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Teen Pulse

  • 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?”

  • Andrew and Mousie 09-02-12
  • Fashion Maven: Red alert: Violating the school dress code

    You’d think I would know almost everything when it comes to the rules of fashion: what to wear, when to wear it, where to wear it, you name it.
    You’d think I would be able to whip up an outfit every morning that follows all those rules — to include the school dress code. I thought I could too, but this week something went terribly wrong.
    That’s right, the Fashion Maven violated the school dress code.
    You’re probably thinking short shorts and spaghetti straps, aren’t you? No, my skirt was five inches above the knee instead of four, and my tank top straps were an inch wide instead of two.
    Nevertheless, I was called into the office, urged to sign a contract and obligated to change into a new set of clothes — not mine, but the school’s.
    Given that I am a fashionista and that I received the luck of the draw with the clothes provided to me that day,
    I created an outfit that looked at least mildly stylish. Still, the experience will haunt me forever, and it has driven me to tell all my readers about how to dress stylishly within the parameters of the dress code.
    For those of you who are unsure of the school’s rules for clothing, here’s the short list:
    • In general, skirts or shorts can come up to four inches above the knee;

  • Band practice makes a perfect year

    The 2012-2013 school year is going to be a big one for the Los Alamos High School marching band. Starting the first week of August, the band practiced every day for two weeks, before school had even started. Aside from the band class during the school day, the group also practices from 6:30-8:30 p.m. two evenings during the week.
    While a large portion of the band’s responsibility is to perform at football games, all of the practice contributes to its performance at marching band competitions, as well. Various pep bands will play at basketball games, while small jazz ensembles play at events around town.  
    This year, the band will travel to two different competitions in October. The first takes place  Oct.13 in Los Lunas.  
    Another big activity for the band is the spring break trip to Disneyland. Nate Hall, a senior who has played the alto saxophone for eight years and is one of two drum majors said, “We will not only go to Disneyland and the beach and have fun, but the band will record a fake sound track with the Disneyland musicians.”
    The band relies on LAHS Band Booster Club parent volunteers to help with expenses, the performances and competitions and with this year’s trip fundraisers.