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Into The Woods Review

Into The Woods Review

Michelle Xu, Staff Writer

February 16, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News, Opinion, Review, Showcase, TV/Movies

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


Filed under News, Opinion, Review, Showcase

"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


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

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


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

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Lenape Staff, News, Opinion, Review, Showcase

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

Lenape High Schools Presents: The Great Gatsby

Shannon Lambert and Megha Bharadwaj

December 1, 2014


Filed under Events, News, Opinion, Review, Showcase, Student Life

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...

What I Learned From James Clementi About Being An Upstander

What I Learned From James Clementi About Being An Upstander

Jack Watson

October 24, 2014


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

Four years and one month ago, the lives of the Clementi family were changed forever. Meeting James and his family changed mine.

What is an Upstander?

What is an Upstander?

Roshan Vasoya, Staff Writer

October 22, 2014


Filed under News, Opinion, Showcase, Staff Editorial

I asked people throughout my day one question: what is an Upstander? Through the Week of Respect and Violence Awareness Week, we, as a school, have been reminded to show exemplary compassion and responsible restrain when confronted. Interestingly enough, the most common response to my question was, “One...

The Best of Me… For the Hopeless Romantic

The Best of Me… For the Hopeless Romantic

Michelle Xu and Sierra Pisiechko

October 20, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News, Opinion, Review, Showcase, TV/Movies

Disclaimer: We haven’t read the book, so this article is based only on the movie. Michelle Xu’s Opinion: If you haven’t watched it yet, The Best of Me is a new chick flick based on a Nicholas Sparks novel that came out on the 17th of October. Since I heard it was a really sad movie, I expected myself to be dragged half-sobbing out of the theater, yet when we got out at the end, I wa...

Lorien Legacies: More Complex Than Just Counting To Nine

Lorien Legacies:  More Complex Than Just Counting To Nine

Alyssa Slovin, Staff Writer

October 18, 2014


Filed under News, Opinion, Review, Showcase

Aliens have created some of the best features of Earth and we don't even know it.  They've been visiting here for years, helping us.  It is now our chance to return the favor. At least, it is in this action packed set of novels. The New York Times bestselling series, Lorien Legacies, written by ...

Sail into the Sixth Generation of Apple

Sail into the Sixth Generation of Apple

Megha Bharadwaj, Staff Writer

September 17, 2014


Filed under News, Opinion, Review, Showcase

September 19th marks the date of Apple’s latest product release, and this time it’s said to be bigger than ever. The products up for grab are the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Watch, and the new operating device iOS8. Apple received more than four million pre-orders on the two new models of phones...

A New Allegory: Monument 14

A New Allegory: Monument 14

Melissa Friedhoff, Staff Writer

September 16, 2014


Filed under News, Opinion, Review, Showcase

Hail, chemical weapons, plumes of mind-controlling smoke, and…pizza? A one book one school selection never sounded more compelling. Monument 14 seems to have captured the attention of the Lenape class with its fast-paced rhythm and unexpected relatability. Emmy Laybourne’s gripping tale starts off...

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