Teen Pulse

  • Hilltalkers kick off the year


    On Sept. 13, the Yellow Ribbon Novice Tournament, hosted by the Los Alamos High School Hilltalkers and Los Alamos Middle School Hawktalkers, marked the official beginning of competition season for the LAHS speech and debate team.

    The tournament, designed to help new speech and debaters learn the ropes of a wide variety of events, is the only one of its type in New Mexico. No other tournaments in the state cater specifically to novices.

    Participants came from LAHS, LAMS, Jemez Mountain Home School and Santa Fe Preparatory School. They are the four regularly competing schools in the state, out of more than a dozen.

    Los Alamos winners were Analee Erickson, Alex Ionkov, Radhika Iyer, Wilbur Wang and Robert Zhu.

  • Lewis and Todd 09-14-14
  • Word On The Street 09-14-14

    Teen Pulse staff member Katherine Wang asked students, “What clubs are you a part of?”

  • This club's for you

    On Sept. 8, clubs from Los Alamos High School set up booths in the commons area for the annual Activities Fair.
    There are 50 different student organizations and clubs at the high school offering a variety of interests for student participation.
    Clubs range from the Anime Club (Japanese animation), Book Club and Chess Club to a Video Gaming and Tabletop Gaming clubs and Spanish Club. Each year the Activities Fair invites students to visit the club booths and learn more about what each club has to offer.
    If you like to talk, argue and make speeches, become an expert with the HillTalker Speech and Debate Club. Imagine yourself working in the pit at the National Association for Stock Car Racing (NASCAR), join the Auto Club and learn how it’s done. If you want to take singing in the shower to a new level, join the choir to sing in concerts, festivals and community events.
    The Robotics, Science Bowl and Science Fair clubs will challenge students interested in pursuing science. If marketing, management and entrepreneurship sound exciting to students, there is a club called DECA (Distributive Education Club of America) that helps students to learn about these fields.

  • Lunch time at LAHS
  • Word on the Street 9-7-14


    Teen Pulse staff member Wilbur Wang asked students, “What is your most memorable volunteer experience?”

  • Students help freshmen adjust to high school life

    High school is an important part of any teenager’s life, but for some the transition from middle school to high school can be intimidating and difficult. Los Alamos High School’s new Link Crew is designed to help students beginning their four-year high school careers adjust to LAHS life smoothly.

    Link Crew is a program provided by a national organization called The Boomerang Project which is dedicated to helping new students in high school make the transition through peer mentoring. Freshmen are divided into different groups during Freshman Orientation and assigned junior and senior class leaders.

  • Word on the Street 8-31-14


    Teen Pulse staff member Tom Hanlon asked LAHS students, “Who is your favorite teacher and what is your favorite class so far this year?”

  • Welcome back Teen Pulse


    Staff welcomes adult coordinator

     The Teen Pulse staff welcomes Margie Sarrao as the new adult coordinator. Sarrao is to be the liason between the staff and student editor. 

    Sarrao grew up in Southern California. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a master’s in education from the University of California-Los Angeles. She taught for several years before marrying and moving to Tallahasse, Florida, where her husband worked in a post doctoral position at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. Sarrao moved to New Mexico 17 years ago and worked as a long-term substitute teacher until becoming a stay at home mother of two. In recent years, Sarrao has begun oil painting again and her work has been shown at Fuller Lodge Art Center and Karen Wray Art Gallery. Sarrao’s hobbies include painting, sewing, knitting, quilting, scrapbooking and crafting. She enjoys entertaining friends and working with children and youth.

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