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Teen Pulse

  • A winter with little snow

    With a sunny Christmas, few snowflakes and some abnormally warm temperatures, this winter has not been ideal for skiing or snowboarding so far. This rather atypical season pushed the Teen Pulse staff to step outside of the conventional boundaries that define “winter” and create a photo essay that still conveys the season, even without an abundance of snow.
    Over winter break, some staff members traveled and took photos that cover winter from sunny Mexico to buzzing Las Vegas, Nev., while other staff members stayed at home and captured winter in Los Alamos. These images show how beautiful a white and non-white winter can still be. 

  • Youth Activity Center Schedule 01-12-14

    Monday: Foosball tournament

    Tuesday: Bingo

    Wednesday: Movies and munchies

    Thursday: Poker

    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.  

  • Word On The Street 01-12-14

    Teen Pulse staff member Tom Hanlon asked LAHS students, “What would you like to see happen in 2014?”
     

  • Fashion Maven: Seven most common fashion mythbusters

    Myths hide everywhere. They live in storybooks, defy reality in action movies and thrive through word-of-mouth.
    The last place you may suspect one to be lurking? In your very own wardrobe.
    In fact, the way we dress ourselves is sometimes dictated by fashion misconceptions, the most widespread of which I have listed below.
    1. “You cannot wear gold and silver in the same outfit.” Conventional wisdom has it that these two metallics are mutually exclusive; however, wearing jewelry that combines the two colors actually creates an unexpected pop. The key to combining these two metallics is moderation. With a dash of gold hanging at your ears and a swirl of silver clasped around your wrist, you’ll be sure to make a unique statement.
    2. “Metallics do not count as a neutral.” False. Golden-wash jeans or a silvery top rank at the same level as neutrals like beige, brown and navy. The great thing about these metallics? They tend to offer a greater pop than ordinary neutrals do because of their sheen and sparkle.

  • Students take a stand for the unborn

    A new teenage group has come to Los Alamos, and its focus is protecting the unborn.
    Every day abortions are performed in the United States, and the mission of Students for Life Los Alamos (SFLLA) is to stop this occurrence.
    SFLLA was started in September 2013 and is affiliated with SFLA, a national non-profit pro-life organization dedicated to abolishing abortion in the United States.
    SFLA is the largest youth pro-life organization in the country and is committed to training college, high school, medical school and law school students to stand up for life on their campuses.
    Sophomore Michael Booton, who wants to protect the unborn here in Los Alamos, contacted SFLA about starting a local group. “I heard about SFLA through their national coordinator, and it sounded like a great idea,” Booton said.
    Booton is the president of the Los Alamos group and is assisted by a staff of five other students who help him coordinate events and raise awareness about abortion, euthanasia and infanticide. “SFLLA will be promoting pro-life events and hosting pro-life events. The goal of SFLLA is to educate students to better inform them about this issue,” Booton said.

  • Lewis & Todd 01-05-14
  • Word On the Street 01-05-14

    Teen Pulse staff member Alexandra Hehlen asked LAHS students, “What white elephant gift did you get this year?”
     

  • N.M. Crisis and Access Hotline

    Professional counselors are available 24/7.
    • Having thoughts of hurting yourself or someone else
    • Struggling with drugs and/or alcohol
    • Feeling like you can’t get out of bed in the morning
    • Experiencing violence or abuse where you live
    • Looking for a counselor in your area
    • Behaving in ways you know aren’t safe, but you continue anyway
    • Having a hard time keeping your anger
    under control
    • Seeking support for someone struggling with
    their mental health
     1-855-NMCRISIS (1-855-662-7474 crisis line) or
    nmcrisisline.com.
    Free and confidential.  

  • Tales of a teen traveler

    Teen Pulse’s Owen Bradbury Aranda is on vacation in Mexico, and wrote a letter to the teen staff detailing his trip.

  • Word On the Street 12-29-13

    Teen Pulse staff member Kenzi Hunsaker asked LAHS students, “What is your new year’s resolution?”