Teen Pulse

  • 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.

  • Lewis and Todd 11-30-14
  • Word On The Street 11-30-14

    Teen Pulse Student Editor Tom Hanlon asked students, “What is your favorite holiday family tradition?”

  • Youth Activity Center Schedule 11-30-14

    Monday: Birthday board

    Tuesday: SANTA basketball contest

    Wednesday: Movies and munchies

    Thursday: Dodge ball contest-Los Alamos, Pool tournament-White Rock

    Friday: Christmas tree photo frames

  • 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 and Todd 11-2-14
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