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Teen Pulse

  • Teen domestic violence a hidden issue

    One in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year. Less than one-fifth of victims reporting an injury from intimate partner violence sought medical treatment following the injury.
    These statistics from the Center for Disease Control and the U.S. Department of Justice highlight one of the most damaging and prevalent issues in the United States. Domestic violence is not just prevalent among the adult population, it also greatly affects the teenage demographic.
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) defines domestic violence as a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner.
    According to the DOJ, about one in five high-school girls reports being abused by a boyfriend, and physical aggression occurs in one in three teen dating relationships.
    If these statistics seem disturbing, consider the report from the DOJ that states domestic violence is one of the most chronically under reported crimes. The reason for a lack of reporting the crime could be due to the cycle in which domestic violence arises.

  • Lewis & Todd 11-23-14
  • Youth Activity Center Schedule

    Youth Activity Center Schedule

    Monday: GOBBLE basketball contest

    Tuesday: Turkey cookie pops

    Wednesday: Movies and munchies (open from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.)

    Thursday and Friday: Activity Centers closed for Thanksgiving

    The Los Alamos Youth Activity Center is located at 475 20th Street, 662-9412. The White Rock Activity Center is located at 10 Sherwood Blvd., 672-1565.

  • Word on the Street 11-23-14

    Teen Pulse staff writer Ben Hanlon asked students, “What is your favorite cafeteria food?”

  • Teen Center a safe place, despite criticisms

    The teenage years are something all people all have in common: a rocky road to adulthood, with quite a few bumps along the way.
    During this time, a place to relax and hang out is a refuge for teens, and having a safe place to do this, with supervision to guide teens to the destination of adulthood is important.
    Here in Los Alamos, the Los Alamos Teen Center provides that safe place for teens, despite the bad reputation a hub for teen activity often accumulates.
    As noted by the Teen Center staff, those who have an opinion of the teen center are very polarized in their views.
    As one anonymous White Rock teen said, “Isn’t the teen center a druggie hang out?” A non-participant at the teen center, this teen represents one of the two main camps of opinion in the Los Alamos community about LATC. There are those who have experienced the teen center, and those who have not. Los Alamos native and LAPS School Board Vice President Kevin Honnell offers a contrasting voice, calling the teen center “long overdue.” With more than 200 teens visiting each week, the influence of the teen center is a very real concern.
    Often times, teen gathering sites form a bad reputation with adults.

  • Word on the Street 11-16-14

    Teen Pulse staff writer Rigel Baron asked students, “What are your hobbies and or talents”

  • Lewis & Todd 11-16-14
  • Local experts offer insight at career fair

     At times being a student at Los Alamos High School can be stressful. From advanced placement and honors classes to extracurricular activities, it becomes easy to forget how fortunate students are to be in such a resourceful town. 

    For example, multiple colleges come to visit LAHS every week, teachers and coaches make it easy for students to excel, and the Los Alamos National Laboratory provides a myriad of opportunities for students. On Monday, LAHS held an informative career fair. It was a reminder of the opportunities being a student in Los Alamos provides.

    Although time constraints limited the number of presentations one could attend, all the presentations had a few things in common. First, keeping your social media clean is key to successfully applying for college and careers. 

  • Word on the Street 11-9-14

     

    Teen Pulse staff writer Tom Hanlon asked students: “What is the best place to hang out in Los Alamos?”

  • Fundraising dinner to benefit Students for Life

    Students for Life of Los Alamos will be having a fundraising dinner from 6-7:30 p.m. Nov. 22 at Crossroads Bible Church.  Lauren Castillo of Students for Life of America will be speaking. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 5-10 and free for kids under 5. Contact Tom Hanlon at tomedhanlon@gmail.com for details.