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Homecoming: Senior Perspective

Homecoming: Senior Perspective

Maya Georgi, Editor-in-Chief

December 2, 2015


Filed under Events, Opinion, Showcase, Student Life

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?

Thanksgiving or Black Friday Eve?

Shannon Lambert, Staff Writer

November 29, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Uncategorized

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


Filed under Opinion, Review, Showcase, TV/Movies

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Miscellaneous, Review, Showcase

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

YouTube Red

Alyssa Slovin and Anna Rodefeld

November 13, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Review, Showcase

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


Filed under News, Opinion, Showcase, Student Life

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...

“Hello” Again, Adele

“Hello” Again, Adele

Amanda Smalfus, Staffwriter

November 4, 2015


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

First she chased pavements, then set fire to the rain. For a while she rolled in the deep, but no matter what romantic turmoil she sings of, her booming, soulful voice has always made us feel her love. That's right, Adele is back in the music scene, and the world couldn't be happier. Just a week ago,...

Lenape Students and Staff Read She Is Not Invisible

Lenape Students and Staff Read She Is Not Invisible

Srishti Dhar, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Review, Showcase

This past summer, the students and staff at Lenape read the fiction novel She Is Not Invisible as a part of our One Book One School Program. She Is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick tells the story of a young, blind girl named Laureth. Laureth, along with her younger brother, travels to New York...

Nothing Can Hold Her Down

Nothing Can Hold Her Down

Megha Bharadwaj, Staffwriter

September 23, 2015


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

On August 28th 2015, upcoming singer/songwriter Halsey released her new album Badlands. The title is inspired to feel like an isolated wasteland where the musical journey of the album beings. As the tracks progress the content of the songs become “dreamy” eventually entering the state of a “dream...

In The Blink Of An Eye

In The Blink Of An Eye

Shannon Lambert, Staff Writer

May 21, 2015


Filed under News, Opinion, Showcase, Student Life

Sometimes as teenagers, we forget to stop and "smell the roses". As cliché as it sounds, it is the truth. Even though school may seem to be dragging right now, with summer almost in our grasp, high school goes by much quicker than you'd expect. These crucial four years of your life go by in the...

Small Decisions, Big Outcomes

Small Decisions, Big Outcomes

Jasmine Philip and Radhe Bangad

March 5, 2015


Filed under Events, News, Opinion, Showcase, Staff Editorial

This past week, we were among a group of students that went on a field trip to the Cooper Trauma Center in Camden, NJ. During the trip, we learned about many things that were both educational and eye-opening. Our time at the Cooper Trauma Center definitely had an impact on our daily lives, further enforcing...

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

Alexis Cao and Smriti Nair

February 20, 2015


Filed under News, Opinion, Showcase, Staff Editorial, Student Life

As students, we have a lot of decisions to make on our paths toward a successful career, some of which will prove critical. Some decisions may leave positive repercussions for years, while some may leave terrible consequences. Every decision we make builds our person. Thus, it is important to look at...

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