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“Hello” Again, Adele

Amanda Smalfus, Staffwriter

November 4, 2015

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

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

Miranda Marshall ('17) holds a copy of Halsey's new album Badlands

Megha Bharadwaj, Staffwriter

September 23, 2015

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

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

Above are 5 of the sophomores that went on the Cooper Trauma Trip: (Left to Right) Isabel Chacko, Alexis Cao, Megan Quimby, Patricia Thomas, and Megha Bharadwaj

Jasmine Philip and Radhe Bangad

March 5, 2015

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 21, 2015

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...

Into The Woods Review

The movie poster for Into The Woods

Michelle Xu, Staff Writer

February 17, 2015

Into The Woods is a movie released on the 25th of December last year that takes the norm of four of the Grimm fairy tales and gives it a dark and musical twist, interlocking them with an original story of a baker and his wife. When I first heard about this movie from my cousins, I thought, “Man, I’m ...

Between Shades of Gray

Between Shades of Gray

Kyra Berry

February 1, 2015

"Have you ever wondered what a human life is worth? That morning, my brother's was worth a pocket watch." In the mesmerizing debut novel by Ruta Sepetys, Between Shades of Gray follows 15-year-old Lina, who is living in Lithuania in the early 1940s. One night, the Soviet secret police barge into h...

Truth Untold

Truth Untold

Sierra Pisiechko, Staff Writer

January 5, 2015

The spreading virus known as Ebola has come to the United States recently. Ebola's outbreak started in West Africa in March of 2014. The virus has nearly infected more than 6,000 people in Guinea. Liberia Sierra Leone, Nigeria, and Senegal. It is certain that numbers will increase over time. From this...

2014 Forest Hill Drives Album Review: A Drive Through J. Cole’s Rise to Success

2014 Forest Hill Drives Album Review: A Drive Through J. Cole’s Rise to Success

Maya Georgi, Staff Writer

December 23, 2014

These days rap albums are expected to be doused in loud beats and references to drugs and money. But 2014 Forest Hills Drive breaks these normalities with utter grace. J. Cole stands as the mastermind behind this album’s graceful beauty. What makes this album beautiful? The slow beats crafted perfe...

She Never Goes Out of Style

She Never Goes Out of Style

Alyssa Slovin, Staff Writer

December 15, 2014

We all have our favorite singers.  We all have our favorite celebrities.  We all want to rely on them to be the person we love.  We  want them to stay just as they are forever.  We do this because we think we know what we love. Sometimes, though, change comes and doesn't disappoint - it excites. Tayl...

Lenape High Schools Presents: The Great Gatsby

Photos Taken by Laura Craffey

Shannon Lambert and Megha Bharadwaj

December 1, 2014

Lenape High School’s production of The Great Gatsby turned out to be quite a success this year. Opening night was Wednesday, November 19th and there were two more performances on the following Thursday and Saturday. Fellow Smoke Signal staff Megha Bharadwaj ('17) and I went to see the show on Sat...

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