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Teen Pulse

  • ‘The Age of Adaline’ is nothing special, yet entertaining

    Directed by Lee Toland Krieger, “The Age of Adaline” is a very unique and creative film, it will keep the viewer entertained but the movie is nothing spectacular.
    “The Age of Adaline” follows a woman named Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively) who was born in 1908 and grew up to marry the man of her dreams. Sadly, he dies in an accident during the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and leaves Adaline and her young daughter, Flemming alone.
    One night on her way to pick up her daughter, Adaline is caught in an extremely rare snowfall which causes her to slide off the side of the road and into a lake.
    At that moment lightning strikes her car, which causes her to remain 29 years old forever.
    After 78 years of moving and running away from the authorities, to escape becoming a medical curiosity, and losing the ones she loves, Adaline meets Ellis Jones, (Michiel Huisman) a wealthy man who falls in love with her.
    Ellis takes Adaline to meet his parents (Harrison Ford and Kathy Baker), and his father turns out to be one of Adaline’s former lovers, leaving everyone in a very awkward situation.
    Though it may not be for everyone, because of its mellow nature, “The Age of Adaline” captures the audience’s attention and is able to keep it throughout its duration.

  • The Pondering Column: Is it a human’s goal in life to make the world a better place?

    Today marks the sixth edition, of “The Pondering Column.” Here I will discuss, reader questions, regarding morals, philosophy and belief.
    Today’s question, asked anonymously is, “Is it ethically incumbent on humans, at the end of their lives, to have made the world a better place or is just doing no damage good enough?”
    The question poses several very interesting quandaries. To begin, as the (hopefully) rational beings we are, we can assert almost indubitably that it is ethically wrong to do bad, damage, harm, or anything synonymous with these terms.
    However there is a rather protrusive caveat, bad things are often done with good intentions, or with a greater goal in mind.
    For example, if a soldier kills an enemy, the act of killing could still be considered wrong, but it is done for a greater good. That would make killing, specifically in this scenario an overall, good act. But which side is doing good and which bad?
    Unfortunately, this leads us to the debate over relativity and objectivity.
    For the sake of your Sunday morning, and all the trees across the world, we will forgo addressing that portion of this discussion. I digress.
    What we can conclude thus far, is that it is most certainly “ethically incumbent” on humans not to do bad.

  • Word on the Street 5-17-15

    Teen Pulse Student Editor Tom Hanlon asked students, “What are your plans for the summer?”

  • Youth Activity Center Schedule 5-17-15

    Monday: Los Alamos: Kickball, White Rock: Four Square

    Tuesday: Pool tournament

    Wednesday: Movies and muchies

    Thursday: Twister challenge  

    Friday: Kids choice

    Los Alamos: 662-9412, 475 20th St.
    White Rock: 672-1565, 139 Longview Dr.

    Open 3-6  p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and noon-6 p.m. Wednesday, unless otherwise noted.  

    Memberships are free and open to all third through eighth graders.

  • Olions put on a humorous night of Shakespeare

    Last weekend, the Olions Thespian Club, an after-school drama organization at Los Alamos High School, performed Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
    Hermia (Rosemary Vigil), her lover Lysander (Eben Bold) and Demetrius (Jack Barkley), the man her father, Egeus (Xander Mancino), wishes her to marry, are brought to the court of Theseus (Devon McCleskey), the duke of Athens, as he prepares to wed Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons. Hermia and Lysander make plans to escape Athens after her father asks that she be either sent to a convent or killed.
    Demetrius follows them after learning of their plans from Helena (Monica Clarke), who told him in an attempt to gain his love.
    In the forest, Oberon (Devon McCleskey), the fairy king, and his queen, Titania (Morgan Ferry), quarrel over a servant of Titania’s. Seeking revenge, Oberon sends his servant Puck (Kate Margevicius) to cause Demetrius to fall in love with the first thing that he sees after waking. Puck mistakenly makes both Demetrius and Lysander fall in love with Helena, causing them to fight over her.

  • Word on the Street 5-10-15

    Teen Pulse Student Editor Tom Hanlon asked students, “What final are you most worried about?”

  • Youth Activity Center Schedule 5-10-15

    Monday: Foosball tournament

    Tuesday: Bingo

    Wednesday: Movies and muchies

    Thursday: Knock-Out  

    Friday: Plastic bottle bird feeders

    Los Alamos: 662-9412, 475 20th St.
    White Rock: 672-1565, 139 Longview Dr.

  • Lewis & Todd 5-10-15
  • An elegant evening to remember

    The 2015 Los Alamos High School junior/senior prom on April 25 was accompanied by the usual excitement, which leads up to a dance of such stature. Acquiring a date, buying a dress or renting a tuxedo and, of course, attending the dance itself.
    One thing however, made this year’s prom more unique: the venue. This year’s “Moonlight Sonata” themed prom was held at Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino this year, which, while providing complications such as price and transportation, made for a sophisticated and enjoyable evening for couples, groups and friends from LAHS.
    Upon entering one of the larger ballrooms, students were greeted by a dark blue lit room, candlelit tables and a stunning ceiling decorated with blue lights to look like the night sky. Guests were then served a three-course meal, which was surprisingly delectable considering that the same entree had been prepared for everyone.
    The dinner portion of the night was extremely well prepared and executed. The table arrangements, three course meal and atmosphere were all elegant. The dance portion however, missed the mark. This is very common among high school dances because one cannot please everyone when it comes to music genres.

  • Youth Activity Center Schedule 5-3-15

    Monday: Air hockey (Los Alamos), pool tournament (White Rock)

    Tuesday: Horse

    Wednesday: Movies and muchies

    Thursday: Black jack  

    Friday: Mother’s Day cards

    Los Alamos: 662-9412, 475 20th St.
    White Rock: 672-1565, 139 Longview Dr.

    Open 3-6  p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and noon-6 p.m. Wednesday, unless otherwise noted.  

    Memberships are free and open to all third through eighth graders.