, however, is Quantico. The new ABC thriller stars Priyanka Chopra...

Bieber Drops the Old Act and a New Album

Bieber Drops the Old Act and a New Album

Maya Georgi, Editor-in-Chief

November 23, 2015

Last week, Justin Bieber dropped his much anticipated album "Purpose." The response was completely unexpected. Old Bieber fans, often referred to as "Beliebers", understandingly ate it up, loving every song and quickly learning each lyric. But with his new album, Bieber seems to have gained an even broader ...

YouTube Red

Julia Zak ('18) (top left), Imani Burton ('18) (top right), Becky Michnowski ('18) (bottom left), and Nivi Ramalingam ('18) (bottom right) all sharing opinions

Alyssa Slovin and Anna Rodefeld

November 13, 2015

Ten years ago, Youtube was invented and slowly it became what it is today. Anyone can make videos, anyone can watch videos, and everyone can get involved. Now, YouTube has changed the game once again with YouTube Red. This new invention is an offshoot of YouTube that blocks all ads, has exclusive co...

Rolling into Fall and Opinions on Modified Block Scheduling

Rolling into Fall and Opinions on Modified Block Scheduling

Megha Bharadwaj, Staff Writer

November 4, 2015

As we roll into the beginning of November, I pondered how my fellow students and the staff members felt about the new schedule implemented this year. There was a lot of mixed opinions last year when administration revealed they would be implementing a rotating schedule. Personally, I was immensely su...

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