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Teen Pulse

  • ‘Dracula’ performance is enchanting

    Count Dracula chose the residents of Los Alamos as his next victims on Feb. 17. The New Mexico Dance Theater Performance Company brought the Transylvania terror to the Duane Smith Auditorium with “Dracula,” the ballet.
    The performance, adapted from the 1897 novel, “Dracula,” by Bram Stoker, was directed by Susan Baker-Dillingham and showcased two days of performances.
    The cast consisted primarily of high school teens and was supported by the younger, junior and apprentice members of the troop. Some adult guests contributed to the cast.
    The ballet was silent, so the actors communicated through their elaborate actions and dances. The exceptional concerto music contributed to the dramatic feel of the play.

  • Andrew and Mousie 02-26-12
  • Youth Activity Center schedule 02-26-12

    Monday — Shuffle board tournament
    Tuesday — Fuse beads
    Wednesday — Movies and munchies
    Thursday — Decorate the board (open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.)
    Friday — Pool tourney (open 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.

  • Fashion Maven: When it comes to fashion, observe and improvise

    After browsing many different looks straight off of the runway for this year’s fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear collections, I have become completely inspired.
    Fashion is not only about dressing well, but also about dressing with imagination. Everyone goes through times when they don’t know what to wear, so inspiration is always a good idea, and I’ve got a few great sources for you to rely on.
    One of the primary sources for a designer’s insight is nature.
    Time and again, we see feathers flitting down runways, thick furs draped to perfection and shoes made of leather or other animal products. Yet, designers also draw ideas from the look of nature, itself.

  • There’s no choir like show choir

    “Glee,” the television show about a high school glee club, seems to have increased the popularity of show choir. Now, Los Alamos High School is catching the fever.
    Greg Henderson, choir teacher at both Los Alamos Middle School and Los Alamos High School, is offering a new choir course to the students at LAHS: ’Topper Show Choir.
    Henderson’s 15 years experience in conducing chorus and orchestra in schools, churches, youth ensembles, community music groups and music theatre will come in handy for the choir that he’s starting from scratch, or as he said, “from the jazz hands up.”

  • Debating duo talk their way to victory

    Late January seems to have been an important time period for the Hilltalkers, Los Alamos High School’s award-winning debate team.
    Between Jan. 20-22, the debaters set out for Arizona State University in hopes of conquering a tournament, which featured roughly 68 teams from all over the Southwest.
    Though they competed against some private schools that seemingly had more funding and one-on-one attention from coaches, Hilltalkers Andy Zhao and Horace Zhang were not intimidated and managed to place second in the Public Forum event.

  • Word on the Street 02-19-12

    Teen Pulse staff member and Los Alamos High School senior Ada Ciuca asked LAHS students, “If you could elect anyone for president, who would it be and why?”

  • Doors’ reissue delivers nothing but empty promises

    According to legend, starving artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin sold their souls to the devil in exchange for riches and fame.
    Each of these artists died at age 27, at the height of their careers, which adds to the myth.
    The fact that the trio — and other artists like Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain — all died at 27, after achieving fame has added to the legend, which has become known as the “27 Club.”
    Morrison was arguably the most controversial of 1960s artists. His band, The Doors, rose to fame in the late 60s and in their short four years together, left a trail of devastation wherever they went.

  • Ask Alex: Ladies’ facial expressions in the hall: What do they mean?

    I should begin by making a few things clear. First, no one can fathom the female mind.
    Second, the confusing ways of the woman do not stop in the hallway.
    Third, everything a woman says or does not say, can and will be misinterpreted. Are you sure you would still like to continue this long venture down an endless trail of nail polish, perfume and all things glitter? Of course you would.
    That want is inescapable. Pubescence in all its complications made sure of that.
    To begin your attempt at understanding girls, you must understand that everything you think you know is wrong.
    Even if it makes sense to everyone and can be proven by complex mathematics, you are incorrect. The pretty girl across the hallway smiled at you. Oh joy of joys.

  • Smoking is more than a health issue

    People have vices and that’s understandable. I respect that because I have vices myself, (hint: they involve a certain intense actor from the movie “300”).
    However, that’s not the topic that will be addressed. Instead, smoking is up for discussion. Most people know that apart from being dangerous, smoking is also disgusting and smelly.
    Granted, this is a free country and people have the right to enjoy a cigarette, but in a fair world, non-smokers would be allowed to enjoy  fresh air and clear lungs.