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Teen Pulse

  • Goodbye for the Summer

    Teen Pulse staff writers are taking a break for the summer, but will be back in August. Students in grades 7-12, interested in being part of the 2012-2013 staff, should send an email to lacommunity@lamonitor.com. No experience is necessary. Pictured from left to right are: Sebastian Garcia, Andrew Li, Alexandra Hehlen, Alexander Castillo, Ada Ciuca, Ben Hanlon and Tom Hanlon.

  • Andrew and Mousie 06-03-12
  • Fashion Maven: Dressing up the little black dress

    Money, money, money … fashion is an expensive passion. All of you can surely remember that costly dress or those pricey jeans and the longing to buy them against your better judgment. Been there, done that. But don’t fret.
    There is a way to bring diversity to your closet without spending a penny. All you need is a little imagination. Versatility is the key. Being able to wear an object in your closet a few different ways is cheaper and better than buying a whole new outfit.

  • Ask Alex: No one knows what the future holds

    Many months ago, back when I was a student at Los Alamos High School, the column “Ask Alex” came to be. Brainchild of very inquisitive Teen Pulse staff members, it all began as a way to make me find out answers anyone could find with a simple Google search, but I made it my own.
    Simple questions were given ridiculous answers. Ridiculous questions were given even more ridiculous answers. I would have never known how lenient The Los Alamos Monitor is when it comes to censorship, had it not been for my columns.
    However, it was not all fun and games. It was fun and games and delicious smoothies from The Coffee House, where we held our weekly meetings.

  • Wolf out on Sunday nights

    Imagine running
    through the woods during a full moon, while a bloodthirsty werewolf chases you down. This obviously can never happen to you, considering werewolves are mythical, but you can watch the TV series “Teen Wolf” if you want to get up close and personal with a werewolf.
    “Teen Wolf,” loosely based on the 1980s movie starring Michael J. Fox, puts a 21st century twist on the classical lycanthropy myths. The show follows Scott McCall (Tyler Posey) who is unexpectedly turned into a werewolf as he searches for the answers to his newfound abilities.  
    On top of dealing with his new problem, Scott has to deal with finding out that the girl he likes comes from a family of werewolf hunters.

  • Andrew and Mousie 05-20-12
  • Word on the Street 05-20-12

    Teen Pulse staff member Ada Ciuca asked students, “Where are you going to college and what are you majoring in?”

  • ‘The Avengers’ is Marvelous

    Nick Fury, (Samuel L. Jackson), director of the Supreme Headquarters International Espionage Law-Enforcement Division (S.H.I.E.L.D.) activates the “Avenger Initiative” to begin the recently released superhero film, “The Avengers,” based on the Marvel Comics characters.
    The initiative brings together the comic book and movie heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor and Captain America to team up against invading aliens. The movie begins with Fury arriving at a secret research facility.

  • Seniors’ school days come to an end

    After four years of hard work, the graduating class of 2012 finally gets to leave behind Los Alamos High School and start a new life. The following three seniors took time to reflect on the past year and their future.
    For Elizabeth Brug, leaving Los Alamos is kind of a welcome thought. Brug was born in Los Alamos and has lived here all her life.
    “My sisters and I were all born in the same hospital room and I’m ready to move on,” Brug said.
    Senior year allows for time to complete college applications and to do service projects and other activities that demonstrate leadership and organizational skills.

  • Ask Alex: Why do songs get stuck in your head?

    Music is a powerful medium. So powerful that it has the ability to claw its way through your ear canal and burrow itself deep inside your brain. At this point, there’s no escaping its clutches.
    The only way you can remove a song is by having another song fight its way inside you and wrestle the other song for control. So you have some power. You can choose whether you want to hum One Direction’s “You Don’t Know You’re Beautiful,” or whistle “Boyfriend” by Justin Bieber.
    At first, the song isn’t bad. You have just heard it for the first time, its catchiness making you tap your toes and bob your head.