Teen Pulse

  • Lewis & Todd 03-30-14
  • Teen activity schedule


    Youth Activity Center Schedule


    Monday: Foosball tournament


    Tuesday: Birthday board 


    Wednesday: Movies and munchies


    Thursday: Capture the flag


    Friday: Kids choice 


  • Jemez Mountain Home School takes top trophies in state tourney

    The Jemez Mountain Home School Speech and Debate Team received many of the state’s top awards at the 2014 Annual New Mexico State Speech and Debate Tournament earlier this month.
    The team’s 10 students competed in a total of 29 events over the three-day tournament that took place in Santa Fe from March 6 through 8.
    The team won first place in Limited Entry Sweepstakes and third place in Overall Speech Sweepstakes. Twenty-five high school teams and 350 students from across the state competed in this year’s state tournament, which was the largest in New Mexico history.
    The state champion in Oral Interpretation is Tom Hanlon, a high school junior, with the piece titled “The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid” by Bill Bryson. This collection of Bryson’s memoirs recounts humorous stories of his youth growing up in the 1950s baby boomer era.
    The state champion in Original Oratory is Annika Davenport, eighth grade, with her original piece titled “A Friendly Bottle of Extortion,” which presents the drawbacks of bottled water consumption.
    Davenport and senior Connor Schultz are the third place state recipients for their Duo Interpretation. Michael Booton, sophomore, was third place in Impromptu Speaking.

  • Word On The Street 03-23-14

    Teen Pulse staff members Katherine Wang and Alexandra Hehlen asked LAHS students, “If you could invent a sport, what would it be?”

  • Lewis & Todd 03-23-14
  • Youth Activity Center Schedule 03-23-14

    Monday: Pool tournament

    Tuesday: Los Alamos Cone Heads

    Wednesday: Movies and munchies

    Thursday: Floss eggs

    Friday: Kids choice games

    The Los Alamos Youth Activity Center is located at 475 20th St., next to Ashley Pond, 662-9412. The White Rock Activity Center is located at 10 Sherwood Blvd., across from Smith’s in Rocket Park, 672-1565.  

  • NJROTC builds strong cadet corps

    The Los Alamos High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) made history on Feb. 22 by qualifying to the Navy National Drill Meet.
    It traveled to Las Cruces to compete in the Area 9 Regional Drill meet and swept the competition. The LAHS NJROTC placed in every single event at the meet and beat the second place team by 700 points.
    Drill meets consist of many events, but the main competition is the drill team performance. In regulation drill, the platoon marches to a set of commands given by the platoon commander. In exhibition drill, the platoon develops its own set of movements that involves marching in patterns and performing actions in sync.
    When the platoon is armed, exhibition often includes throwing and spinning rifles. In addition to these events there are also the physical fitness competition, the academic competition, the color guard performances and a uniform inspection.
    Each cadet in the platoon is usually inspected by active duty soldiers, marines and midshipmen while standing at the position of attention.
    Gunnery Sergeant Bret Painter has been the naval science instructor at Los Alamos High School for the past six-and-a-half years and is the drill team coach.

  • Word On the Street 04-06-14

    Teen Pulse staff members Ben Hanlon, Tom Hanlon, Owen Bradbury Aranda and Alexandra Hehlen asked LAHS students, “What does spring bring to mind?”

  • Fashion Maven: Freshen up with a mid-winter makeover

    Even though spring is here, winter has left its marks on our bodies. We lost our glorious summer tans long ago and instead are the palest we can get. I’m not one to use self-tanner or tanning booths, so in these spring months when the weather is still too chilly to sunbathe, I sometimes like to switch up my makeup for a fresher look.
    Although a mini makeover may not make you tanner, it does add some freshness to your skin, which is often drier and more pasty in winter and spring than summer.
    I’ve got a six-step process that works for any face and any season.
    Apply an almost-white, or a cream eyeshadow lightly to the corners of your eyes and underneath the arch of your eyebrows, extending the shadow almost to the end of the brows. You can even sweep a bit of shimmery, light-colored powder just above your cheekbones. The sheen of this eyeshadow and powder will brighten up and accentuate your features.
    If you have green or blue eyes, pull out both a medium brown and a darker, coffee brown eyeshadow. For those of you with brown eyes, use light plum and a dark plum eyeshadows.

  • Movie review: ‘Noah’ floats above criticisms

    Directed by Darren Aronofsky, “Noah,” an action/adventure/drama film, was inspired by the Bible story “Noah” from the “Book of Genesis.” Noah (Russell Crowe) — a descendant of Adam’s son Seth — his wife Naameh (Jennifer Connelly) and their three sons, Shem (Douglas Booth), Ham (Logan Lerman) and Japheth (Leo McHugh Carroll) live in a time where everyone had abandoned “The Creator.”
    As a result, the people of the earth have turned wicked and evil towards one another and all the earth’s creatures. Noah has a dream that a massive flood destroys the world. To find out what the dream means, Noah and his family travel to see his grandfather, the very old but wise Methuselah (Anthony Hopkins).  
    On their journey, they come across young Ila (Skylar Burke), whose family was murdered by scavengers. Noah adopts Ila and she joins the family on their quest. While traveling they meet the “Watchers,” large rock-like creatures who are fallen angels, cast out of heaven.
    The “Watchers” help Noah find Methuselah, who serves Noah a potion. Noah has a vision that tells him he must build an ark and load up all the animals into the ark, with one male and female of each kind.