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Teen Pulse

  • ‘The Hunger Games’ pulls the audience in

    Reporter’s note: This review’s intended audience is the people who aren’t familiar with the story, so there will be a lot of “no duh” moments for series veterans

    What I liked: Each district and city sets its own mood; feels like you’re in Panem with the characters; tension skyrockets when the characters step into the arena for the first time.

    What I didn’t like: Any problems are too small be significant.

  • An inside look at Team 4153

    On Pi Day, a team of 12 high school students, their mentors and a handful of parent chaperones boarded a charter bus.
    Over the next three days, they would finally get to test their skills against other teams, to the cheers of an audience of hundreds.
    They are no ordinary team. They are the FIRST Robotics Competition team 4153, aka Project Y.
    FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded by Dean Kamen, president of DEKA Corporation, in 1989.
    In his words, the mission of FIRST is “to transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders.”

  • Word on the Street 04-08-12

    Teen Pulse staff member Tom Hanlon asked students, “Have you ever pulled a prank on anyone?”

  • 50 Cent gives a sample of what to expect this summer

    The notion of mortality has plagued humans since the dawn of time. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is familiar with this notion more than most people. Shot nine times in 2000, 50 Cent is lucky to be alive.
    Unlike other gun violence victims, he got another chance at life and he has not wasted it.
    Trying to build on his Billboard dominance of the early 2000s, 50 cent released his first mix tape since his 2009 studio album “Before I Self Destruct.”
    Released only on the Internet in December, 50’s mix tape “The Big 10” had an aura of failure surrounding it. Following the major letdown of “Before I Self Destruct,” “The Big 10” had to prove that 50 could still hang with the new, younger rappers.

  • Fashion Maven: Tips for sprucing up this season’s style

    Hurray, spring is here! Why does winter have to be so long, anyway? Not that I don’t love pea coats and boots and UGGs, but come on, you’ve got to love warmer weather, a balmy breeze and the beginnings of a suntan.
    Plus, the commencement of a season means a whole new list of what you’ve got to have this spring to be in style.
    • For both men and women, colorful jeans are in. That means patterned or solid-colored ones. Don’t forget that this trend still requires taste.
    This spring, we’re rocking colorful jeans with class, not with punk. Keep in mind that your jeans must fit well and that the colors in the pattern should be such that you can pair the jeans with items you already have in your closet.

  • Hundreds rally for religious freedom

    On March 23, hundreds gathered for the “Stand Up For Religious Freedom” rally at the Pete Domenici Federal Courthouse Plaza in Albuquerque for an hour of speeches and songs.
    This was just one of the rallies scheduled on this day in 143 cities across the nation, including Alaska and Hawaii.
    The rallies were held to protest the Federal Government Department of Health and Human Services health care mandate.
    The mandate requires all employers to provide in their employee health care plans, some products and services, which are contradictory to the religious and moral beliefs and practices of that employer.

  • Word on the Street 04-01-12

    Teen Pulse staff member Ada Ciuca asked Los Alamos High School students, “What’s your favorite book?”

  • Andrew and Mousie 04-01-12
  • Youth Activity Center schedule 04-01-12

    Monday — Free throw basketball competition
    Tuesday — Jump rope competition
    Wednesday — Movies and munchies
    Thursday — Lanyards
    Friday — Kids’ choice board games, Los Alamos YAC open from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

    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: What makes people smell?

    I am going to assume you mean to ask why people smell a certain way. When a person says something smells, the smell tends to be bad. Not all people smell bad though.
    Usually it’s only the people who are sitting right next to the only open seat on the bus, or the people you share a cramped elevator with. I’ve known those people to smell like an alleyway dumpster filled with skunks and cheese.
    The people on the bus are impossible to avoid because you’re sitting next to the only open seat.
    If you stand, they will know you didn’t want to sit with them and then they will be stinky and sad. The elevator people are easy to avoid by taking the stairs, which always smell weird, but not exactly bad.