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Teen Pulse

  • Fashion Maven: It’s not too late for a date

    Valentine’s Day may just have passed, but that doesn’t mean date nights have to come to a halt because the most romantic day of the year is over.
    Dates can be a relaxing and entertaining way to spend some time with your significant other. But there’s a catch: a date requires a perfect outfit, which is not always easy to muster up.
    The first and largest determining factor of an outfit is the location of your rendezvous. If you’re planning on anything that involves walking, comfortable shoes — not tennis shoes — like flats or boots are a safe option.
    If you go out to dinner, opt for some heels that match your outfit. Even if you don’t usually wear pumps or wedges, date nights are an opportunity to dress up.
    For dinner dates, dresses and skirts are chic options. Go for something colorful or flowy, and remember that tight dresses are not always flattering.
    If you’re shrink-wrapped into a dress, you won’t be comfortable or look comfortable, for that matter. Tight dresses are great for empty stomachs, but not quite as enjoyable after a three-course meal.
    A V-neck dress that flows out from the waist and ends just above the knee is a safe bet for almost any figure, as is a skirt of the same length.

  • Word on the Street 02-17-13

    Teen Pulse staff member Owen Bradbury Aranda and Sebastian Garcia asked students, “How much is too much PDA?”

  • PDA: The good and the bad

    Public displays of affection, or PDA, are defined as acts of physical intimacy in the presence of others.
    In American culture, there is broad consensus of what is socially acceptable in terms of PDA.
    When shown in the media, displays of affection such as holding hands, kissing or hugging are seen as acceptable. When it comes to young adult couples (ages 15-23), displays that are often acceptable in the media are frowned upon.
    Los Alamos High School students are used to PDA, since common sights on campus include couples holding hands during the passing period or kissing quickly before class.
    “It can be cute but it gets annoying when couples get overly passionate about their PDA,” said Kiersten Temple, a Los Alamos High School junior.
    Other students shared the same viewpoint as Temple, adding that over-PG-rated PDA was too much to be shown in public.
    In certain public places, such as a library, there have been rules put into place that do not permit any PDA.
    At first glance, these rules seem to be unreasonable, but the reality of the situation is that if these rules were not put in place, some couples would go overboard — possibly engaging in acts that are not suitable for public viewing.

  • Word on the Street 02-10-13

    Teen Pulse staff member Ben Hanlon asked students, “Are you pro-life or pro-choice and why?”

  • Andrew and Mousie 02-10-13
  • ‘Topper Revue in review

    Mix together some hilarious emcees, musical talent, innovative dance moves, talented vocalists, creative skits and deep poetry and you get ’Topper Revue, a talent show put on by students at Los Alamos High School.
    The first show was at 7 p.m. Feb. 1 in the Duane Smith Auditorium. As people poured into the auditorium, an animated buzz filled the air and the crowd waited in anticipation for the show.
    ’Topper Revue began with a video introducing the emcees, who are all seniors: Orli Shlachter, Gary Cooper, Monica Poston, Cassidy Reeves, Dallin Parker and Daniel Hill.
    Each host had a different personality, with Shlachter as the witty one; Cooper as the self-obsessed prima donna; Poston as the quirky creative free spirit; Reeves as the fearless adventurer; Parker as the athlete; and Hill as the all-knowing bibliophile.
    The theme of this year’s show was “Survivor: The Ultimatum,” where the emcees struggled to survive on a tropical island in a tough competition for a mysterious scholarship — with regular interspersion of the performing acts, of course.
    There was a wide variety of vocal acts. Among others, two were boy bands, one was a duet by sisters Samantha and Alexandra Hammon, and another was an ensemble of five girls who sang about “100 Easy Ways to Lose a Man.”

  • March for Life: Giving babies a voice

    Even though the bitter cold temperature would scare most from leaving their homes, it did nothing to stop the 500,000-plus pro-life advocates from participating in the 40th annual March for Life.
    The event was the largest human rights demonstration in the world, and was held Jan. 25 in Washington, D.C.
    Marchers came from all over the country and the world to speak out against abortion and the 1973 decision to legalize it, also known as the Supreme Court ruling, Roe v. Wade.
    The theme for this year’s march, according to the MARCH FOR LIFE Education and Defense Fund, was “40=55M,”  explaining that over the past 40 years since the legalization of abortion, 55 million babies have been aborted.  
    The founder of the movement, Nellie Gray, who passed away in August 2012, was also honored at this year’s event. Every year, pro-life rallies take place all over the country to protest legalized abortion on this anniversary.
    Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church of Los Alamos sponsored a group of 26 teens and chaperones, that attended this year’s march. 
    Director of Youth Formation Cathy Kohlrust, said this is the third year the church has sponsored a group.  
    Going for the first time, was freshman Kim Vo.

  • Word on the Street 02-03-13

    Teen Pulse staff members Owen Bradbury Aranda and Elizabeth Hjelvik asked students, “What do you think about gun control?”

  • Youth Activity Center Schedule 02-03-13

    • Tuesday: Crayon hearts
    • Wednesday: Movies and munchies
    • Thursday: Chinese New Year lanterns
    • Friday: Kids choice board games
    Memberships are free and open to all in third through eighth grade.

  • Andrew and Mousie 02-03-13