Teen Pulse

  • 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
    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?”

  • No pressure talk for life challenges

    Need a safe space to talk and listen to each other about ways to cope with various life challenges?
    No pressure to talk, come even if you just feel like being around others and/or just feel like listening.
    JJAB YRA Troy Palmer will be facilitating the support groups, however he welcomes support from others who would like to help facilitate. Contact Troy by call or text to 690-7889, or e-mail to jjabyra@gmail.com if interest.

  • Youth Activity Center Schedule 12-29-13

    Monday: Poker in activity center in Los Alamos (open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

    Tuesday: Lego contest in activity center in Los Alamos (Open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

    Wednesday: Closed for New Year’s Day

    Thursday: Birthday board in activity center in Los Alamos (Open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

    Friday: Kids choice in activity center in Los Alamos (Open 8 a.m. 6 p.m.)

    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 12-29-13
  • Fashion Maven: Start the new year with a new outlook

    We all may have our own individual New Year’s resolutions in relation to fashion.
    Your friend may be deciding to finally buy a new pair of boots to replace the torn-up ones she wears all the time, or you may have your sights set on finding those fuchsia corduroys you saw in a magazine last summer.
    However, everyone — man and woman — should have two fashion New Year’s resolutions in common. Jan. 1, to me, signifies a fresh start, and is therefore also the perfect time to clean out your closet and set some goals regarding your shopping habits.
    Come Dec. 31, our closets tend to get cluttered with new pieces and become unorganized as we get distracted with the alluring alternative of baking cookies, or decorating the Christmas tree.
    But our closets are screaming for help.
    Your primary fashion New Year’s resolution should be to take a fine-toothed comb through your wardrobe.
    Pull out the pieces that you don’t want or that you never wear. You can either trash them if they’re beyond acceptable condition, or donate them if they are free of stains or rips.