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Teen Pulse

  • Safety in science class: A wake-up call

    Sometimes the best way to learn about science is  through labs. These scientific experiments conducted during class typically reinforce a lesson that students recently learned. 

    With labs comes safety, and during the first week of school every year, for each science class, students watch videos that teach them the proper precautions they must take to keep them and their classmates safe. 

  • Word on the Street 04-29-12

    Teen Pulse staff member Ada Ciuca asked Los Alamos High School students, “What was your favorite thing about prom?”

  • Andrew and Mousie 04-29-12
  • Youth Activity Center Schedule 04-29-12

    Monday — Jump rop contest
    Tuesday — Birthday board
    Wednesday — Movies and munchies
    Thursday — Paper pom pom flowers
    Friday — Horse

    All students in third through eighth grades are welcome to join free of charge.
    The centers are at 475 20th St. (by Ashley Pond) and 10 Sherwood Blvd. (by Piñon Park). Call 662-9412 or 672-1565 or more information.

  • Ask Alex: Why is prom a formal event?

    Teenagers are not well known for being formal. They are better known for their artistry on bathroom walls and driving down residential streets at two in the morning with their windows down and the stereo up.
    How is it that this school-sanctioned event causes nearly the entire junior and senior class to don tuxedos and slow dance to “Buy You a Drank?” First let us analyze this annual high school dance.
    Prom, short for “promenade,” is a dance held toward the end of the school year at high schools across the country. Teenagers gather this one night for dancing, talking and wholesome, heavily supervised merriment.

  • Tales of a first-time blood donor

    Some people are under the impression that having blood drawn is a scary thing, as if a 200-year-old vampire was waiting patiently by your side for a taste of that red bodily fluid.
    I accompanied Los Alamos Monitor Features Editor Jennifer Garcia on a recent photo shoot and learned that donating blood wasn’t at all scary, but perhaps even enjoyable.
    After deciding on a whim that I wanted to donate blood, I signed a form that legally allowed the phlebotomists to draw it. I then sat behind a screen while a young lady asked me questions about my health, such as if I had AIDS or any STDs.
    Once I passed the test with flying colors, I was led to a chair with a pump sitting next to it.

  • Adele: Rumor has it, she’s fabulous

    After seeing her take it all at the Grammys this year, my growing interest in Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, or just Adele for short, was sparked and I realized how little I knew about her life and how she became the successful musician she is today.
    I have loved her music since her song, “Someone Like You,” and I, along with millions of other listeners, was awestruck by her powerful voice, heart-wrenching lyrics and emotion. Vogue conducted an interview with Adele recently, making her the magazine’s cover girl in the March issue, and I learned practically everything I needed to know about her.

  • Students get a wake-up call

    At 11:05 a.m. Wednesday, a simulated traffic collision was made viewable on Los Alamos High School grounds.
    Rescue workers treated “injured” student participants. These students experienced first hand, the feelings of being involved in an alcohol-related, texting-while-driving collision. A coroner handled “fatalities” on the scene, while Los Alamos County firefighters, paramedics and police officers helped student actors, who were made up to look like crash victims, complete with fake blood and wounds. LAPD officers investigated and arrested the student “drunk driver.”

  • Youth Activity Center Schedule 04-21-12

    Monday — Sunflower seed spitting contest
    Tuesday —Seed starting
    Wednesday — Movies and munchies
    Thursday — Pool tournament
    Friday — Kids’ choice arts and crafts

    All students in third through eighth grades are welcome to join free of charge.
    The centers are at 475 20th St. (by Ashley Pond) and 10 Sherwood Blvd. (by Piñon Park). Call 662-9412 or 672-1565 or more information.

  • Andrew and Mousie 04-21-12