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Teen Pulse

  • Abney helps students prepare for the future

    Many teachers at Los Alamos High School have been teaching for a while, but this year students have the opportunity to work with and learn from a new teacher, Stephanie Abney, who was born and raised in Los Alamos.
    While in high school, she played for the orchestra and the band until freshmen year and participated in many sports, instilling in her the value of teamwork.
    “I think participating in sports and being a part of a team really helped me gain the confidence in myself that I would not have gained individually,” Abney said. “I think being part of a team and being a team player is one of the fundamental skills people can have in whatever profession they pursue. It has shaped me to fight for what I believe to be right and to listen to what others have to say.”
    After graduating from high school, Abney studied at Colorado State University receiving a bachelor’s degree in mathematics education.

  • Youth Activity Center Schedule 10-12-14

    Monday: Activity Center closed for Columbus Day

    Tuesday: Black cats hanging mobiles

    Wednesday: Movies and munchies

    Thursday: Air hockey tournament (Los Alamos), Foosball tournament (White Rock)

    Friday: Spooky spider cookies

    The Los Alamos Youth Activity Cneter is located at 475 20th Street, next to Ashley Pond, 662-9412. The White Rock Activity Center is located at 10 Sherwood Blvd., across from Smith’s in Rocket Park, 672-1565. 

  • Word On The Street 10-12-14

    Teen Pulse Staff member Sydney Schoonover asked students, “What is your favorite outdoor activity?”

  • LAHS Choir hosts pumpkin patch for Europe trip

    Oct. 6 marked the beginning of the 2014 Pumpkin Patch, hosted by the Los Alamos High School Choir, located in the Canyon School parking lot. The Pumpkin Patch is a longtime choir tradition that is making a comeback this year. Pumpkins arrive fresh from Farmington, stimulating both local and state economies.
    Visitors can expect storytelling sessions from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoons, along with a coloring corner, a “selfie” corner, special Trick or Treat on Main Street activities and Halloweekend “Portraits in the Patch,” taken by professional photographer Leslie Bucklin and selling for $10 a piece.
    The Pumpkin Patch will continue throughout the month of October, opening from 4 -7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 12:20-7 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The patch will accommodate visitors from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Columbus Day as well.
    The Pumpkin Patch is one of several events the LAHS choir will be hosting this year. Many will contribute to funding choral activities throughout the year.
    One of these activities is an international tour, funded by the LAHS Choir Boosters, an organization that financially supports the choir program with funds not provided by Los Alamos Public Schools. This year, Choir Boosters has selected Europe as their tour destination.

  • Bradbury sci-fi novel perfect for the season

    In “Something Wicked This Way Comes,” by Ray Bradbury, a classic master of science fiction, brings a dark fantasy world like no other to life.
    Two young boys — Jim Nightshade and Will Halloway — are lifelong friends. Both are within a week of becoming 14 years old when a mysterious carnival arrives unexpectedly in their hometown.
    Accompanying the carnival is Cooger and Dark’s Pandemonium Shadow Show: a madhouse of strange men, strong men, Illustrated Men. In the center of this chaos is the carousel. Ride it forward, and with each spin you become older and stronger. Ride it the other way, and the years are stripped away. It is a promise that draws
    all. But will it help any? The villainous Mr. Dark is in control and he
    thrives on pain.
    Will and Jim are the only ones to know the truth. If anyone is to save Green Town, Illinois, they must do it themselves — without suffering the consequences.
    Bradbury’s words are always magic. The plot is unique, and Bradbury’s prose drips with poetry.
    Daily truths about the human race are evident even in this otherworldly
    battle.
    This is, without a doubt, the perfect book for anyone who loves
    science fiction and fantasy with a spooky twist, especially at this haunting time of year. 

  • ‘Melodrama’ informal yet entertaining

    The Los Alamos High School Olion’s production “Melodrama” displayed just how much talent LAHS students really possess. The show, performed Sept. 26, 27 and 28 in the Black Box Theater, was casual, humorous and entertaining throughout.
    The plot follows stereotypical villain Clyde Tenpenny (played by Josh Vigil) and his simple sidekick, Arciny (Tristin Graham), in their attempt to rob the townspeople of Los Alamos. They join forces with the disgruntled and pessimistic store owner, Mrs. Johnson (Sarah Russel), owner of Johnson’s, and use her store as a front for stealing and selling items from local businesses, renaming the shop Johnson’s Marketplace in a witty allusion to our town’s new Smith’s Marketplace.
    Simultaneously the beautiful and high-spirited Annabelle Chackson (Lauren Partin) quite literally bumps into the play’s hero, Johnny McCaw (Mateo Cardiel), and the pair quickly become infatuated with each other, much to the dismay of Johnny’s loyal right hand man Billy Kid (played by Eben Bold). After Annabelle is captured while acquiring stolen homemade jam from Johnson’s Marketplace that will prove Clyde and Mrs. Johnson are criminals, it is up to Johnny and Billy Kid to rescue her.

  • Youth Activity Center Schedule 10-05-14

    Youth Activity Center Schedule

    Monday: Foosball tournament

    Tuesday: Pirates’ Loot grab bag

    Wednesday: Movies and munchies

    Thursday: Hot air balloon coloring project

    Friday: Staff choice games/activity

    The Los Alamos Youth Activity Cneter is located at 475 20th Street, next to Ashley Pond, 662-9412. The White Rock Activity Center is located at 10 Sherwood Blvd., across from Smith’s in Rocket Park, 672-1565. 

  • Word On The Street 10-05-14

    Teen Pulse Staff member Michael Booton asked students, “What is your favorite fall food?”
     

  • Youth Activity Center Schedule 09-28-14

     

    Monday: Lego contest

    Tuesday: Free throw contest

    Wednesday: Movies and munchies and birthday board

    Thursday: Halloween trivia and puzzles

    Friday: Kids choice games/activity

    The Los Alamos Youth Activity Center is located at 475 20th Street, next to Ashley Pond, 662-9412. The White Rock Activity Center is located at 10 Sherwood Blvd., across from Smith’s in Rocket Park, 672-1565. 

  • Word On The Street 09-28-14

    Teen Pulse Staff member Tom Hanlon asked students, “How did you show your Homecoming spirit?”