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The Sun Comes Out for Lenape’s Production of Annie!

The Sun Comes Out for Lenape’s Production of Annie!

Srishti Dhar, Editor-in-Chief

March 24, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Review, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

Last weekend Lenape Theater performed its last show of the musical Annie.With a new director, Mr. Michael Del Rossi, this year's production was like no other. The show consisted of amazing performances and sets. This year's show was unique in that there was a large representation of underclassmen...

La La Land: A Must See

La La Land: A Must See

Amanda Smalfus, Staff Writer

January 19, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Review, Showcase

December 9th, 2016 was the premiere date for, La La Land, a musical motion picture directed by Damien Chazelle that chronicles the romance between an aspiring actress Mia and jazz pianist Sebastian, played by Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. It even features a cameo from John Legend. This is the third film...

Everyone’s Finding “Fantastic Beasts” in Their Hearts

Everyone’s Finding “Fantastic Beasts” in Their Hearts

Alyssa Slovin, Social Media Coordinator

January 14, 2017


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

2016 brought us a lot of rough times and events that no one asked for, but it also brought us "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them".  "Fantastic Beasts" is a new addition to the Harry Potter universe, one that many of us thought we were very familiar with. However, with  this film, even hardcore...

Lenape Challenge Day Inspires All Involved

Lenape Challenge Day Inspires All Involved

Amanda Smalfus, Staff Writer

November 23, 2016


Filed under Events, Review, Showcase, Student Life

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

Escape The Room Review

Anna Rodefeld, Staff Writer

June 20, 2016


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

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...

History Has Its Eyes On Hamilton

History Has Its Eyes On Hamilton

Maggie Brennen

June 4, 2016


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

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

Every Marvel Cinematic Universe Movie Ranked From Best To Worst

Anna Rodefeld, Staff Writer

May 23, 2016


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

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...

Does Allegiant Do Justice to the Divergent Series?

Does Allegiant Do Justice to the Divergent Series?

Kyra Berry, Staff writer

April 26, 2016


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

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


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

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,...

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review

Anna Rodefeld

December 21, 2015


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

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 ...

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 ...

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