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Happy Retirement, Mr. Slocum!

Claire Zhang, Staff Writer

December 26, 2018

Mr. Slocum, a well known and loved guidance counselor here at Lenape, will be retiring after winter break of the 2018-2019 school year. Before he takes his leave, I caught up with him for a short interview.   Q: How long have you worked as a guidance counselor at Lenape High School? ...

Welcome Mrs. Maugeri!

Dipabali Jana, Editor in Chief

October 8, 2018

This new school year brought many new faces to Lenape. The new freshman class entered, but there are new teachers in the Lenape staff that have come to to inspire students. Mrs. Maugeri is a new math teacher at Lenape. She teaches Geometry, Introduction to Algebra 2, and Support Lab for Algebra 1. I...

Senior Day of Service!

Senior Day of Service!

Alyssa Slovin, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

June 7, 2018

Senior Day of Service is an opportunity for seniors to give back to their community by cleaning up local beaches, planting in local areas, or even entertaining and educating elementary schoolers. German IV and AP Spanish V travelled together to Parkway Elementary School, here in Mount Laurel. Both of them performed abbreviated and translated versions of popular movies. While German performed Cinderel...

Lenape’s Teen Mom Experiment

Child Development student from the Lenape District.

Alyssa Slovin, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

January 22, 2018

One of the many electives offered here at Lenape is Child Development, and their most recent project has caught the attention of the friends of those families involved. I noticed that each friday a handful of students would leave school with a baby carrier, with a baby doll sleeping inside of it! Mrs....

Have a Happy Retirement, Ms. Mitchell!

Have a Happy Retirement, Ms. Mitchell!

Alyssa Slovin, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

December 22, 2017

Ms. Mitchell has been my gym teacher this semester, and although I'm not a particularly sporty person, I have always been able to get involved and have fun in her class. From pickle ball, to golf, to line dancing, Ms. Mitchell has made each sport interesting in its own way. She always encourages her st...

Welcome, Ms. Timko: A New “Addition” to the Math Department

Ms. Timko and her objectives

Alyssa Slovin, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2017

  As you may have noticed, many beloved teachers retired last year, from Ms. Hammond, to Mr. Spitz, to Mr. Hessler, so many so, that they took up two pages in the yearbook last year. Students may have cried when they left, but now it's time for the new teachers to have their chances to thrive. Out...

Moving for Mental Health Awareness

Moving for Mental Health Awareness

Alyssa Slovin, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

September 19, 2017

As students here at Lenape, we're all a part of something. Some of us are in several clubs; some of us play sports; some of us volunteer for our community; everyone has their "thing." How many of us have actually founded that club, organization, or charity event, though? One of the few of us who has done just t...

Farewell Mr. Spitz!

(Left to Right) Alexis Cao, Mr. Spitz, Srishti Dhar, Megan Quimby, Patricia Thomas, and Megha Bharadwaj

Srishti Dhar, Editor-in-Chief

June 5, 2017

Halfway through the year, Mr. Spitz' AP Calculus students were incredibly disappointed to hear that he had decided to retire. For years, Mr. Spitz has been everyone's favorite math teacher. His singing, funny sayings, and overall positivty and generosity will be missed greatly! E hall may never be the...

A Great Day for Kindness

A Great Day for Kindness

Sophie Mavrodin, Staff Writer

June 1, 2017

Friday, May 12, 2017, happened to be the day when two of the most important events of the year took place: the Random Acts of Kindness Breakfast and the Crystal Apple Awards Ceremony. The Random Acts of Kindness program was created to recognize students who went out of their way to be selfless and...

What Will Honors Classes Look Like in the 2017-2018 School Year?

Kyra Berry, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

February 6, 2017

Many students and teachers are aware of the new change in policy regarding Honors classes. In the upcoming school year, Lenape students will have the opportunity to take whatever level class they would like to, regardless of prerequisites or the previous stipulation that a prospective Honors student...

Is This Really Co-Ed Gym Class?

Bella Hovis ('18), a Lenape soccer player

Alyssa Slovin, Social Media Coordinator

January 10, 2017

We've all seen it happen. In a gym class full of boys and girls, it often seems like the girls are an after thought. When every boy is being blocked in basketball, he will always get passed to before all of the wide-open girls are even considered. No one trusts girls to do anything right in gym, and...

Dodge Poetry Festival 2016

Dodge Poetry Festival 2016

Alyssa Slovin, Social Media Coordinator

November 6, 2016

Instead of participating in this year's Pride Day, students in Creative Writing and Poetry classes (or anyone else with an interest) took a trip to the Dodge Poetry Festival in Newark, New Jersey. Friday, October 21st was Free Student Day. At the Festival, we listened to famous poets recite and speak abou...

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