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Teen Pulse

  • 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. 

  • Lewis and Todd 04-20-14
  • Movie review: ‘Rio 2’ a sequel filled with environmental messages

     

    Colorful, fast and fun, “Rio 2” is sure to delight young audiences. This sequel picks up a few months after the events with which the first Rio left off, with the spix’s macaw Blu (voiced by Jesse Eisenberg) and his family living in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

    The majority of the movie takes place deep in the Amazon rainforest, where Blu, his mate Jewel (Anne Hathaway) and their three kids decide to take a family vacation to discover their roots. 

    Along the way they hope to reunite with Blu’s former owner Linda (Leslie Mann) and her orthinologist husband Tulio (Rodrigo Santoro), who are searching for an elusive spix’s mackaw in hopes of finding more of the endangered species. 

    Rafael the toucan (George Lopez), Nico the yellow canary (Jamie Foxx) and Pedro the red-crested cardinal (Will.I.Am) accompany the family. 

  • Teacher feature: Goodwin sees the good in teaching

     

    “Physics is phun” is a popular phrase among the students of Los Alamos High School physics teacher Leroy Goodwin. Spending only one class period in room E-8 reveals exactly why so many students favor the subject.

    The plethora of hands-on projects and demonstrations captures the attention of the learners and generates a connection between teacher and student.

    Goodwin has led a career that defines the epitome of being a teacher. After working at LAHS for 20 years, he has decided to seek retirement.

    He received his teaching degree at the University of New Mexico and had not originally planned to pursue teaching but “eventually (came) to it” when working as a construction foreman.

  • Word on the Street 4-13-14

     

    Teen Pulse staff member Katherine Wang asked LAHS students, “What is your dream job?”

  • Now is the time to apply for summer jobs

     

    During the summer months many teens are on the hunt for jobs. Businesses in Los Alamos recognize this and offer opportunities for students looking for work.  

    Smith’s Food and Drug is currently in the process of hiring 130 employees to staff its new Marketplace, opening in July in Los Alamos.

    “The positions we are looking for varies on the age of our hires and for what we have available. Teens between the ages of 16 and 17 can only be hired as Courtesy Clerks (Baggers) due to equipment operations,” said Elizabeth Maestas, Smith’s Human Resources specialist.  

    Teens interested in applying can fill out all required material online at the Smith’s website.  

  • Fashion Maven: What to wear when you don’t know what to wear

     

    It’s one of those mornings when you’re standing in front of your closet in your pajamas, in frustration or even in tears. It’s an “I have nothing to wear!” day.

    Many of us remember those times when half of our closet was scattered across the floor in a frenzy of hopefulness that some good outfit would pop out of the wardrobe, but to no avail.

    These days are tough to deal with, especially if you’re dressing for an important event, or if you’re already late to work and don’t have time to mull over your outfit.

    There are multiple ways to deal with an outfit hang up. Here are a few:

  • Youth Activity Center Schedule

     

    Youth Activity Center Schedule

     

    Monday: Relays. (Activity Center open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Los Alamos only)

     

    Tuesday: Free throw contest 

     

    Wednesday: Movies and munchies

     

    Thursday: Spring treat cups

     

    Friday: Kids choice outdoor games