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Teen Pulse

  • Students inducted into honor society

    On the evening of Dec. 1, 115 Los Alamos High School sophomores, juniors, and seniors were inducted into the National Honor Society (NHS) at Duane Smith Auditorium.
    NHS serves to honor students who have demonstrated excellence in areas of scholarship, leadership, service and character. Scholarship involves achievement in various activities; leadership is membership in organizations and offices held in them; service involving work to help others in areas in of school, community, home and employment; and character — qualities of integrity, positive behavior, cooperation and ethics. These qualities comprise the “four pillars” that define all society members.
    The induction ceremony was hosted by NHS Club Advisor and Sponsor Cindy Black and students Dakota Klasky (president), Sarah Bouquin (vice president), Ashvini Vaidya and Kate Margevicius (co-secretaries), Astrid Hengartener (treasurer) and Esteban Abeyta (LAHS student body president).

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  • Word on the street 12-14-14

    Teen Pulse staff writer Michael Booton asked students, “What will be your hardest final?”

  • Lewis & Todd 12-14-14
  • Youth Activity Center Schedule

    Youth Activity Center Schedule

    Monday: Christmas themed Lego contest

    Tuesday: Pool tournament

    Wednesday: Movies and munchies

    Thursday: Candy cane reindeer

    Friday: Wii Friday

    The Los Alamos Youth Activity Center is located at 475 20th Street, 662-9412. The White Rock Activity Center is located at 139 Sherwood Blvd., 672-1565.

  • LAHS students showcase talent through photography

    On Wednesday, Los Alamos High School students in the Beginning Photography class, taught by Michelle Grove, were able to view all of their hard work in a gallery that displayed their projects from the semester.
    Photographs were arranged on boards in the lobby area of LAHS, complemented by the artist’s name and the technique used to produce the desired picture.
    Beginning Photography instructs students on the fundamentals of photography emphasizing the black and white medium. For the class, students are required to use a 35 millimeter manual camera and learn to work in a dark room developing film, enlarging and printing negatives.
    A negative reproduces a bright portion of a photograph as dark, and a dark portion as bright.
    Beginning photography consists of two classes with a total of approximately 48 students. Grove is teaching her first semester at LAHS, but has taught the photography class at Los Alamos Middle School previously. “These kids have never really used a manual camera before. For the most part when I surveyed them, they’ve only really used their iPhone to take a picture,” Grove said.

  • The Pondering Column: Questions about morals, philosophy and belief

    Today marks the first edition, of “The Pondering Column.” Here I will discuss, reader- written questions, regarding morals, philosophy and belief.
    Today’s question is asked by Miles Baron: “Does some form of Karma exist?”
    The short answer to this question is yes Karma — in some form — exists. Now let’s get specific. Karma is the idea that, what someone does in the past (or present) will affect their future.
    Essentially, if you do something good, something good will happen to you, or if you do something bad, something bad will happen to you. This progression is explained by one of two things, life or religion. Religiously speaking, most often, if someone does good in the world, they will be rewarded by their God (in a multitude of differing ways), resulting in a karmic exchange.
    Alternatively, from the life point of view (essentially non-religious speculation for Karma), if someone does something good (or bad) in life, the good (or bad) will come back around. If a child hits a baseball into a neighbor’s window and runs off, the neighbor will be irritated, at least.

  • Word on the Street 12-7-14

    Teen Pulse Student Editor Tom Hanlon asked students, “What winter sports are you looking forward to?”

  • Rediscovering an American favorite

    It’s more than likely that a search through any closet will unveil multiple pairs of jeans. In fact, the blue jean has been a part of American culture for a long time, although it didn’t officially take off in fashion until the 1950s when rebellious teens and young adults used the clothing item as a form of protest.
    Since then, jeans have come a long ways, developing into a day-to-day staple and “fashionista” go-to for any outfit.
    Luckily, denim has not yet been “worn out,” style-wise and will not be for quite a while. Surprisingly, the new way to revamp denim is to recycle earlier trends from earlier days. Clothing connoisseurs across the board have been sighted in overalls and flared jeans from the ’60s, high rise and rocker jeans from the ’70s, boyfriend or distressed jeans from the ’80s, and patched and patterned jeans from the ’90s.

  • Book Review: A Twisting Tale

    “Death on the Nile,” by Agatha Christie will take readers on a ride as twisting and unpredictable as the mighty river itself.
    The scene is an exotic Egyptian cruise, filled with men and women from around the world. Much of this novel’s captivating power stems from the characters themselves.
    There are writers and lovers, lawyers and aristocrats, archaeologists and sightseers. Each character, from Linnet Doyle — the center of action — to Fleetwood, an engineer present in only a handful of scenes, is so realistic and so shockingly human that any one of them could easily spring to life.
    Great detective Hercule Poirot is in their midst, as is a devoted newlywed couple. From the start, though, something is wrong. Suppressed anger and jealousy, linked with an unhappy past, taint a seemingly perfect honeymoon. The drama quickens and thickens, resulting ere long in the greatest calamity of them all: murder.
    The wealthy heiress and bride, beautiful Linnet Doyle, is dead. With the criminal still on the loose, the task once again falls to Poirot to sort out a deceptively simple mystery. Around every corner is a new surprise, and most of them are unpleasant.