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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...

“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...

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...

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...

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...

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