Teen Pulse

  • JMHS Celebrates 15 Years Of Success

    By Tom Hanlon

    It has been a big year for the Jemez Mountain Home School Speech and Debate Team, which is celebrating its 15th consecutive year of high school speech and debate competition in New Mexico.

    With only five Varsity the v on varsity is lowercase members, three JV (middle school), and one 6th spell this out grade apprentice on its current roster, what the team lacks in size.

    Since its establishment on Sept. 28, 1998, more than 60 students have passed through the program with several earning State and All-American recognition. This year is no exception. As a member of the New Mexico Speech and Debate Association and the National Forensic League, Jemez Mountain students compete with private, public, no commas before and and charter school students from across the state, as well as at the NFL National Tournament.

    Each year for roughly seven months during the regular season, debaters compete in a variety of events at tournaments that are hosted by high schools all over the state. Some of these events are interpretations of either humorous or dramatic stories, in which competitors use voices and physical gestures to bring a story to life.

  • Word on the Street 05-05-13

    Teen Pulse staffers Sebastian Garcia and Owen Bradbury Aranda asked fellow students what they'd do if there was a zombie apocalypse...

    "I'd find Daryl Dixon!" Jared Borrego, junior

    "It's not going to happen." Esteban Summers, junior

    "I'd train my puppy to kill on command then pack all the survival stuff I'd need in my hiking backpack and take off into the canyons and head towards california forests." Jenna Burgess, senior

  • Andrew and Mousie 04-28-13
  • Word on the Street 04-28-13

    Teen Pulse staff member Tom Hanlon asked students, “What did you think of prom in the Black Box theatre?”

  • Youth Activity Center Schedule 04-28-13

    Monday: Jump rope contest
    Tuesday: Newspaper flowers
    Wednesday: Movies and munchies
    Thursday: Call for schedule
    Friday: Call for schedule

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

  • Fashion Maven: Outfits glitter on the red carpet

    On April 20, Los Alamos High School students attended perhaps one of the most popular events of the year — prom.
         Prom night is an opportunity to dance your feet off, sing your heart out and have a fabulous time. I also see it, however, as an evening of glamorous gowns and an exposé of teenagers’ creative ways to wear and accessorize their outfits.
         When students arrived at the Hollywood-themed event, they entered the building on a red carpet complete with paparazzi.
    I figured I’d give Los Alamos the scoop on the most popular trends — and my favorite gown of the evening — that strutted down the red carpet.
         Mint green was a popular pick. All the gowns in this shade made an elegant statement with a fresh pop of color.
    Red dresses, whether embellished with rhinestones or cut to hug the figure, shimmered among the crowds.
    Many students this year broke with tradition and wore short dresses instead of floor-length gowns.
    Almost every thigh-length dress I saw was tasteful. Rather than being too short or too tight, these prom dresses flattered figures and were appropriate for the elegant occasion.

  • Word on the Street 04-21-13

    Teen Pulse staff member Tom Hanlon asked students, “Do you suffer from allergies in the spring, and if so, how do you deal with them?”

  • Andrew and Mousie 04-21-13
  • Youth Activity Center Schedule 04-21-13

    Monday: Egg carton bird
    Tuesday: 4 Square
    Wednesday: Movies and munchies
    Thursday: Pool tourney
    Friday: Kids choice games

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

  • Fashion Maven: Just because it’s comfy, doesn’t mean it should be rumpy

     I find that sweatpants, baggy sweatshirts and pajama pants worn in public are fashion faux pas. What fascinates me is that the simple phrase “it’s comfortable” is used to justify this sloppy choice of attire.
    I understand the wonderful feeling of wearing cozy pajama pants or a warm hoodie when it’s cold.
    Yet, with the exception of the elementary school pajama days of my past, I never wear sleepwear in public. And unless you’re on your way to a workout, sweatpants and sportswear should be on the no-no list, too.
    Additionally, being comfortable does not imply dressing frumpily. You can feel just as cozy in your jammies as you can in a fashionable outfit that is quick and easy to put together.
    I’ve got a few key pieces that can be combined into a variety of cozy and fashionable ensembles.
    Leggings are always essential. They come in many different fabrics and colors and are easy to slip on under a comfy sweater dress or skirt. On a chilly day, pull on some thicker leggings to keep you warm.
    Jeggings are a cross between jeans and leggings. This pant is just as comfortable as leggings, but often has pockets or denim-looking fabric. Jeggings work well with a cotton top and blazer, but they can also be worn under a dress or skirt, just like leggings.