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Teen Pulse

  • Word on the Street 12-16-12

    Teen Pulse staff member Owen Bradbury-Aranda asked LAHS students, “What are you doing for winter break?”

  • Youth Activity Center Schedule 12-16-12

    • Monday: Candycane elephant
    • Tuesday: Snowflake card
    • Wednesday:  
    Movies and munchies
    • Thursday: Bottle cap art
    • Friday: Coloring contest

    Memberships are free and open to all in third through eighth grade.
    The White Rock Youth Activity Center is at 10 Sherwood Blvd., 672-1565. The Los Alamos Youth Activity  Center is at 475 20th St., 662-9412.

  • Andrew and Mousie 12-16-12
  • Fashion Maven: A chance to reuse my recycled fashion

    I thought that the dress I made from recyclable materials had seen its first and final audience after I modeled it on the runway at the Los Alamos Trash Fashion Show in September. I was wrong.
    In October, I found myself signing up for the Trash Fashion and Costume Contest, Nov. 2 at the Santa Fe Convention Center, as a part of the Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival.
    The festival includes a recyclable art fair and hosts the largest trash fashion show in the United States. This year was the 14th contest.
    On the day of the show, I left immediately after school with my dress, makeup and spare craft materials piled into the trunk of my car. I guess you could say I literally recycled my dress, because I was going to model it at a second show.
    At the convention center, I was given ample time to put on my dress, which is not an easy feat. A panel of several judges interviewed me and I explained to them in detail the materials I used and how I sewed and glued the recyclable components together, to create my dress.
    Tickets to the show were sold and models walked across a raised catwalk, in a large room that also housed the recyclable art fair.
    All the contestants took their turns to strut down the runway, while the emcee read each participant’s bio and outfit description.

  • There’s more to Key Club than meets the eye

    It’s been said that Los Alamos High School has a diverse student body and an as a result, multiple clubs are formed.
    From the Supercomputing Challenge to the Olions, there is a club that fits just about every interest students may have. However, some clubs at the school are not as well known as others are, and because of this, clubs sometimes don’t receive recognition.
    Key Club is commonly mistaken for a group that talks about keys; a club where people that aspire to be locksmiths go; or a science club; but Key Club is an international organization sponsored by Kiwanis. The mission statement is “Key Club is an international student-led organization, which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership.”
    Members of Key Club carry out service activities within their community, such as pancake breakfasts at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, building gingerbread houses at Family Strength Networks and helping at elementary school carnivals.
    If members achieve 30 or more service hours, they receive a letter (to put on their letterman’s jacket) for their participation. A member can only receive the letter if they paid their dues, which range from $15-$20.

  • YAC schedule 12-09-12


    • Monday: Christmas lanterns
    • Tuesday: Paper poinsettia
    • Wednesday:  
    Movies and munchies
    • Thursday: Holiday bingo
    • Friday: Kids choice board games

    Memberships are free and open to all in third through eighth grade.
    The White Rock Youth Activity Center is at 10 Sherwood Blvd., 672-1565. The Los Alamos Youth Activity  Center is at 475 20th St., 662-9412.

  • Word on the Street 12-09-12

    Teen Pulse staff member Sebastian Garcia asked LAHS students, “What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the name John Lennon?”

  • Andrew and Mousie 12-09-12
  • Paying homage to the ‘Lizard King’

    The 1960s were a turbulent time full of war protests and countercultures. In addition, that decade also produced many unforgettable rock front men that questioned not only the American government, but also society.
    Jim Morrison of The Doors is perhaps the most controversial of these bold singers. In honor of Morrison’s birthday on Dec. 8, 1943, it is essential to pay respects to the man that defined an entire generation with his stage antics and lyrics.
    From the beginning of his career, Morrison was able to command audiences with his ability turn his poetry into stunning epics.
    “The Doors” formed in 1965, and by the time 1970 came along, a combination of touring, recording and Morrison’s constant drug and alcohol abuse threatened to destroy the Los Angeles band.
    Following the widely unsuccessful release of their fourth studio album “The Soft Parade,” which relied heavily on horns and over-produced tracks, “The Doors” found themselves at the end of their career. Released Feb. 1 1970, “Morrison Hotel” breathed life back into the band, while warning that their best was yet to come.
    Morrison somehow found a way to come out of his drug-induced haze to write some of the best lyrics of his career.

  • Students show of their fancy footwork Monday

    Since the start of year, the dance students of Los Alamos High School have been learning and perfecting the art of ballroom dance. From the Samba to the Paso Doble, their dancing spans many cultures and many time periods. The student dancers also choreograph their own dances to show off to the audience at the end of the semester. See the student-choreographed dances and formation dances, as well as guest performances, at 7 p.m. Monday at the Duane Smith Auditorium. Admission is free.