Teen Pulse

  • Youth Activity Center Schedule 09-01-13

    Monday: AC closed

    Tuesday: Birthday board
    Wednesday: Movies and munchies
    Thursday: Wall ball
    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. The centers are open from 3-6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; and from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Memberships are free and open to all third through eighth graders. 

  • Take a guess at this week’s Mystery Teach

    Each issue, a younger picture of one of the teachers on campus will be featured, along with his or her answers to questions. See if you can guess who the Mystery Teacher is.

    Who is this cute little four-year-old girl at a wedding with her dad? Today, she’s a teacher at Los Alamos Middle School. Maybe these clues will help:

    1. How old are you?

    2. How long have you been
    29 years

    3. Where did you go to college?
    UNM and NMSU

    4.  Which of your mid-school
    teachers was your favorite?
    Mr. Merhege

    5. What is your favorite
    memory from working at school?
    Hugs from kiddos
    6.  Are you married?  Do you
    have kids?  How many?
    No. One child

    7.  What motivated you to
    become a teacher?
    I subbed and enjoyed it

    8.  What is your favorite book

    9.  What is your favorite
    pastime or hobby?

    10.  What is your favorite

  • Myths about Los Alamos

    Many people have heard the myth, “people from Los Alamos glow bright pink,” but where did this myth come from?
    It has something to do with a practice bombing back in the 1940s.
    People in Albuquerque suspected something was going on in Los Alamos because of sudden traffic that had been going on for about two weeks.
    They wondered why so many people would go up to such a deserted place.
    On May 7, 1945, residents saw a large ball in the sky; a large amount of TNT had been released and made the situation even more suspicious. Residents began talking about “The Secret of the Hill.”  
    The same night the TNT was released, people from Santa Fe were awakened by a loud bang, along with dancing lights in the sky. Obviously something big was going to happen.
    Finally, at exactly 5:29 a.m., a strange “sun” began to rise brighter ever before.
    It was a brilliant bright pink. People who saw this thought that when the TNT fell from the sky, it would turn the people from Los Alamos bright pink.
    It is said that this is how the myth “people from Los Alamos glow bright pink at night” all started.  

  • Andrew and Mousie 08-25-13
  • Word on the Street 08-25-13

    Teen Pulse staff member Ben Hanlon asked students, “What’s your favorite memory from this summer?”

  • Summer blockbusters: The good, the bad and the boring

    There are few better seasons for movies than summer. It’s a time for blockbusters to make big bucks and for comedies to make audiences laugh. This summer was no exception.

    “Man of Steel”
    (5 out of 10 stars)

    One of the biggest letdowns of this summer, “Man of Steel” turned out to be possibly the worst film of the year.
    Directed by Zack Snyder, director of “300” and “Watchmen,” and produced by Christopher Nolan, director of “The Dark Knight” franchise and “Inception,” the film seemed as if it couldn’t go wrong.

    The movie was laden with promise — maybe this time they’d get it right. Unfortunately it did.

    Due to its excessive and pointless destruction, terrible acting, badly written dialogue and shallow plot, the film not only failed to recapture the excitement created by the Superman franchise of the late ’70s and ’80s, but also turned out to be one of the worst super hero films of all time.

    Although it seemed as if this portrayal of superman would manage to revive the story of America’s favorite superhero, the film failed like so many before it, and turned out to be nothing more than another pointless Hollywood blockbuster.

  • Students get back to the basics

    Class is back in session! To kick off the new year at Los Alamos High School, Teen Pulse members Tom Hanlon and Alexandra Hehlen asked four LAHS students some questions about the upcoming school year. 

  • Youth Activity Center schedule 06-09-13

    Monday: Games of tag
    Tuesday: Penny pitch game
    Wednesday: Movies and munchies
    Thursday: Air hockey tourney
    Friday: Kids choice

    Memberships are free and open to all third- through eighth-graders.
    The L.A. Activity Center is at 475 20th St., 662-9412.
    The WR Activity Center is at 10 Sherwood Blvd., 672-1565, Open from 3-6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; and from noon to 6 p.m. Friday. 

  • They’ll be back

    Teen Pulse staff members are taking a break for the summer, but will be back in the fall with new content. 

  • Seniors share their plans for the future

    After four years of study and accomplishment, seniors turned their tassels on June 1 to begin a new life.
    Four Los Alamos High School graduates took the time to talk about high school and their futures.
    Andrew Habiger will attend Kansas State University and major in bakery science and management.
    “Bakery science and management is looking at food and the chemistry in it and the ways you can change it to be more efficient for either big companies or problems like world hunger,” Habiger said.
    Throughout high school, he participated in a rugby club, took three years of advanced ballroom dance and participated in the high school’s DECA program.
    For Habiger, the most memorable part of being a senior was getting to the end of the year.
    “The most memorable part was definitely getting through all the classes and making that final push to finish strong,” Habiger said.
    His advice for incoming seniors is to look out for scholarships.
    For Miranda Honnell, the most memorable part of senior year was opening her acceptance letter to the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma.
    She will major in elementary and special education. In high school, she participated in cross-country, track and field and was a member of the National Honor Society.