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Teen Pulse

  • West’s ‘cruel’ attempt

    Every artist or group has at least one album that can be defined as its best. Usually, that album tears through the music industry annihilating any other effort, leaving consumers wondering if what they just heard was real.  

    Jay-Z’s and Kanye West’s collaboration album, “Watch The Throne,” did just that in 2011. Singles off the album were in constant radio rotation, while it sold 436,000 copies the first week, alone.

    West’s follow up collaboration with his G.O.O.D. Music crew consisting of Big Sean, Common, Kid Cudi, John Legend and Pusha T, fails to compare to the massive impact of “Watch The Throne.”

    “Cruel Summer,” proves how critical the music industry can be. Selling 205,000 copies in its first week — 231,000 less than West’s previous effort —“Cruel Summer” leaves a trail of disappointment behind it.

  • ‘Lion King’ comes full circle

    I have been to a few musicals (“Wicked,” “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Les Miserables”) and each time, I have enjoyed the story depicted on stage and through music — and have been impressed. 

    When I learned that the “Lion King” was coming to Popejoy Hall in Albuquerque, I was skeptical at first. 

    The whole concept of actors playing animals characters just seemed far fetched. 

    However, I also used to think that there was no way that I’d enjoy a musical and now I’m hooked, so I decided to attend an evening showing of the “Lion King” with an open mind. 

  • 11-11-12 Word on the Street

    Teen Pulse staff members Sebastian Garcia and Owen Bradbury Aranda asked students, “Are you happy with the election results?”

     

    "In the Teen Pulse section of the newspaper, publised on 11/11/2012, Justin Dunn was quoted erroneously. The quote was neither spoken nor suggested by Dunn. It was not meant as an insult, rather as a clever harmless play on words put forth by other students. None of these present knew the actual meaning of the phrase."

     

     

     

     


        

     

  • 11-11-12 Andrew and Mousie
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  • Word on the Street 11-04-12

    Teen Pulse staff members Sebastian Garcia and Elizabeth Hjelvik asked students, “Do you think marijuana should be legalized?”

  • ‘Taken 2’ is ridiculous

    Ever since Liam Neeson’s 2008 film “Taken,” the characters he has played have changed and since then, he has reentered the world of cinema as a tough guy.
    This year, he returned to the screen in the role of retired CIA operative Bryan Mills, in “Taken’s” sequel, “Taken 2.” Despite the obviously predictable story line, the second film was a great box office success and made nearly 50 times more money on opening weekend than the previous film.
    Although “Taken 2” was bound to be shallow and action-packed, it turned out to be far more ridiculous than expected. This time, the story is set in Istanbul, Turkey, where Mills and his family are on holiday.
    During their vacation, Mills and his wife are abducted by the same organization that kidnapped his daughter in the first film. The kidnappers come for them, seeking to avenge their fallen fathers, brothers and sons. But, although the premise seems promising for a sequel, the film didn’t exhibit anything fresh. Rather than focus on trying to make the film different in some way, it ended up being the same as its prequel, only without any of the spark of originality.

  • Fashion Maven: Make your outfit white hot

    For those of you who read my fashion column every week, you know that I’ve always advocated adding pop to an outfit with a colorful accessory such as a bag, bracelet or necklace.
    This fall, the tide has turned.
    I adore bright colors and will continue to embellish my outfits with them as long as I live.
    Yet this season, trends point toward enhancing an outfit with white accessories.
    This can be no easy feat. White is considered a neutral color; it would get lost if used to accessorize an outfit of brown, black or tan shades.
    To pull off using the color as an accessory, we must reverse the logic that an outfit should be neutral and the accessories vibrant.
    Instead, try wearing bright colored garments and use bright white to add a fashionable, but chic clash.
    The colors this season that will perfectly counteract white are cobalt blue, ox blood red, pumpkin orange, black and gray.
    Maintaining a balance between these colors can be difficult. I suggest using (at most) two of them in an outfit, not including white.
    As an example, think about wearing a feminine white shirt with a cobalt blue blazer. Add a splash of orange with a belt, scarf or even orange buttons on your jacket.
    Keep the pants neutral. A dark gray color acts as a canvas for the statement-making blue and orange colors.

  • Andrew and Mousie 10-28-12
  • Word on the Street 10-28-12

    Teen Pulse staff members Owen Bradbury Aranda and Sebastian Garcia asked students, “Do you still go trick-or-treating?”