Teen Pulse

  • Youth Activity Center Schedule 02-02-14

    Monday: Birthday board

    Tuesday: Glass hearts

    Wednesday: Movies and munchies

    Thursday: Valentine bingo

    Friday: Kids choice

    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.  

  • Lewis & Todd 02-02-14
  • One person’s trash is one’s lifesaver

    Maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) kills 60,000 babies every year, according to the website of The Eliminate Project, an initiative spearheaded by Kiwanis International and UNICEF to stamp out the lethal disease, especially in developing countries.
    The Los Alamos High School Key Club organizes an annual event — which will be a rummage sale this year — to raise money for the project.
    Key Club International is an organization not only committed to community service, but also to ameliorating global issues; with its extensive network of members around the world, the club places a certain emphasis on supporting The Eliminate Project.
    “I think UNICEF and Kiwanis picking it up as a ‘world vision,’ so to speak, has been very ambitious …. Anything that any of the key Clubs around the country can do can help raise money for that,” said Kathleen Boerigter, adult supervisor of LAHS Key Club.
    According to the project’s website, MNT can cause convulsions and sensitivity to light and touch in newborns.
    “When the baby is born, it can die within a few weeks. The disease is something that can be prevented really easily with a vaccine,” said Kristen Haertling, a senior at LAHS and Key Club president.

  • Word On The Street 02-02-14

    Teen Pulse staff members Kenzi Hunsaker and Lily Johnson asked LAHS students, “If a genie appeared and offered you three wishes, what would they be?”

  • A top review for 'Topper Revue

    As the lights dimmed and the crowd grew silent, a row of six emcees strutted out in front of the red curtain Friday at Los Alamos High School’s Duane Smith Auditorium.
    The moment Topper Revue emcees Daniel Ahrens, Alexandra Berl, Ethan Clements, Kaitlin Downing, Haley Henson and Richard Jia opened their mouths, they had the crowd laughing.
    The six LAHS seniors not only hosted the annual talent show and introduced all 15 acts, but also tied the individual performances together with a central story and theme: “Interred in the Internet.”
    As the emcees — trapped within the Internet — struggled to find a way out of their predicament, act after act graced the stage.
    From skits to a performance by the LAHS Marching Band Color Guard to group dancing acts, Topper Revue showcased LAHS’ astounding treasure trove of talent.
    While a variety show, as implied by the name, generally offers a spectrum of talents, the majority of this year’s acts focused on musical performances.

  • Youth Activity Center Schedule 01-26-14

    Monday: Lanyards

    Tuesday: Fuse beads

    Wednesday: Movies and munchies

    Thursday: Pool tournament

    Friday: WII Friday

    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.  

  • Lewis & Todd 01-26-14
  • Word On The Street 01-26-14

    Teen Pulse staff members Tom Hanlon and Owen Bradbury Aranda asked LAHS students, “What is the most exciting place you’ve traveled to and why?”

  • Movie Review: Spy film ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’ is a must-see

     “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” is a classic secret spy movie. Based on the character created by author Tom Clancy, the movie begins with Jack, played by Chris Pine. He is a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps serving in Afghanistan.
    The unit helicopter crashes, leaving Jack seriously injured and out of a job. After recovering, he is recruited to join the CIA by Thomas Harper (Kevin Costner).
    When Ryan believes he has uncovered a plot to collapse the United States economy, he travels to Moscow, Russia. There he must try to destroy the conspiracy and fight for his life and for the one he holds most dear, his fiancée Cathy Mullen (Kiera Knightley).
    The central villain in the movie is Viktor Cherevin. He is played by Kenneth Branagh, who also directed the movie. Action-packed, suspenseful and thrilling, this movie has all the workings of a spy film.
    Despite an unsophisticated plot, the movie is easy to follow and holds the audience’s attention. The action keeps viewers on the edge of their seats throughout the entire film.
    The acting was outstanding, which contributed to the quality of this very entertaining movie.  

  • One teen’s experience in Sin City

    The lights, the sounds, the malls. I recently took a trip to Las Vegas, Nev., with my family and best friend Lily Johnson. I was born in Las Vegas and lived there while I was young, so I never got to take advantage of all the exciting adventures that Vegas has to offer to a teenager.
    Granted, Las Vegas is known as “Sin City,” but it has another side that provides nothing but harmless, teen-friendly fun.
    Shopping is hands-down one of my most favorite activities. Luckily for me, the malls on The Strip are anything but small.
    Living in Los Alamos means that I do not get to spend time in malls with my best buddies all that much, so shopping in the Vegas malls was a completely new experience.
    Lily and I spent an entire day at Forever21, Abercrombie Fitch and even Build-A-Bear. Every store we could think of was bound to be there, and that was something we two teenage girls absolutely loved.
    Driving around Vegas at night is incredible. Seeing all the lights, which have an arresting beauty, was one of my favorite parts of the trip. They shine brightly, and exciting performances boom and twinkle from inside of the buildings.
    Although the sun sets at around 5 p.m. in the winter, Vegas never truly gets dark. Roads hardly need street lights because the glow of the buildings almost creates an illusion of daylight.