Teen Pulse

  • Word on the Street 06-02-13

    Teen Pulse staff members Owen Bradbury Aranda and Sebastian Garcia asked students, “What’s the first thing that comes to mind?”

  • ‘Iron Man 3’ entertains comic fans

    The Marvel Comic superhero Iron Man hits the big screen again, this time in “Iron Man 3.”

    Although this is the third Iron Man movie, the character was featured in the recent film, “The Avengers.” 
    In that movie, Iron Man Tony Stark (played by Robert Downey Jr.) was almost killed. In the beginning of the movie, Stark suffers from anxiety attacks because of his near-death experience. 

    The evil villain the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley), declares war on America and sets off a series of attacks around the country.

    The near-death of one of Stark’s employees during one of these attacks, brings Stark out of his stupor. He challenges Mandarin to come to his turf and try to destroy him. 

    The Mandarin sends his helicopters to destroy Stark’s mansion, which is done in a violent attack with missiles. Stark escapes the attack by flying in his Iron Man suit to a safe place in Tennessee, but the long journey from California to Tennessee uses up all of the suit’s power and he must find a way to recharge it. 

    He encounters the help of a young boy Harley (Ty Simpkins), who has the unique ability to reconfigure the suit.
    In the meantime, Stark decides to set out alone to find the Mandarin. He uses his wit and abilities to find the villain’s mansion.

  • Teens needed to form relay teams

    In 2010, cancer was the second leading cause of death in the United States, taking more than 500,000 lives.

    Though so many are affected by the disease, not all can afford to be treated.

    Treatment for cancer is very expensive, costing hundreds of thousands of dollars in many cases.

    For almost 100 years, The American Cancer Society has raised funds through various events for cancer treatment.

    According to cancer.org, the ACS “has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.” One of the biggest fundraisers for ACS is the Relay for Life.

    Relay is a 24-hour organized community event that usually takes place at a track. During Relay, participants form teams and walk around the track continuously.

    The walk symbolizes that cancer never stops. For some, the event is emotional. A Relay representative said that it is a “very powerful and passionate event,” as evidenced by the number of participants.
    Los Alamos has its own Relay for Life event, which has been organized by Hope Jaramillo, a Relay participant for 10 years.

    The event will begin at 6 p.m. Aug. 23 and ends at 10 a.m. Aug. 24 at Ashley Pond. Relay is open to the public and currently, Jaramillo is looking for people to form teams, particularly youth teams.

  • Andrew and Mousie 05-26-13
  • Youth Activity Center Schedule 05-26-13

    Monday: Activity centers closed
    Tuesday: Water balloon toss
    Wednesday: Movies and munchies
    Thursday: Kickball
    Friday: Wii Friday

    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.

  • Word on the Street 05-26-13
  • Take a trip down memory lane with The Beatles

    Four British men with mop haircuts and suits take the stage, ready to perform. When the music starts, girls scream, faint and urinate on themselves. The new rock group’s appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” will change America forever. They are The Beatles.
    Since their debut in the United States on Feb. 9, 1964, The Beatles (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr) have continued to weave their Beatlemania spell on minds throughout the world.
    The Beatles had an almost supernatural way of collaborating with one another, which can be heard on just about all of their albums.
    Their crowning achievement came on June 1, 1967 with the release of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” Throughout “Sgt. Pepper’s,” the lyrical content and musical composition complement each other in such a way, that not even time itself could dull this 46-year-old gem.
    From day one, “Sgt. Pepper’s” was a groundbreaking feat. For one, no other band at the time had donned alter egos in order to make an album as the Beatles did.

  • CMN helps those that need it most

    Every minute, 62 children are admitted to a children’s hospital.
    According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality website, one out of six discharges from United States hospitals is a child and in 2009, there were 6.4 million hospital stays for children ages 17 and younger.
    Despite the need for care, not all families are able to pay the medical bills incurred by a hospital stay. That’s where the Children’s Miracle Network comes in.
    There are 170 hospitals throughout the United States and Canada, which Children’s Miracle Network — an organization that raises money for hospitals — donates to.
    The University of New Mexico Children’s Hospital in Albuquerque is one of these CMN hospitals and children treats more than 57,000 children every year from New Mexico, Eastern Arizona, Southern Colorado and West Texas.
    Clint Curry, a CMN representative, said that the goal of CMN is to raise awareness of children’s hospitals.
    Children’s Miracle Network began in 1983 and is celebrating its 30-year anniversary this year. Since it was established, CMN has raised more than $4.7 billion.
    The funds go toward all types of programs, including robotic surgical equipment and cutting-edge research programs. The funds also go toward uncompensated medical care.

  • Word on the Street 5-19-13

    Teen Pulse staff member Elizabeth Hjelvik asked students, “What are your summer essentials?”

  • A favor for the Fashion Maven

    Dear readers,


    I have been giving you fashion advice over the past year or so and in return, I would love to receive some feedback from you regarding my articles.

    I will be filling out college applications this summer and your feedback could help support me in my future endeavors regarding fashion and journalism.

    Share with me what you learned, why you enjoy my column and anything else that you find important. 

    Send comments and feedback to enstylopedia@hotmail.com. 

    Thank you so much!