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Teen Pulse

  • 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.

  • LA teens don’t know how lucky they are

    One of the first things I heard from the local teenagers when I moved to Los Alamos, was how boring this place is, how there is nothing to do and how nothing exciting ever happens.
    I’ve lived in Los Alamos for nearly two years now and I have found lots to do here.
    For example, where I came from, you have to drive for 40 minutes, over a mountain pass just to get to a public swimming pool.
    You also have to wait until winter is over to see the latest film because the only movie place is the outdoor drive-in theater.
    In Los Alamos, all you have to do is hop on the free Atomic City Transit to catch a movie at the Reel Deal Theater.

  • Bullies aren’t getting the message

    Editor’s note: Names have been changed to protect students’ identities.

    Students have heard it all. They’ve heard it at Rachel’s Challenge assemblies and they’ve heard it in the voices of countless students. The message to bullies telling them to stop what they are doing, has been sent repeatedly.
    These voices make bullied students at Los Alamos High School feel like they are not alone, that there are students out there — nearly too many to count — that are in the same situation.
    Yet, the voices are distant and it is time for everyone at LAHS to realize that some students have been subjected to bullying.

  • Youth Activity Center schedule 03-25-12

    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.

  • Andrew and Mousie 03-25-12
  • Science Fair Winners

    Los Alamos Middle School student Coleman Kendrick took first place in the junior division, physics category, at the Northeastern Regional Science Fair at New Mexico Highlands University March 3, while fellow LAMS student Jovan Zhang, placed first in the junior division, chemistry category.

  • Fashion Maven: When shopping, learn to think thrifty

    After spending two hours in a thrift store in Las Vegas, N.M. a few weeks ago, I was excited.
    Sure, I’d shopped at thrift stores multiple times before, but this time, I had mastered it. I’d learned the tricks to making smart buys at low prices and I’ve decided to share them with you.
    Thrift stores are overwhelming. There are always mounds of items everywhere. Clothes slide off the hangers and slump onto the floor, kids look at toys and leave them littered about and shelves full of old possessions look close to cracking in two.
    The trick is to get past these things. Put clothes back onto hangers and be careful not to trip on toys. But remember that going into a thrift store is not a cleaning exercise, it’s a shopping trip.

  • ‘Jane By Design’ breaks the television stereotypes

    In a time where television shows rely on sexual or violent plotlines in order to form and maintain a loyal fan base, the average American girl cannot expect to watch anything without being told she needs to dress more fashionably, be skinnier, or be promiscuous.
    However, ABC Family took care of that and gave the average American girl a show that, addresses modern topics, but is not based on promiscuity.
    Ever since January, when “Jane by Design” premiered on ABC, I have been obsessed. The story follows an awkward high school girl that gets offered an internship at Donovan Decker, a fashion company.

  • Ask Alex: Why do LA drivers drive the way they do?

    Speaking as an avid motorist, it has been my experience that the drivers in Los Alamos either speed, or go unbelievably slower than the speed limit.
    I assume this is what you mean when you ask why LA drivers drive “the way they do.” Now I can’t speak for the driving population of our town, so I can’t speak specifically. However, I can recklessly assume and pull facts out of thin air.
    Now, the population of drivers in our small, sheltered town consists of middle aged or older scientist and/or retired folk and us teenage rapscallions.