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Teen Pulse

  • Word on the Street 11-18-12

    Teen Pulse staff member Tom Hanlon asked students, “What video game are you most excited for in November?”

  • ‘Wreck-It-Ralph’ is no movie wreck

    Those of you who have wondered what happens when the arcade closes, the lights turn off and the doors get locked will finally find out. The Walt Disney computer-animated family movie, “Wreck-It Ralph” shows you.  
    Directed by Rich Moore (of “The Simpsons”), the story starts with an arcade game villain that wants to be a hero in a game that has been around for 30 years.  Wreck-it Ralph, voiced by John C. Reilly, is the character that destroys the buildings that the arcade player constructs.  
    The player then uses the character Fix-it Felix, voiced by Jack McBrayer, to reconstruct the buildings.  Despite Felix’s efforts, villainous Ralph wrecks the buildings again. After years of playing the destroyer, Ralph longs to become a hero. He wants to have a hero’s medal like Fix-it-Felix has — to prove he can be a hero and earn the respect of the other characters in his game.  
    He learns that medals are the awards in another arcade game called “Hero’s Duty,” a first-person shooter game. Ralph and all the arcade characters can move from game to game at night. Ralph sneaks into “Hero’s Duty” disguised as one of the soldiers and meets its leader, Sgt. Tamora Jean Calhoun, (voiced by Jane Lynch of the “Glee” television show).  

  • Hurricane Sandy hits close to home

    For the past few weeks, news of Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath has been seen across the nation. Millions of people have been left without power and shelter.
    The New York Marathon was canceled and places like the Jersey Shore have been destroyed. With a death toll above 110 and an estimated $6 billion in damages, Sandy is being considered the super storm of the decade.
    An advantage of living in a place that’s land-locked is that Los Alamos isn’t susceptible to natural disasters such as Sandy.
    Nonetheless, for the people that have family on the East Coast, Hurricane Sandy hits close to home.
    2006 Los Alamos High School graduate Laura Musgrave, lives in Manhattan. Her mother is Barbara Musgrave, an LAHS biology teacher.
    Barbara said that having her daughter in Manhattan during Hurricane Sandy made her and her husband nervous wrecks.
    She said that the entire time Sandy wrecked through Manhattan, she was on the phone with Laura, but at times reception would be lost.

  • West’s ‘cruel’ attempt

    Every artist or group has at least one album that can be defined as its best. Usually, that album tears through the music industry annihilating any other effort, leaving consumers wondering if what they just heard was real.  

    Jay-Z’s and Kanye West’s collaboration album, “Watch The Throne,” did just that in 2011. Singles off the album were in constant radio rotation, while it sold 436,000 copies the first week, alone.

    West’s follow up collaboration with his G.O.O.D. Music crew consisting of Big Sean, Common, Kid Cudi, John Legend and Pusha T, fails to compare to the massive impact of “Watch The Throne.”

    “Cruel Summer,” proves how critical the music industry can be. Selling 205,000 copies in its first week — 231,000 less than West’s previous effort —“Cruel Summer” leaves a trail of disappointment behind it.

  • ‘Lion King’ comes full circle

    I have been to a few musicals (“Wicked,” “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Les Miserables”) and each time, I have enjoyed the story depicted on stage and through music — and have been impressed. 

    When I learned that the “Lion King” was coming to Popejoy Hall in Albuquerque, I was skeptical at first. 

    The whole concept of actors playing animals characters just seemed far fetched. 

    However, I also used to think that there was no way that I’d enjoy a musical and now I’m hooked, so I decided to attend an evening showing of the “Lion King” with an open mind. 

  • 11-11-12 Word on the Street

    Teen Pulse staff members Sebastian Garcia and Owen Bradbury Aranda asked students, “Are you happy with the election results?”

     

    "In the Teen Pulse section of the newspaper, publised on 11/11/2012, Justin Dunn was quoted erroneously. The quote was neither spoken nor suggested by Dunn. It was not meant as an insult, rather as a clever harmless play on words put forth by other students. None of these present knew the actual meaning of the phrase."

     

     

     

     


        

     

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  • Word on the Street 11-04-12

    Teen Pulse staff members Sebastian Garcia and Elizabeth Hjelvik asked students, “Do you think marijuana should be legalized?”

  • ‘Taken 2’ is ridiculous

    Ever since Liam Neeson’s 2008 film “Taken,” the characters he has played have changed and since then, he has reentered the world of cinema as a tough guy.
    This year, he returned to the screen in the role of retired CIA operative Bryan Mills, in “Taken’s” sequel, “Taken 2.” Despite the obviously predictable story line, the second film was a great box office success and made nearly 50 times more money on opening weekend than the previous film.
    Although “Taken 2” was bound to be shallow and action-packed, it turned out to be far more ridiculous than expected. This time, the story is set in Istanbul, Turkey, where Mills and his family are on holiday.
    During their vacation, Mills and his wife are abducted by the same organization that kidnapped his daughter in the first film. The kidnappers come for them, seeking to avenge their fallen fathers, brothers and sons. But, although the premise seems promising for a sequel, the film didn’t exhibit anything fresh. Rather than focus on trying to make the film different in some way, it ended up being the same as its prequel, only without any of the spark of originality.