Teen Pulse

  • Lewis and Todd 5-11-14
  • ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ is thoroughly entertaining


    The house lights dim, signaling the official beginning of the Los Alamos High School musical production of “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” 

    The LAHS Olions Thespian Club presented the production at Duane Smith Auditorium May 1-4.

    “Thoroughly Modern Millie” told the story of young Millie Dillmount (Camille Rousculp) who has arrived in 1920s New York City abound with the aspiration to live an independent life. 

    In an attempt to pursue the identity of the reinvented modern woman, Millie chops her hair short and replaces her floral frocks with skirts that rise above the knee. 

  • Fashion Maven: Vogue en route


    For years I have been wishing for a new clothing store to open its doors in Los Alamos.

    Finally, my days of silent pleading and finger-crossing have come to an end.
    That’s right, a new clothing store isn’t just coming to Los Alamos; it’s driving here.

    Santa Fe native and fashion industry savante Colette Rodriguez is bringing her brand new mobile boutique, called the Desert Willow Boutique, to our town. It will be Northern New Mexico’s first fashion-on-wheels retail shop. 

    Desert Willow, is a full service Mobile Boutique catering to the customer who is searching for unique quality fashion, sophistication and a convenient location.

  • Word on the Street 5-4-14


    Teen Pulse staff member Katherine Wang asked LAHS students, “What do you do to relieve stress?”

  • Youth Activity Center Schedule 05-05-14 to 05-09-14


    Monday: Ping Pong tournament


    Tuesday: H-O-R-S-E 


    Wednesday: Movies and munchies


    Thursday: Mother’s Day cards


    Friday: Wii Friday 


  • Fashion Maven: Hectic schedules made for a prom impromptu


    College applications, scholarship deadlines, the last few stressful weeks of school. Twelfth grade is hectic, so it’s no wonder that prom fell down to the bottom of the priority list for many Los Alamos High School seniors this year.

    Many students bought their dresses in last-minute haste, desperately combing through the few leftover gowns hanging in stores, hoping to find a gem.

    Prom improvisation can be quite difficult, especially when you don’t find a gem. Even though some of the dresses at prom were rather run-of-the-mill, I admired the way the seniors gracefully made the best of their dresses with accessories and creativity.

    Whether you find a dress that’s just mediocre or don’t find a dress at all, there are ways to spice up your prom outfit.

  • Test-taking tensions during finals week


    May has arrived, and it is the month of the year in which students study for hours and get little sleep. For many teenagers at Los Alamos High School, finals are inevitably one of the most stressful times of the year.  

    With finals week fast approaching, some students are starting to crack under the pressure while others are thriving from the stress, gearing up to finish out their school year with a bang.

    Different teenagers handle stress in their own ways, which sheds a behind-the-scenes light on what really goes on when students are cramming during these last few weeks of school. 

    LAHS senior Alexandra Berl takes four Advanced Placement classes, which entails four AP exams as well. These tests take copious amounts of time to study for and multiple hours to complete.

  • Word on the Street 4-27-14


    Teen Pulse staff members Lily Johnson and Katherine Wang asked LAHS students, “Where do you think is the best place to have prom in los Alamos?”

  • Lewis and Todd 04-20-14
  • The Starbucks situation and teens


    Walk into almost any Starbucks at rush hour or lunchtime, and getting your coffee will usually take at least 10 or 15 minutes.

    In fact, Starbucks has become so popular in recent years that, in the opinion of Forbes writer Alice G. Walton, the chain redesigned the interior of some of its stores to make the atmosphere less cozy. Walton thinks these uncomfortable furnishings discourage longer stays and therefore accommodate the large amount of customers crowding the small shops.

    Even though the food scene in Los Alamos does not seem at its peak, something still draws hundreds of people into the local Starbucks every day. 

    A large portion of the crowd are teenagers. Starbucks caters partially to a young generation of students, which use the company’s products and coffee shop space as a basis for social interaction and a way to indicate adolescent financial independence.