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Teen Pulse

  • ‘Hit & Run’ is a car lover’s kind of movie

     “Hit & Run” is one of those films for car people who like comedy.
    The plot of the film goes like this. Charlie Bronson (Dax Shepard) a former getaway driver is living in witness protection with his girlfriend Annie Bean (Kristen Bell).
    When his girlfriend is offered her dream job in Los Angeles, he risks blowing his cover to drive her to Cali. On his way there, they find themselves being chased by the cops and Charlie’s ex-gang buddy (Bradley Cooper).
    From the beginning of the film, you can tell that actor/director Shepard is a true gear head. The film is basically a shout-out to some of America’s best cars and features the 2012 Cadillac CTS-V wagon, Corvette Z06, a 700-hp Baja buggy and Shepard’s very own 1964 Lincoln Continental hot rod.
    Another fun fact is that Bell, who plays Shepard’s girlfriend in the movie, is also his girlfriend in real life.
    The movie does have its hilarious moments, but overall, it is more concerned with cars than comedy.
    Car people are bound to find the film very entertaining, but at many points implausible and illogical.
    For instance, at one point in the film the couple riding in their 650-hp Lincoln find themselves being pursued by a 2002 Pontiac Solstice, which doesn’t even have half that power.

  • My View: (In)appropriate scenery

    I may never understand what a bonfire, parade, football game and dance have to do with the word “homecoming,” but it seems to be something that’s become a tradition not only for Los Alamos High School, but schools across the country. 

    There are many aspects of homecoming that are open to the entire community, but since the homecoming dance is exclusive to the teen community, I’ll tackle that subject. More importantly, it’s a subject that makes students either scratch their heads or lose their temper for various reasons. One reason is the sound and music choice. Another reason is the theme and decorations each year. 

    This year, the official word is out that the dance will take place in the school’s lobby, with a zombie apocalypse theme. This being reason enough for people to not even give homecoming a chance, is the part that I feel people need to man up on. 

  • Fashion Maven: Master your look for the homecoming dance

    All right all you high school students, you know what time it is. One of the most exciting events of the year is just around the corner. You know, the event that is written in all caps in every agenda; the one that puts a smile on every face. Yes, I’m talking about homecoming.

    Just because the prospect of a dance is fantastic, does not mean that getting ready for the event is a piece of cake. I’ve heard way too many stories from girls who could not find the right dress, or from guys who could not decide what to wear. Don’t worry though, because I’m here to ease the stress a bit.

    For starters, homecoming is a semi-formal event. That means nice dress pants and a button-down shirt for guys, and a dress that is not floor length for girls. However, if you want to wear a suit or a long dress, be my guest. Even so, everyone has to follow a few more detailed, general guidelines.

    The major faux pas I see on behalf of girls is the length of the dresses. Let’s keep butts in the dresses, please. In my opinion, any dress that ends mid-thigh or is knee-high in length, is the most flattering. 

  • 09-16-12 Word on the Street

    Teen Pulse staff members Sebastian Garcia and Alexandra Hehlen asked students, “What do you dislike about homecoming?”


       

  • National Merit Scholarship semifinalists announced

    Congratulations to Los Alamos High School Semifinalists in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program. 

    They are: Aaron Bao, Eric Begnaud, Cary Bronson, Kevin Gao, Janali Gustafson, Nathaniel Hall, Caitlin Haynes,Thomas Henderson, Jack Mockler, Christina Moore, Orli Shlachter, Laura Wendelberger, and Jessie Zhao.

    Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 58th annual National Merit   Scholarship Program. 

     These high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,300 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring.  

  • 09-09-12 Andrew and Mousie
  • ‘Expendables 2’ is funny in its own way

    The tough guys are back with guns-a-blazing and a whole lot of attitude. “The Expendables 2” is one of those movies you don’t go and see because of its stellar acting, compelling story or technical achievements. 

    It’s simply one of those movies you go and watch for the fun of it. The movie starts almost instantly with a ridiculous intro. scene, featuring the cast shooting up some bad guys in a third-world Asian country, while riding in some ludicrous war machines bristling with weaponry. 

    The tough guys make their exit from the intro., flying out of a massive fireball in their HU-16 albatross. This is a movie for people who don’t care about stories, but only giant explosions and big guns. “The Expendables 2,” unlike its predecessor, “The Expendables,” is far better and more entertaining, simply because it doesn’t take itself seriously. 

  • 09-09-12 Word on the Street

    Teen Pulse staff members Sebastian Garcia and Alexandra Hehlen asked students, “Do you think bullying is a problem at LAHS?”


       

  • Pageant talk with Miss France 1961

    The first thing you notice when you see Madeleine Leuenberger is her long, naturally curly, golden blond hair. 

    It’s tied up into a high ponytail, with a bright red scrunchy that matches her earrings, high heels and the piping on the black ruffled blouse she designed herself. 

    For a woman her age, she may seem out of the ordinary, and she’s got a secret — she was Miss France in 1961.
    She wanted to be interviewed in her house, which is in a small town in the Swiss Alps, called Grächen. My younger cousin, also an aspiring journalist, came along, too. After giving us a tour of her home, we sat down at Leuenberger’s dining table in her white kitchen, where she began to tell us about her life in a mixture of German, Swiss-German and French.

  • Word on the Street 09-02-12

    Teen Pulse staff members Sebastian Garcia and Alexandra Hehlen asked students, “If You could add anything to Los Alamos to improve it, what would it be?”